For no less than its first few seasons, Skins controlled to be vastly fashionable whilst keeping up a cult really feel. Its grittiness made it subversive when put next to, say The O.C., and grownup when put next to British gross-out youngster comedy sequence The Inbetweeners. (If you already know that display, you additionally know why Sherlock Holmes from The Irregulars appears so acquainted.)
The individuals who watched Skins were not general outsiders, however they most probably were not cool both. They almost definitely owned a pair of slip-on Trucks coated in handwritten tune lyrics and minimize their hair into an aspect fringe. The display did not shy clear of heavy problems, which made it appear edgy. In youngster good judgment, that made the individuals who watched it really feel edgy too, even if their lives have been not anything like those on display screen.
As with anything else involving TV teenagers behaving like, neatly, youngsters, Skins provoked wringing of palms and cries of “Recall to mind the kids.” And to be truthful, even supposing Skins may just by no means hope to recreate the gloss of American dramas if it sought after to, the display did glamorize one of the vital problems it sought to deal with. That is the possibility you run when you’re taking charismatic, handsome youngsters and backdrop their lives with angsty soundtracks. However on the identical time, overtly addressing taboo subjects like self-harm, consuming issues, and emotional abuse can have normalized speaking about those subjects in a good means. Plus, it made for storylines you could not see any place else on teen-targeted TV.