This week at TFC it's all about books/television/movies and since every person and their dog is probably going to be talking about or thinking about Mockingjay I thought I would break it up with a little chat about my favorite YA show ever. Skins. We've just finished with season four over here in New Zealand and I can honestly say that this show just gets better and better.
For those who haven't seen it, Skins is set in Bristol and follows the lives of a group of teenage friends. Season one and two follow Tony and co and then, in a bold move for such a successful show, season three and four followed another group, only loosely linked by Tony's sister Effie.
Seriously, I can't say enough good things about Skins. It is edgy and real and, if you're a parent with teenage kids, probably highly disturbing!!! In fact the second last episode of the season four was so upsetting that I couldn't sleep for hours and then had to ring up Sara Hantz to consult with what her teenage son had thought of the episode. Turns out he was shocked as well, so I didn't feel like such a loser.
Even better, there is also going to be a movie as well as a new group of friends for season five. In slightly less giddy news, I've also heard that they're doing a US version. This definitely concerns me and while I know that The Office worked, I'm not just not sure if the edgy, realistic nature will translate well.
So that's me - what about everyone else? Any Skins fans in the house? What do you think of the idea of a US version - and more importantly, is it wrong that I'm a little bit in love with Cook????????