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Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« on: March 02, 2009, 10:11:11 PM »

Does anyone on here watch the tv show Skins? It's British, I dunno i watch it online. I think it's fantastic, I'd love to chat about it.
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 10:18:23 PM »

I've seen the fist season and some of the second.  I loved the first, but Max said it gets really bad in the second.  I don't know, I kind of stopped watching.
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 02:47:26 AM »

it is bloody brilliant..... skins is currently back on our televisions with a brand new series.... it has a new cast but I think most people on here would appreciate it ( the coming out as a lesbian episode was wonderful)
btw skins series 2 was probably the best
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 04:09:45 AM »

I don't know if I like the new cast.
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It's a good show, though.
Even if the school seems to be the most unrealistic school ever.
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 08:13:17 AM »

I don't know....college for me was a bit like that at times.... I think it reflects that the writers all grew up in the 80s and 90s
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 10:22:15 AM »

...it kinda just comes across as silly a lot of the time though, regardless of where it's coming from.
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 10:51:13 AM »

That's true. I feel it's a tad exaggerated at times. Or I sit back thinking "man, I'm wasting my teenage years! I totally need to be getting high or something now. Why am I watching this and not outside with the cool kids?"
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 10:13:54 PM »

It's SUCH a good show! I started watching it in... I think November. I watched all of seasons one and two online, and now I'm watching season 3 as it comes out ever Thursday. It's so fantastic! hehe...

I didn't lke the new cast either, at first, but they really grow on you.

And the second season isn't BAD I don't think, just really dramatic.

I LOVE Cassie, Sid and Chris in the first season, and I like Naomi, Pandora, Emily, Effy, and Thomas in the third.
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009, 10:59:29 PM »

Every year, even though they haven't hade a great season since I was a fair bit younger than I am now.
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009, 02:09:19 AM »

Eh, I still love them
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2009, 02:40:09 AM »

I was hoping Effy would be a lot more with it too........ but I suppose that is the nature of teens, no matter how confident and in control they may appear, in reality they are just as fucked up as everyone else
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2009, 02:43:11 AM »

i agree with audrey, no school i've ever seen would sit back and allow a student to light up in assembly, start a riot etc. i've no idea how naomi forgave the politics teacher so fast. creep. and i wish she'd start treating emily with a bit of respect. looks like she finally might.


effy pisses me off a bit in this season. i miss cassie.

I do like that Effy has more to her than she did in the first cast of skins. I could never quite figure her out, she shows more emotion in these ones.

I miss Cassie too, she was my favorite. 'Wow'
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2009, 11:53:07 AM »

i have the dvd's.....
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2009, 07:40:09 PM »

i have the dvd's.....


Really? How? I have files of them on cds, but not the dvds, I didn't know they had them out
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2009, 02:36:28 PM »

I watched the first two seasons, major love.
Incredible storyline and loveable character, truly incredible.

This season is a fucking disgrace.
JJ creeps me out
Cook is just repulsive in every way
Pandora couldn't be more annoying
Effie is a stuck up hoe
Emily, major denial (But she's probably the best one despite)
I have no problems with the other guy, the one from the starting scene.

i only watched the first three episodes, after seeing a 'hardcore gangster' be tough by eating chillies I lost all respect.

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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2009, 03:19:18 PM »

I've always watched it. I watch this most recent series more out of habit though and because my family do, as I still disagree with them changing everything entirely and don't think anything can beat series 1.

It does annoy me that it's a complete misrepresentation of UK teens. I spend half my time just going "THAT WOULD NOT HAPPEN!".
But then you could say that about most television programmes, and if it was just about you average teenager it would be boring. Can't complain really.

I always loved Sid and Cassie best, but this season I think my favourite character is Naomi as she's one of the only ones who's slightly believable. 
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2009, 04:44:50 PM »

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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2009, 04:53:12 PM »

I could ramble about skins for ages (ask emily :P). I did not like season 1 or 2 at all although i did see the potential in it.

I am loving season 3, ok the 1st and 2nd episodes were pretty weak, but did have their good moments (but with new character you have to have time to grow to like them). I still think it's very flawed, but the acting this season is far far better, and generally i prefer these characters, i'm pretty much in love with the whole emily and naomi thing, naomi's episode was just brilliant, possibly one of my favourite episodes of anything :P

And the music they use on it is great.
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2009, 05:03:50 PM »

Skins introduced me to crystal castles :)

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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2009, 06:47:26 PM »

I could ramble about skins for ages (ask emily :P).

this is a true statement. :P
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2009, 01:33:10 AM »

I watched the first two seasons, major love.
Incredible storyline and loveable character, truly incredible.

