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    Skins on BBC America

    Hey what's up? I'm Daphne, I work for BBC America, and tried messaging a few of you (Davi, Micaiah, Elwell) to see if it's cool to start an official discussion thread for the brit-teen crossover Skins. Didn't hear back from anyone, so hope this is ok.

    Skins on BBC America

    For those unfamiliar with the show, it follows a wild and diverse group of teenagers in Bristol growing up through an unbiased lens, allowing the audience to think for themselves and take what they want out of each story. Once in awhile art transcends into television, and I think some of you might agree this is one of those shows. And though it's written by teens (most under age 22) and about teens, it's geared toward mature audiences so adults will be into it as well. Some are actually calling it, "Dawson's Creek on speed!" Lots of info can be found at the official website: http://bbcamerica.com/skins - and you can check out some cast interviews on the YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/skinsbbcamerica

    Skins on BBC America

    The show airs this Sunday the 17th on BBC America at 9pm/8c. If you tune in, I wanna hear what you guys think. I think one of my favorite aspects is that it doesn't fall into the teen show cliche of rich brats in big cities with irrelevant problems, and instead gives us a pretty realistic take on life. But that's me - let's hear your thoughts...

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    Yay, another serie about young people and their problems.

    I think Stewie said it best.

    “This is the most important time in our lives, right now, in high school,”
    “High school is such a serious thing…these things matter.”

    Can't you just broadcast animaniacs? That shit was funny.
    Or freakazoid. Now that was a quality serie.

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    a little bit irrelevant... but thats what the lounge is like...

    i didn't watch it, but was told repeatedly i looked like sid.

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    I never actually watched it (when it twas on in england) had the same reaction as hysoka (isn't it great that were open minded to something new, we never judge a book by its cover ) but alot of people said it was good, might be worth watching if your into that kinda shit i dunno.

    Ps if you have weight with the bbc opening poster should get emmerdale or coronation street broadcast in america, im sure they'd looove that.. or whatever one the bbc shows, bbc itv same shit differnt letters... but wait shit skins is 4?

    shit conspiracy.. right now this should officaly have earned the title as rant im gonna end it,

    lovingly forever... nrx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyskoa View Post
    Can't you just broadcast animaniacs? That shit was funny.
    Or freakazoid. Now that was a quality serie.
    Or some of those fancy animation series MTV used to air in the 90s

    "Master storytellers never explain. They do the hard, painfully creative thing-- they dramatize"

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    ah mannn you guys miss out on radio 4...

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Boswell View Post
    ah mannn you guys miss out on radio 4...
    Which means you miss John Humphreys, Count Arthur Strong and the shipping forecast. It's a cruel world.

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    Just wanted to let ya know we put up some new Skins vids on the youtube page this week! Get an inside look into Jal's character, a clip from this week's upcoming episode, and more It's all here: http://www.youtube.com/skinsbbcamerica

    Skins on BBC America

    Check out cast pics/wallpaper/avatar on our Flickr page too: http://flickr.com/photos/29473297@N02/

    What do you guys think about Jal? It took some time for her to grow on me, but now I really dig her character...

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    I don't get that channel (Our TV is from the 80s and doesn't go high enough...haha) but I did see part of the first ep while at a friend's house.

    Can one of you Brits explain to me how the word "safe" migrated into meaning "great"? Just curious.

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    It's just teen slang... is there an actual person out there responsible for creating it? I don't know. It's like asking who decided "tight" was the new word for "cool?" I also heard "safa" is the superlative to "safe." So actually safe is good - and safa is great! hahaha

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    Teen 1: Ok, I've called this m33ting to find a new word for great. Because great isn't great enough anymore.
    Pothead B: Lol wut?
    Teen A: I iz serial dude. even regular people are using great nowadays.
    Pothead B: I say, old bean! I must express my astonishment of your claim! Is this fact, or a clever ruse?
    Teen A1: Riiight... anyway, we need something safe to replace it with. So that infedels won't abuse it.
    Pothead who cares, he'll die in a gutter anyway: How about safe?
    Teen_001: Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. Anyway, lobotomy time.
    Potlimb: Way ahead of you man, already had mine done yesterday.
    Teen Steam: Safe!

