With Daily Mail-like ferocity, BBC Three have really fallen below the line with this awful pastiche of resort life. They’ve gone for the ‘give them a rope to hang themselves on’ kind of approach.
By pairing unsuspecting parents with footage of their rowdy, borderline alcoholic, student children chugging dirty pints and passing out on the bog – they know this will make television gold. Illusions will be shattered. Naive parents will be given waaaay too much information about their angelic children. No granny is going to like seeing their grandson passed out on the bog after too much caramel-flavoured vodka.
But it does make you think – what do parents think their children do at uni? Spend evenings sipping half a shandy and playing Scrabble? The older generation clearly don’t have a clue that a bottle of tequila easily constitutes pre-drinking in modern day Britain – and to be honest, it’s probably better that way.
Watch the full first episode of Snow, Sex and Suspicious Parents on BBC iPlayer here now.