Under My Skins

I developed a brand new unhealthy obsession over the past week or so. I really got into the show Skins and I’ve been trying really hard not to watch too many videos of it on youtube so it doesn’t spoil the ending.

What I learned, very sadly, was that this show only had these particular characters on for the first 2 seasons and for the 3rd season they got all new characters. Obviously, England does things a bit differently than we do. Plus, it was much more plot oriented and didn’t force anything. Sometimes I wanted more though, I can’t deny it.

There is Tony who is kind of a jerk but he isn’t always that way. There is Sid, my favorite, who has no confidence at first but comes into his own over time. At first I really didn’t like Michelle, then I liked her and then I hated her. I grew to love Chris and Maxxie as the series went on. I can’t forget to mention Anwar, who ended up in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. There is Jal, who I think you don’t really get to appreciate until towards the end of the show, which is too bad. Oh and Cassie, she’s a big ol mess but she’s sweet and weird. They are all weird, that’s why I love them.

As Manly Man says it’s My So Called Life meets Queer as Folk, not in the gay way but in the intense but humorous way, if that makes sense. I’ve heard some don’t like how the teenagers in England are portrayed in this but you know, I figure they are all tossers. Yes, I am lamely now trying to speak in British slang. I also feel too old to be into this show, since it’s about teenagers and I don’t know anyone my age who is into it. This is, perfect timing for my upcoming birthday where I drift further into my thirties.

I have 3 episodes left and then that is it for all these characters, which is just cruel if you ask me. I’m going to go cry now…leave me be…

If you want to see a little more watch this and this is a great trailer too. Oh and I’m getting really sick of not being able to embed videos anymore, I hate you youtube!

I found a trailer for season 2, seriously awesome.


  1. Grant

    February 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Embedding videos works fine for me. Maybe it’s your template. Them custom jobs is the debbil’s bidness.

    1. Robin

      February 16, 2010 at 9:51 am

      @Grant, well the videos say you can’t embed them.

  2. Alissa

    February 16, 2010 at 9:56 am

    OMG, you know how much I miss My-So-Called Life? I LOOOOVED that show. It was one show that dealt with real everyday life/people. Flannel shirts and doc marten’s! None of these rich preppy kids who look like models. I miss that…

    1. Robin

      February 16, 2010 at 9:58 am

      @Alissa, then please please, check out this show!

  3. Avitable

    February 16, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I’ve never even heard of it. Maybe I’ll have to check it out – I did love My So-Called Life.

    1. Robin

      February 16, 2010 at 10:16 am

      @Avitable, I have a feeling you would like it but who knows, check it out.

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