I mos def know that the 3&4 series music was original, and I’m pretty sure the series 1&2 I watched were ripped from E4. If you compare the sound tracks it’s pretty obvious that the second group had better music or at least music with higher royalties.
They were both well done, but I’m a bit disappointed in how much less nudity there was in series 3&4. I wasn’t prepared for all the full frontal of the first group.
I think both groups are equally good, but they were very different in tone. I’m just amazed at the quality direction in this series. Teen dramas in USA/Canada just aren’t as well shot and directed. A lot of them really look like they are on sets, good sets, but still not as natural feeling as this show.