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.
The first season of Skins has been building up to this episode and the bitch slap heard round the world. Michelle has finally had enough of Tony and his lies. So, episode 7. Here it goes. Continue reading “Skins Rewind: Sex, Power, and Relationships”
Welcome to the most ridiculous episode of Skins in the history of Skins. On one hand, it’s about the wonderful romance – okay, friendship – between Anwar and Maxxie. (Aside: I’m convinced that Dev Patel and Mitch Hewer should star in a buddy cop movie together. It needs to happen.) On the other, this episode sets off the major events that happen that have the most lasting impact on the first Skins generation. And it’s all set in Russia. Sorry Russia, you never knew what was coming. Or did you?
Oh, Sid Jenkins. You lovable awkward fool. Your best friend is a manipulative jerk. You’re stuck in the worst love square ever. You’re in love with your best friend’s girlfriend. You don’t realize that someone else is crushing on you hard. And you also failed your history class. You just can’t win.
Chris is arguably the most-loved Skins character. (I vote for Chris and Naomily. You?) On the surface he’s a fun-loving, pill popping party guy but deep down he’s a sensitive soul. He thinks that dancing is the best thing in the world and he loves fish. (Literally and pun-intended.) And more than anyone, he’s dependent on his friends, especially when he reaches his breaking place in this episode.