I'm all for MTV giving this a go, but these are my impressions:
• It feels like taking a four-and-a-half star movie from two years ago and reenacting it with lesser actors for no good reason and with embarassing results. (In a similar vein, Let Me In takes a five-star movie from a couple years ago and reenacts it … but with excellent results.)
• The removal of a straightforward equivalent of the Maxxie character feels like pandering to American male tastes in the worst possible way.
• Watch the BBC original and forget this mess.