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Skins 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (2007–2013)
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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:
Kaya Scodelario ...  Effy Stonem 26 episodes, 2007-2013
Nicholas Hoult ...  Tony Stonem 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Joe Dempsie ...  Chris Miles 19 episodes, 2007-2008
Hannah Murray ...  Cassie Ainsworth 19 episodes, 2007-2013
Mike Bailey ...  Sid Jenkins 19 episodes, 2007-2008
April Pearson ...  Michelle Richardson 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 Fazer 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Dev Patel ...  Anwar Kharral 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Mitch Hewer ...  Maxxie Oliver 18 episodes, 2007-2008
Luke Pasqualino ...  Freddie Mclair 18 episodes, 2009-2010
Giles Thomas Giles Thomas ...  Doug 18 episodes, 2007-2012
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 14 episodes, 2011-2012
Morwenna Banks ...  Anthea Stonem 12 episodes, 2007-2010
Daniel Kaluuya ...  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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Drama

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK] | Official Facebook

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

During the fight between Katie and Emily, Kathryn Prescott was so in character that she accidentally hit Giles Thomas (Doug) in the face. 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 »

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Featured in Welshy Reviews: Misfits (2012) See more »

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Skins Theme Tune
Composed by Fat Segal
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BEST show. Watch it all!
2 October 2016 | by blondeearthlingSee all my reviews

Skins is one of the best shows I have ever watched. It is raw, honest and emotional beyond words. It consists of three different generations/slightly different casts with two seasons per generation. And finally it concludes with a seventh season that picks up some of the previous characters to give them a proper send off into adult life.

Generation 1 (Season 1 and 2) is the main one people love. It is the original that made people fall in love with Skins in the first place. It is amazingly well made and will always be a classic. This generation tends to be most peoples favorite. I think Cassie and Chris in particular are some really interesting characters you will fall in love with. The ending left a lot unanswered though, and that made me a bit disappointed.

Generation 2 (Season 3 and 4) is also a lot of people's favorite, and that has a lot to do with Freddie/Effy and the character of Cook. It is a lot darker than the first generation, and it contains a lot more drugs. A bit raunchier I would say. But I still loved it. The ending of this one was a double-edged sword. Because even though the last scene was iconic and JUST GOLD, there was still SO MUCH stuff left unanswered, and that made me even more frustrated than the mysterious ending of the first generation.

Generation 3 (Season 5 and 6) was different from the previous generations. A lot of people didn't like this generation, but honestly I loved that one too. It is more positive in some sorts. It had some really heartbreaking stories, yet some really lovely moments. And this ending nailed it. A good ending that made me feel content, and happy I actually watched all generations. And yeah, this ending made me cry like a baby.

I would give 10/10 for both generation 1 and 2, a 8/10 for generation 3, and a 8/10 for season 7 with previous characters.

Seriously, watch all generations. It will give you such a sense of the entire show, and once you reach that final scene in season 6 you will be so glad you watched it all the way through. The generations were all perfect and unique in their own way, and I couldn't say "watch this/that generation and forget the rest", because they complete each other, and I love them all so much.

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