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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.

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  • Abhorrent Admirer: How Phillipa is portrayed, for 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 boy-next-door for Tammy.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.


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