Skins (US) : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 43
  2. Negative: 19 out of 43

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  1. Feb 18, 2011
    5
    Cannot be compared to the genius that was the original Skins (UK), but it's getting there, well somewhere. Too bad the strict US TV laws don't let it reach its potential. Could have ben much worse though.
  2. Jan 26, 2011
    5
    It's not bad. It really isn't. I'm in love with skins uk and I don't like that they copied nearly everything about British skins as if americans and Brits are the same. because the aren't. but really, that's where the problems end. the cast isn't as good looking and hasn't seemed to really come into it's element but overtime if the producers keep their promise and begin to deviate from theIt's not bad. It really isn't. I'm in love with skins uk and I don't like that they copied nearly everything about British skins as if americans and Brits are the same. because the aren't. but really, that's where the problems end. the cast isn't as good looking and hasn't seemed to really come into it's element but overtime if the producers keep their promise and begin to deviate from the original, this cast may just show themselves to possess some amount of talent and charm. Expand
  3. Jul 26, 2011
    4
    Some episodes were alright. But if this remake is ever compared to it's British original...it will never live up to the standards American television pushes.
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jan 25, 2011
    50
    The show--a sporadically excellent adaption of a British teen drama--is superlative teensploitation, enabling youth to rejoice in the fantasy of their corruption, among other things.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jan 24, 2011
    75
    What keeps it from being exploitative--just--is the sense that these kids know such dangerous exhilaration won't, can't, lead to the happiness they're looking for. [31 Jan 2011, p.40]
  3. Reviewed by: Paul Schrodt
    Jan 18, 2011
    50
    Skins is, alas, many types of teen drama to many types of teens--a raunchy good time and an Afterschool Special on The Way Youth Live Now rolled into one. It's a viewing experience akin to going to a coke party only to be given a lecture. Where's the fun in that?