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July 25 2009 7 25 /07 /July /2009 00:40
Skins cast
Skins is a British TV show about a group of friends, all students in Bristol. It's quite different from what already exists on the life of adolescents/adultescents because:

- It's British, so the accent is adorable, the phrases are different (bummer!) and everything in the show reminds me of the 3 months I spent in Northampton in a summer internship in 2006.
- It's British, so there's no so-called puritanism and censoring. It's not bright and shiny, but more dark and twisty material, with drugs, sex, real and credible trouble.
- It's British, so the characters are not supermodels but normal people.
- It's British, so the characters look their age and the actors are their characters' age.
- It's British, so the music is good.

In short, it screams authenticity. And I love that.

I also love Skins because:
- Hello, "About a Boy" boy, a.k.a. Nicholas Hoult...! I just can't help thiking of the "I think I killed a duck" moment in the movie when I see his face. What a cute young man he's become, by the way.
- Hello, "Slumdog Millionaire" slumdog, a.k.a. Dev Patel.
- The theme is excellent.

I've just finished the 1st season, out of 3 at present. Unfortunately it's a 9-episode per season format. But it's totally worth it!

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emmainfluencesandinspirations 06/09/2011 23:40

Completely agree with you. Did you see the US version? What did you think?

Fan 06/09/2011 23:45

I haven't seen it, actually I wrote this post more almost 2 years ago and I finally dropped the show after two seasons. Is the US version any good? I feel like this is just typically British and
should have stayed that way :)