MTV - Music Television (ended 2011)



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MTV presents an American version of the Britsh series, 'Skins', set in Baltimore, tells authentic stories about the up's and downs of adolescent life. Touching on love, drugs, sex, and friendship, the show reflects everyday teenage life in all its aspects.

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    • Skins The forgotten show In my eyes

      what ever happened to this show i watch the full season every single episodes and i never heard about it again after it came off this show gave a good look into teenage lives my favorite character was Tony the Womenizer he had that other girl she was cute to but it has been to long since i seen the show i can only recall one character this show simpl had a short life and im saddened to see some actors new actors never make a season 2 hope fully skins goes back into production this year 2013 or late 2014 because i sure as hell miss itmoreless
    • A troubled start that chronicled the lives of REAL teenagers

      Upon watching this show, I learned that it was a remake of a UK show. I was a bit disappointed because it makes me question just how creative and innovative America is. It seems like every time a new series is premiering, turns out it's a remake of a successful UK series. So not only, for some people, will it have to live up to the original, but it will also have to add it's own twists to it. With stating that, the US remake was a tamed and less raunchy version of the UK's.

      The first episode of the US was the exact same as the UK version, just substituting UK slang for US slang and that was that. The acting was unbearable at times. It gave you the idea to jump into the TV and say the line for them, but this improved greatly over the series. The episode that I think starting showing improvement was Stanley's. It was a very different approach to the character in the UK, and from this point on took the series into a different direction.

      What people fail to see about this show is that it depicted REAL teens in REAL life. Not every single teenage individual, but it represented most. Their rebellious, lazy, and sexually influenced nature was all shown in this show, and it was way too much for some parents to handle. This is probably off topic but while the parents are having a fit over an honest TV show, their kids are most likely out doing the exact same things. If anything, this should have been a wake up call.

      I'm very sad to hear this show got canceled. There were a lot of open plots that could have been tied in a second season. I'm just happy I got to watch a show with potentially good actors on the rise.

    • Disappointing

      They knew right from the beginning that many of those, like me who had seen the original had the bar set really high. first of all who ever did the casting did a horrible job, James Newman was a terrible choice for Tony. secondly the acting seemed awkward and none of them where likable. third changing Maxxie into a girl was not a good idea.
    • Confusion all over my face

      For some reason the US version attracted me i have never watched the original, but even without watching it i loved this one its just weird how people say this was horrible but i really think it was great and i wanted more to watch! im going to watch the original but i just cant get over how they might not continue the US version!
    • On the fence...

      Since I'm Irish, I'm already a fan of the original Skins. So when I heard about a US version, I was hesitant. After watching the full season, it's only alright. I liked the first episode, the Tea episode and the finale. Other than them, it was, ok... Some of the actors were pretty crap at showing emotion and stuff. The Stanley guy was annoying, the Michelle girl was annoying, Tony was alright for a while, then he turned into a head-wrecker and Betty was shockingly bad. Abbud was ok,Daisy was good, Cadie and Chris were good. Of course my favourite was Tea. So if there IS a season 2, I'll probably watch it because of her and the others, but if there isn't a season 2, I won't loose any sleep over it.moreless

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    Coming of Age, Soap Opera, Social Issues, Dark Comedy, Teen