English TV Drama Stuns the Americans
Scandalous, hip and professionally parent-teasing: following four strong years of accomplishment in the UK, the grungy youngster show Skins crossed the Atlantic this week, as MTV debuted what it trusts will be the most recent British TV idea to prosper in the United States.
Interestingly enough, it hasn't all been plain cruising. Not by any stretch of the imagination eccentrically, the nation's famously pretentious review open aren't all around brought with the liquor fueled, sex-suffused arrangement. What's more, to start with the Parents Television Council (PTC) portrayed the system – before it had even publicized – as "the most risky show for kids... ever seen". At that point, on Thursday, Viacom, the combination which possesses MTV, educated makers to "tone down" express substance.
At long last, the US Senate made its dissatisfaction known, asking for the PTC to examine whether the project may, with its standard delineations of young nakedness and sex, disregard kid smut laws. A lot of this is not bad, but at the same time not enough to blow anyone's mind. To be sure, Skins' capacity to stun is, all things were considered. The PTC's preemptive alerts did little to scratch the debut's group of onlookers offer. By most accounts 3.3 million Americans tuned in on Monday night, setting another record for the channel's capacity to draw in viewers matured 12 to 34. Notwithstanding its being appraised as suitable just for more than 17s, more than a million of those viewers were 18 or more youthful.