'Skins' Season 1, Episode 3 Recap

After the completely original 'Tea' episode last week, it was a bit of a disappointment to see just how faithful this episode was to the original, even if it does, once again, show the vulnerability beneath the character's overconfident adolescent façade.

In the Bristol version, Chris' story arc is the most heartbreaking, and it all starts with this bleak look at why and how he's such an unrepentant pill-popping party boy: his parents can't be bothered with him.

It's not an uncommon plot device for parents to be MIA on a younger-skewing series -- even the preschool cartoon 'Max and Ruby' and the Nickelodeon hit 'iCarly' depict parents who are inexplicably never around -- but the cruel way Chris's (Jesse Carere) probably mentally ill mother and deadbeat father completely desert him is pretty unfathomable. Even MTV's naive 'Teen Moms' wouldn't do that. Read More...



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