Skin was a short-lived 2003 modern update of Romeo and Juliet. Adam Roam was the son of a judge and the Los Angeles district attorney, running for re-election during a time when missing children and child pornography dominated the airwaves. Jewel Goldman was the daughter of a pornography magnate. They attempt to explore their love while their fathers try to both break them up and bring each other down.
Only three episodes were shown on FOX before it was cancelled; however, the entire series was later shown on SOAPnet. Possibly best known for being the show Hype Overdosed during the 2003 World Series, especially Ron Silver's famous line as Larry Goldman explaining to his daughter exactly what her boyfriend's relationship was to a certain area politician.
Tropes present in this series include:
- Everyone Has Standards: Larry Goldman is explicitly opposed to child pornography. He believes that the adult entertainment industry should remain strictly adult.
- Feuding Families: Adam's dad would very much like to tear down Jewel's dad.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: HIS FATHER'S THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY!
- Star-Crossed Lovers: This being a update of Romeo and Juliet, it goes with the territory.