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post Feb 25 2007, 10:43 PM
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i think it's really picked up recently, and i'm really enjoying it now, despite its slow-ish start.

also the chris episode was the best because he's the best character by miles.
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post Feb 25 2007, 10:44 PM
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Feb 25 2007, 10:42 PM)
I really liked the Chris episode, he's by far the best character.
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QUOTE (Hobbes @ Feb 25 2007, 10:43 PM)
also the chris episode was the best because he's the best character by miles.
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Great minds.
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post Feb 25 2007, 10:46 PM
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I think I empathise more with Sid but I do agree that Chris is a great character. The entirety of his episode was one glorious spiral downwards that was handled very well.

I also think that Cassie is a very annoying character, even if I did warm to her during her episode.
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post Feb 25 2007, 10:51 PM
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I hated the first episode. It was as though a group of fifty year olds got together and wrote a script about what they think teenagers do in their spare time, based on a Daily Mail editorial column.

It was self-indulgent, controversial for the sake of it and just stupid in general. It in no way reflected the way in which teenagers today behave yet most of the reviews would have you believe it does. I want to know who is writing these reviews.

However, as it has progressed it has grown on me. Tony is a dislikeable character but Nicholas Hoult seems like a dislikeable person in general, based on his recent interviews and appearances.

Every time Sid is onscreen you just want to cuddle him. The ending of the last episode where Tony walked in and took whatserface back while Sid was dancing with her was horrible.

The next episode looks like it might be alright as well, highlighting prejudice gay teenagers experience, even amongst their friends.

In my opinion it began as an attention seeking charicature of modern teenage life, which was hugely inaccurate and almost seemed to glamorous their excessive lifestyles.
But now it does seem to have calmed down a bit and be doing a better job of accurately reflecting teen life whilst at the same time purveying some sort of message to it's audience each week.

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post Feb 25 2007, 10:52 PM
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QUOTE (Ghost_862 @ Feb 25 2007, 10:51 PM)
The next episode looks like it might be alright as well, highlighting prejudice gay teenagers experience, even amongst their friends.
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Would it be presumptive to assume that is the episode Simon Amstell has written?

Edit: According to imdb, no it wouldn't.

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post Feb 25 2007, 11:00 PM
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i watched bits of a couple of episode's and found it like rubbing a big bag of salt into a bleeding ass...... but hey i am trying to sit on the fence about it.
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post Feb 25 2007, 11:13 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Feb 25 2007, 10:52 PM)
Would it be presumptive to assume that is the episode Simon Amstell has written?

Edit: According to imdb, no it wouldn't.
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That's interesting.

Double reason to tune in, then!
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post Feb 27 2007, 11:36 AM
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I got an episode from Channel 4's on demand service and fast forwarded it to the bit where the Welsh teacher was naked, watched that bit and then turned it off.

Based on that two minutes, it's fucking great.
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post Jun 5 2007, 12:08 PM
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I have to do a presentation on Skins on Thursday - how realistic is its representation of teenage life. Since placement has been so horrendously busy I'm sitting down to write it today. Good forward planning.

I think the angle is going to be that it's possibly unique in the way it was written and marketed but not terribly so in its depiction of teenagers. Ticky box stuff really, although they did seem to get a moral code in there.

Anyway, I have to also shoehorn in some stuff on Structuralism and/or Post-Structuralism. Any thoughts people who know of such things?
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post Jun 5 2007, 12:38 PM
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just show them a picture of me and let them make their mind up whether it's accurate or not.

zoe seems to think that my life is just like skins.
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post Jun 5 2007, 02:33 PM
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Excellent, I'll do that. Saves me the bother of typing out words. Hurrah!

What you seem to be saying there Mr Luke is that it is an accurate representation of teenage life, at least your teenage life. I'm thinking that it depends on what age you are as to how you read the representations. That seems to link to some sort of Post-Structuralist thought.

I'll possibly back this up by some rantings from the Daily Mail.
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post Jun 5 2007, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE (tigerlily @ Jun 5 2007, 03:33 PM)
I'll possibly back this up by some rantings from the Daily Mail.
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In that case, the phrase Imagine my horror/surprise might be worth remembering.
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post Jun 5 2007, 03:17 PM
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See what I caught of it seemed entirely unrealistic - particularly the drug use.
But
1. I came of age in the countryside where it's slightly more difficult to get your paws on class A's
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2. I didn't go to a lot of parties so I have a very narrow view of such things, I think.
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post Jun 5 2007, 05:11 PM
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It was just pills and weed in 'Skins' wasn't it? Lots of that went on at my school/sixth form, nothing harder though.
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post Jun 5 2007, 05:15 PM
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You'd occasionally find cocaine at my school but for the most part it was ecstacy and weed, and we lived in the middle of the countryside. As a result I found much of Skins realistic since it resembled my teenage years, though more so if I replaced all the urban development with fields.

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