Skins: Season 1
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Skins is a wild ride through the lives of a group of high school friends stumbling through the mine field of adolescence... and stepping on most of the mines as they go.
We'll meet TONY; good looking, witty, manipulative - he wants everything, and usually gets it. Then there's his girlfriend MICHELLE; gorgeous and clever, just not clever enough to realize Tony may not be the right one for her. And maybe the right one is actually Tony's best friend, STANLEY. He's everything Tony isn't, and that might end up being a good thing. Of course, Stanley is stuck in a pretend relationship with CADIE, possibly the most dysfunctional girl ever to attend a high school... or maybe that's all just another thing she's faking. You'll love CHRIS because, well, everyone does. No drug is too obscure for him to try, and no sexual mountain too high for him to climb. Complicating everyone's life is the infamous TEA. She likes girls. And girls like her. What more is there to figure out... right? And let's not forget ABBUD, the not so devout Moslem and DAISY, the responsible one of the group who is just itching to break some rules of her own.
Be it sex, drugs, the breadth of friendships or the depth of heartbreaks, Skins is an emotional mosh-pit that slams through the insanity of teenage years. They'll crush hearts and burn brain cells, while fearlessly confronting every obstacle head on...or slightly off.
Intended for Mature Audiences.
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|Actors:||James Newman, Rachel Thevenard, Daniel Flaherty, Ron Mustafaa, Sofia Black-D'Elia|
|Number of Discs:||4|
|Run Time:||500 minutes|
|DVD Release Date:||May 11, 2011|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 16 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 16 customer reviews )
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15 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Watchable, but it could have been so much better. Mar 28, 2011
By Chris Swanson
"I'm just this guy, you know?"
And it ended not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with a shout.
Yes, season one, which could end up being the only season MTV airs of this show, has finished. I think one thing we can definitively say is that it wasn't the British version, no matter how hard it sometimes tried to be.
First, I didn't hate it. I liked a lot of it, but there was a lot that really needed work. Several of the characters were more interesting than their UK counterparts (Caddie and Tea most notably), but there were many others that I just didn't care for, Tony chief among them. What in the British version had been a character was ruthless, manipulative and very intelligent became in the American version a fairly whiny, petulant little boy who got cranky when he couldn't hook up with the lesbian girl as often as he wanted. Most of the characters, though, I felt toward pretty much the same as I did with the UK characters. Michelle, Daisy, Stanley... none of them were notably different enough to really get my attention one way or the other as comparisons go and I suppose that's an ok thing.
As for the stories, well... they were usually fairly good when they weren't just adaptations of the UK stories. When the show went into original territory, like with Tea's episode, it proved it could do a really good job. The adaptation episodes, especially the finale, just did not hold up, though the Canadian trip episode was original enough compared with the Russian counterpart that it still came out good.
I will say that at least I liked this season better than I did series three and four of the UK version. This show at least has spared us Freddy and Effy's stupid love affair.
Overall I liked this season enough to want to have a second one. MTV hasn't said there will be one, and since they didn't have the decency to end the season on a cliffhanger nearly as impressive as what they did with the first series in the UK, I'm inclined to doubt there will be. But there was one thing that they did do that amused me, in that just like the British version it at least ended with music, though Tears for Fears rather than Cat Stevens.
10 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Censored DVD? Dec 13, 2011
After watching these dvds I have one major complaint. They bleep the cursing. I sure wouldn't have shelled out the money I did for a censored copy. What a waste.
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Not given a chance Nov 19, 2011
Oh this tv show as as the title is saying not given a chance and I blame it on the PTC. They rode this tv into the ground. Calling it complete trash which it wasn't. Oh I like personally liked it because this was a chance for Americans to identify with the realistic sometimes extreme teen life. Seeing the first episodes and how the actors interacted. I loved there interaction and how the teens were always either fighting or making up and trying to find themselves. It wasnt all about drugs and sex it was deeper. Since all there families were not really functional and it shows how families are an important aspect of life. If this show was given a chance and not censored every FRIGGEN second I feel it could have been much better then the UK version. Sadly it was not to be since the PTC are like watch dogs of teen drama and the only thing they want is Disney and Nick drama which is sad since real life isn't like Disney or Nick its harsh and very hard.
Great show, wasn't given a chance Mar 03, 2013
By Alexander Epstein
I loved this show from the start, and yes I watch the British "Skins" and I will agree it is "Better" whatever that is suppose to mean. It's exactly as advertised, it is the whole "Skins" (US) series from a few years back. The only problem I have with this DVD is that it is the censored version of the show. What I mean by that is yes they curse, and yea you hear most of it, but ever once and a while you will hear the "beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeb" over words. While I understand this may be necessary for TV, the DVD should have given the option to turn it on/off. Other than that the DVD is great, the censorship is the only reason that I am giving it a 4 out of 5 rating.
what a shame Nov 26, 2012
By schone tote madchen
what a shame this title was wasted on the USA public , well we got our tastes , five stars for service & etc , well done .
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