Skins Review: All About Stanley

Stanley needs some new friends.

His best friend, Tony, (if you can even call him that), is the ultimate manipulator. While he manages to skate out of every situation, he uses his "friends" for his own means. Even his own girlfriend is simply a pawn in his everyday life. The only person Tony seems to care about is Tea, but it’s more because he can’t have her, not because he truly wants to be with her.

On the latest episode of Skins, it was hard to watch Stanley jump at Tony’s every order. Did he do it because he wanted to fit in and be accepted, or because he thought that Tony would respect him as a loyal friend?

Either way, Stanley finally got the newsflash that Tony is a selfish person. Walking past Tony after his court hearing was a bravo moment for Stanley. Way to stand up for yourself, buddy.

Hopefully, Stanley can do the same to Michelle because she’s not really a friend to him, either. Her focus is all about Tony, even with his blatant disregard for her feelings. The fact that she knows that Stanley likes her and uses it for her own comfort, while throwing it in his face, shows an extreme lack of maturity. She needs to grow up, find a new boyfriend and stop stringing Stanley along. Read More...


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