History YMMV / Skins

22nd Apr '16 11:29:09 PM aye_amber
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** Für Elise over the climax of the NapalmDeath concert.

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** Für Elise over the climax of the NapalmDeath Music/NapalmDeath concert.
30th Dec '15 5:54:19 PM MagBas
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* CanonSue: Franky in S5, when to some her powers as TheHeart bordered on the supernatural and she had yet to show any major flaws. Definitely not the case in S6, though, when she becomes more of something between JerkassSue and BlackholeSue.
** Effy. She's a bitch to everyone, manipulates them so she can get what she wants, and yet everyone falls all over her just because they think she's pretty.
22nd Dec '15 12:18:00 PM Discar
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* AntiSue: Tony Snyder, in the U.S. remake.
25th Aug '15 5:07:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** A decade ago, "lesbian" characters who slept with men were a dime a dozen, often the only way to get homophobic viewers to accept them. However, the US remake of ''Skins'' ignited quite a controversy over Tea, a character touted as a "confident lesbian," spending so much time mooning over and sleeping with Tony, with even a lot of straight reviewers attacking it for relying on a tired and offensive cliche. Along with a similar firestorm over ''TheKidsAreAllRight'', it showed just how much SocietyMarchesOn.

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** A decade ago, "lesbian" characters who slept with men were a dime a dozen, often the only way to get homophobic viewers to accept them. However, the US remake of ''Skins'' ignited quite a controversy over Tea, a character touted as a "confident lesbian," spending so much time mooning over and sleeping with Tony, with even a lot of straight reviewers attacking it for relying on a tired and offensive cliche. Along with a similar firestorm over ''TheKidsAreAllRight'', ''Film/TheKidsAreAllRight'', it showed just how much SocietyMarchesOn.
26th Jul '15 6:40:29 PM nombretomado
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* GatewaySeries: Many fans of the series (particularly international ones) were subsequently introduced to other British teen shows such as ''{{Misfits}}'' and ''TheInbetweeners''.

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* GatewaySeries: Many fans of the series (particularly international ones) were subsequently introduced to other British teen shows such as ''{{Misfits}}'' ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' and ''TheInbetweeners''.
21st May '15 5:49:53 AM Tianzi
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* HollywoodHomely: While Effy is undeniably stunning, were supposed to be under the impression that Pandora should believably be shoved into the Plain-Jane sidekick role, despite played by the lovely Lisa Blackwell, who's mainly just given funny haircuts, less makeup and little-girl clothes that are supposed to indicate an unattractive (though really undeniably) HollywoodNerd type.

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* HollywoodHomely: HollywoodHomely:
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While Effy is undeniably stunning, were supposed to be under the impression that Pandora should believably be shoved into the Plain-Jane sidekick role, despite played by the lovely Lisa Blackwell, who's mainly just given funny haircuts, less makeup and little-girl clothes that are supposed to indicate an unattractive (though really undeniably) HollywoodNerd type. type.
** Sketch of the first generation may have had a different body type than most of the other girls (though actually a quite similar one to Katie and Emily of the next generation -- and Katie managed to be an AlphaBitch), worn boyish clothes and had perpetually creepy expressions. But she still looked good enough that a JerkAss teacher calling her ugly, or even Maxxie and Anwar considering her 'a five' to Anwar's 'seven' weren't really justified.



** Katie in her S4 storyline, though she managed to be [[IronWoobie quite tough about it]].



** Josh Stock polevaults over the line when he tries to force Tony to have sex with his sister.

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** Josh Stock polevaults over the line when he tries to force Tony to have sex with his sister. Although given how he's satisfied just by Tony's begging in crying, he might have been shooting only at this from the beginning.
21st May '15 12:30:33 AM Erda
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** "Skins Fire," to the extent of inspiring FanonDiscontinuity.
21st May '15 12:25:34 AM Erda
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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. John T. Foster]] from season 4's "Effy" and "Everyone," Effy's [[TheShrink counselor]] after she attempts suicide, reveals himself to be a twisted StalkerWithACrush for his teenage patient. Knowing Effy's mental issues, Foster steadily makes them worse while [[MindRape alienating her from her family and friends to break her down]] to virtually a BlankSlate to rebuild as he likes. When her lover Freddy stumbles upon Foster's secret, Foster ambushes him with [[BatterUp a baseball bat]] and [[MurderTheHypotenuse beats him to death]] before attempting to manipulate Effy further into his clutches. When Freddy's friend, the delinquent boy Cook, discovers the truth of Freddy's death, Foster attempts to murder him as well.

