Skins (2007– )

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Effy Stonem (26 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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 Cassie Ainsworth (19 episodes, 2007-2013)
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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)
Laya Lewis ...
 Liv Malone (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
Ollie Barbieri ...
 JJ Jones (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Franky Fitzgerald (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Nick Levan (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Emily Fitch (18 episodes, 2009-2013)
Larissa Wilson ...
 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)
Jessica Sula ...
 Grace Violet (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Merveille Lukeba ...
 Thomas Tomone (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sebastian De Souza ...
 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 tries 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. Gay and popular friend Maxxie is along for the ride. Cassie is in love with Sid but has some mental issues. Straight-laced Jal wants to focus on her musical ambitions. Written by gatetraveler

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Trivia

Myspace was given exclusive access to show the first 4 parts of the new episode for series 2. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Emily: [behind her closed door, after Naomi knocked] I'm not going to open the door. My face is all puffy. I cried a bit.
Naomi: I don't care.
[sits down on the front porch, Emily sits down, too]
Naomi: I do want someone. I need someone.
[beat]
Naomi: You're it.
Emily: [teary] And?
Naomi: [crying] And... when I'm with you, I feel like a better person. And I feel happier, less alone... less lonely
[Emily sticks her hand out of the catflap to hold Naomi's hand]
Naomi: It's not as simple as that, is it? Being with someone?
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Featured in TV Is Dead?: Winning Back the Teens (2007) See more »

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Skins Theme Tune
Composed by Fat Segal
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User Reviews

 
Superb, quality all the way through.
26 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I can't stress enough how wonderful all these characters are, all very distinct, deep and you learn to care deeply about each one in a short space of time.

Damn shame series one has ended so soon - but the final episode, especially the final sequence has given me both shivers and tears even on the second viewing - and I'm a grown man in my 30's.

This is NOT just a teeny-drama, it's top quality essential viewing for anyone with an open mind.

Really want to learn more about these characters, I want to share their lives - so let's be having Series 2 straight away please!

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Series 2 was good, although not as good as 1, still way better than most things out there. I think those who dislike it so strongly probably gave up too early.

Series 3 however - what a disappointment! The writing has gone childish, simplistic and without any of the strong plots of the first two series. Cook - the most dislikable character, is over-used in every episode so far and completely overpowers every other character. It's gone from a great show about the lives of several people, to a badly written situdrama about one character being an idiot, with other people on the sidelines.

Series 1: 10/10 Series 2: 9/10 Series 3: 2/10

Huge disappointment.


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