Skins Rewind: It’s A Wild World

Here it is. The final Skins Rewind for series 1. What’s in store for the finale? Anwar’s 17th birthday party and a whole lot of relationship drama. And lingering stares from across roadways. And trucks. And unexpected musical numbers.

If this episode doesn’t cement your love for Skins, nothing will.

This is as close to an Anwar-centric episode that we get.

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Skins Rewind: Now Introducing Effy Stonem

Effy Stonem, for a number of reasons, is my favorite Skins character. She’s dark, funny, edgy, way too smart for her age, and no Skins character is bigger mess than her. This first season episode introduces us to Effy’s enigmatic ways long before she went nuts in season 4. Looking back on it now, this episode says one thing: Effy Stonem is here and we better get used to her.

Seriously. Get used to Effy now. She causes problems for three more seasons.

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Skins Rewind: Season 1, Episode 1 – The Gang’s All Here

I’m bored. What a perfect excuse for me to rewatch Series 1 through 4 of Skins. Again. (You know how I love my Skins.) First up, Series 1, Episode 1 – Tony.

In the very first episode of the series (the episode the US version would do a severe disservice to), we got our first glimpse at the original Skins gang  – Tony, Sid, Michelle, Cassie, Chris, Jal, Maxxie and Anwar.

The First Generation - Look how pretty they all are! (Ick, Sketch!)

Let’s get into it.

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Trailer Fix: Wuthering Heights

Ever since it was announced that Andrea Arnold was stepping in as the director of Wuthering Heights, my excitement for this adaptation of Emily Bronte’s novel quadrupled. Like Jane Eyre, a new take on Wuthering Heights pops up every five years or so. Most are rather boring.

But when Arnold became attached to the project, which at one point has Natalie Portman starring as Cathy (blerg), I suddenly had faith that this new Wuthering Heights would be something daring, artistic, and not for everyone. The trailer indicates just that.

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Reviews of Wuthering Heights so far have been mixed. Much of the dialogue is absent and there is an emphasis on unconventional hand-held camera work. You see this in the trailer with the one spoken line and stark imagery, which is more than enough to interest me in the final product.  I’m most curious about is if  Kaya Scodelario (best known as Effy on Skins) stands out at all as Catherine.

Wuthering Heights won’t be released theatrically in the US until 2012. Will you see Wuthering Heights when it hits theaters?

Skins (UK) Recap – What Just Happened?!?

I haven’t posted recaps for the last three episodes of Skins because of my schedule. But the episodes “Katie”, “Freddie”, and “J.J” basically went like this: The Fitches went bankrupt, Katie and Emily more or less made up, Naomi and Emily did not, Pandora still clearly loves Thomas, JJ got a girlfriend, JJ and Thomas have the best scenes together, Cook broke out of prison, Freddie dealt with a manic-depressive, bipolar Effy and Effy attempted suicide. Now that we’re caught up, let’s get on with the recap.

There is a HUGE spoiler in this recap. Read at your own risk.

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