The moral tension in The Fades, the latest in a string of quality teen drama series from the UK, shows how the US has been lagging in producing the same kind of quality programming for younger adults. British TV has birthed Skins, Misfits, Being Human, The Fades and irreverent comedy The Inbetweeners. All but The Fades has been optioned for a US remake, and if MTV’s Skins was any indication, it’s unlikely upcoming American adaptations will exceed their source material.
At a time when adult dramas in the United States are beating out the Brits in quality—we have Mad Men, they have the less-refined Hour—why hasn’t our young adult programming followed suit?
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