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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Series cast summary:
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 Effy Stonem (26 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Cassie Ainsworth (20 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Tony Stonem (19 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Chris Miles (19 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Sid Jenkins (19 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Michelle Richardson (19 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Naomi Campbell (19 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Alo Creevey (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Mini McGuinness (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 James Cook (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Liv Malone (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Franky Fitzgerald (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Nick Levan (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 JJ Jones (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Emily Fitch (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
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 Jal Fazer (18 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Anwar Kharral (18 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Maxxie Oliver (18 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Freddie Mclair (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Giles Thomas ...
 Doug (18 episodes, 2007-2012)
Lisa Backwell ...
 Pandora Moon (17 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Rich Hardbeck (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Katie Fitch (15 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Grace Violet (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Thomas Tomone (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Matty Levan (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Anthea Stonem (12 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 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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The first series was shot entirely in HD. See more »

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

Quotes

Emily: [laying in bed together] I wish I had a mom like that. Katie and me, we were always together. Everything together. Eating, sleeping... Until we were nine we used to take a dump at the same time.
Naomi: [laughing] Jesus!
Emily: Yeah. No secrets. There was no point.
Naomi: [beat, then serious] What about this one?
Emily: [beat] Naomi... I wanna tell people.
Naomi: That you're gay?
Emily: I wanna tell people about us. Come to the college ball with me.
Naomi: Why would I want to do that?
Emily: Why not?
Naomi: Em, it's nobody's business.
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Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.91 (2010) See more »

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Skins Theme Tune
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I love it!!!
29 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In 2007, i sat down to watch the first series of ''Skins'' not really knowing what to think before it started but as it did i found myself getting more involved in the characters lives and was able to place myself into there situations. Absaloutly superb acting by all of the cast, young and older, Fantastic script, Outstanding communication with the young public and faces the real life problems young people face these days. About a Boy's Nicholas Hoult is amazing, i was blown away with his performance as Tony, a moody teenager that has two sides to him, spiteful and sweet, Mike Bailey also gives a great performance as his shy character Sid Jenkins who is slowly evolving into more of a confident character because of Cassie (his girlfriend) played by Hannah Murray who in my eyes gives one of the strongest female performance's in Channel 4 history, she gives her character an unusual, almost spooky gift about her. Kind of' creeps you out a little but you can tell she is sweet in heart. One of the strongest male performances in the show is played by Dev Patel , who in the show is Anwar, the desperate for a girlfriend Asian teenager who is best friends with the gay character Maxxie, played by Mitch Hewer, who in my opinion gives one of the best male performances in TV history, outstanding! I was blown away by his performance in the stalker storyline with Sketch, who also gives a brilliant performance.

All together Skins is a amazing show and i advise people of all ages to watch! Other main characters include Michelle, Jal, Chris.


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