This season is a fucking disgrace.
JJ creeps me out
Cook is just repulsive in every way
Pandora couldn't be more annoying
Effie is a stuck up hoe
Emily, major denial (But she's probably the best one despite)
I have no problems with the other guy, the one from the starting scene.

i only watched the first three episodes, after seeing a 'hardcore gangster' be tough by eating chillies I lost all respect.



Hey now! I disagree, I rather like the 3rd season. BUT you have to get past the 3rd episode... the first two were total shit. They pick up around the 4th. I love Thomas actually. And I don't think pandora is annoying, I like her. Emily and Naomi I think are my faves.
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2009, 06:56:05 AM »

I just watched all of Skins in the past like, week. I love it! Cassie is definitely my favorite from the old cast but I love all of them, really (except Tony.. ugh). As for season 3, I really like Effy, and I like Naomi too. They're both deeper than they really seem at first. Effy isn't that stuck-up, and Naomi really isn't that mean. They just have a lot of walls up I guess.

What can I say, I like my characters a little (or a lot) fucked-up. :love5:

oh, and I think the Emily/Naomi thing is really really cute!
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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2009, 05:01:20 PM »

I just watched all of Skins in the past like, week. I love it! Cassie is definitely my favorite from the old cast but I love all of them, really (except Tony.. ugh). As for season 3, I really like Effy, and I like Naomi too. They're both deeper than they really seem at first. Effy isn't that stuck-up, and Naomi really isn't that mean. They just have a lot of walls up I guess.

What can I say, I like my characters a little (or a lot) fucked-up. :love5:

oh, and I think the Emily/Naomi thing is really really cute!

Dude I agree! I like Tony later, after his accident... but dude Cook is such a dickhead! Grr..

And ya, in the old ones I thought Effy was just sort of characterless and didn't have much to her, cause she was just... sort of an emotionless slut, but I really like how they've been building on her more.

Emily and Naomi are adorable. I hope Naomi stops being confused about her sexuality, I think Naomi's was my favorite episode in this season.
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2009, 07:00:03 PM »

The new characters seriously suck. I feel too old for it now.
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Re: Does Anyone Watch Skins?
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2009, 07:28:11 PM »

The new characters seriously suck. I feel too old for it now.

I miss Jal and Cassie :[

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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2009, 09:03:04 PM »

The new characters seriously suck. I feel too old for it now.

I miss Jal and Cassie :[


I still like some of the new characters... a little disappointed with the guys though.

But ya I miss Cassie. and Sid. I wanna watch the first two seasons again...

Does anyone have any other shows to suggest? Skins is only on Thursdays
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« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2009, 05:36:57 PM »

The new characters seriously suck. I feel too old for it now.

I miss Jal and Cassie :[


I still like some of the new characters... a little disappointed with the guys though.

But ya I miss Cassie. and Sid. I wanna watch the first two seasons again...

Does anyone have any other shows to suggest? Skins is only on Thursdays

I have a whole week line-up (Though it's been disrupted recently)

Monday: Americas next top model (Living TV)
Tuesday: Desperate housewives (RTE2)
Wednesday: Fringe (TV3)
Thursday: Skins (E4) Ugly Betty (RTE2) Bones (Sky1) Cold Case (Sky1)
Friday: I go out with friends :]....or watch the L word (online)

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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2009, 07:32:24 PM »

I watched one episode of the first series (the one where the go to Russia) on youtube, then watched most of the second series on BBCA, I loved...well all of them. I really liked Jal, Sid, Maxxie, Tony, Michelle...ha, okay, so all of them. Tony gives me a total boner. And from what I saw from the ep where Effy kinda fixed everything, I FUCKING LOVE Effy. So, I'll watch the third series. Sad to see everyone go though. I'll probably watch all the episodes I didnt see first though. XD
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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2009, 09:12:56 PM »

I watched one episode of the first series (the one where the go to Russia) on youtube, then watched most of the second series on BBCA, I loved...well all of them. I really liked Jal, Sid, Maxxie, Tony, Michelle...ha, okay, so all of them. Tony gives me a total boner. And from what I saw from the ep where Effy kinda fixed everything, I FUCKING LOVE Effy. So, I'll watch the third series. Sad to see everyone go though. I'll probably watch all the episodes I didnt see first though. XD

I really loved Maxxie. He was one of my favourites, but he was hardly in it. Effie in the first and second series was cool, but I don't really like her in the third series. Cassie was amazing too.

