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have we had a thread yet? am just watching now
will find link
altho i think maybe i shouldn't read it till i've watched all of it?!
that question made me paranoid... :[
worst opening ever
skins offends my very core, I hate it with a passion.
But i'm recording it :(
For me it's like the video equivalent of a crank
It's one of the very few TV programs that I actualy enjoy.
Although it is a bit exagerated, I think the characters do represent real teenagers.
this is the reason i spent my teenage years indoors alone.
surely they dont. Teenagers dont lead interesting lives and dont take as many drugs. I hate skins :(
I have groups of acquiantances that lead very interesting lives and/or take a hell of a lot of drugs. And I have some that don't.
no one i know leads particularly interesting lives. Then again, i live in surrey and talking about taking drugs means more or less the same thing.
But on the drugs front, I don't think it's too exagerated compared to a lot of teenagers I know at all..
i mean having hourly orgy's and having better things to talk about than the football or records.
Especially when I was at school, there was always gossip and scandels, usually romantic dilemas, pregnancy scares or stupid things done under the influence. Hourly orgys is a bit extreme, but there was an awful lot of casual sex amongst the people I hung out with (not me generally) and at the parties we went to. In fact the first time I watched Skins I was with my mum and she asked me if that was like the parties I went to, I lied obviously, but it really was similar. Embarrasingly so actually.
nobody I know.
and promotes a disgustingly self-centred view on life, justifying it with the premise of 'hey, it's alright, they're teenagers! they can be nasty little shits and do whatever the fuck they want with a complete disregard for friends and family, coz that's what being a teenager's about, isn't it?!?!' That's my problem with it at least.
Oh yeah, and the writing and acting is woefully bad. Probably as a result of being written by people like this: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/travelog/2008/02/skins_blog.html
it backs up what you said.
it shows there are repercusions.
It's not all fun and games?
Whoever they are is criminally stupid. What did they think the feedback would be? Jesus.
But, it's the upper-middle class Hollyoaks with skinnier jeans and a few MySpace references/LOLcat gags thrown in, right?
teens have party's.
teens take drugs.
teens have realy big important issues.
thats pretty much it.
I like Skins.
Hollyoaks makes me sick.
it's called 'Batters'
that would actually be brilliant
He comes accross all loving...
is that what love is to you?
seeing harry enfield in it.
fuck off old people
that my age and friends automatically associate me with shows like this.
i also hate the fact that my friends love it and want to be part of it.
any sweets today, alex?!
...and on this of all days.
I might have a cry in a minute. I thought you might have sent me a Lindt bunny with a little fondant heart and pretty ribbon around it's neck, but, nooooooooo!!
sorry. I ate it before I even got out of the car on Tuesday. I can send you the ribbon though??
Rather cruel of me, seeing as I know just how much you have been sulking about V. day....all day long :D
(I'll get the ribbon in the post tomorrow)
or if this is what teenagers are actually like. Its written really, really badly, probably by people with little to no experience and it shows. Hollyoaks is about 100 times better written. The stuff with bill bailey and his kid?! They must have just watched Billy Elliot and condensed it into an episode.
Its also really predictable that tony's gonna be back to normal in about 2 episodes and seen the error of his ways.
it's really badly shot as well. what the fuck was the intro about?