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Eight Reasons Why You Should Catch Up With Skins Before MTV Airs Its Remake

If you've already accepted the gospel of Skins — a risqué teen drama massively popular in the U.K. ever since its 2007 premiere, but never more than an object of cult fascination on this side of the Atlantic — into your heart, feel free to skip ahead to the next post. For the rest of you: MTV premieres its adaptation in January, giving you a little over two months to catch up with the four existing, relatively short seasons of the show before the American version affects your perception of the original forever. What reason could there possibly be to invest yourself in the fictional loves and lives of yet another batch of self-obsessed teenagers, you say? Well, allow us to retort!