I have only seen the first episode of the third series, and it was a bit crap compared to one and two but I will keep watching and hope it picks up like everyone says it will =]
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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2009, 09:14:47 PM »

I watched one episode of the first series (the one where the go to Russia) on youtube, then watched most of the second series on BBCA, I loved...well all of them. I really liked Jal, Sid, Maxxie, Tony, Michelle...ha, okay, so all of them. Tony gives me a total boner. And from what I saw from the ep where Effy kinda fixed everything, I FUCKING LOVE Effy. So, I'll watch the third series. Sad to see everyone go though. I'll probably watch all the episodes I didnt see first though. XD

I really loved Maxxie. He was one of my favourites, but he was hardly in it. Effie in the first and second series was cool, but I don't really like her in the third series. Cassie was amazing too.

I have only seen the first episode of the third series, and it was a bit crap compared to one and two but I will keep watching and hope it picks up like everyone says it will =]

It kinda picks up around episode 4, but the best moment was at the end of episode 7.
It felt like skins again, I watched them all on the net. One or two episodes behind.

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« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2010, 08:00:24 PM »

Skins is coming back in 2 days! :D
Anyone excited for it?
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« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2010, 07:46:44 AM »

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« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2010, 09:08:33 AM »

The new characters seriously suck. I feel too old for it now.
Can't even lust over the teachers anymore...
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« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2010, 01:12:14 PM »

Toniiiiight! Omg. I'm way more excited than I probably should be.
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« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2010, 07:38:06 PM »

It was interesting.
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« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2010, 07:52:45 AM »

Yeah I agree, I didn't really like the episode much either. Loved the opening scene in the club though, I liked how they filmed that girl hitting the ground like that, it was pretty shocking. Thomas is an ass. "You did it first." Like that's ever a good reason to cheat? Pfft. I felt a bit sorry for Panda.

I did really enjoy the giggle!kiss between Naomi and Emily, that was super cute. And the pub scene at the end. Lily Loveless is a brilliant actress. "Don't tell anyone. Don't tell Emily. She wouldn't.. *walks away all emotional* "  :'( Poor thing.
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« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2010, 06:34:08 PM »

Thomas is such an annoying fuck. Seriously, he's supposed to be the "smart one" who doesn't cheat, and boom, there he goes, being a twat just like everyone else. Grrr. Bugs me.

Can't wait for next weeks (ahem, this week now... :D) episode. Emilyyyy <3

Poor Naomi though :( Her little pub scene shows that she actually loves Emily now. Poor baby, I want to give her a hug :(
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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2010, 10:09:21 PM »

I'm so behind on Skins, I still haven't seen the third series.
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« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2010, 02:57:17 AM »

i like how each episode seems to be following around a specific character, so you get a 'full' story on each person.

I liked that too, but didn't they lose that in the second series when they made three episodes about the boring asshole gay guy and had to cram all the characters together for the rest of the shows? Seriously, the second series was so abhorrent it almost caused the first to suck retroactively for me.
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« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2010, 05:48:13 PM »

I didn't watch fourth series when it was on but now caught up on the channel 4 website...

It was ok. Just ok though, I bought the first two seasons on dvd but wouldn't with these, just mehh. And the two last episodes, especially the ending, were a bit too unrealistic. I can understand the sort of... intensified reality most tv shows have(like, people do have accidental pregnancies, get into accidents, have problems with mental health and their sexuality and drugs etc etc, but all these happening to same small group of friends is a little unlikely) to make things more interesting, but how likely is the thing with the councellor likely to happen? Pfft.

And yeah, they are doing an US version of the series, this is the cast:


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« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2010, 05:55:09 PM »

Ugh, US version of Skins. I'm not into that idea, at all. :(
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« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2010, 06:12:20 PM »

http://www.skinsfansite.com/2010/03/skins-us-spoilers-about-1x01-pilot.html

'Tony is still named Tony and is just as charismatic and very much the center of all the action which includes helping his best friend Stanley try to lose his virginity and organizing a drug buy for a party everyone is attending.
As for Maxxie's best friend Anwar in the UK series, here he is named Abbud here, and he and Teo are still good friends. If the U.S. version follows the UK storyline, eventually Abbud’s Islamic beliefs will threaten to come between the two friends (with an unlikely adult encouraging Abbud to be more tolerant.).
Other character name changes include switching Cassie to Cadie, Jal to Cho (and changing her ethnicity from East Asian to Korean), Sid to Stanley, and Abigail to Tabita. Those that keep their orginal names include the aforementioned Tony, his sort of girlfriend Michelle as well as Chris. None of the sides obtained by AfterElton.com made mention of Tony's younger sister Effy from the original.
All in all, the U.S. version thus far appears to be a faithful adaption of the British original and those changes that have been made – especially making Teo an out and proud gay Latino – are changes that are well worth making.
Oh, and as for the drugs and sex, those are there as well. It wouldn't be Skins without it."'



