MTV brings 'Skins' to the States: Will it be well safe or minging?

Confused by that headline? Then you obviously haven't been watching Skins, the boundary-pushing British teen soap aired stateside by BBC America. (In Skins' exaggerated brit-speak, 'safe' = cool, and 'minging' = disgusting.) Thanks to its frank, unvarnished look at teen life - not to mention beyond-graphic scenes of sex and drug use that make the Gossip Girl set look like a bunch of teetotaling prudes - the series has earned a cult following on both sides of the pond. And now MTV is reportedly moving forward with an American remake, Variety reports.



As a huge fan of the show, I can't wait. It's been too long since MTV's had a scripted show with some substance, and it'll be good for the network to put a spotlight on teens who fall in the middle ground between The Hills and True Life: I'm Addicted to Orange Flavored Children's Cough Medicine.


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May 11, 2010 9:10PM EDT

if done right...it could be good..skins is awesome

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May 12, 2010 1:44AM EDT

i agree...if done right, it could be just as good...but some part of me does not believe in Mtv...

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Jun 16, 2010 12:42AM EDT

the Americans will probably need subtitles

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Jun 25, 2010 1:08AM EDT

I'm American And Have Been Watching All Seasons On BBCA & Sidereel.It's My Favorite Show Everrrr But i Feel Its JustWrong To Have It Air On MTV In AmericaAfter It Being So Great How It Already Is.It Could Go Great But I Have A Bad Feeling.Plus I Love The Fact I'm The Only OneWho Knows About The Show Where I'm From!

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Jul 19, 2010 5:58AM EDT

Hell no it wont work,America is to stuck up for this. We aint got nothing compared to the UK when it comes to great shows. We would be able to air over half the stuff in Skins!

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