Skins: "The Most Dangerous Show on Television"

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/20/b...p=1&adxnnlx=1295632949-rrIGAAUa2T6US9tiiFlDng

    Has anyone seen it? I did. Worse than you can possibly imagine. And I can tell you as someone who spends every day with teenagers (who often give me TMI), this is NOT "the most realistic show on television."

    The most disturbing part for me was the end of the first episode. Driving stoned, the kids run their car off a bridge into the water. Amazingly all the passengers emerge completely unscathed and one announces "Oh shit, The weed got wet". And they laugh and laugh and laugh... Scary.

    Glorifying sex, drugs, and child prostitution is dangerous. Glorifying teen driving accidents is deadly.
     
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    and this is why....tv's have an on...off button.....

    do it with me....hell i bet you can do it with a remote now....


    on....off....

    most dangerous show on television....bit reactionary arent you
     
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    No. This is not faux outrage bones. And as much as we'd like to think that parents have control over what their teens are watching on TV and the internet, it's simply not the case. Most kids have TVs and computers in their bedrooms. May not be a great idea, but it's just the way it is.

    1.2 million teens watched that show the first night. It's bad.

    Several sponsors pulled their ads and the PTC is demanding a federal investigation into kiddie porn charges. All of the actors are under 18.
     
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    Typical fucking murkin.
    That's exactly why that nation is FINISHED.
     
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    I read where MTV had an emergency meeting after the FCC warned of possible criminal prosecution after investigating possible child pornography.
    In the series, actors as young as 15 took part in sex scenes (no nudity was shown).

    MTV should be renamed to TTV (Trash TV).
    MTV has not been about music for at least 10 years.

    BTW - MTV has been filtered off of every TV in my house...I don't know...7-8 years now.
     
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    So? Conservatives are putting boycotts and censorship back on the table? Well, that didn't last long...:lol:
     
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    so you havent seen the show? sex scenes with no nudity....o say it aint so?
     
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    The sex is salacious and may have violated the law. I don't know. I am more concerned about the glorification of drug use. There is one scene where they all sitting in a bathroom stall at school smoking a joint as if this common practice. Remarkably, they all seem to be good students. And a little drug induced car crash never hurt anyone...
     
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    silly kids. smoke the joint in your car or a friends car. thats why you get tinted windows.
     
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