Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Disgust is easy to write about. As is love. Apathy - not so much.

And nothing really describes my feelings about Skin like "apathy." If you've watched Fox in the last two months, I'm sure you've seen the promos in which they actually use what I'm guessing was the description the producers use to pitch the show - "From Producer Jerry Bruckheimer - The D.A.'s Son and the Pornographer's Daughter" as though it's some sort of racy Romeo and Juliet.

Which is pretty much what it is. A bad, scantily clad version of Romeo and Juliet - one in which the actors are reading their lines with no real understanding of what, exactly, they're saying and one in which a concerned parents' group stripped out all the big, self destructive suicidal bits. Pretty much all the actors are bland and forgettable (some guy that's kinda like the guy from crazy/beautiful, some girl who's kinda reminiscent of Julia Stiles, bleh) with the notable exception of Ron Silver, who chews scenery like crazy, which is at least slightly fun to watch.

Honestly, that's it. I've got nothing to say about this show. It's not good. It's not bad. It's just there.

Rating: C (Eh)

Reviewed by Padgett Arango
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