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February 19, 2011 12:26 PM   Subscribe

Tired of the hype around MTV's (and before that, the BBC's) modern teen drama Skins? Miss the 90s? Try Orange Juice in Bishops Garden, a web series, detailing the lives of a group of teenagers as they navigate high school in the year 1994. The show is set and shot in the greater metropolitan Washington DC area and is created by the DC-area filmmaker, Otessa Ghadar. posted by Potomac Avenue (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Silly me, I was expecting the soundtrack to be full of Teenbeat, Simple Machines and Dischord bands. Maybe something from The Make-Up or Basehead. Oh well.
posted by shoepal at 1:19 PM on February 19, 2011


Data point: Skins wasn't made by the BBC. I did not know that Channel 4 programmes turn up on BBC America!
posted by mippy at 1:25 PM on February 19, 2011


I spent an awful lot of my teenage years in the early '90s dicking around in the Bishop's Garden... this brings back weird memories, and yes, suffers from a lack of Fugazi references.

...also, if my friends and I had been there drinking after dark, the God Squad would've thrown us out so fast our heads would've spun. We did, however, climb up on the walls and throw shadow animals hundreds of feet tall on the walls of the Cathedral. Hell, you make your own fun when you're stuck at the Cathedral schools.
posted by speedlime at 3:51 PM on February 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Bring it I say - one of my best friends from high school writes for Skins now and I hope this thing blows up like 100 Hindenburgs.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 5:35 PM on February 19, 2011


So... It's Byker Grove with nudies and spliffs?
posted by Artw at 6:37 PM on February 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Data point: Skins wasn't made by the BBC. I did not know that Channel 4 programmes turn up on BBC America!

We say "BBC" to mean "British Television" the same way we say "England" to mean "The UK."
posted by scope the lobe at 10:34 PM on February 19, 2011


Gee, I hope the NCS prom that I attended in 1995 features prominently in an episode. Also they need to get some old WHFS DJs to do a cameo.
posted by chinston at 10:56 PM on February 19, 2011


Also they need to get some old WHFS DJs to do a cameo.

God I hope they pull Nietzsche out of retirement.
posted by clarknova at 1:39 AM on February 20, 2011


We say "BBC" to mean "British Television" the same way we say "England" to mean "The UK."

Yeah, don't do that.
posted by mippy at 3:17 AM on February 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


My apologies, I saw it on BBC America and assumed it was their product. I am aware that there is a 4th Channel o'er there.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:57 AM on February 20, 2011


i haven't watched this stuff yet. is there lots of weed smoking, daily basketball playing, fishing (and smoking weed), listening to 'master of puppets' (and smoking weed), watching x-files (and smoking weed) and getting expelled with 4 days left of your senior year (for pushing a teacher, not for smoking weed)? if so, i can relate.
posted by rainperimeter at 1:58 PM on February 20, 2011


Chinston, Rob Timm and Bob Waugh could make the trip from Annapolis. I think Weasel is still around DC, too.
posted by shoepal at 3:50 PM on February 20, 2011


@rainperimeter As far as UK skins is concerned (which I actually enjoyed) you're pretty damn close.
posted by ejfox at 8:42 PM on February 20, 2011


I watched the first 4 seasons of the UK Skins (they take an interesting approach to keeping it fresh, by changing the cast every 2 years). Season 4 got a bit... Meh. I watched the first 20 minutes of the US Skins, and as far as I can tell it seems to be an almost word for word retelling of season 1 of the UK version, with a US cast. Except with no swearing or nudity. That was enough to get me to tune out.
posted by antifuse at 7:53 AM on February 21, 2011


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