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Mashabator
Jan 29th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Does anyone else watch Skins?
And what did u think on the first ep ;)
I loved it! Frankie is so original! :D

delicatecutter
Jan 29th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Has anyone seen the US version? I could barely make it through the first episode. It was GODAWFUL! :o

Mashabator
Jan 29th, 2011, 04:27 PM
I have and it was an adaption of the 1st british one and the American copy and toned down version was shit, but the following episode was good.

Mary Cherry.
Jan 30th, 2011, 05:11 PM
I always say I'll not like the new cast but end up watching the whole series anyway :lol: Even though it'll never be as good as the first 2 series :(

Mistress of Evil
Jan 30th, 2011, 06:41 PM
made myself watch an episode but could not finish it. :hysteric: It is just too much out of the box for me, having in mind how superficial I am :tape:

The Dawntreader
Jan 30th, 2011, 07:58 PM
I watched it with reasonably high expectations, that were inevitable shattered. The premise was actually quite promising, but the characters were so one-dimensional, despite the attempts to try and present Frankie as some kind of complex psychological study. I just found her character utterly unbelievable, as i did with all of them to be honest.

I thought the acting was extremely below-par too. The bully girl (Mia?), sounded like she was in autocue mode for the first half, and then nigh on losing the plot in the second half. The storyline seems contrived too, and the characters too detached from one another. In the first 4 seasons of skins, there was a clear link that linked the characters. As a result, it kind of conflicts with the Skins format as a whole.

Nice ideas, but shitty acting and uneven formula ruined it for me.

Sergius
Jan 30th, 2011, 09:43 PM
I liked the first episode of the series 5 but I dare say that was not Skins, the charm of the first generation has gone I think. I mean, the plot was quite interesting (I didn't like the Frankie girl though), but that was banal as well. I've really seen that before, a teenager who's rejected by the crowd, the whole theme of popularity etc. And every time they showed Minnie or what's her name I couldn't help thinking of Mean Girls :lol:
But that was just the first episode, maybe they'll do better.
As for the Us version, I turned it off after seeing what they've done with Cassie, Maxxie, Tony and others (except for Michelle probably). The very idea of switching Skins characters to American ground seems kinda weird cause the series are very British methinks.

Reptilia
Jan 30th, 2011, 11:26 PM
Went in with pretty low expectations but didn't think it was too bad. The acting was pretty poor in parts but I remember thinking the same at the start of series three and it did get better. Definitely nothing on the the original cast, but it was never going to be. Still watchable though so i'll still check out the next few episodes.

Craigy
Jan 30th, 2011, 11:45 PM
I watched it with reasonably high expectations...

You should know not to do that by now :lol:

I watched it without really expecting too much. The only character I liked was Grace to be honest. We'll see if it improves any, I'd like to think so because that episode was really uneventful. I'll obviously keep watching though, it's still decent enough.

eck
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:39 AM
I quite like it.

I prefer it over Gen 2, despite Naomi and Emily are still quite :hearts:

Grace/Frankie/Allo/Richard are :yeah:
It's a bit different from the rest I suppose. There's that awesome foursome, and then there's Regina George..

Mashabator
Jan 31st, 2011, 03:19 AM
The first episode of most seasons is sorta meh i guess, and i think they will probably make it so that the whole cast somehow becomes friends or something.
Still skins clearly does get less good each new generation ill watch it anyway.

sorceress
Jan 31st, 2011, 07:44 AM
I have and it was an adaption of the 1st british one and the American copy and toned down version was shit, but the following episode was good.

Toned down? Aren't the typical conservatives over there having a shitfit about it and threatening to sue for 'child pornography' or something stupid like that?

Trust them to put a gay cheerleader (not that I mind watching;)) instead of a gay male...and Maxxie isn't even really stereotypical...

On topic, I haven't checked it out yet but I dunno if I could move past Naoem:drool:

Mashabator
Jan 31st, 2011, 10:38 AM
Toned down? Aren't the typical conservatives over there having a shitfit about it and threatening to sue for 'child pornography' or something stupid like that?

Trust them to put a gay cheerleader (not that I mind watching;)) instead of a gay male...and Maxxie isn't even really stereotypical...

On topic, I haven't checked it out yet but I dunno if I could move past Naoem:drool:

Haha its a little toned down cos theres no swearing or the woman at the start when tony looks out the window, just little things.

Well i guess peope more widely accept lesbians than gays but yeah maxxie wasnt a stereotype so it shouldnt really have mattered but i guess it sorta stops it from being a replica of series 1 and 2

Rui.
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:30 PM
Was I the only one who didn't know Franky was a girl at the beginning? :lol:


The episode wasn't that bad...I really like the Matty vs Franky scene :)

Rui.
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:35 PM
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Btw, early picks: Who dies on season 6?! :devil:

Mashabator
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:44 PM
i could tell she was a girl :lol:
hmmmmm maybe grace will die, i hope not tho i love her!

