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Show Us Some Skins: The Recap To Scare More Sponsors

January 26, 2011

[This post is brought to you by: lemonadeandlemoncake]

With an opening scene truly fitting of the franchise of misfits, we’re off onto another episode. Oh, high school. Oh.…lesbian paradise? Come on, this is cruel. Hollywood has got to stop lying about high school being some kind of pussy paradise, unless that was just me, and everyone else’s experience matched up with Tea’s.

Next there’s Stan wearing Sid’s shirt. It seems with every new generation an homage to the best Skins male lead is made – first, the locker with the porn and the beanie that Cook set on fire, now literally recycling clothes. It’s subtle, and only Sid-crushers will notice the reference. If I recall correctly, he didn’t wear the shirt in an episode, only this photo shoot.

Tea seems an immediate replacement of Naomi with the hectic household. And holy lesbian sex scene! The next episode will have male butt-showage which prompted a bunch of companies to drop sponsorship of the controversy-laden TV show. It strikes me as odd that one of the most explicit lesbian sex scenes on TV (think Naomily, then step it up a bit) missed the controversy. Stan steps up Sid’s freakout scene pleasantly, not even able to get a cigarette into his mouth.

But who smoked inside the campus in high school? I felt sorry for him when everyone left him alone, but I was disappointed with the way this plotline was dropped. On this, Skins US, you failed. The point of the episode is that Tea gets set up on a blind date with Tony, and, after a cute friendship scene, they hooked up. I knew this was coming, but I prefer to ship Tony and Tea as best friends. Their relationship is sweet that way, like Cassie and Chris. I had stopped minding my budding compassion for Tony – seeing his heart through his temper, and then cheats on his girlfriend.

By the end of the episode I was still left wanting more- more of a plotline besides Tea’s family chaos. Stay tuned next week for the episode that caused all the collective conservative cholesterol levels in the US to rise.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. January 26, 2011 9:40 am

    Skins needs to watch it’s back – vampires and werewolves on chasing it!

  2. January 27, 2011 4:20 am

    Being Human looks good, I have to admit. Turns out a shitstorm of paranoia and the words “child pornography” (even when none happened) = goodbye, viewers. Also, a great many (my official, scientific measurement) viewers of the first episode were probably skins UK fans who said ‘f this’ after Stanley said “easy on the finally” where Sid said “fuck off”. Or when Tony said “gosh golly.” Even though the creators/writers were mocking us and I laughed, most people were like ughhhh so tammmeee. Little did they know if they had tuned in the week after, viewing cunningulus, nearly literally, on mtv would’ve been their prize.

  3. Hectorr permalink
    January 29, 2011 12:35 pm

    I don’t know if you were able to pick this up, but on Tony’s room, the “I think I was born backwards” (and other writing) that was but on backwards, matches with UK’s Effy. -Near the ending, when he talks to Tea on the phone- (She states this in one of her quotes and was in one of her “blogs” e4 set up for her character).

  4. January 30, 2011 3:40 am

    is it Tony’s room that he was in in the ending of the last episode? because it is COMPLETELY different from the room he woke up in and stuff in the first episode. these inconsistencies bug me. I like the thought of Tony having an Effie-like identity crisis. I *knew* something was up with him. I like this Tony.

  5. Joe permalink
    February 3, 2011 11:12 pm

    How many sponsors do they have left?

  6. February 4, 2011 1:08 pm

    I don’t know. I’ll have to check. I know they have a stretch mark cream company and what the hell is the name of that acne program that katy Perry advertises for.

    • February 4, 2011 5:07 pm


      • February 4, 2011 5:23 pm

        That stuff damn near burned my face off!

  7. February 4, 2011 6:17 pm

    yeah proactiv. it’s painfully evident watching their commercials that they’re kind of desperate. oh Skins, hast thy crown fallen? I’m working on a ‘if I had Skins in high school’ piece but it keeps coming out cheesy. I’m a cross between stanley/cadie, with some cassie/sid thrown in, then a little bit of Frankie (I caved and watched the first ep. different, not so skinsy anymore, but i love the four friends who end up getting together at the end). and the way everyone treats stanley it’s like he’s their baby or something. I like the way they take care of him and if I would’ve been exposed to him in high school (or sid) i would’ve felt maybe 20 percent better.

    this has been a pointless comment.

  8. Jenibel permalink
    February 8, 2011 10:43 pm

    It may make me a dirty middle-aged woman, but I love Skins – both of them!

    • February 27, 2011 9:19 am

      nah, not dirty. 🙂

  9. Uli permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:22 am

    This show is gross. I have two girls and I can’t believe you’re being so cavalier about this trash.

    • February 9, 2011 11:05 am

      What’s cavalier about the analysis provide? I actually think it’s incredibly nuanced and thoughtful.

    • February 27, 2011 9:18 am

      I take on Skins as a fan, so that’s where you might be getting ‘cavalier’, however I won’t discount that the kids in the show are good role models. That kind of goes without saying, though. No one’s arguing that partying, getting off your head is role model material – we’re just arguing that it happens, and that maybe there’s something honest going on here.

  10. February 27, 2011 9:19 am

    discount that they aren’t good role models*

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