Skins (US): Season 1 (2011)


Critic Consensus: Skins' cheeky, gritty insights into teenage life are commendable and even occasionally fun -- unfortunately, its clumsy acting and poor execution can't live up to the high bar set by its British predecessor.


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Air date: Jan 17, 2011
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Adapted from the popular British series of the same name, the lone season of this MTV drama follows a group of teens as they stumble through adolescence. While the American adaptation has been toned down for stateside audiences, the racy (and occasionally raunchy) season premiere proves that it will nonetheless push the boundaries of basic cable. The ensemble cast features a slew of young, amateur actors.

Critic Reviews for Skins (US) Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (18)

But even clueless old dudes are able to see (with their bifocals on) when a show is poorly acted, clumsily executed and overflowing with dreary characters. Unfortunately, that's the problem plaguing Skins.

Oct 3, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Skins is a bit clunky and even dated at times. Nor does it feel all that grounded in the real world, where it badly wants to be.

Oct 3, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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I just don't see that unpredictability in the generically pretty - but tame and even tepid - American remake.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Skins often plays like a middle-class Gossip Girl, but its characters are much more resonant, more believable as high school kids.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…
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For all their brash talk and apparent indifference to the possibilities of consequence, the Skins kids are all trying to figure out who they are, and even the most self-assured remain more clueless than they let on.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

It's all here, in an eagerly anticipated remake of the popular British series that captured a certain truth about the modern teen experience. Their lives are frightening, wild and misunderstood - and that's just the legal part.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

If Skins can separate itself from its UK counterpart, focus on character instead of scandal, and continue in the vein of the finale, I'd be interested in seeing where these characters are headed.

Oct 4, 2018 | Full Review…

The show seemed to have such potential early on but was ultimately unsuccessful with its follow-through.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Another British transfer that could just as well be titled Barely Human.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

No matter what their accents are, and the plots that always struck me as more teen movie than teen reality seem no more realistic than, say, "Gossip Girl."

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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