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« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2010, 07:47:27 PM »

Skins introduced me to crystal castles :)
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I love skins. The first two seasons were awesome, I'm still a bit iffy on the thirds, but I'm waiting till we get the fourth to make a better decision before they change cast again.
One thing I didn't like about the third season was the season final, in the first two it revolved around all the characters, in the third it was only Cooke, JJ, Freddie and Effy. Not what I wanted. But I still liked it.
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« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2010, 11:02:58 PM »

Third is better than fourth, in my opinion, although season 4 have my favorite episode of all Skins episodes.
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« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2010, 10:55:18 AM »

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« Reply #49 on: June 19, 2010, 03:48:27 AM »

We all know the American version will suck. But what do you think about Maxxie being supposedly changed into a lesbian?
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« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2010, 04:10:09 AM »

What? I thought Maxxie was turned into a gay hispanic dude.  :-\
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« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2010, 04:22:13 AM »

That was the original idea. But the latest is that it he is now a she:
http://perezhilton.com/2010-06-17-bullshiz-american-skins-changes-maxxie-character-into-lesbian

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« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2010, 04:34:52 AM »

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« Reply #53 on: June 19, 2010, 06:37:19 AM »

That was the original idea. But the latest is that it he is now a she:
http://perezhilton.com/2010-06-17-bullshiz-american-skins-changes-maxxie-character-into-lesbian

I don't know how reliable that is though.

Just reading the first part about the cheerleaders and the cheering makes me want to vomit.

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« Reply #54 on: June 19, 2010, 03:53:21 PM »

I've watched all of series one and I'm up to Episode six of Series 2.

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« Reply #55 on: June 19, 2010, 03:57:43 PM »

Sorry about the double post buttt

Why would they make Maxxie a lesbian? It was really neat that the UK Maxxie, even though he was gay, was still "one of the guys." You never know, seeing something like this on television could help push that gay people deserve to be treated the same as everyone else, and not as a weaker version.
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« Reply #56 on: June 20, 2010, 02:03:24 AM »

Sorry about the double post buttt

Why would they make Maxxie a lesbian? It was really neat that the UK Maxxie, even though he was gay, was still "one of the guys." You never know, seeing something like this on television could help push that gay people deserve to be treated the same as everyone else, and not as a weaker version.
I know, right?
Maxxie was awesome in the British version, making Maxxie a lesbian will kill it.
I think that the reason Maxxie will be a lesbian is because lesbians seem to be more "socially acceptable" that gay men. But that's just the impression that I'm getting, I could be wrong.
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« Reply #57 on: June 20, 2010, 03:18:03 AM »

Sorry about the double post buttt

Why would they make Maxxie a lesbian? It was really neat that the UK Maxxie, even though he was gay, was still "one of the guys." You never know, seeing something like this on television could help push that gay people deserve to be treated the same as everyone else, and not as a weaker version.
I know, right?
Maxxie was awesome in the British version, making Maxxie a lesbian will kill it.
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« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2010, 03:50:10 AM »

Sorry about the double post buttt

Why would they make Maxxie a lesbian? It was really neat that the UK Maxxie, even though he was gay, was still "one of the guys." You never know, seeing something like this on television could help push that gay people deserve to be treated the same as everyone else, and not as a weaker version.
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« Reply #59 on: June 20, 2010, 06:39:54 AM »

Also, there is a lesbian storyline in the seasons 3 and 4, so if Maxxie is lesbian on american one, what will happen when it gets that far? Are Naomi and Emily going to be guys?

...although that seems a bit silly to think about, I don't seriously think the US version reaches seasons 3 or 4, I doubt it'll even go to second season. All US remakes of UK shows seem to be a bit rotten, apart from The Office, although I can't say that for sure as I've never gotten into either shows. But Coupling as an US version was so horrid.
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« Reply #60 on: June 20, 2010, 07:07:07 AM »

Even if they get that far, they can take their fake Naomily and shove it up their privates.  >:( Nothing beats the real version <3
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« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2010, 04:34:54 AM »

Even if they get that far, they can take their fake Naomily and shove it up their privates.  >:( Nothing beats the real version <3
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« Reply #62 on: June 28, 2010, 09:50:23 PM »

Juuussssstttt started Series 3 and I already miss the 1st and 2nd season people.

