History Series / Skins

17th Jun '17 10:35:59 AM nombretomado
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* BigGame: Subverted. Nick's RugbyUnion match is set up as one of these in his season 5 episode, [[spoiler: only for him to quit the team before it even starts]].

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* BigGame: Subverted. Nick's RugbyUnion UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion match is set up as one of these in his season 5 episode, [[spoiler: only for him to quit the team before it even starts]].
19th May '17 11:04:28 PM nombretomado
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* LoggingOntoTheFourthWall: The third generation all have {{Twitter}} accounts, and Franky has a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/frankyfitzgerald/videos YouTube account]].

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* LoggingOntoTheFourthWall: The third generation all have {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} accounts, and Franky has a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/frankyfitzgerald/videos YouTube account]].
13th May '17 4:03:12 PM nombretomado
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Abroad, the series airs on Creator/{{SBS2}} in Australia and BBC America in the United States (despite not being a BBC show). {{MTV}} launched [[TransAtlanticEquivalent an American version]] in January 2011. Most of the attention it gained [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity was on the back of the controversy it generated]], with MoralGuardians accusing it of breaching child pornography laws and pressuring advertisers to pull their ads from the show (and they mostly listened, with eight sponsors pulling their ad revenue). It also came under fire from critics for being what they saw as a poor imitation of the British show, especially in the acting and writing departments. Despite all that plus lukewarm ratings, it managed to reach the end of its first season before being [[http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/06/10/mtv-skins-canceled/ cancelled]].

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Abroad, the series airs on Creator/{{SBS2}} in Australia and BBC America in the United States (despite not being a BBC show). {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} launched [[TransAtlanticEquivalent an American version]] in January 2011. Most of the attention it gained [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity was on the back of the controversy it generated]], with MoralGuardians accusing it of breaching child pornography laws and pressuring advertisers to pull their ads from the show (and they mostly listened, with eight sponsors pulling their ad revenue). It also came under fire from critics for being what they saw as a poor imitation of the British show, especially in the acting and writing departments. Despite all that plus lukewarm ratings, it managed to reach the end of its first season before being [[http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/06/10/mtv-skins-canceled/ cancelled]].
14th Mar '17 11:47:41 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** ''Skins'' is fond of playing with this trope. With Sid as the Archie, it initially appears that Cassie is the Betty while Michelle is the Veronica. Series 2 turns this on its head.

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** ''Skins'' is fond of playing with this trope. With Sid as the Archie, it initially appears that Cassie is the Betty while Michelle is the Veronica. Series 2 [[BettyAndVeronicaSwitch turns this on its head.head]].
12th Mar '17 1:31:43 PM TedlyAnderson
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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Deconstructed with Cassie, as if the writers were exploring how miserable and messed up it would be for everybody if this trope was real.
** Beth from Tony's season 2 episode plays it straight [[spoiler: which makes perfect sense considering she is a manifestation of Tony's subconscious.]]
** Grace is definitely this for Rich, at least in the beginning.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Deconstructed with The writers seemed to have a special love for subverting this trope. Every character who remotely fit the description of a MPDG is in some way deconstructed:
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Cassie, as if the writers were exploring how in generation 1, was a seemingly happy-go-lucky {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who flitted through life without a care, [[spoiler:except for her miserable inner life and messed up it would be for everybody if this trope was real.
** Beth from Tony's season 2 episode plays it straight [[spoiler: which makes perfect sense considering she is a manifestation of Tony's subconscious.
constant struggle with an eating disorder.]]
** Grace is definitely Beth from Tony's season 2 episode plays it straight, [[spoiler:which makes perfect sense considering she's a manifestation of Tony's subconscious.]]
** Effy becomes something of an MPDG in generation 2, but she also [[spoiler:goes through some serious mental trauma and gets manipulated by her sadistic psychiatrist.]]
** Grace, in generation 3, plays
this for Rich, at least in the beginning. straightest, though she's hiding some serious family issues.
** In Alo's season 6 episode, he meets a girl named Poppy Champion, who first appears dressed as a fairy, is charmingly blissful, and [[spoiler:actually only 13. Which Alo is ''not'' happy to discover, as it makes him an unintentional paedophile, and he spends a lot of the episode dealing with the charges Poppy's family brings against him.]]
26th Feb '17 12:05:37 PM nombretomado
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* DuelingShows: ''TheInbetweeners''.
** Especially with series 3 episode 2 of The Inbetweeners. Skins has taken years to try and give drug culture a positive image, Inbetweeners successfully ruins that image in 25 minutes.

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* DuelingShows: ''TheInbetweeners''.
''Series/TheInbetweeners''.
** Especially with series 3 episode 2 of The Inbetweeners. Skins ''The Inbetweeners''. ''Skins'' has taken years to try and give drug culture a positive image, Inbetweeners ''Inbetweeners'' successfully ruins that image in 25 minutes.
1st Feb '17 4:29:33 AM mrtroper
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* DawsonsCasting: Largely averted, as most of the cast were at or slightly above playing age at time of filming.

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* DawsonsCasting: DawsonCasting: Largely averted, as most of the cast were at or slightly above playing age at time of filming.
1st Feb '17 4:28:41 AM mrtroper
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* Dawson'sCasting: Largely averted, as most of the cast were at or slightly above playing age at time of filming.

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* Dawson'sCasting: DawsonsCasting: Largely averted, as most of the cast were at or slightly above playing age at time of filming.
1st Feb '17 4:27:54 AM mrtroper
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* Dawson'sCasting: Largely averted, as most of the cast were at or slightly above playing age at time of filming.
18th Dec '16 2:03:24 PM LarryMullen
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* FollowTheLeader: Highly controversial Russian series ''Shkola'' (''School'') is basically ''Skins'' [[RecycledINSPACE IN RUSSIA]] with the SerialNumbersFiledOff, and profanity, sexual content and general [[CrapSackWorld crapsackiness]] cranked UpToEleven.
** It's actually much tamer than Skins - the profanity isn't as rampant and there are episodes without any sexual content at all. [[ValuesDissonance Inappropriate content is just a lot more strictly monitored there - and depicting daily life in the country in a less-than-pretty way is frowned on]]. Besides, it's not like Skins was the first show to parade around disaffected youth.
** Additionally, the [=BBCThree=] show ''Coming of Age'' is Skins [-WITH MORE BAD SEX JOKES AND ONE-DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS!-]. It's widely considered to be crap, but still gets enough viewers to get renewed.
*** It's actually ''TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' [-WITH KIDS!-] Yeah, because somebody thought that was a ''good'' idea.
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