Mary Cherry.
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:48 PM
To follow suit, it'll be one of the guys probably.


That said, I don't even think they told us any of the guys' names :weirdo: I'm not 100% who's actually meant to be part of the main cast tbh.

Rui.
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:52 PM
To follow suit, it'll be one of the guys probably.


That said, I don't even think they told us any of the guys' names :weirdo: I'm not 100% who's actually meant to be part of the main cast tbh.

Hmm... Franky, Alo (red-haired), Rich (the guy with the long hair), Mini (the blond bitch), Nick (the bitch's boyfriend), Matty (the mysterious guy) and then the two minions, Grace and Liv.. :p

Edit: Cast, here: http://www.e4.com/skins/series5/profiles/index.html

Mary Cherry.
Jan 31st, 2011, 12:58 PM
Hmm... Franky, Alo (red-haired), Rich (the guy with the long hair), Mini (the blond bitch), Nick (the bitch's boyfriend), Matty (the mysterious guy) and then the two minions, Grace and Liv.. :p

Edit: Cast, here: http://www.e4.com/skins/series5/profiles/index.html

Did they mention half of those on the episode? I know they mentioned the girls and Mini's boyfriend but I didn't know the rest. Maybe I just wasn't paying attention :lol:

eck
Jan 31st, 2011, 01:00 PM
Did they mention half of those on the episode? I know they mentioned the girls and Mini's boyfriend but I didn't know the rest. Maybe I just wasn't paying attention :lol:

Franky was pointing a gun to Matt (I think that's what he was called)

Rui.
Jan 31st, 2011, 01:01 PM
Did they mention half of those on the episode? I know they mentioned the girls and Mini's boyfriend but I didn't know the rest. Maybe I just wasn't paying attention :lol:

Well Matty was the guy Franky pointed a weapon at...and the other two made some appearances during the episode (trying to enter Mini's party etc..) and in the end they went with Franky and Grace to the pool :)

Mashabator
Jan 31st, 2011, 01:09 PM
Did they show the whole cast in detail in ep 1 of season 3? i think they only showed a small bit of pandora and emily and katie but still more than this ep i think

Mary Cherry.
Jan 31st, 2011, 01:19 PM
Did they show the whole cast in detail in ep 1 of season 3? i think they only showed a small bit of pandora and emily and katie but still more than this ep i think

Pandora was in season 2 as well wasn't she? When they did one episode about Effy.

I miss Pandora :sad: She was hilarious

Mashabator
Jan 31st, 2011, 01:27 PM
Oh yeah but u only met her like once when she hung from that tree and went dancing :lol: i love panda :awww:

Rui.
Jan 31st, 2011, 01:49 PM
Did they show the whole cast in detail in ep 1 of season 3? i think they only showed a small bit of pandora and emily and katie but still more than this ep i think

I think Thomas only appeared on episode 2 but the others were all there (when there was that flatulent presentation:lol: )

Mashabator
Jan 31st, 2011, 02:15 PM
Lets hope we see them all more next episode

eck
Feb 5th, 2011, 06:36 AM
I don't mind Rich as a character - but the punk music was totally offputting for me. Did you really think listening to heavy metal at full volume won't kill your ears?

I love Grace though. She's fucking amazing. Even though it was titled Rich, it was Grace's episode.

Rui.
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:09 AM
I'm starting to love Grace too :)


Next episode is Mini's :D should be good :p

Reptilia
Feb 9th, 2011, 12:45 PM
I really enjoyed that episode. Rich is sweet:awww: and Grace is such a likable character.
It does annoy me how we see so little of the other characters in the episodes though. The cast was much more of a big group in seasons 1-3 and I think it worked so much better that way.

Mashabator
Feb 9th, 2011, 01:02 PM
they did sorta do this in season 4 too, like not all the characters were in episodes like JJ's season 4 one.
For me rich was boring as, shit character! i love grace thought shes just amazing.

eck
Feb 11th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Mini starts off the episode as a superbitch. :o

It's so obvious that Mini is a virgin and is not as self-confident as she potrays to the public. :p
Jal 2.0 is so.....boring :o

eck
Feb 15th, 2011, 03:19 AM
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I still love this ad.

Mashabator
Feb 15th, 2011, 03:33 AM
This season is just okay so far, improve it please!

eck
Feb 18th, 2011, 01:23 AM
I didn't really like this episode :o

The Dawntreader
Feb 18th, 2011, 01:29 AM
I think the last two episodes showed a marked improvement to the first two, but the storylines and character relations are just so contrived by series 5. So under-developed, and any attempt at dramatic revelation is just quashed by the generic plot.

The acting is still wasteful IMO. Compared to the terrific acting in seasons 1-2, it just isn't carrying the franchise along.