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« Reply #64 on: June 28, 2010, 10:05:47 PM »

I'm excited for the movie. but if it doesn't carry on from the end of the 4th and answer my questions I WILL be pissed.
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« Reply #65 on: July 27, 2010, 01:31:05 PM »

Just watched the first two seasons over 4 days. Got addicted really fast. Cassie in the first half of season one was like "wow", really awesome. Chris was my favourite on the show overall.

Not a perfect show by any means, but it was pretty engaging overall. Will watch the next season soon, but I am not expecting much from what I have heard about it.
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« Reply #66 on: July 30, 2010, 07:08:01 PM »

Season 5 cast is announced next Thursday!!!!!! I'm excited :D

Also, old news, but Effy and Cooke are confirmed for the movie.
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« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2010, 03:47:16 AM »

yes,i did.its awesome.it has a different story which make people attached with it.
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« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2010, 03:18:08 AM »

Woot, new cast: http://www.e4.com/skins/series5/pictures/cast-reveal.html?decorator-index=1

Two of the girls reminds me of Jal, and Cassie from the first season.

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« Reply #70 on: August 26, 2010, 06:57:33 PM »

Yeah, but that just adds to it.
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« Reply #71 on: August 26, 2010, 07:22:53 PM »

I caught an episode of the new series last night. I can't believe how shit this show has become.
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« Reply #72 on: November 15, 2010, 12:22:00 PM »

I was finally able to watch season 3 via netflix. To my complete surprise I loved it. I really liked the cast and how they interacted with each other. My only problem with the show (and this goes for all the seasons) is I can pretty much predict all the hook-ups (who and in what order) from the get-go. Yet, maybe some of that can be credited to the actors really giving off the vibes early on. I can read a face.

Some of the acting is so good, I wonder if they are all really just fucking each other in real life?

I feel like an old American male like me should not be liking the show, but fuck it. I enjoy Brit teen dramas. I don't know why, I just do. I am a bit of an Anglophile since getting into Doctor Who when I was very young.
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« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2011, 07:53:58 AM »

THIS IS AWFUL.

I am talking about both the new US version and last night's episode of the new UK series. They both suck.
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« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2011, 08:18:24 AM »

have not seen the US version but I really liked the first episode of the new series.....immediately identified with Frankie... despite me being male and not being adopted by two gay dads
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« Reply #75 on: January 28, 2011, 06:01:02 PM »

have not seen the US version but I really liked the first episode of the new series.....immediately identified with Frankie... despite me being male and not being adopted by two gay dads

I bet her storyline will be that she realises that she's a he. They had the gay and lesbian storylines, so it's only fitting to have other transexual/queer storylines.
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« Reply #76 on: January 29, 2011, 01:01:15 AM »

have not seen the US version but I really liked the first episode of the new series.....immediately identified with Frankie... despite me being male and not being adopted by two gay dads
I haven't seen it either, but apparently they've adapted it for American TV, which is to say they've
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« Reply #77 on: January 29, 2011, 05:21:36 AM »

have not seen the US version but I really liked the first episode of the new series.....immediately identified with Frankie... despite me being male and not being adopted by two gay dads
I haven't seen it either, but apparently they've adapted it for American TV, which is to say they've
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I found parts of it tame compared to the UK version.
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« Reply #78 on: January 31, 2011, 05:48:06 AM »

Apparently the US version swapped the gay male character from the first season of the UK version for a gay female character. Given that it's supposed to be a pretty close adaptation of the original - with basically the same script from what I saw of the US trailer - I can't see how this isn't going to create problems later in the series where Maxxie's gender is relevant to the storyline, like with the Sketch subplot with Anwar.

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« Reply #79 on: January 31, 2011, 06:49:05 AM »

I'm watching Skins from the start again ♥
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« Reply #80 on: January 31, 2011, 08:39:12 AM »

Apparently the US version swapped the gay male character from the first season of the UK version for a gay female character. Given that it's supposed to be a pretty close adaptation of the original - with basically the same script from what I saw of the US trailer - I can't see how this isn't going to create problems later in the series where Maxxie's gender is relevant to the storyline, like with the Sketch subplot with Anwar.

