Skins: Volume 2
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Volume 2 of the Brit-teen cult favorite is finally here, and there's a lot of drama in store as the Skins gang takes a turn for the worst. Our old crew is back with a vengeance as they desperately try to figure out their place in the world, but all while having a spectacularly explosive time. After all, it's not considered living without drugs, stalkers, deep dark secrets, contorted romantic entanglements, and, oh yes, school.
British drama Skins remains leagues above U.S. teen shows like Gossip Girl and the revised 90210 in quality, emotional impact, and fun. Teen dramas don’t generally get a lot of acclaim from critics (and usually they don’t deserve any) but the surprisingly great Skins returns for Volume 2 with a whole lot more sex, drugs and angsty confusion, neatly conveyed via sharply written dialogue, spot-on performances and absorbing plotlines. The show has gotten a lot of press for the racier scenes and questionable (mostly bad) choices made by the teens, but there’s a tender and sweet side to these characters. It’s impossible not to empathize when party-boy Chris faces parental abandonment with no explanation; or Sid’s heart breaks over Cassie’s departure and their mutual difficulty in successfully pursing a long-distance relationship at 16. In general, Cassie remains in a state of complete disaster, fighting an eating disorder, loneliness and mostly, not fitting in wherever she is. After Volume 1’s shocking ending where Tony (About a Boy & A Single Man’s Nicholas Hoult) gets abruptly hit by a bus, his character has the most compelling journey in Volume 2, as he works to rebuild not only his physical strength, but all those relationships his arrogance and selfishness destroyed in Volume 1. Whether it’s because they’re all just trying to make their way in a world that’s not very accommodating or because everyone can relate to being young and miserable, Skins is mostly about finding joy in those in-between moments with your friends, and remains relatable well beyond adolescence. Skins continued on BBC America after the final episode featured here, but with a new set of teens, led by Effie, the mostly mute younger sister of Tony. It’s an exciting and interesting concept, but also really sad to say goodbye to this specific cast after these two compelling seasons. --Kira Canny
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My favorite part is Tony's sister Effy. I have already seen seasons 3, 4, so I know how big a role she plays in the future. She started off like a big mystery, we always would see her sneaking off in season 1, until one episode followed her through her worst night, where she almost died. Season 2 Effy is taking care of her mom and brother, while her dad is away on business. She enrolls in a private school, and the teacher tasks Effy with showing the new girl 'Pandora Moon' around. Panda is also a huge part of the next two seasons as well. It's nice to already know a couple of characters, while the next season becomes a mostly new cast.
If you are no fan of Effy though, Season 2 is a good stopping place in the series, as most of the characters are moving on at the end. If you are intrigued by Effy like I am, then defiantly order seasons 3 and 4. -Season 7 also returns with a lot of the seasons 3 and 4 cast, but is not available region 1 at this time, but i will defiantly snag that whenever its available.
I suggest getting Volume 1 first cause this Volume 2 carries the story of this ELITE CAST further down the road. Helps a lot being familiar with all the cast members.
Hard to put it simply, it is a very fun show to watch. Certainly worth looking over again. This is a powerful show with lots of depth.
Incredibly strong recommendation to buy this Volume 2 and Volume 1. You won't be disappointed!
Like anything the Brits put out, this is raw, edgy and about as real as it gets.
Look for the episode where featuring the entire cast singing- and using their own voices- to Cat Stevens WILD WORLD. One of my Favs!