Ongoing Skin thread (Cancelled)

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Mikel_Cooperman, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2001
    Messages:
    4,183
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Mikey
    Anyone going to watch this?
    Looks promising and USA today gave it 3 stars.
    It's worth a look.

    From TV Guide:
     
  2. Mohsen Sadeghi

    Mohsen Sadeghi Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2000
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I found the first episode mind numbingly, insultingly stupid. Yet I loved the show. How else are we going to see Asia Carrera and a bunch of other porn stars on prime time? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My question is, how can they drag this little soap opera line of love story for the entire season?
     
  3. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2001
    Messages:
    4,183
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Mikey
    I found it enjoyable too yet not as much a guilt pleasure like O.C.
    My partner wondered the same thing about how they were going to drag the story out.
     
  4. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Producer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Messages:
    4,697
    Likes Received:
    73
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Real Name:
    Elizabeth S
    I missed this, as my tape ran out. (Yeah, still tape.) :b

    Is the episode on Friday a rerun of the premiere, or the 2nd episode?
     
  5. Don Black

    Don Black Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 1998
    Messages:
    1,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Re-run.

    The pilot was terribly edited. They could have elaborated on all of the different story lines and extended them to fit 4-5 episodes. Instead, it was a disjointed mess. The show has potential but the OC started out much better imho.
     
  6. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,779
    Likes Received:
    493
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    I noted that Russell Mulcahy (of Highlander fame) directed this pilot.

    I thought the new spin on "Romeo and Juliet" was entertaining with some of the funniest melodramatic dialogue heard/spoken in some time on TV.

    The guy playing Adam's dad, Michael, (Kevin Anderson) totally gets upstaged by Ron Silver, even though he's a bit more bombastic, arms-flinging-drowning manner.

    I'll tune in again.
     
  7. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,779
    Likes Received:
    493
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Can't believe how much Rachel Ticotin has aged since Total Recall.

    Also, it was nice to see Laura Leighton (Sydney on Melrose Place) on TV again, though she needs to stop denying herself the ocassional cheeseburger.
     
  8. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2001
    Messages:
    4,183
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Mikey
    Ouch!
    it was trounced in the ratings doing worse than Girls Club a year ago.
    It got a 4.5/6 which is not good.
    The good news is the new Joe Millionaire didnt do well either.
    My advice to FOX. Put OC and Skin together.
     
  9. Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2002
    Messages:
    948
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    FOX is replaying this tonight due to crappy ratings. Classic lines include:

    "You know how many politicians it takes to screw in a light bulb"

    "GO SCREW YOURSELF!"

    Go screw yourself? This is an R-rated flick compressed into the PG-13 world of TV. From the cold opening, you can feel the Bruckheimer touch with his fingers of time-laspe photography, sped up film, and overall meaningless, flashy visuals. Oscar Wilde or whatever her name is may be smokin but it's not enough to keep my interest.


    Right now on the show, they are blaspheming Moby's "Porcelain". What a disgrace.
     
  10. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 1998
    Messages:
    3,634
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Real Name:
    Brian
     
  11. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,779
    Likes Received:
    493
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Since no baseball on Friday, it was a no-brainer to schedule Skin to be shown last night. Fox does this when they don't have a lot of original programming. Last season Fox would shown Joe Millionaire on Mondays, and the repeat on Thursdays (why put up original programming against the other networks's (CBS/NBC) Thursday night lineups?).
     
  12. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,779
    Likes Received:
    493
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    10/27/03 Episode 1.2

    Saw that twist coming from a mile away (re: the DA, Adam's father). I'm not as high on this show after 2 episodes so far, but we'll see if they can sustain the cat-n-mouse games after the election.

    Adam and Jewel's relationship isn't as compelling as I had hoped.
     
  13. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2001
    Messages:
    4,183
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Mikey
    I taped it to watch tonight.


     
  14. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 1998
    Messages:
    3,634
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Real Name:
    Brian
     
  15. Thomas H G

    Thomas H G Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    1,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Caught this episode since Las Vegas was not on. Not a bad show and I agree that the D.A. v Porn King is a much more interesting story than the Romeo & Juliet story.
     
  16. Joshua_W

    Joshua_W Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2003
    Messages:
    477
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I caught the replay of the pilot Sunday night on tape (I was hoping for a marathon of Simpsons Halloween episodes or due to the end of the Series).

    Can't say I cared much for it. Both the writing and editing were choppy, and gave the show no nuance. It also came of as being extremely cold and dispassionate. Aside from Silver, the acting was also generally poor. But then again, they didn't have a lot to work with.

    I knew I would hate this thing as soon as I saw those CGI keys flying through the air in the opening scene.
     
  17. Don Black

    Don Black Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 1998
    Messages:
    1,480
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Second ep was much better than the first. I found in interesting. It's either this or Two and Half Men for me on my bedroom ReplayTV. I'm still undecided.
     
  18. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2001
    Messages:
    4,183
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Mikey
    I enjoyed the second episode. Things are heating up and it's starting to get a bit juicier.
    About the Releationship between the two teens, I think its getting old already with them trying to sneak around.
    I am hoping people give it a chance.
     
  19. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,779
    Likes Received:
    493
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Well, according to the Futon Critic, "Skin" has been cancelled after just 3 episodes, besting "Girls Club"'s run by one paltry episode.

    In its 9 p.m. Monday timeslot, we'll be getting another hour of The Next Joe Millionaire, which is now on course to finish up its season on 11/24/03.
     
  20. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2001
    Messages:
    4,183
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Real Name:
    Mikey
    Ohhhh Man! Just when it was getting good. Thanks FOX.
    Joe Millioaire isnt even doing good why have two episodes? They even cancelled the second airing on Tuesdays.

    Ughhhhhhhh!
     

Share This Page