Although I don’t live in the UK, I have seen seasons 1-4 of Skins. I absolutely love the first group from season one and two. When season three came, they brought in new faces, except for Effy, who was Tony’s sisters. She was the only one who was in all four seasons and the only reason I still watched seasons three and four. I tried to watch five, but I just could not get into it.
I don’t usually like to use the word groundbreaking, but that is what this show was. Skins covered issues such as drug use, sex, strong profanity, and other hot topics that most shows would shy away from. Of course the reason for that is because they were teenagers. MTV tried to make an American version of this show and it failed. Although it was good on a few levels, it just couldn’t match the uncensored UK version.
Trailers for every season are directed in a very unique and storytelling way. This will be the return of Effy, Cassie, and Cook, which they are naming the episodes Fire, Pure and Rise. I just sure as hell hope that Sid found Cassie and that we get at least one scene with Effy and Tony. I am sure the biggest question on everyone’s mind is what happened in that basement with Cook too!
For pictures of the new season go to E4 Skins.