...or Gossip Girl, or Degrassi, or The Best Years for that matter.
I'm talking about Skins...an offbeat UK teen angst drama series that aired earlier this year on E4 and then Channel 4....and it's definitely more Trainspotting than 90210. There's a great deal of swearing, drug use, nudity and sex...but you know, it's also actually pretty entertaining.
It stars a number of fine young actors, including the terrific Nicholas Hoult (you know, the kid from About A Boy), who portray a group of Bristol friends, each at sixth form college. I watched the first two episodes and found it funny, dark, honest, harsh, twisted, even surreal, yet still not afraid to tackle teenage issues. I'm looking forward to the remaining eight eps, and it apparently did well enough across the pond to receive an order for a second season.
So where did I catch this 'new' series to Canadian TV? Super Channel.
But before the comments start flooding in charging I'm just selling out to 'the man', let me add that I also saw the pilot to another Super Channel Canadian exclusive...the new Flash Gordon series.
Meh...not so good.
Check out Skins instead...you won't be disappointed.