7:30pm Wednesday, September 2 on Prime
Twelve teenagers volunteer to experience life for 2 weeks with different families around the world. They might expect to prove their parents are too strict and need to relax the apron strings, but could quickly come to realise that they’ve had it easy…
Tonight, Naomi Fisher, 16, and Ross Torry, 16, both from the UK, get new parents for a week in Alabama. If they think they’ve got it bad in the UK, wait until they experience the strict regime of the god fearing Garnett family. Our teens immediately flout the rules and Ross is livid when Dad Mark goes through his belongings. It’s the summer holidays but the teens must work in a homeless shelter downtown. They never lift a finger at home so working hard is a big shock.
It is Illegal for teens to smoke in Alabama but that doesn’t stop Naomi asking one of the homeless men for a cigarette. She endures the wrath of Mark when she gets home, and Ross is in trouble for leaving the shelter without permission. But after spending another day at the shelter the teens reflect on their actions, and Mark takes them out for some quality ‘Daddy’ time. The Garnett’s strict but loving regime touches Ross and Naomi and they return home determined to mend their ways.