It's only within the past few years that the term 'binge drinking' has been established.
This show tried to spring board on this concept.
The mother decides to show her ignorant daughter how 'binge drinking' affected her. Well, the daughter, completely and clearly in the clutches of alcoholism and denial (as all addicts will tell you that their position of defense proves their disease).
The mother goes out and gets loopy and ignores her young son, husband and stepson (who it's pretty clear she doesn't acknowlege his existance much to begin with). This proves nothing to the junior.
They should've tried some real reality. Show the college binger pictures of what alcoholism can really do to people. Death, murder, rape, homelessness, disease....but no, let's send mom out for a few cocktails for a few days and show more kids how cool it is to be a drunk.
Pathetic....with a capital IC!