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Skins 

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The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kaya Scodelario ...  Effy Stonem 26 episodes, 2007-2013
Hannah Murray ...  Cassie Ainsworth 20 episodes, 2007-2013
Nicholas Hoult ...  Tony Stonem 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Joe Dempsie ...  Chris Miles 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Mike Bailey ...  Sid Jenkins 19 episodes, 2007-2008
April Pearson ...  Michelle Richardson 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Lily Loveless ...  Naomi Campbell 19 episodes, 2009-2013
Will Merrick ...  Alo Creevey 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Freya Mavor ...  Mini McGuinness 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Jack O'Connell ...  James Cook 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Laya Lewis ...  Liv Malone 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Dakota Blue Richards ...  Franky Fitzgerald 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Sean Teale ...  Nick Levan 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Ollie Barbieri ...  JJ Jones 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Kathryn Prescott ...  Emily Fitch 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Larissa Wilson ...  Jal Fazer 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Dev Patel ...  Anwar Kharral 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Mitch Hewer ...  Maxxie Oliver 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Luke Pasqualino ...  Freddie Mclair 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Giles Thomas Giles Thomas ...  Doug 18 episodes, 2007-2012
Lisa Backwell Lisa Backwell ...  Pandora Moon 17 episodes, 2008-2010
Alexander Arnold ...  Rich Hardbeck 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Megan Prescott ...  Katie Fitch 15 episodes, 2009-2010
Jessica Sula ...  Grace Violet 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Merveille Lukeba ...  Thomas Tomone 14 episodes, 2009-2010
Sebastian De Souza ...  Matty Levan 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Morwenna Banks ...  Anthea Stonem 12 episodes, 2007-2010
Daniel Kaluuya ...  Posh Kenneth 11 episodes, 2007-2009
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Storyline

Series One and Two focuses on a group of British teens trying to grow up and learn about love and life with little adult supervision (and lots of PARTYING). Sid tries to be everyone's friend and usually ends up on the short end of the stick. He is mostly manipulated by best friend Tony, whose girlfriend Michelle he is in love with. Tony is one to try anything once, including every girl he meets. He manipulates not only Sid and Michelle but anyone else who will let him. Anwar is just looking to lose his virginity, and though he is Muslim, it rarely stops him from partying excessively. Gay and popular friend Maxxie is along for the ride, while trying to pursue his dream of being a dancer and actor in London. Cassie, an anorexic basket-case, is in love with Sid, who overlooks her time and time again. Straight-laced Jal wants to focus on her musical ambitions. Written by gatetraveler

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK] | Official Facebook

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This show coined the term "Skins Party", which was mostly contributed by news outlets reporting about several house parties that have been celebrated in a vaguely similar fashion as in the show. One particular incident occurred in County Durham during the 2007 Easter holidays, where a girl posted an invitation to a "Skins Unofficial Party" on her MySpace page (which she claimed was hacked). This resulted in two hundred people arriving at her house, causing about £20,000 of deliberate damage during the course of the party. In 2008, official Skins parties were introduced in several clubs in Britain, which where often called "Skins Secret Parties". See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, lighting screens and crew reflections can be seen in Sid's glasses multiple times. See more »

Quotes

Emily: [behind her closed door, after Naomi knocked] I'm not going to open the door. My face is all puffy. I cried a bit.
Naomi: I don't care.
[sits down on the front porch, Emily sits down, too]
Naomi: I do want someone. I need someone.
[beat]
Naomi: You're it.
Emily: [teary] And?
Naomi: [crying] And... when I'm with you, I feel like a better person. And I feel happier, less alone... less lonely
[Emily sticks her hand out of the catflap to hold Naomi's hand]
Naomi: It's not as simple as that, is it? Being with someone?
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Due to licensing issues, the DVDs and international broadcastings of the first three seasons have a very different soundtrack. The opening theme by Fat Segal remains intact in all versions. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Skins Theme Tune
Composed by Fat Segal
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User Reviews

 
(Series one and two) The Best Teen Drama Ever to hit the screen.
30 May 2010 | by meatloaf6See all my reviews

First thing's first, any praise i put forward applies to the first cast, and the first cast only.

Skins is phenomenal- Channel 4 have really nailed it. The acting is superb from teen and adult, the storyline is absolutely amazing and it is not short of strong emotion towards the characters. At points in series 2 i was sat on my sofa with a tear in my eye (Chris and Jal?) and I'm a 16 year old boy. :) I think that the thing i really love about Skins is the fact that although there is a powerful main story line that can be very dark in places, they still fit in some very pure and original humour, that can have you in hysterics, depending on what floats your boat. Across the two series, there really wasn't much to pick up badly on. I wasn't impressed by the second last episode of season 2; i think it was a good decision but pulled off in entirely the wrong way. Apart from that however i really cant fault this drama.

Now that is out of the way, I think it is a crime to put series 3 and 4 under the same umbrella. It is not Skins. The mood changes from modern teenage culture to "lets repeatedly do drugs and beat people up". It completely ruined any message that was being originally portrayed. The acting was pants (especially on Effy's behalf), the storyline was disjointed and didn't follow any theme, many parts ripped off seasons 1 and 2, the cast was unoriginal, the humour was absolutely f****** dreadful and completely unfunny, and i felt completely insulted to have my image as a teenager portrayed like that.

Did i mention how bad the acting was? I also hate the fact that the sex, lesbians, drugs, parties, suicide, sex, emotions and sex that did make the first Skins amazing in the correct dosage have been crammed and overused in a vain attempt to achieve some sort of goal which to me is completely unclear.

Oh and the acting is awful.

Overall, Skins 1 and 2 is my favourite TV series. Ever. When it comes to 3 and 4, every episode made me want to punch someone and the sheer amount of failure that came with it is just overwhelming. Do Skins a favour and don't even attempt to watch this complete monstrosity.


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