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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. John T. Foster]] from season 4's "Effy" and "Everyone," Effy's [[TheShrink counselor]] after she [[spoiler: attempts suicide, suicide]], reveals himself to be a twisted StalkerWithACrush for his teenage patient. Knowing Effy's mental issues, Foster steadily makes them worse while [[MindRape alienating her from her family and friends to break her down]] to virtually a BlankSlate to rebuild as he likes. When her lover Freddy stumbles upon Foster's secret, [[spoiler: Foster ambushes him with [[BatterUp a baseball bat]] and [[MurderTheHypotenuse beats him to death]] before attempting to manipulate Effy further into his clutches. When Freddy's friend, the delinquent boy Cook, discovers the truth of Freddy's death, Foster attempts to murder him as well.]]
20th May '15 9:12:12 PM Anddrix
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* CharacterDevelopment:
** Effy is probably the best and worst example of this on the show. She was on it for four whole series, more than any other character, with each one showing a new side to the character. However, practically all of her development was as a result of what occurred over the course of that time, and very little exposition was ever given about her past. Her just considering to reveal her true feelings is considered incredibly OOC. Later on during series 4 [[spoiler: when she has a mental breakdown, [[FridgeBrilliance her habit of being so emotionally distant from those around her is revealed to be one of the major causes of her psychosis.]]]]



* InformedAttractiveness
** Is Michelle really that much better looking than Cassie or Jal?
** Franky of the third generation is described as 'beautiful' much more often than any of the other girls in the group. While she's not unattractive, one could agree that she's actually the most ''plain'' of them (regardless of the GirlinessUpgrade).



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Had S4 had the full 9-10 episodes instead of getting ScrewedByTheNetwork, Pandora and Naomi would have had their own episodes. In fact, the finale was initially planned to be all Naomi's, but because of the shorter season they had to use it to wrap up some other storylines, too.
** Even among those who didn't like the U.S. remake, many are upset over the show's cancellation simply because they wanted to see how much or how little the second season would diverge from its British counterpart. Particularly of interest is how Elsley was planning to redeem the Tony/Tea/Betty triangle from its RelationshipWritingFumble in the first season.
*** And a lot of fans of the British version are wishing it because of how Elsley's return changed the plan for Series 6. Especially lesbian viewers, since Brittain had promised to [[spoiler: develop Mini's sexuality more]] in S6, and fans of [[spoiler: Grace or her relationship with Rich]], as she probably [[spoiler: would not have died]] since Brittain had said he was planning to abandon the previous generations' "rise and fall" pattern.
20th May '15 9:04:14 PM kansaiwillow
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*** Arguably, [[spoiler: that Carnival of Fools was necessary to show how bad Effy's psychotic depression had gotten--she had just finished telling Freddie how much she loved him but "the demons" were "hungry" and coming for her because she's let her own guard down and finally let herself fall in love. Then she began to hallucinate that demons were actually coming for her and told Freddie to take her home but Freddie wanted to prove to himself that he could and would do anything to keep her alive, something he believed his father never tried for his mother who was in a similar if not worse state as Effy. As he tries to take her elsewhere, they run into the carnival of fools parade and Effy's mental health had deteriorated to the point where drunken humans in foolish masks began to look like the demons and monsters that were coming after her. Yes, it was incredibly bizarre, but the bizarre-nes was also very much necessary.]]

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*** Arguably, Well, [[spoiler: that Carnival of Fools was necessary to show how bad Effy's psychotic depression had gotten--she had just finished telling Freddie how much she loved him but "the demons" were "hungry" and coming for her because she's let her own guard down and finally let herself fall in love. Then she began to hallucinate that demons were actually coming for her and told Freddie to take her home but Freddie wanted to prove to himself that he could and would do anything to keep her alive, something he believed his father never tried for his mother who was in a similar if not worse state as Effy. As he tries to take her elsewhere, they run into the carnival of fools parade and Effy's mental health had deteriorated to the point where drunken humans in foolish masks began to look like the demons and monsters that were coming after her. Yes, it was incredibly bizarre, but the bizarre-nes was also very much necessary.]]
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