Skins Rewind: Who’s That Creeper In The Window?

After a five-month hiatus and just in time for summer, Skins Rewind is back. I left off after recapping the Series 2 premiere episode, “Maxxie and Tony“, which caught us up to the gang’s whereabouts after Tony’s horrific bus accident. But the real drama of Series 2 kicks off in episode two thanks to the presence of new character, Lucy aka Sketch, who disrupts the already fractured inner circle.

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The End Of Skins And What Comes Next

First Generation - Series 1 and 2

Well, the inevitable has happened. The UK series Skins, which is currently airing its sixth series, will end after its seventh series.

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Skins Rewind: With A Friend Like Maxxie

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.

The writers for series 6 desperately need a hug.

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My (Blogging) Plans for 2012

Here's how I spent the end of 2011. Now it is time to focus on 2012.

Now that it is officially 2012, here are just some of the ideas I have for this blog in the upcoming months.

  • Director Marathons
    • Last month I took an informal Twitter poll about the directors whose entire filmography is worth checking out. I received a ton of responses (nearly 70) and I think it is necessary for me to start working my way through certain director’s filmographies. This may just be an excuse so that I finally watch all of Martin Scorsese/Stanley Kubrick/Akira Kurosawa’s (you get the point) films.
  • Birthday Blitz Blogathon 2012
  • Five Great Movies According To…
    • You know my dad’s favorite movies and my mom’s favorite movies. But what about other people? I want this to become a more regular feature. One of my sisters has already agreed to share her favorite movies, though she claims her list consists of solely Dirty Dancing. So if you would be interested in sharing five of your favorite movies, send me an email – joanna.arcieri@gmail.com
  • Thesis Redux
    • Last spring I decided it was time to revisit my college thesis about American independent cinema after September 11. I wrote one post (about Killer of Sheep) and not a single post after that. This time I’m serious. I’ll actually write more about this topic.
  • And I will continue to post the usual reviews, Oscars commentaryweekly film diets, lessons from bad movies, Skins recaps,  Friday Night Classics, and my general misgivings about the movies I watch.
  • Also. I will stop abbreviating For Cinephiles by a Cinefille to “FCBAC” because I sometimes think it stands for an undiscovered STD.

So these are some of my plans and I will start on them… tomorrow.

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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