Damn Americans and their apparently having a problem with gay men >:(

Incredibly, though, Tea (Maxxie's replacement) is one of the best characters in it so far because she is an original character and it doesn't come off as weird as how characters like Chris, Tony and Sid (though Sid's name is Stanley) do because the actors aren't playing the characters the same but the script suggests they are (things like Tony being less cocky and seeming less in charge but characters say lines like 'Tony is always right', but this new character isn't so it just doesn't make sense). Trust me. Also rather than looking for another blonde who can act all spaced out and weird like Cassie, they picked someone who looks totally different, speaks different and is still completely nuts but in a different way. And that works better too. Obviously I don't know their reasons for changing Maxxie entirely, but I personally feel it works better. I don't know what anyone else thinks though. Maybe she really fucking sucks and is a plague upon the earth and I'm just insane.
Also they're only making like 3 of the episodes of the 1st series (the second episode is already an original episode about 'Tea' and definitely far better than the first episode which was about 'Tony') the same so I'm guessing they will avoid the whole thing in which Maxxie's gender was relevant or change bits of it to suit her gender. I think the Sketch thing was in s2, anyway, right?
Anyway, through the first 2 episodes there were a ton of hints about where the story will take a completely different direction and while the whole thing weirded the fuck out of me and I can't say I enjoyed it too much, I think they did an alright job where they changed the characters and a shitty job where they kept the old. Which unfortunately makes up most of it.

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« Reply #81 on: February 01, 2011, 03:31:11 AM »

I watched the first episode and had no idea what the show was about: 14-year-olds fucking each other for drug money. I was so confused. But it's filmed in Toronto, and the school they go to is actually a college that a few of my friends go to so I watched it only to see where else they filmed. And a trip to Google says that it's supposed to take place in Baltimore, Maryland.
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« Reply #82 on: February 03, 2011, 03:34:09 PM »

I love Skins. Well, the first two seasons anyway. I just can't get myself to start watching the third season, the utter lack of Cassie would be too disappointing.
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« Reply #83 on: February 03, 2011, 03:46:50 PM »

I love Skins. Well, the first two seasons anyway. I just can't get myself to start watching the third season, the utter lack of Cassie would be too disappointing.

I felt the same way...until I actually sat down and watched the third, and fourth, and loved them both. They're completely different to me, in an awesome way.
But I mean, I went in not expecting that much from it because I was unsure how I would feel about the characters I loved and related to being replaced by new ones. But it worked, and I love the 3rd and 4th as much as the 1st and 2nd.
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« Reply #84 on: February 03, 2011, 03:56:41 PM »

^Hm... I might just give it a try, then. If it completely fucks up the way I see the series I'll know who I can blame. ;}
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« Reply #85 on: February 03, 2011, 04:07:45 PM »

^Haha, that I can live with.
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« Reply #86 on: February 04, 2011, 02:57:38 AM »

^Weeeell, turns out you won't have to. I watched the first episode last night and it was great. I think Pandora is well on her way to becoming my new favorite character, and Emily and Naomi are amazing.
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« Reply #87 on: February 04, 2011, 03:31:18 AM »

^YUSS!!!! Pandora is fantastic!
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« Reply #88 on: February 04, 2011, 07:21:21 AM »

indeed....
I actually fell asleep and missed last nights episode...mildly annoying..will have to wait til monday I suppose
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« Reply #89 on: February 04, 2011, 07:50:31 AM »

Last night's episode made me absolutely love Grace...and then dislike her a fair bit almost immediately after. Still. She's the only character so far that I can actually bear.
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« Reply #90 on: February 04, 2011, 11:52:51 AM »

Rich turned out to be more of a dick than I expected this episode, and they also seem to have some interesting ideas as to what is actually metal :\
Also, as above, I thought Grace was absolutely darling, although that kind of went downhill towards the end :( I think it will be interesting to see how her character develops through next weeks episode since it's about Mini, though.
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« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2011, 07:50:07 AM »

Damn it, US skins. I AM THIS CLOSE TO GIVING UP ON YOU.
They did the thing I said before...making the characters who don't act like the original characters do what the original characters did. For instance, not-Cassie (Cadie) hasn't been acting particularly into not-Stanley (Sid) like in the original, but now they are making her say Cassie lines and it just comes off so strangely...Anyone here know what I mean?

