Parent alert works? Viewership collapses for 'dangerous' 'Skins'

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  • Johnny Ace Logan, UT
    Jan. 28, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    @wandrew, there's a reason this story is in the ENTERTAINMENT section. If you were reading an actual paper, it obviously wouldn't be front page news, but it is news.

    I've never understood those who take the time to read a story, take extra time to write out a comment, and the comment is that the story is "a waste of their time". It's your time, make better choices on how you use it.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    Jan. 28, 2011 2:03 p.m.

    millerc and lib1,
    I wish I could be as enthusiastic as your two over these development. However since all the coverage seems to have centered on this show being essentially child pornography, it appears that the current morals are applied in very limited ways.

    Still it is good to see that there is a limit to how far pushing against morals works.

  • barbara Carlsbad, CA
    Jan. 28, 2011 8:21 a.m.

    What kind of newsletters has this person seen?????

  • Belching Cow Sandy, UT
    Jan. 28, 2011 7:59 a.m.

    I think it's funny when stories like this get bashed as being LDS stories. There are a lot of other people with good moral standards besides members of the LDS Church. This story proves that. I'm glad people are opting out of watching this junk.

    "But what really is sad is that this once great newspaper has degenerated into little more than a ward newsletter."

    Don't read it if you don't like it. Pretty simple.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 28, 2011 7:17 a.m.

    I guess the bishop you mentioned in you comment was able to convince Subway sandwiches and the other sponsors to pull their ads? That's one very influential bishop!

  • MR Draper, UT
    Jan. 28, 2011 6:14 a.m.

    Actually this article isn't very original. I've seen numerous almost identical pieces the last couple of days in other sources. Originality is somewhat suspect.

  • Walt Nicholes Orem, UT
    Jan. 28, 2011 5:55 a.m.

    There is a certain budget for shows that aim to further erode our morality. This show will stay on the air until that budget expires and then it will die, or be transformed into a show that is less caustic.

    The same thing happened with the early Hill Street Blues.

    Satan, and those influenced by him, will try and try again, leaving his followers dangling in the breeze of public opposition. Its no skin off of his non-existent nose.

  • millerc Bluffdale, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 9:52 p.m.

    This article has nothing to do with the LDS Church's view on immorality. It has everything to do with the complete degradation of society's morals. It's your choice what kind of entertainment you choose, but I am pleasantly surprised that people are finally rejecting this kind of smut. If viewers raise the bar for filmmakers, maybe they will put out more good stuff. If we don't wish our civilization to decline, we will stand up to immorality and teach our children values.

  • lib1 Provo, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 5:21 p.m.

    To me, it's reassuring to see that a television show can't rise to success through shock value alone. Pushing against widely-held standards of decency might get you some free publicity, but not a second season.

  • wandrew Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 4:54 p.m.

    I don't have cable and I have not seen the show. It is not likely I ever will. But what really is sad is that this once great newspaper has degenerated into little more than a ward newsletter. This is not news; it is a message from the bishop.

  • three11stu Saratoga Springs, UT
    Jan. 27, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    I think that the real reason that people stopped watching the show is that it just isn't very good. Bad acting, bad plot, and the dialogue is pretty lame.
    Despite what many think, people don't watch shows just because they are full of sex and language and violence (there might be exceptions). I want to watch good and interesting shows with the time that I have regardless of the subject matter, and this show is not one of them.