News: GREEK, Skins: Let the TV Youthquake Begin


Get the party started. With the CW's 90210 remake and a new season of Gossip Girl right around the Labor Day corner, TV's fountain of frisky youth is overflowing with buzz. Getting a jump on the competition this month: a sophomore year for ABC Family's cutesy, chirpy GREEK and, more than earning its viewer discretion warning, BBC America's shockingly bawdy teen romp Skins.


Skins goes places that would make even those jaded Gossip Girl brats blush. Think a British "Superbad," or a debauched "Ferris Bueller" clone, to get the flavor of this gritty, anarchic, proudly profane and desperately funny study of public-school buds who often sound like they took vocabulary lessons from South Park.


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