Skins US 1.05 "Stanely" Review

I held off on this review due to the satellite provider claiming last night's episode was going to be "Abbud" instead of "Stanley" and didn't want to post the wrong review. Now that we know that it was DirecTV's fault and not another controversy laden issue, I now give you my review of last night's Skins, which was all about Stanley and his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.

First and foremost, if you saw the original Skins series, then you will know that this is another direct adaptation of the "Sid" episode of series one. While the shell of the "Sid" episode was there: Stanley/Sid's in trouble at school, Stanley/Sid has issues with his dad, Tony screws over both Stanley/Sid and Michelle for his amusement, etc, there wasn't anything necessarily new. There were a few new aspects in "Stanley" that deviated from its original source, but the episode in general didn't hold up, but not in the way many Skins purists might feel. Read More...


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