Filthy Rich and Homeless - Netflix

Understanding what life is like without a home.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-06-27

Filthy Rich and Homeless - Skins (UK TV series) - Netflix

Skins is a British teen drama television series that follows the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of sixth form. Its controversial story-lines have explored issues like dysfunctional families, mental illness (such as depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder), adolescent sexuality, gender, substance abuse, death and bullying. Each episode generally focuses on a particular character and the struggles they face in their life. The episodes are named after the featured character. The show was created by father-and-son television writers Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain for Company Pictures, and premiered on E4 on 25 January 2007. “Skins” went on to be a critical success as well as a ratings winner. Over its initial six-year run, Skins proved to be atypical of ongoing drama series in that it replaced its primary cast every two years. Plans for a film spin-off were first discussed in 2009, but ultimately did not come to fruition. Instead, a specially-commissioned seventh and final series of the show was broadcast in 2013, featuring some of the cast from its 2007–2010 run. The show's name comes from the cigarette rolling papers known as “skins”. Other ventures to expand the brand have included a short-lived North American remake, which aired on MTV in 2011, but was cancelled after one season after advertisers abandoned the series in response to low ratings and the significant controversy which arose over its depiction of teen sexuality. Co-creator Bryan Elsley recalls his first conversation with his son Jamie Brittain, soon to be co-creator, that led to the creation of the popular and edgy show. Jamie Brittain critiqued many of his father's other ideas for a TV series. He started with the idea that being a teenager co-existed with poor behavior, casual sex, and experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Most shows with teenagers pretended that these things didn't happen especially involving consequences, which this show also lays bare. Bryan Elsley has been defending his controversial show for years. His philosophy explored how teenagers believe adults act in corrupted ways, which explains why all the adults in the show appear to be crooked, in poor relationships, swearing, and overall poor parents. Skins explores the world of teenagers in a way that many other shows don't touch base upon.

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