Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Data Base: Skins UK

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Series Premiere 25 January, 2007
Series Finale 5 August, 2013
Genre Teenie-drama, Comedy
Country of Origin United Kingdom
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 61
Running Time 44-48 minutes
Developed by Bryan Elsley
Jamie Brittain
Starring Lisa Backwell, Ollie Barbieri, Joe Dempsey, Mitch Hewer , Nicholas Hoult, Lily Loveless, Merveille Lukeba, Hannah Murray, Jack O’Connel, Luke Pasqualino, Dev Patel, April Pearson, Kathryn Prescott, Megan Prescott, Kaya Scodelario, Larissa Wilson
Guest Stars Worth Mentioning


Skins UK casts a look into the lives of a group of British teenagers as they learn about love, friendship and what it means to be growing up. The storyline covers dysfunctional families, drug abuse, homosexuality, mental illnesses and death, but never loses its humour, despite all these grave topics.

Yay or nay?

Definitely a yay. The show is witty, humorous, tragic and silly all at the same time. There is really no comparison to the abysmal US version of it. Especially the first two seasons are really captivating and make you feel and care for the fate of the characters. But to all those people who are interested in building up long term commitments to fictional characters, be aware that there is a change in cast every two seasons, so you might not want to get too attached (like that is even possible.) Also, at least in my opinion, the first generation is the benchmark against which all other generations are measured, but sadly can’t keep up with – which doesn’t mean that they are not fun to watch. Just go ahead and see for yourself.

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