Skins is funny, sexy, disrespectful, stupid and licentious. It also aspires to be heart-breaking, elegantly witty and sub textual.
The show fearlessly pokes fun at parents, teachers, the crazy rules of friendship and love in the teen years, wonky social rules and any other random target it chooses. Skins is on the edge of acceptability all the time. But along the way, it stumbles across depth and truth; homing in on the difficulties and complications of young people’s lives.
Somehow; we're never absolutely sure how; Skins is about, loyalty, obligations between friends and the difficulties of growing up in the pressure cooker of expectations which flow from an expectant and impatient adult world.
10 x 1 hour
Company Pictures for MTV, North America
James Newman, Rachel Thevenard, Daniel Flaherty, Ron Mustafa, Jesse Carere, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Britne Oldford
Andrew Ferguson. Executive Producer: Matt Pelfrey