Skinned Alive

If you’ve seen my tweets in the last week you would know I’ve developed a fairly serious addiction and it’s regarding the show Skins. It’s like I was injected with a drug for a week or two and then the dealer is all “sorry, that’s all, take care.” Uhm, I’m hooked now and that’s all you want to give me? You’re just going to leave me hanging like this? How am I supposed to get my fill?

Luckily there is a bunch of videos online people have made but that is kind of like sniffing glue to alleviate your heroin addiction. Plus, the ending was…well I can’t say since most of you haven’t seen it but…wtf? I mean, are you trying to kill me you British twats? Was this all a plot just to torture me?

Then there is the Wild World video the cast made for the finale, that I plan to stop listening to eventually. Really. Warning: if you haven’t watched the first season entirely it gives some stuff away.

Skins – It’s a Wild World VideoFunny bloopers R us

I’ve come to learn that the whole Sid and Cassie romance is huge online, I mean HUGE. I thought at some point I would run out of videos of them to watch on youtube, nope not yet. I also won’t tell you how many videos I watched, it’s better that you don’t know.

Sid & Cassie

I’m thinking about this show all the time, all during the day, when I go to bed and when I wake up. I have to watch just a little every few hours to alleviate…whatever. I can’t even follow any other shows or listen to audiobooks because my mind keeps wandering. I feel like I’m 14 years old and we all know how much it sucks to be 14.

There have only been a handful of shows that I’ve gotten this emotionally wrapped up in and the only ones I can really think of right now are My So-Called Life and Felicity. I am still upset about them ending MSCL because poor Brian was just left there and will forever be standing on the side of the road as Angela drives off with Jordan. I was so wrapped up in Felicity that when they went a direction that really bothered me I had to stop watching the show.

We all have our shows or whatever that we get all wrapped up in. For some of you it’s Star Trek or it’s Twilight or it’s Gilmore Girls or it’s something else. I do give you full permission to mock me. I can only hope that I will be able to move beyond this at some point and lead a normal life again.

Until then…I’ll just watch season 1 again…


  1. bluepaintred

    February 18, 2010 at 9:14 am

    whatever. its a tv show. who cares if you get “addicted” to it or whatever. seriously you will spend a month or two obsessing over it and find soemthing new. that’s what people DO

    1. Robin

      February 18, 2010 at 9:15 am

      @bluepaintred, we can only hope…

  2. Amanda

    February 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Here’s the thing. I like this show a lot. Love, even. But it’s hard for me when I know there are only 20 episodes of a show. That’s the problem I have with UK shows, they’re too short for me to really throw myself into the way I did with, say, Gilmore Girls. That were, what, 150 episodes? I do like it a lot, I just haven’t invested myself into it

    1. Robin

      February 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      @Amanda, I couldn’t agree with you more, in some ways I wish I hadn’t invested but it sucked me in.

  3. Grant

    February 18, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Of course, you could actually try glue and heroin in the meantime.

    1. Robin

      February 19, 2010 at 7:54 am

      @Grant, I’ll give it a go.

  4. Crystal

    February 18, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Oh, we know how many videos you’re watching on Youtube. Everytime you favorite one it shows up in our feeds. If I’m assume that you’re not fav’ing every single videos you’re watching, but only a portion of them, then you’re still watching a metric fuckton of Youtube fanfic.

    1. Robin

      February 19, 2010 at 7:54 am

      @Crystal, metric fuckton sounds about right.

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