I don’t know what kind of rock or cave I’ve been hiding six years ago to have missed “Skins” – particularly its first season which aired on Channel E4 in the UK. Maybe I was busy watching Smallville or some execrable local TV show, I don’t know.
A better answer would be that I am yet to get acquainted with all things British — thus making me miss a show as raw and cool as this one. Anyway, thanks to YouTube and belated fandom to Nicholas Hoult (courtesy of Warm Bodies), I am finally enjoying this fine show which has since been cancelled on air.
I am still on the very first episode, but Nicholas Hoult is adorable and talented as ever. His role as Tony Stonem I believe, earned him recognition from fans and critics alike. This was also his debut as a full grown up, following his adorable turn as the cute kid in “About a Boy”.
Aside from Nicholas Hoult, this batch also stars the future Mr. Slumdog Millionaire Dev Patel as the modern Muslim Anwar and Joe Dempsie, the future Gendry (bastard of Robert Barantheon) as Chris. I have yet to learn the names of the other casts, but give me a few days and I will revert back to my annoying habit of reciting each and every character’s complete filmology.
In 2011, the US attempted to have their own version of Skins. Unfortunately, the level of nudity, sex, profanity and controversial topics pushed MTV (the network that aired it) to cancel the series.