“Skins,” MTV’s televised parade of depressed teenagers hooking up and using drugs, won’t be back for a second season.
“Skins is a global television phenomenon that, unfortunately, didn’t connect with a U.S. audience as much as we had hoped,” read the network’s statement.
There’s a reason it didn’t work out — and it’s not because the sex and debauchery that prompted advertisers like Subway to pull their spots.
It’s because the show — particularly the acting — just wasn’t that good.
Like the British series that sparked MTV’s interest, the American version sought to cast actors with little or no acting experience.
Guess what? It really showed.
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