Young, Dumb And Living Off Mum Review: Club IQ 18-30

July 17, 2009 by  
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YOUNG, DUMB AND LIVING OFF MUM: Sunday 19th July, BBC3, 9pm Alert Me

BBC3 taps directly into its audience with this study into extreme juvenile sloth and freeloading.

Eight spoilt and simple teenagers (and 20-somethings) are kicked out of the comfort their mums have created for them to be forced into jobs and attempt to co-exist under one roof.

It’s a palace under that roof. Yeah, that’s realistic. With their combined skill sets of course they could afford the rent on that 5-bedroom house in Notting Hill.

Why don’t they just stick them all in a Walthamstow bedsit, and instead of voting them out wait for them all to expire one by one because they don’t have the nous to feed themselves.

You can’t even blame them though; the parents are as clueless and deluded as the kids are. The kids wouldn’t have become so offensive if they hadn’t been mollycoddled. They’re so wrapped up in cotton wool their oxygen supply has been cut off and their brains are slowly decaying.

One mum wants her 24-year-old dear to get a job. The dear, however is concerned that employment might eat into his partying time. That’s what you get for calling your son Orion.

It gets worse. “She’s very intelligent and damn good-looking… job done?, says one proud dad about his princess. Er, how inappropriate?

Another dad dresses his darling daughter up in short skirts and high heels. He talks to us about his special bond with his sprog. “It’s not like a father-daughter relationship?, he says. What’s it like then? A boyfriend-girlfriend relationship? A pimp-whore relationship maybe?

They’re all from the same stupid mould, orange and self-satisfied with stupid hair extensions in their stupid Abercrombie and Fitch.

But by Jove, are they good to watch.

How they struggle with day-to-day tasks that normal human beings take in their stride makes you feel better about yourself in a deranged sort of way.

Check out this moron. She’s perplexed by the task of heating up a tin of beans. She’s never used a cooker, or a saucepan before. She probably never used a pencil before either, cretin.

Oh, and there’s a Big Brother-stylee twist. Whoever is deemed to have learnt the least about the trials of life after each group task gets voted off by the parents. Last twit standing gets a round-the-world trip. Hardly fair, right?

Next week’s instalment is a tempting prospect.



Leonie Mercedes

sarah says:

It’s easy to see why these useless individuals ended up as they are – the most depressing part of the programme is watching Dogan, Nicky and Danielle’s mothers pathetic attempts to justify their disgusting tantrums and keep them in. Dogan’s mum is spectactularly poor at recognising any fault whatsoever on his part and even praises him when he shows his arrogance during an argument (of entirely his own making)’working’ at the hotel. As for Nicky’s mother , she fully deserves to have to live with and support her vile spawn for the rest of her life – as long as we don’t have to pay for this disgrace to humankind.

LOVER(LOV-HER) says:

I’M 15 YEARS OLD. I LOVE THE SHOW. I LIV A SIMILAR LIFESTYLE, BUT I AM MORE CAPABLE THAN ALL THE PEOPLE IN THERE. WHO DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO BREAK AN EGG?

ANYWAY I THINK DINA SHOULD WIN. SHE IS ABSOLOUTLEY GORGEOUS.
I WOULD LOVE TO MEET HER.
SHE IS DEFINETLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THE HOUSE. I WOULD HATE TO SEE HER GOING OUT.

DINA TO WIN.XXX

Katy says:

I am soooo glad Rachel went…she was so minging.

Nicola to go next though, she does my head in and the rest will get along so much better without her.

Dina to win :)

Jesus says:

Im glad we didnt see any more of Jay, he’s a total dick. God sends his appologies.

nicole peri says:

dogan 2 win by far the best in there….always bein his true self and very funny! dina and sean are also very funny either of them 3 2 win 4 me!! rachel and nicola very dirty skanky girls that really need 2 sort them selves out end of!!

Rob says:

I’m watching the first episode now, and I’ve experienced several feelings, specifically humor, anger and fascination.

Most of these people look old enough to be my parents, yet I’m thrice, even more as capable as them.

As others have said, the parents are just as bad, they all talk about wanting them to get off their lazy arses, but I don’t see them enforcing that, unless their idea of enforcement is rewarding them by paying for their lavish life styles. I know it sounds confusing, but I’m convinced that’s how these moronic parents feel.

I just find it so difficult to comprehend the reality of it all, out there, somewhere there are ACTUALLY people like this ¬_¬

It would have been better to make them live in south east Asia for a month and work in the cotton industry or something, accompanied by a drill instructor from the SAS that would shout commands at them 24/7, although the chances are they would all end up killing themselves, either through suicide or just lack of common sense.

But MY GOD, it’s bad enough that they are STILL supported by their parents at ages of 20+, but what really got to me was how disgusting their attitudes were.

As the shows has progressed since I began typing this message, I don’t think I have ever wanted to punch some people in the face as bad as right now.

I can’t believe people complain about immigrants when people like THIS are native to this country :/

TLDR: I hate these people

jb says:

i think the programs first episode was really interesting yet the cat fight was showing tention in the show asif to be a wanna be of bigbrother.

dohan to win (L)

Robbie says:

I couldn’t believe that repulsive little scrote Dogan. His arrogance and utter stupidity is breathtaking. Mind you, it’s easy to see how he ended up like that when you hear what his Mum had to say to him at the end….. “You’re doing really well” etc etc.

I would have told him three things:

1. Pack your bags, you’re coming home now to spare me and yourself any further humiliation.
2. When we get home you are going to get a job.
3. You are not going to inherit a penny until you’ve proved you can treat other people with respect.

Then I would probably rip his throat out.

Jos says:

I agree, however it could be that he was the only sensible well behaved one and therefore didn’t make interesting viewing. All the others are just unbelievably spoilt. The programme is not showing them the real world either as the house they are staying in is lovely – how many of us get to live like that??

Ike says:

I think the program is an interesting one but, I noticed the camera man or the producer showed very little of the black guy Jay; no one-on-one chat. They didn’t even show him doing his bit in the kitchen at the hotel. It was like he is not part of the show.

I think it’s very silly. Why bring him on the show in the first place? To make the minorities happy? It’s absolutely un-necessary and patronizing.

I am very disappointed!