Skins Review: Mini

This has been an emotional night of television for me. I was not expecting Mini’s instalment of Skins to get to me the way it did, and I was caught off guard by the events of this episode. I was very impressed by the acting in this episode. Mini was possibly my least favourite character for…

Skins Reviews: Alex and Franky

In my first two reviews of the sixth series of Skins I was fairly negative. In the third and fourth instalment of the new series, I have almost nothing bad to say. Aside from sometimes wishing there were some lighter moments in an otherwise very dark story I think the writers are handling the grieving process…

Skins Review: Rich

The second episode of Skins series 6 was not my favourite. With the exception of the very end of the episode I was mostly bored. I didn’t think the episode did a great job with the ‘hallucinating about someone who is in a coma’ plot, and for most of the episode I was stuck wondering why in the world…

Skins Series 6: Everyone

I just finished watching the series 6 premiere of Skins and I’m left with very mixed feelings. The story in and of itself and what it might lead to later in the series was an exciting change of pace from what has happened in earlier series. What bothered me was that the writers seem to have forgotten…

Skins Review: Series 5

Comparing the third generation to the first and second is a little premature because only series 5 has aired yet, so there’s still more story to tell. So far I don’t think it lives up to the two previous generations, but in all fairness they both got better in their second half so I’m keeping my mind…

Skins Review: Second Generation

If the first generation of Skins, meaning series 1 and 2, was graded A, the second generation would be a B, possibly B+. I was unsure if I would like it when I started watching, but thanks to characters that were both complex and complicated I really enjoyed it. Although it didn’t quite live up…

Skins Review: First Generation

I first heard of Skins when every entertainment news site on the internet started reporting on the controversy concerning MTV airing the American remake. Because I was curious I checked it out and found the first episode interesting enough to keep watching a few more, but in the end I stopped because I felt no connection…