Skins (UK): Series 1 (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Skins hooks viewers in with addictive authenticity and depictions of teenagehood in all its trainwreck glory.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Aug 17, 2008
2
Air date: Aug 17, 2008
3
Jal
Air date: Aug 24, 2008
4
Air date: Aug 31, 2008
5
Sid
Air date: Sep 7, 2008
6
Air date: Sep 14, 2008
7
Air date: Sep 21, 2008
8
Air date: Sep 28, 2008
9
Air date: Oct 5, 2008

Tv Season Info

Season one follows the angst-ridden lives of its teenage characters, as they grapple with issues of race, religion, sexuality, drugs, and eating disorders. "Skins'" portrayal of these characters as poster children of the hedonistic lifestyle is unflinching in its candor. Expect plenty of backstabbing, and general bad behavior in the show's debut season.

Cast

Joseph Dempsie
as Chris Miles
Sid
as Sid Jenkins
April Pearson
as Michelle Richardson
Larissa Wilson
as Jal Fazer
Dev Patel
as Anwar
Nicholas Hoult
as Tony Stonem
Daniel Kaluuya
as Posh Kenneth
Kaya Scodelario
as Effy Stonem
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Critic Reviews for Skins (UK) Series 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

So, to sum up: decadent and adult, but too entertaining to be this week's harbinger of the apocalypse.

Oct 3, 2018 | Full Review…

But occasionally Skins ' absurdity gives way to deep, touching moments that underline the true difficulties of being in high-school; it's these moments that make the show unavoidably addictive.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Skins is an unflinching look at the complicated world of an upper-middle class British teenager's life.

Oct 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While not a perfect show by any means, the first two seasons were really quite good...

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

If you watch one episode, you are going to be hooked and want to watch more of this insanity.

Sep 12, 2013 | Full Review…

The real shock of Skins comes from its characters, who are allowed to behave like real teenagers in all their confused, irrational, hopeful glory.

Oct 3, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

There have been few TV series as knowing about how adolescents can feel so lonely while surrounded by friends.

Oct 1, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

They are as irritating as real teenagers, I'll give them that.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sitting through an hour of it is like being trapped in a 14-year-old girl's gym bag with a fork stuck in your ribs, and it's utterly stupendous.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Skins has energy, trades in realism, is honest, and avoids stereotype and easy plot choices, rare qualities in TV aimed at a young audience.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Skins (UK): Series 1

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