Skins (New Drama Coming To BBC America)

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  1. Captain_BluTac

    Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skins_(TV_series)

    I couldn't find a decent plot summary so I copied the above from Wikipedia, this show has being going for 2 years now so I thought was about time it got a thread. Despite this show sounding like just another teen drama it is a surprisingly good show, however if you're over 30 this definitly has to be guilty pleasure viewing.:o
     
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  2. Speedball

    Speedball Don't. Blink.

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    I'm a bit disappointed with what they're doing with the third season...
    I'm gonna miss Maxxie like crazy. :(
     
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    You mean the entirely new cast of characters? I'm going to miss Sid. :(

    The show has been criticized for being an over-drugged, over-sexed unrealistic portrayal of contemporary teenage life. I was fine with it. While the situations and lifestyles may be exaggerated and somewhat hyper-stylized, the character interactions and growth were organic enough. I enjoyed the melodrama, the comedy, and the supplementary actors (Bill Bailey and Mark Heap show up in season 2!)

    Plus the play they put on was awesome. :o
     
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    Im from the UK and seriously hate this Show
     
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    WallCrawl Well-Known Member

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    It has its fair share of detractors.
     
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  6. Captain_BluTac

    Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    I've just watcjed Human Traffic for the first time and have any of you (who've seen HT obviously) noticed how similar Chris is to Jip, it's almost plagiarism LOL. Oh and Speedy don't worry Mitch Hewer has confirmed he will make a cameo in the next series.:o
     
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  7. Captain_BluTac

    Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    Meh it's got more fan's than haters, so I doubt anyone is all that bothered if you don't like it.:o
     
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  8. Mogwai

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    is it more 'adult' than say, degrassi?
     
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  9. Captain_BluTac

    Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    Yes, a lot more adult than Degrassi, Skins has graphic sex scenes, nudity, violence, drug abuse, profanity and a few deaths along the way too.
     
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  10. Mogwai

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    ^^so i'm sure it will be edited (heavily) for american television..
     
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  11. Captain_BluTac

    Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    There is a good chance it will be censored to some extent, but with a bit of luck it shouldn't be anything too major because it's airing on BBCA, although I still think it would of been kept in tact a lot better on either HBO or Showtime.
     
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    Speedball Don't. Blink.

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    WOOT!!!
    I felt bad for Chris...:(
     
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  13. Captain_BluTac

    Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    But we all knew it had to happen.:(
     
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  14. The Lizard

    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    I like Carrie, the skinny blonde flaky girl with the eating disorder. She's like a much more f'ed-up version of Luna Lovegood.
     
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    Everybody loves Cassie.
     
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  16. ttotheusher

    ttotheusher In the Palais

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    ...Except me. The actress that portrays her is actually the worst actress I've ever seen. Ed Wood wouldnt cast this girl.
     
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  17. Captain_BluTac

    Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    She's ****tier too.:o
     
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    Only in the second season. :o
     
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    Skins was a good show. Sensationalised to the point of lunacy, sure..
    But a fun show full of guilty pleasure.
     
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    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    Cassie, Carrie, whatev...:oldrazz:

    I did take pride in the fact that I recognized the nerdy little kid from the movie About a Boy right away, even though he's cool and studly now. His Vulcan eyebrows gave him away.
     
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    Personally, I don't think Skins is that great. Certainly not as far as scripting and plot are concerned. Storylines jump from episode to episode with developments suddenly coming out of the blue with little to no foreshadowing (e.g. the thing with Sid's dad in series 2). Sure, they attempted at better continuity in series two, with the whole Tony-Michelle-Sid-Cassie thing but it grew boring really quickly.

    Indeed, series two suffered greatly since it didn't have the 'fresh' appeal that series one survived on. I think a part of it stemmed from the writers not knowing what to do with the characters (all caricature stereotypes) and simply jumped from story to story with no clear idea what direction those characters were going to take.
     
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  22. Captain_BluTac

    Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    Edit for spoilers, only a couple of episodes from the first series have aired in the U.S yet.
     
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    I'm really sad, when they finally decide to show Skins in the US I can't watch because I'm going to college. WTF!!??!?! I hope it's ON DEMAND when I come home for break. :(
     
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    Oops, my bad. I didn't know that the majority hadn't seen it yet. I've edited my part. Now, we need to fix yours (the part where my post was quoted).
     
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  25. Captain_BluTac

    Captain_BluTac You Better Run

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    Done and just reading on the official website, they've picked the new cast and they've started filming series 3, but can't release any info on the cast until January.
     
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