Discovering SKINS


I have a confession to make, when Skins premiered on BBC America a year ago, I started watching part of the first episode and then just gave up on it.


Why?


Well, it just didn't look like something that I thought I would enjoy because at the time I had so many shows to watch already on my schedule so I wasn't in the mood. Honestly I didn't give Skins a chance.


Fast forward to today (a year later). I recently received some screeners for Season 3 of Skins, which premieres tomorrow, August 6, at 9pm on BBC America, and thought it was time to give the show that has received so many praises another chance.


And so I spent the last week catching up on season 1 and 2 of Skins in order to be able to write my review for season 3.


Well let me tell you, I stand corrected. Not only is Skins a really amazing show, I have become addicted to it. I could not put the remote down and would just watch episodes back to back, cursing whenever I finished a DVD and had to wait for the next batch from Netflix.


It was like, where have you been Skins? How did I not know you before?


I will admit that it takes a couple of episodes to really get into the show, but from episode 1 I realized that I hadn't given Skins a fair chance the first time around. However, I am sort of glad that I only discovered it now because I got to watch both seasons back to back, which was such a great experience.


So what is Skins about? It follows the lives of a few teenagers as they deal with life, love, and heartbreaks. But as opposed to a teenage show on the CW, Skins is gritty and feels true. The cast doesn't look like it has been taken from a magazine page, but actually feels authentic and is relatable. Skins is also not afraid to deal with a lot of taboo subjects that teenagers are faced with truthfully.


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Aug 19, 2009 6:58AM EDT

dude i totaly agree with u, but i only started watchin skins after it hit the TV in australia, it was that awsome!! one of the best tv shows!! lookin forward to the next season 4! or moive?? great work!

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Sep 21, 2009 8:37PM EDT

That's a shame that you hadn't watched it earlier. It has been huge here in Australia since season 1 came out, both in teenage and the younger adult demographics.

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Dec 21, 2009 8:57AM EST

yay, fellow aussie skins fans.... i'm the same, i got addicted within days and couldn't stop watching :D now i'm awaiting season 4, hoping for some cameos from the original cast!!

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