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    Oh, I wasn't asking about a specific person creating it...just where the migration of the word came from. I'm relatively sure I know where "tight" came from.

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    O_O haha not even going there...

    I found a few more brit and/or teen slang terms I wasn't really familiar with until Skins... in fact, I didn't even know "skins" meant the rolling paper used for joints until recently lol...

    Bangers - sausages, often served with mashed potatoes

    Pillock - an inadvertently stupid person, an idiot

    Stroppy - ill-tempered

    Tosser - an idiot or a moron; a slang reference to a masturbator.


    ...maybe we can just start creating our own slang terminology - then n00bz of ConceptArt will have to learn the lingo to be down hahaha

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    Australian Slang I picked up at the last workshop:

    Spunky - Cute or Attractive

    Do you Mentler?

    Booting up a new sketchbook.
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    DaphneMays - Knew the first and the last...the two in the middle are interesting. Oh those wacky teens.

    Zaxser - Huh. Australian? That's a fairly old term used here (US)...but perhaps the Aussies have given it renewed meaning?

    (I swear I will quit with the highjack of this thread...)

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    Yeah, I'm in the US too and "spunky" has been pretty common for some time as far as I know...

    Btw, is anyone on Twitter? If so, you can follow Skins to stay updated, find other fans or just say hey. It's all here: http://twitter.com/skinsbbcamerica

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    Here’s a clip from this weekend’s upcoming episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ej_-8LsNLA

    Skins on BBC America

    You can also check out the Chris Playlist on YouTube for more interviews with Joseph Dempsie, and then see what the other cast members have to say about Chris!

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    Yeah, probably best if you stay off using spunky as that sort of adjective in the uk. Skins is ok, calling it art might be a bit of a stretch.

    Wordwise if in doubt, http://www.urbandictionary.com/

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    'BBC'? Do the BBC regularly buy other Channel's shows to export? (Seen as that Channel 4 made Skins)

    My sketchbook, if you really want to see it...

    "Picasso is a painter, so am I;... Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I." - Salvador Dali
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    Yes, BBC America has always televised programming from BBC as well as other UK stations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaphneMays View Post
    Yes, BBC America has always televised programming from BBC as well as other UK stations.
    Ah fair enough. I heard they showed Spaced as well. By the way the slang terms listed further above, are all very general in age group.

    So is the BBC hoping to make Skins a commercial success? Hopefully they're not going to sell it off to an American company to be remade, like The Office.

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    Yeah I assume BBC wants everything to be successful ^_^

    I don't think there are any plans for it to be re-made, seems unlikely... if for some reason it was, I'm really glad they're airing the original first!

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    New videos up on youtube in the About the Actors playlist! Watch interviews with Joseph Dempsie, Hannah Murray and Nicholas Hoult discussing their hometowns, acting careers and US travels...

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    are you advertising for your show? like some sort of viral marketing?
    looking at these photos you've posted, i can surmise two things, these kids need to bathe and they need to stop making faces when a camera is infront of them.
    go team venture!

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    Haha! Yeah I mostly generate online buzz to spread awareness for BBC America.

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    Swing by the Everything Sid playlist on youtube for interviews and clips featuring Mike Bailey! His episode is airing this weekend!

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    Get ready for episode 5! Here's a quick inside look at Sid - just posted today!

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    i find it hard to see how this relates to the CA members at all.

    i wouldn't mind viral marketing if it spoke to my target demographic...

    this is very poor marketing strategy. someone isn't taking their job very seriously.

    poor audience identification = no buzz

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    in daphnes defense, this show is actually really good. not the sort of thing i would normally watch , but when compared with crap like dawsons creek and the oc it rates pretty highly. the second series is excellent.

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    spam bots all'a ya

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