Tuesday, May 11, 2010

SKINS - My New Addiction

Skins is a British teen drama about a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England. The controversial plotline explores issues like dysfunctional families, personality and eating disorders, substance abuse, sexuality, teenage pregnancy, mental illness and death. According to wikipedia, "The show was created by father and son television writers Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain for Company Pictures, and premiered on E4 on 25 January 2007. The show is notable for its casting of amateur actors and young writers. The cast are entirely replaced every two series, when the characters leave sixth form." Skins has already aired six series. A Skins film is also in production, as well as an American adaptation by MTV, set in Baltimore, Maryland.

Season 1 has made a good realization on how tough teenage life can be in our generation today. However, set in England, this might be a different setting when it comes to the socio-cultural approach for people watching in Asia. Sometimes, it's better to have our eyes open to the the worst scenario than trying to hide what seems to be "private". Since I've watched the series, I came to know how to get around teenagers' trends, lifestyle, way of thinking and behavior so as to prepare myself and my kids as well on these shocking events in a teenager's life.

The teen drama is very fun and mind-opening, most especially when you get to watch the first episode, you don't seem to stop. Then you'll end up finding yourself watching the whole season and the next, and the next...Plus you'll then hear yourself speaking like Sid Jenkins and Cooke...(better find out these remarkable characters in the set). Skins have come all the way down to Season 7 which will be aired on July 2013. Find out more by visiting the All New Skins 7 article link.

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