The fact is they basically redid the entire British series with an American accent and bad acting. And what they should've done instead was use the same agenda: Showing what middle class American teenagers behave like and what's affecting them today. MTV should be experts on that. They have like a billion shows dedicated to
You know, it's interesting that one of the characters knocked "Gossip Girl," since, if you think about it, "Gossip Girl" is America's "Skins," and MTV should've thought of it first. I second a Tweeter's worries that so many teenagers will unwittingly fall for this poor imitation, and never realize what they're missing out on. Fellow lovers of the original series, spread the word far and wide: Nothing can top the original!
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