It is woeful. Chris's episode was butchered. His relationship with the teacher, while wrong, was kind of sweet in the original. Here it is not. Also when he goes to see his Dad and picks up the baby, he doesn't drop the baby. Unless I managed to miss something. But I don't think I did because I was watching out for it. I know that doesn't seem like something to be upset by, but in the original, it was a shocking moment that made you go 'oh no!' but it also said a lot about where Chris was...Bah.
I'm going to watch the next episode because it's Cadie's and I really did like Cassie's episode in the first series, but if it doesn't pick up, I'm not even going to bother.
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« Reply #92 on: February 06, 2011, 04:26:13 AM »

O_o that sounds incredibly frustrating. This is why I'm avoiding the US series, it will just feel weird since I've seen the British one and it will be the same but different, with the re-use of some lines with characters that no longer suit them, like you say.

Also, if Chris doesn't drop the baby, why does he run off? Just randomly? I'm assuming he still runs off, otherwise Jal wouldn't follow him, and there wouldn't be that bit at the grave where he talks about his brother and sees that his mother is still around from the flowers. Does that still happen?
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« Reply #93 on: February 06, 2011, 04:37:36 AM »

Okay, I'm about to watch the first episode of Skins US. I can't resist any longer - I need to see how badly they butchered it.

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« Reply #94 on: February 06, 2011, 10:42:52 AM »

O_o that sounds incredibly frustrating. This is why I'm avoiding the US series, it will just feel weird since I've seen the British one and it will be the same but different, with the re-use of some lines with characters that no longer suit them, like you say.

Also, if Chris doesn't drop the baby, why does he run off? Just randomly? I'm assuming he still runs off, otherwise Jal wouldn't follow him, and there wouldn't be that bit at the grave where he talks about his brother and sees that his mother is still around from the flowers. Does that still happen?

Yeah...All that still happens. Had I not seen the original, though, I'd assume he was just freaked out by like...how there even was a baby and being the big brother and how they had all these nice things and he just had a bit of money his mum left before running off.
It's not as clear or good or anything though.
Also the talking about the brother bit wasn't quite as sad.
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« Reply #95 on: February 06, 2011, 04:03:46 PM »

I got the third season for 10 $ without seeing previous seasons. I watched all 11 episodes over the course of the weekend (influenza + bronchitis = couch potatoe).
I adore JJ, he's by far my favorite character. (Socially inept nerds ftw)
Naomily is awesome, I'm proud to be called Naomi. Emily is adorable.
Effy is bloody annoying.
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« Reply #96 on: February 06, 2011, 04:14:21 PM »

Effy is fantastic! She's so much like her brother, but so different at the same time. And completely awesome.
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« Reply #97 on: February 06, 2011, 04:29:21 PM »

I thought the Effy thing got ridiculous. She did get pretty awful. They could have made her the cool character she'd come across as to begin with but instead they turned her into a disaster.
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« Reply #98 on: February 06, 2011, 04:29:35 PM »

I watched it for the first time last night. It was great  ;D
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« Reply #99 on: February 08, 2011, 10:09:14 AM »

I watched the entire 2nd generation in two days. Loved it.
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« Reply #100 on: February 08, 2011, 10:45:49 AM »

Yay! Spam!

Possible spoilers ahead in this ramble about the 4th episode of skins US.

Anyway, I just watched Cadie's (not-Cassie) episode. It was OK. I had been hoping for more. They gave her OCD and some other unspecified issues instead of an eating disorder (one of her doctors says she is showing signs of depression and anxiety and stuff but she never actually says that's what's going on), so the storyline was completely different. She was still chasing Stanley (not-Sid) and one of her doctors suggested she stopped taking drugs (prescription ones, of which she was taking a lot. Which was an irresponsible move by her doctor, really, if she's taking that many, she shouldn't be going right off of them) so she attempted it but also gave a lot of her drugs to people at a party at Michelle's house -where a lot of the story was set...see? Very different- after Stanley invited her pretty much purely to get drugs.
She also still has issues with her parents, but totally different ones. Her mum seems to want her to be part of this picture-perfect family and she doesn't fit in blah blah cliched bullshit (the parents in the US version are nowhere near as amazing as the UK ones).
Anyway...I'm not sure how to feel.
Also in the last episode, Tony and Tea (lesbian Maxxie replacement) had a 'moment' and Tony is trying to convince her to go on it. So I guess they are still doing something with those two characters...just in a different way.
OH and also Cadie said a Cassie lines that really stood out amongst the newness:
'Look up if you like me' -except instead of watching Sid from a window up high, she says it to herself when she spots him at the party. And he does look up. And it just seemed sort of rammed in there for the sake of it.
Oh well.
Super spoiler: Cadie in all her angst about Stanley after Tea tells her why he invited her (wrongly assuming she already knew) starts to have sex with Michelle's mum's boyfriend. Stanley sees her close the windows with him behind her and runs up and stops them.
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« Reply #101 on: February 09, 2011, 01:58:19 PM »

