Monday, August 24, 2009
Oh No. Oh God, No.
Did you hear that? That was the sound of a million Brits wondering why Americans can't come up with their own unique concepts for television pilots. The crash that followed was the sound of me banging my head against my desk once for good measure. Why am i self-harming? Oh, I don't know, it could have something to do with the fact that MTV has acquired the rights to develop a bastardized version of my favorite teen-trash guilty pleasure "Skins", and since MTV can't get away with half the things the original pulled off, it will most certainly be poor shock value with a Degrassi moral crap cast with the run-off from "The Hills" featuring a guest appearance by dead-behind the eyes Audrina Patridge. You know what you could try instead, MTV? Airing the censored originals and keeping it Bristol-based instead of sending it to Baltimore. Good lord. Is nothing sacred? Remember that NBC version of "Coupling"? Yeah, that's what we're facing here. [Source]