Remember in December when I said I would start recapping the second season of Skins? Well I didn’t forget. I just put it off until now. So here it goes, another round of Skins Rewind, where I go back to the first seasons of Skins and reminisce about the good ol’ days. It’s not that I don’t like the current generation but if you’re watching series 6 then you know that Skins has taken a very dark and depressing turn.
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.
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.
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.
Let’s get into it.