📺 How Good was it Really?: Skins 📺

Not a great showing for Gilmore Girls, but it did get 69 votes (nice)

Show Rating
I’m Alan Partridge 4.79
The Wire 4.75
Seinfeld 4.09
The Office UK 4.07
Breaking Bad 4.01
Friday Night Lights 3.89
Fawlty Towers 3.89
Knowing Me, Knowing You 3.84
Mid Morning Matters 3.8
The League of Gentlemen 3.64
The Office US 3.48
The X-Files 3.19
Malcolm in the Middles 3.18
Gilmore Girls 3.09
Psychoville 3.01
Mr. Bean 2.94
Only Fools and Horses 2.94
Lost 2.39
Goodnight Sweetheart 2.11

It’s Friday and I’m in the mood for some nostalgia, so let’s talk SKINS

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(the third generation never happened)

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Byker Grove for people who thought The Klaxons were good.

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:joy:

Never watched it

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I really liked Skins. Thought it did a lot of good.

Some random thoughts:

  • Dev Patel is fucking gorgeous these days
  • The third generation was almost offensively bad
  • Hated that they killed Chris
  • Hated that they had to kill someone off every gen
  • Isn’t it MAD how many stars the show spawned? Cassie and Chris in GoT, Dev Patel in Hollywood, Jack O’Connell is a proper good actor, Daniel Kaluuya is Daniel Kaluuya, her out of Gen 3 was in Split

Skins

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Selfies thread is Dev Alahan
HGWIR thread is Dev Patel

Happy Devday

awful obviously but gonna give it a five anyway, fuck it

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I give it 4 (fore), lol!

Came to post this. The casting director for the first series deserves whatever the casting equivalent is of an Oscar. The less said about literally everything that came after, the better

edit maybe that’s unfair. Series 1 felt like something properly different, and I loved the approach of casting (mostly) unknowns as the leads and then Proper Comedy Legends as the parents. But it got sucked into its own nonsense very quickly. See also: Misfits

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love this clip

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I thought the first two series were really good but only saw a couple of episodes after that, seems to have gone on much longer than I thought it did

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Not sure how far I got. Quite enjoyed it because I got to see lots of bits of Bristol and it reminded me of wandering around that place at 6 in the morning.

FUCKING HELL I DID NOT KNOW DANIEL KALUUYA WAS IN SKINS.

POSH KENNETH. FUCKING HELL.

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I might have watched episode 1 - but quickly concluded that I was already too old to be watching this and stopped

Enjoy your nostalgia younger members of DIS

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wrote a couple of episodes too apparently

First reaction : Nah mate it was ages ago I enjoyed it
After a google: I was 27 why was i watching skins

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That episode where the posh guy wants to take revenge on Tony by thinking he is going to be forced in to having sex with Effy was properly nasty, blew my mind as a teenager.

Having all the kids parents played by top British comedians was a masterstroke too.

Obviously got completely terrible quite quickly in to second group but will forever have a place in the heart of a generation of teenagers I reckon.

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I was 32

I might have watched it if my life was a whirl sex and drugs at that point, but I was deep into the world of work and parenting, seeing young people enjoying themselves was not really what I needed

Ah that’s why i liked it, apart from the sex bit.

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Omg. I was one of those kids whose parents tried to ban them from watching it (my mother deleted a few episodes from the Skybox, fuming) but they couldn’t keep me from it.

First gen was brilliant. Or at least it was brilliant to me, the world’s most sheltered 14-year-old. Although parts of it were totally ludicrous and there was probably some really poor handling of difficult topics (gonna have to rewatch), it was genuinely eye-opening for me about certain stuff and there were some great characters/relationships. Also that final scene with Sid looking for Cassie and Time To Pretend playing over the top blew my mind. Complete emotional blue balls. It was the first show I watched and almost felt slightly despondent after watching it, thinking “I wish I’d written that.” (I still get this intermittently with shows.)

Second gen… I’m gonna have to take a deep breath and go outside before I can start discussing THAT. That and Gossip Girl season 5/6 make me angrier than any other television. Fffffff.

I refused to watch the third generation because I was so burnt by the second generation bullshit.

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