So I’ve just watched the pilot episode of the US version of British Digital Channel E4’s hit show Skins.
First impressions are not good, it seems like they have tried to make it British…. The street where Tony (Tony is still Tony but the surnames are different in the US version) lives on, Tony’s room. Also Eura (shes the US’s Effy)’s first scene it looked too put together, trying to be like Effy, it just didn’t look and feel right. Maybe its because the scenery is not your typical American location but then again its not always big grand flashy houses but there is something about the US Skins location that seems like its trying too hard. Is it because the series was done with MTV? Hmmm….. I can’t quite pin point what it is. Oh the story line also seems to be following the original version, so what was the need to find new writers to the US version?
Oh a big thing… I don’t like that the US version doesn’t have a Maxxie no matter what they say Tea is not a good replacement for Maxxie, to me and probably quite a lot of the lovers of the original series loved Maxxie and his storylines, oh and what are they going to do with the Maxxie and Anwar storyline?