Skins UK > Skins US

Dear E4, I would like to apologize on behalf of my country for our hideous remake of Skins.

Dear MTV, I would like to apologize for actually watching your absolutely horrendous program and giving you the rating you don’t deserve. Glad I got that off my chest, it’s been eating me alive.

If you haven’t guessed already, MTV’s remake of the popular British show Skins was possibly the worst hour of television I have seen since I watched Hellcats last fall. The entire episode was almost a word-for-word copy of the original pilot except with notable edits. There was no profanity, unless you count the two f-bombs that were bleeped out. What was the point of including them if they were just going to be bleeped out? Wow, you’re so bad ass, MTV.  Another note to the writers, I don’t know how many teenagers go around calling drugs “narcotics” these days, but we still use the good old terms like “weed”, “dope”, and “coke.”

These kids cannot act to save their lives, enough said there. My precious Sid has been turned into a stoner look-a-like and spacey Cassie is nowhere near. I also wouldn’t consider myself a shallow person, but if you were going to hire people who just looked pretty versus could actually act, at least make them semi-attractive. There are loads of better looking Americans than the motley crue you herded together. As I previously mentioned, Sid and Cassie’s relationship was the highlight of the U.K. version for me and their story needed to be retold brilliantly. Cadie needs to go. Now. Stanley isn’t geeky cute. I am beyond pissed MTV, beyond pissed.

Another British remake, Being Human, also premiered tonight on SyFy, adding to the list of other remakes such as The Office, Shameless and Doctor Who.

America, I am begging you, please do not continue with the remakes. Turn on your thinking caps, get those brain juices flowing and come up with your own damn shows. Do not even think about touching Misfits, I will protest with all the U.K.ers who are pissed about their shows being disgraced. You have my word on that.

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