What do you think you'd get if you put a team of high school students together for four months and gave them the opportunity to take risks and to unleash their scientific creativity to solve real world problems?
Take one remake of a risk-taking British series about disaffected youth, throw in protests from a TV watchdog group, add a few advertiser pull-outs and you're good to go with a controversy that will keep the show in the media spotlight for weeks.
I don't want to be a prude or come across as the predictable religious party-pooper. But I have to ask the executives of MTV and producers of Skins: Really? Even this? Is there no line you won't cross for profits?
MTV is a business -- not a non-profit -- and their responsibility is to their shareholders. If you don't like Skins, turn it off -- don't blame MTV. Let's not allow TV or the media to raise our children.