Topic: British Office

Why MTV’s ‘Skins’ Deserves A Second Chance

Why MTV's 'Skins' Deserves A Second Chance

Despite strong ratings, we all bemoaned how the show just completely ripped off the British version -as if it was supposed to do anything else? – but did it way worse (okay, fair). Our inner Anglophile came out as we snubbed our noses at this crass reinterpretation of the oh-so-high-brow themes like “sex,” “pooping,” and “taking Ecstasy.”

Lets give it a rest, guys. If television history has taught us anything, it’s that with a little time American remakes of British programs can become very successful as soon as they stop trying to be exactly like their source material. More »