'Skins' Season 1, Episode 7 Recap

Funny thing about tonight's episode -- the on-screen cable guide described the U.K. edition's 'Michelle' plot (even using the names Maxxie and Sid), but since the show ended up being so similar it's hard to blame the powers that be for the mistake.

Everyone obviously has different opinions on the subject, but Michelle, played by Rachel Thevenard, has been one of the cast's weaker links until the past couple of episodes. It's not the underwhelming acting (most of the kids are still figuring out the whole "craft of acting" thing), but that she seemed so superficial and a bit of a stereotypical, one-note hottie. Now, however, it's clear that the "real" Michelle is, at least for one episode, tougher and cleverer than she looks. Read More...



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