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:
Kaya Scodelario ...  Effy Stonem / ... 26 episodes, 2007-2013
Nicholas Hoult ...  Tony 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Joe Dempsie ...  Chris 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Hannah Murray ...  Cassie / ... 19 episodes, 2007-2013
Mike Bailey ...  Sid 19 episodes, 2007-2008
April Pearson ...  Michelle 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Lily Loveless ...  Naomi Campbell / ... 19 episodes, 2009-2013
Will Merrick ...  Alo Creevey 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Freya Mavor ...  Mini McGuinness 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Jack O'Connell ...  James Cook / ... 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Laya Lewis ...  Liv Malone 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Dakota Blue Richards ...  Franky Fitzgerald 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Sean Teale ...  Nick Levan 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Ollie Barbieri ...  JJ Jones / ... 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Kathryn Prescott ...  Emily Fitch / ... 18 episodes, 2009-2013
Larissa Wilson ...  Jal 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Dev Patel ...  Anwar 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Luke Pasqualino ...  Freddie Mclair / ... 17 episodes, 2009-2010
Giles Thomas Giles Thomas ...  Doug 18 episodes, 2007-2012
Mitch Hewer ...  Maxxie 17 episodes, 2007-2008
Lisa Backwell Lisa Backwell ...  Pandora Moon / ... 17 episodes, 2008-2010
Alexander Arnold ...  Rich Hardbeck 16 episodes, 2011-2012
Megan Prescott ...  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 13 episodes, 2011-2012
Morwenna Banks ...  Anthea / ... 12 episodes, 2007-2010
Daniel Kaluuya ...  Posh Kenneth / ... 11 episodes, 2007-2009
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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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Trivia

On several occasions in Skins: Sketch (2008) and in one scene in Skins: Michelle (2008), Sketch is singing. This is Aimee-Ffion Edwards's actual singing voice. In fact, Edwards is a talented singer and was a runner-up in the Welsh music talent show Wawffactor (2003) several years prior. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Naomi: I think I'm going away for this summer.
Emily: Oh.
Naomi: Spain, Cyprus, perhaps. By myself. Spend some time by myself, you know, do some thinking by myself.
[clears throat]
Emily: About what?
Naomi: Let's just be friends, okay?
Emily: We say that, don't we?
Naomi: [beat] Yeah, have a good summer.
[starts to walk off]
Emily: [beat] I'll miss you
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Due to licensing issues, the DVDs and international broadcastings of the first three seasons have a very different soundtrack. The opening theme by Fat Segal remains intact in all versions. See more »

Connections

Referenced in That Mitchell and Webb Look: Episode #3.6 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Skins Theme Tune
Composed by Fat Segal
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Season one and two - Amazing. The rest? Not so much...
15 July 2016 | by ewansuttieSee all my reviews

The 1st generation of Skins (Season 1/2) is an immensely gripping British Drama, with great acting, story lines, and lovable characters. It's funny, emotional, weird, and deciphers the lives of British teenager years fantastically well, and in such a way that it's impossible to not like any of the characters. No other television show has made me laugh, cry and feel for the characters like this before.

After the departure of the characters we've come to know and love, a new, less likable bunch arrive. I'm not sure if these where the writers intentions, but season 3 - 7 fail to grab the essence of the original two season's. The acting isn't even comparable to the 1st generation, the humor level is dumbed down to fart jokes and penis jokes, which is something the 1st never did, or if so, did in a way that didn't make it seem forced or even remotely like cheap writing.

There are a few good moments and a few characters that made me laugh a couple of times, but these are the characters that are just copies of the old ones, and these same characters seem as if they are trying to balance the weight of the entire show on their shoulders.

It's just not the same, and because you get so emotionally attached to the first generation's excellently written characters, narratives and style, it's hard to fall in love again.

Season one and two - 9/10

Season 3-7 - 6.5.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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