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Skins (US): SKINS is a journey through the lives of nine high school friends stumbling through teenage adolescence.

  • Currently 3.06/5
(304 votes)
Released: January 17, 2011
Genres: Drama
Countries: Canada UK
Actors: Ron Mustafa Blaine Morris Britne Oldford Camille Cresencia-Mills Daniel Flaherty Eleanor Zichy James Newman Jesse Carere Rachel Thevenard Sofia Black-D'Elia

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Posted by watchinstuffisgr8 1 month ago
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I first watched this series not knowing anything about the UK original and I thought it was pretty good. I was like 16 or 17 and needed to see something like this on US TV. Even though many feel it didn't live up to the original, I think it was a bold move for MTV and I wish it would have stayed around longer. I would have liked to see new American characters with the same premise, instead of molding the UK characters to fit US culture. I think it was hard for MTV because they couldn't stay true to the original while also pacifying the conservative Americans who decided it was child porn. It's a decent series in its own right, but doesn't seem to be comparable to the original. It's too bad that they couldn't have made a unique series, because no matter how good it could have been, it's still a remake.

Posted by presoakeddopey 3 months ago
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why must they remake everything in a american version? they ruin it all the time!

Posted by IdunMyWorld 12 months ago
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I saw the USA version, first and then UK. and to be fair I liked the UK version more because I feel like it is more dirty and trustworthy to what teens are.

Posted by JB2unique 1 year, 4 months ago
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AWFUL. Just awful. Utter rubbish. Terrible cast, terrible story by story remake. And the switch for Maxie was insulting. Worst of all, it's MTV.

Posted by anastasiyax 1 year, 7 months ago
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ok guys id like to think im fairly biassed... im not originally from uk or usa.... rather Russia lol.... so I saw the original on tv in russia one day and loved it. Then accidentally clicked on the wrong one on this and ended up watching the remake. In all farness its not bad..... but tbh in comparison to the uk, i got bored after 10 mins...... Theyve taken everything from the original skins that made it good, different and remade it into yet another mainstream show for what tony would call "pussies" its not got the real feal to it really like the original.... and here is where people make the choice.... u either love to see the truth and take it for what it is, or you like to see a clean version where ponies fart rainbows haha no offence to anyone. Some people just dont like watching nude scenes or hear swear words, im afraid thats reality guys ;) xxx

Posted by dominicmartin 3 years, 5 months ago
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@nurofen_plus The only problem I have with the US version was the need to cram a surplus of critical plot points into one nonsensical episode for a season finale. Other than that, it's been decent. But seriously... how can you compare this episode to Effy's "kidnapping" in Season 2 of the UK version? The reason MTV did it is because so many people have threatened to drop advertising and funding due to response of the show. Sell outs. They need to stick to something for once. That whole network is about popularity. Imagine if they would have made a US version on showtime!? OMG.

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Posted by nurofen_plus 3 years, 5 months ago
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"LIke OMG STFUP!This show is great! Stop bitching!" Do you even see yourselves writing this nonsense? You can't even make a decent point to support your argument without using a single swear word. It's pathetic and juvenile. So you think if we don't like it we should shut up and yet you're all for the so-called freedom of speach and self-expression. I think all of us have a full right to say whatever we like and it mostly has nothing to do with the "US vs UK" side of, what it does have to do with is the LACK of quaility, which really should be an insult to you all, but then again not all of you are bright enough to notice. :-D

Posted by comino 3 years, 5 months ago
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Just commenting on what I've read in the previous comments figured I'd add my two sense in. Like so many other show's now being broad casted in the united states this is based on a show that was very popular in the U.K. which is why it's being redone for the American public. Like so many other show's though they decided to put their own spin on it taking key plots and redoing things from the original series making it seem, I don't know slightly hollow or really fake. Which is why the original fans of the U.k. version obviously wont or should I say shouldn't like this one as much. Any way thanks for posting the vids up ^.^

Posted by almarockstar 3 years, 6 months ago
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i loved it i love the uk skins and the us skins stop hating on them

Posted by DBSKx 3 years, 7 months ago
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What i didn't like about this series is how they copied everything it has the exact same scenes with the exact same story line , who would want to watch it again but with different actors with american accents ? they should have kept the idea of the series and the characters and created their own scenes and story line , until than i might give it a try .

