We’ll admit, when we saw the trailer for MTV’s Skins, we couldn’t help but feel a little bit of deja vu. There was a “Tony”. There was a “Michelle,” aka “Nips.” Everything about the clip hinted at a shot-by-shot remake of the original UK series.
Of course, producer Brian Elsley (who, FYI, also helmed the original version) soon reassured us via video on MTV.com that the US show would veer off in its own direction. We’ll be the judge of that... but for now, here’s a nifty little fan-made video that highlights all the crazy similarities between the two shows. And while Sid might have become “Stanley,” we’re happy to report that Mr. Happy is still happy as ever.