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.
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
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...