Posted by coolline 3 years, 7 months ago
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I like how the American version of Skins is just a censored version of the British skins! In the British skins there are worse drugs than weed or pills. EVERYONE the 5 SEASON of British skins is airing the JANUARY 27th!!! The real skins will continue, while the American versions dies!!

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Posted by nurofen_plus 3 years, 7 months ago
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I was hoping this day wouldn't come ever since I fell inlove with the original SKINS and when I found out there will be a remake it was a cold day in hell. I admnit they actually put effort into this, but the credit goes out to the actual creator of the Original SKINS, Mtv certainly played smart by hiring him for this. Still this is an insult to the original cast and the concept itself. I am not against American shows at all, I even enjoy and love some of them, but I really wish they would stick to what they know and do best instead of trying to take over and own so many British shows(good example: Shameless). What's so wrong with viewing the original SKINS like they did before? Not enough money generated because it failed to attract larger demographic due to the accents and jargon or was it that they wanted a tamer version of it due to sex and drug take they censored so much on the original? Anyway, whoever never seen the orignal would certainly love this since it IS very different from your average shows for teens these days, but to anyone who adores and loves the orginal I'd say stick to that and do not upset yourself by watching this.

Posted by Joksta 3 years, 7 months ago
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Didn't like it, the acting wasn't believable like they tried too hard to be bad. The characters kinda annoy me, their personalities are over exaggerated. It's definetly more edgy than anything on MTV before, people should enjoy it just for that. I watched the UK version and it's 10x better.

Posted by Ritalin_Romantic 3 years, 7 months ago
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i effing love skins UK however i must say for being an american show with the fcc and such trying to hold them down it was still enjoyable i mean both versions have their differences that make each version better or worse than the other. also since most of america's population doesn't know that skins isn't an original idea i think it's going to do really well....the names however of the charachters REALLY threw me off somewhat because they changed them and not one of them looks remotely close to the UK version but other than that good job mtv it's about time you show something other than jersey shore

Posted by ladaytaa2010 3 years, 7 months ago
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I didn't want to have to do this I really had high hopes for this version of skins, but as much as I hate to admit it MTV screwed and I do mean screwed this one right on up.

Posted by Dartmouth_Diva 3 years, 7 months ago
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I accidentally watched this MTV piece of crap remake of SKINS. My eyes are burning. If you want to watch an awesome show - watch the 4 seasons that are posted here of the original British SKINS...it's incredible. This MTV one - incredi-bad.

Posted by lilith9980 3 years, 7 months ago
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Yeah UK version is waaaay better( but that was to expect ) and I am not going to judge a whole show base upon a 1st episode.I'll give it a try

Posted by Kid_Kryptonite 3 years, 7 months ago
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This show wasn't as good as I thought, it still is different enough to be entertained from other shows on tv. The UK version is a lot better, I'd watch that over this anyday. Should've stuck with the original MTV.

Posted by demax 3 years, 7 months ago
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i agree with everyone this was just horrible i think they try to hard to make it. if they wanted to remake it they just not have used the same scenes i mean it was a dumb remake the just cut out the uk terms and it didn't work it sounded like a rubbish mess. and what teen uses the word narcotics for drugs, or skins no one i know even asked around people thought i was stupid.

Posted by SinC 3 years, 7 months ago
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just relized what this show was good for-----to introduce people that didnt know of a uk version to the genious that is that version. Seriously the dude in charge of MTV should be shot in the face for puttin this piece of trash up wit the same name- thanks tommytwice for the info- just watched ep 1, and thats more like it. kiabuni, agree completly should have just introduced us to the uk one.

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