Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Skins 2.0

Last night, the MTV version of Skins premiered and I was really excited about it. That is, until I saw the girl who was supposed to be Effy 2.0
I know when you're out all night partying, you're going to look rough the next day - it's a given - but this chick, Eura, looks like a coked out 45 year old hooker. No lie.

At least Effy was gorgeous after a night out of partying. I mean, look at her!

Flawless! Even with her hair and makeup all crazy, she still has her teenage vibe.
Eura, on the other hand, does not. And let's not forget that if the show progresses like the British show, Eura will eventually become the object of affection for three friends.
There's probably more than that but I've only made through season 3 on the UK version. Sorry!

Although I didn't really think UK Tony was all that hot, he is 1000 million times hotter than US Tony. Yeah, I said it. I mean, check him out

I know it's not supposed to be a direct copy of the UK version but still! I fell in love with those UK cats and these MTV reboots are nothing but Gossip Girl wannabe hipster punks. Example - the Penn Badgley / Tony guy. WTF?!

At least the US Michelle is prettier than UK Michelle. Sorry! BUT I do appreciate UK Michelle being more relateable than US Michelle.

This one surprised me: Tea. Who the FUCK is Tea? Oh, that's right, she's the lesbian equivalent to Maxxie. WTF?! Why not a gay guy? Tony goes down on him in Russia! Is that what you were trying to avoid? Maxxie also has rough, outdoor sex with one of his bullies. Are you afraid that will cheapen what Kurt is dealing with on Glee? What's the deal? Is it the sex appeal of lesbians? Is it because lesbians are easier to watch than gay men? I LOVED Maxxie and thought he was great but all his awesome storylines will be lost: his attraction to Anwar, his stalker Sketch, his dad getting mad at him for wanting to be a dancer, Tony blowing him, Maxxie helping Tony after Tony's accident...NOT COOL.

And what is up with Cadie? I'm not sure how I feel about her just yet. Cassie was loveable from the start. Cadie is just sad. Let's hope Cadie has the same wide-eyed childlike wonderment Cassie always had.

What can I say about Sid 2.0 - Stanley. He's got luscious locks, a cute baby Sam Rockwell-ish face and he's not at all awkward in the way Sid was...

UK Sid was loveable and the kind of awkward that made you cringe a little because it was almost painful but no matter how shitty Tony was to him, he was always loyal - and you could see that - even when they were fighting. Stanley...not so much...

I'm not too sure how I feel about Abbud since he wasn't really present in the first episode but we'll see how he progresses...

And what's up with Daisy? I know she's supposed to be Jal 2.0 but she dresses better and doesn't seem to have a stick up her ass...YET. Don't get me wrong - I still love Jal (since she was the Liberty of Skins UK) but we'll see how Daisy progresses...(especially with Chris)

And last, but not least, we have Chris. *FACEPALM* UK Chris is loveable, good looking, awkward and just doesn't give a fuck. US Chris is alright but UK Chris is, and always will be, my most favourite character ever. (Next to Cook - but that's another post...)

So there you have it. My rundown of the kids of Skins 2.0. I was trying to watch it objectively. I know it's not supposed to be just like the UK version but you can't help but compare the two since it's still, technically, a remake. I hope the stories and the characters develop a little better but I'm not holding my breath...

Love and kisses,