Skins (UK)

Thursday 10:00 PM on E4 Premiered Jan 25, 2007 Between Seasons



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AIRED ON 8/6/2013

Season 7 : Episode 6

Show Summary

Skins is a BAFTA-winning British teen drama that follows a group of teenagers in Bristol, England in their last two pre-college years. The show explores several controversial themes in their grueling realism, including mental illness, dysfunctional family life, the club scene, sexual orientation, substance abuse, and death. All of this in addition to the more typical teen drama plots revolving around friendships, love, and sex. Bryan Elsely and Jamie Brittain wrote the pilot and continue to heavily influence the writing team, also consisting of teens. The show premiered on E4 in January 2007. A unique quality about the show is that it brings in a new group or generation of cast members every two seasons. Skins is currently on its fifth series or season and it's 3rd generation of characters.
The show has served as a launching pad for first-time actors. For many of the stars, it's their first gig, but for many of them, it won't be their last. The first generation consisted of Tony Stonem (Nicholas Hoult), Michelle Richardson (April Pearson), Sid Jenkins (Mike Bailey), Cassie Ainsworth (Hannah Murray), Chris Miles (Joe Dempsie), Jal Fazer (Larissa Wilson), Maxxie Oliver (Mitch Hewer), Anwar Kharral (Dev Patel), and Effy Stonem (Kaya Scodelario).
The second generation consisted of Effy Stonem (Kaya Scodelario), Pandora Moon (Lisa Blackwell), Thomas Tomone (Merveille Lukeba), James Cook (Jack O'Connell), Freddie McLair (Luke Pasqualino), JJ Jones (Ollie Barbieri), Emily Fitch (Kathryn Prescott), Katie Fitch (Megan Prescott), and Naomi Campbell (Lily Loveless).
The third generation consisted of Franky Fitzgerald (Dakota Blue Richards), Alo Creevey (Will Merrick), Rich Hardbeck (Alexander Arnold), Mini McGuinness (Freya Mavor), Liv Malone (Laya Lewis), Grace Violet Blood (Jessica Sula), Nick Levan (Sean Teale), and Matty Levan (Sebastian De Souza).

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    I absolutely love this show!!!!! After being completely hooked on Generation 1, it was very disappointing to find out the characters were replaced in Season 3, but I decided to give it a chance and I did not regret it.

    Although I live in the . and my crowd in high school a lot more different than the crowd in the show, I can honestly say it depicts a side of youth American television hardly does. Like yes, your sixteen year old has probably done drugs and is sexually active (I'm not saying all sixteen year olds but you get the point).

    It is realistic, and relatable, with very well developed characters and amazing, touching story lines. For example Thomas's, Sid's, JJ's (I still haven't wached Generation 3 and I refuse to because I am way too attached to the first two). I was touched at one point by all of the characters. It shows that life isn't always perfect and we all go through some sort of crisis at one point, and we aren't alone. Although I think Generation 2 could've ended on a lighter note. But other than that amazing show! Highly recommend it.moreless
  • Playing on perceptions

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've recently been thinking about skins and what it's trying to convey. I've come to the conclusion that skins may well be a post modern satire on media representation of youth. If you read enough news articles, your get what I'm saying. It starts with common perceptions then tries to deconstruct them.
  • What!?

    I think what serial is boring and not true.

    I live in the Russia, and want say what....

    Me angered 6 series 1 season, because Russia does not look like

    how in serial!!! Russia is a beautiful country. And capital of Russia Moscow is wonderful.

    Cold in Russia only in the winter, and Russian women are not like that!

    Appearance is quite different, they are much more beautiful than that in the series altogether inaccessible! Much more beautiful Englishwomen. And what is the name? Anka ()? No! Maybe ()? Anya - Anna! Make fun of such powerful nation, the British funny, and Russian shame, because you lied, showed only lies. Then another thought why so aggressive Russian to English.

  • A lot of Skins

    I Like Skins, I really do. The colourful characters, the interesting storylines, the great music, and the developpment each of these characters get is impressive. But I can't stop thinking that if the writers focused more on directing the drama and the characters than the surreal-type comedic situations, borderlining on sitcom, then this show would be great. But this show isn't great, it's just good. And worth a watch.
  • Most amazing british show (watched 2 seasons in a day)

    I never thought a show could be so amazing. Season 1-2 was great! All the characters that were on the show in season 1-2 (first generation) are huge movies and shows. I'm currently on season 3-4 I wasn't happy at first that the characters changed but I kept watching because Effy was in generation 1 and I fell in love with her character so I kept watching. I wish they kept going with the show and made people from generation 1 carry on. Currently hooked though.moreless

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    buddies and gal pals, growing up too fast, fresh faced teens, coming out, catchy soundtrack