SKINS (UK) “Mini” Review

SKINS "Mini" Series 5 Episode 3 - This week’s SKINS focuses on the Queen of Queen Bees, Mini, as we get to know the girl behind the bitchy-ness.

I enjoyed this episode as we get to know more about the characters we meet fleetingly in each episode. Mini it turns out is not the uber confident style queen that she makes out to be but rather a confused, exercise obsessed, lonely girl with a border-line eating disorder. Too insecure to have sex with Nick she grows jealous of the more free spirited (if not slightly slutty) Liv.

My first impression of this series of Skins was that it was ludicrous and naff but as the characters develop it appears to be dealing with issues more firmly rooted in reality than previous generations. Losing your virginity, coping with almost crippling insecurity, jealousy and difficult relationships with parents are being covered each week.

Franky and Mini have a moment at the fashion show after-party, hinting at a truce or even possible future friendship. And as her only "friend" has just come stumbling out of the toilet with Nick, Mini may need all the friends she can get. Read More...


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