With the new fall season imminent, the floodgates have been opened, and all of the big shows are hitting DVD, both the U.S. hits and the U.K. headliners. Plus some shows that never made it past a season or two.
Even if I hadn't watched the far superior British version of Skins, I still think I'd be underwhelmed by the MTV version of the series based solely on the premiere. The cast is filled with unlikeable stars who only say salacious things in an attempt to get a reaction from the viewing public. On a network that glamorizes teen pregnancy and random beach hookups, they're going to have to try a lot harder.
"Brilliant But Cancelled" doesn't even begin to cover it.
Actual comedies, attempted comedies... there's a lot of both in today's TV on DVD releases, as well as some critically-acclaimed imports from across the pond.
Skins, we hardly knew ye.
This UK import is more outrageous than Gossip Girl and more dramatic than Degrassi, and has way more nudity and foul language than anything you are likely to see on any form of basic cable in the United States. Kids, don't watch this one with your parents. Parents, hide this DVD from your teens and then find a nice convent to send them to, because if their lives are anything like this show, you are in for a whole world of hurt. This deliciously sinful show airs on BBC America, but the first season has just arrived stateside, so you can watch it over and over again. If any series deserved the "OMFG" tagline, it is this one.
It's a slow yet kind of hilarious day for TV news.
It's as if Mother Nature felt bad for taking our 70-degree March weather away and replacing it with rain, so she gave us some wonderfully nerdy TV news to make up for it.
Heidi Montag has some sexy toddler moves and Pete Hornberger's got a porn doppelganger. Strange days, indeed.