Skins (US) Recap: Daisy, the Fixer

Every group of friends has someone they turn to make all their problems go away. For the Skins gang that person is Daisy Valero. All season she has been the voice of reason, whether or not her friends actually chose to listen to her. But now she just wants someone – her dad, her sister, her friends, – to actually hear her.

Ugh, people are so demanding.

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Skins (US) Recap: Not as dumb as she looks

This week on Skins, it has arrived: chlamydia. See PTC, this show does have a redeeming message! Don’t be a douchey manslut! When Michelle finds out about this unfortunate – and that it didn’t come from that just as nasty hot tub in her backyard – she has to confront everything she has long denied about her relationship with Tony. He’s a serial cheater (who Tony cheats with is another issue) and doesn’t care about her.

The saga of the popular red head

Lets get into it.

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Skins (US) Recap: High in the Wild

It is hard to believe but we have passed the midpoint of the first season of MTV’s Skins experiment. The show has had its ups and downs as the pieces come together. If you made to choice to stick with and not overwhelmingly compare this series to the UK version, then you probably have been pleasantly surprised. (If you haven’t read The New Yorker’s recent review of Skins, do so now.)

Monday’s episode focused on Abbud, played by Ron Mustafaa. So far Abbud has been the series most peripheral character, the  human equivalent of a lapdog. Abbud can be overly energetic, a bit sexually depraved, sometimes Chris’ sidekick, and another straight boy yearning for Tea Marvelli. And sometimes, he prays to Allah. Abbud also makes some shocking discoveries about his friends.

The call of the wild doesn't really help Abbud

Let’s get into it.

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Skins (UK) Recap: Keep it Simple

I have jokingly referred to Liv as Jal 2.0, but after last night’s episode I quickly realized that Liv is no Jal. She is stuck somewhere between her family’s expectations, her best friend’s deception, and her desire for someone to care about her.

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Skins (US) Recap: Break the Cycle, Stanley

Something pretty awesome happened on MTV last night. There were two successive episodes of Skins that were pretty good. Skins is really starting to find its groove, which is awesome for us viewers.

It was Stanley’s episode. He’s the quiet and sensitive yin to Tony’s yang. After a series of events that lead Stanley to face a judge, he begins to see how manipulative and calculating Tony is. There were some hilarious moments (Michelle’s girl fight with Tabitha) and some real character development (Cadie).  Let’s get into it.

What's beneath those golden locks Stanley?

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