^In my opinion the US series is just utter bull. Tea and Stanley are kind of okay, but I can't stand Tony. The only thing that really amused me so far is that the girl who Chris sleeps with in ep. 1 has hideous teeth, just like in the UK version.  :buck2:

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« Reply #102 on: February 09, 2011, 02:23:49 PM »

I'm choosing not to think of her as Cassie. Cadie is pretty good, just in different ways. And not when you start thinking of her as Cassie.
Cassie was amazing. :'(
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« Reply #103 on: February 10, 2011, 01:33:17 PM »

Well... She's interesting, I've got to give her that. But Cassie was all kinds of adorable and I'd probably jump her on sight, while Cadie is the kind of person I wouldn't want to be in the same room with. You can guess which one I prefer.

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« Reply #104 on: February 24, 2011, 01:05:06 AM »

i've been watching through series four over the past couple of weeks and really enjoying it. the main thing i have to say is that i just finished the last episode of series four and I AM PISSED. I WANT CLOSURE. so much up in the air, i need one more episode with that cast so i can sleep at night!
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« Reply #105 on: February 24, 2011, 03:35:24 AM »

From what I've heard, some of them are going to be in the skins movie that is apparently going to eventually happen. I don't know though because I haven't been bothered to stay updated on that.
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« Reply #106 on: February 26, 2011, 09:55:14 AM »

Wait, they replaced Maxxie with a lesbian in the US version? wow...
That really changes Tony's character, now he's seen as a lot less out there if he's not going down on a guy while his girlfriend is asleep in the next room. (oh Russia)
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« Reply #107 on: February 27, 2011, 11:57:07 AM »

Tony's character is pretty bad. But they made it into a story about him trying to convince her that she wants to be with him even though she likes the ladies. Still sort of interesting. Still not as good, but whatever. Nothing about it is as good.

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« Reply #108 on: March 03, 2011, 02:40:42 AM »

checking in.
i watched all of the UK skins.
seasons 1 & 2 were fucking BRILLIANT beyond belief.
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« Reply #109 on: March 03, 2011, 02:44:18 AM »

also i have the biggest crush on tony.
and i fucking cried when chris died.
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« Reply #110 on: March 03, 2011, 03:09:29 AM »

^ might wanna spoiler alert that. ;)
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« Reply #111 on: March 06, 2011, 08:52:15 AM »

Re-watching all the other series. Then probably the last few episodes of the US skins because I haven't even bothered with them. It's great because none of them have Franky or Nick or Matty in them.
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« Reply #112 on: March 11, 2011, 04:19:27 AM »

Aw, this weeks episode made me kind of want a Rich. Even though the marriage thing is absurd. Cracked me up when he was trying to escape the kitchen.
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« Reply #113 on: March 11, 2011, 02:46:20 PM »

Kay I managed to get here without reading spoilers, but does anyone have a link for ep 3 of the US version? I can't find a decent torrent for it.
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« Reply #114 on: March 12, 2011, 09:37:33 AM »

Kay I managed to get here without reading spoilers, but does anyone have a link for ep 3 of the US version? I can't find a decent torrent for it.
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« Reply #115 on: March 13, 2011, 06:03:42 AM »

Kay I managed to get here without reading spoilers, but does anyone have a link for ep 3 of the US version? I can't find a decent torrent for it.
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Thanks and everything, but after downloading I realised you gave me links to the UK episode, I was after the US.
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« Reply #116 on: March 13, 2011, 12:22:17 PM »

Both the links say US. Sorry.
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« Reply #117 on: March 13, 2011, 03:21:57 PM »

Ahh this they do.
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« Reply #118 on: March 13, 2011, 04:34:41 PM »

I know I've seen the Chris episode...I'll try and find where I got it. I mean..I thought I had, but...I will look once more.
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« Reply #119 on: March 13, 2011, 08:44:53 PM »

^It's all good. I found one now, it's currently downloading. Thanks again though.

This episode wasn't as emotional of the UK version, it was almost comical, especially the scene when he's running and Daisy is chasing him, the music in that scene killed it.
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