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Skins (US): Season 1 (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.


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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.

October 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.

October 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.

October 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.

October 3, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

October 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.

October 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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