MTV’s Skins Is “Dangerous,” Awful

by Liz Colville

MTV’s version of the wonderful British program Skins aired last night. You can watch the full episode for free here, but probably don’t, because the British version is available to stream on Netflix, so watch that, or watch it again, or watch it again again. The Parents Television Council, whose job is to convince people that television is like a firearm, or a person driving while drunk, which I suppose sometimes it is, is calling the US version “the most dangerous television show for children that we have ever seen,” and I’m calling it the worst television show for anyone I’ve ever seen, apart from a lot of others that can’t be discussed here because it’s too dangerous.