Parents Television Counsil Says New MTV Show Could Be Worst Thing Yet
The PTC or Parents Television Council is not fond of the new MTV show "Skins" meaning this could be the beginning of some controversy for the show. That should pretty much guarantee that everyone in the country will be watching the show including the kids that the PTC are trying to protect.
MTV is launching a new show on Monday called "Skins". It's not a reality show . . . it's a remake of a successful British series about a bunch of teenagers during the last two years of high school.
--And just like the UK version, the kids in the MTV remake will explore dysfunctional families, mental illness, eating disorders, sexual orientation, substance abuse, and death.
--Or as MTV puts it, quote, "an emotional mosh-pit that slams through the insanity of teenage years. They'll crush hearts and burn brain cells." (--So, sort of like "Jersey Shore", only more intelligent.)
--Naturally, the Parents Television Council is all over it. Especially MTV's online campaign WhereItWentDown.com . . . an interactive map where users, quote, "Post the truth about the biggest parties, heartbreak, friends, sex, and every kind of trouble."
--Based on what they've seen, PTC president Tim Winter says, quote, "Skins may well be the most dangerous show for children that we have ever seen." Which pretty much just guaranteed that your kids are going to check it out.
--Based on the trailers, it DOES look ridiculously over-sexed, like a teen soap opera, with amateur acting and bad lighting. In other words, your kids are gonna love it. (--You can check out the trailers here . . .)