Airdate: Young, Lazy and Driving us Crazy

By David Knox on February 6, 2014 / Filed Under Programming 12

2014-02-05_2337Next week Seven premieres a new Reality series, Young, Lazy and Driving us Crazy.

Produced by Matchbox Pictures, it features ten pampered young adults who still live at home but are now challenged to live together and demonstrate responsibility.

The series based on the UK format, Young, Dumb and Living off Mum.

All over Australia thousands of baby boomer parents are still raising overgrown kids. These ‘kids’ have grown in age, but that’s about it. They refuse to grow up, get a job and move out of home. But for ten fed up parents, all of this is about to change.

In this new series, hosted by Lawrence Mooney, the group ranging in ages from 18 to 23, who have been waited on hand and foot their whole lives are set to have their lives turned upside down when they are thrust into the adult world of responsibility.

For the one who can cut it in the world of adulthood the prize is a $20,000 trust fund and the respect of their parents.

These young adults must live together in a house and fend for themselves. Living on a basic weekly budget, these overgrown children experience a new way of life, a far cry from the comforts of home.

They must cook, clean, look after themselves AND go to work!

Each week they must compete in different work challenges, set by their parents, to test various factors of maturity, from team work and responsibility to good old fashioned hard work.

The parents watch exactly what the kids have been up to and vote out the one who have made the least effort.

9pm Thursday February 13 on Seven.

12 Comments »

  1. Pertinax February 12, 2014 at 5:19 pm -

    The Nest was an SBS show. The first series looked at families with 20 year-old still living at home. The second series looked at the cost of high working hours.

    Given that half of all jobs are casual, part-time or contract, youth and graduate unemployment has been high since 2008 and property prices in Sydney and Melbourne are extremely high it often is taking a long time before kids can afford to move out.

    In Sydney rental vacancy rates have been as low as 1.3% recently, and the average mortgage for a first home buyer has hit $344k.

  2. Chuck128 February 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm -

    An edited version of ‘Big Brother’? If it was Italy or Japan, they’d be 40 somethings…

  3. Shiraz February 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm -

    @ Vinny, the word “Nest” sounds familiar. Yes they were mainly older, I think 25 – 30 or thereabouts, though I do recall a couple of quite young sisters being involved too. The concept however sounds very similar, which is what I was referring to, not the age bracket.

  4. Vinny February 7, 2014 at 9:02 am -

    Actually no it wasn’t called that , but I can see the character in my head in it – can’t think of the show’s name.

  5. Vinny February 7, 2014 at 8:59 am -

    @Shiraz – Was it called The Nest ?.

    That show I recall had people over 25 on it .

  6. Shiraz February 6, 2014 at 5:58 pm -

    This sounds familiar. I recall something similar on SBS or the ABC a few years back. I found that show quite interesting, so would probably give this a go.

  7. Justsaying.. February 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm -

    I definately won’t be watching this rubbish on television silly idea by ch7, the ABC had done something similar but different a while back but not a copy version.

  8. Secret Squirrel February 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm -

    Shouldn’t this be on Ten? It has that smell about it.

    @Mr. J – Agree it’s a bit weak to be featuring 18-23 year olds who (omg!) are still living with their parents. Kinda thought that was the norm these days. I suspect that they couldn’t get hold of enough 25-30 yo who were sufficiently brattish and lazy for car crash tv.

  9. Mr. J February 6, 2014 at 10:28 am -

    18 year olds shouldn’t be under any pressure to leave home. They should be concentrating on their studies. 23 years old, uni-leaving age should be the norm age to leave. When I was reading that blurb of the show I was expecting it to be about 25-30 year olds.

  10. Darcey09 February 6, 2014 at 9:51 am -

    Matchbox produces good dramas but rubbish reality series (is that an oxymoron). Formal Wars, Housewives of Uppityville & Young,Lazy,etc.

  11. Sairy.James February 6, 2014 at 9:41 am -

    Cant get enough of Lawrence Mooney!

  12. Woody February 6, 2014 at 7:31 am -

    Sounds like must miss television

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