Series / SLiDE
(2011-2012) is an Australian TV series focusing on the lives of five teenagers, set in Brisbane. Similar to Skins
but set in Australia. The five main character are the nerdy Ed, his girl-next-door best friend Tammy, sexy newcomer Scarlett, angsty outsider Eva and school hunk Luke.FOX 8
confirmed in February 2012 that the series was cancelled.
This show contains examples of:
- Abhorrent Admirer: How Phillipa is portrayed, for Ed.
- Adorkable: Ed.
- Betty and Veronica: Scarlett and Tammy for Luke. Scarlett is the sexy brunette looking for a casual hookup, Tammy the girl next door with Tsundere tendencies. Luke, the attractive playboy and Ed, the Adorkable boy-next-door for Tammy.
- Bi the Way: Ed, possibly Scarlett.
- Book and Switch: Scarlett pulls one in order to hide that she's studying by putting her text inside a fashion magazine. Caught out by Eva.
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: Scarlett, but her parents don't seem to treat her too nicely either.
- The Casanova: Luke is certainly implied to be the high-school version.
- Chekhov's Gun: The video Phillipa took of her and Ed. Bonus points for the fact it comes back in an episode full of Chekhov references and allusions.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Phillipa.
- Cut Short: It ran for only one season and 10 episodes. In February 2012, FOX 8 confirmed that the series will not be renewed for a second season.
- Disappeared Dad: Tammy.
- The Ditz: Scarlett. Subverted later when she's shown desperately studying under the cover of pretending to read a fashion magazine.
- Girl Next Door: Tammy.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Scarlett. Especially in the first episode.
- Lovable Alpha Bitch: Scarlett.
- Missing Mom: Scarlett, whose mother sends her away to live with her father.
- Mistaken for Gay: In episode six, a doctor thinks Ed and Luke are a couple.
- Nature Abhors a Virgin: Ed's virginity is a major talking point in the first episode. By the end of the fourth, he's already slept with two girls.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Luke.
- Parental Abandonment: Luke's parents died in a car crash when he was 12.
- Promotion to Parent: Luke's older brother.
- Rich Bitch: Scarlett.
- Short Runners: Lasting only one season and 10 episodes, it's probably one of the shortest Australian TV shows ever aired.
- Six Student Clique:
- The Head/ The Muscle: Luke
- The Quirk: Ed
- The Pretty One: Scarlett
- The Smart One: Tammy
- The Wild One: Eva
- Spiritual Successor: To Skins.
- Spoiled Brat: Scarlett.
- Stripperiffic: Tammy's costume in the fourth episode when she is the croupier in a private party.
- Tsundere: Tammy. Both Ed and Scarlett point this out to Luke.