Skins, Vol. 3
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However, not all Gen 1 characters were left behind - I was thrilled to see Effy Stonem brought back, as well as her dorky and hilarious pal Pandora. Season three really revolves around Effy and her transformation from girl to woman (however rocky that may be). Almost as soon as the season begins she finds herself the center of a destructive love triangle with best friends Freddy and Cook, but as the season draws to a close, we get a glimpse that there may be more going on in Effy's mind than just your average teenage angst. Kaya Scodelario perfects the enigmatic Effy in this season and continues to make her, in my opinion, one of the most intriguing characters of the whole show.
My favorite additions to this season are Freddy and Cook. Freddy (Luke Pasqualino) has instant chemistry with Effy and their attraction gives the season a lot of its momentum as well as drama, causing problems for several other characters in its wake. Cook, played to absolute perfection by Jack O'Connell, is an instant bad-boy favorite. He drinks, smokes, and curses his way through life not caring about anything or anyone, meanwhile vying for Effy's affections, much to Freddy's dismay.
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FYI for those who have seen Seasons 1 and/or 2, the characters are entirely different. Every 2 seasons they switch out all the characters for new ones. Personally, I find Seasons 3 and 4 to be better than the original seasons 1 and 2 but both are worth watching and owning in my opinion.
The season starts with 3 boys all seeing Effy for the first time, and those friends all want her. While one of them knows he doesn't stand a chance with her, tension builds up between the other two friends all season, while her other friends all deal with their own problems.
A gay girl woos a straight girl, while her twin sister never not had a boyfriend. an autistic teen tries to feel normal, a boy from the Congo fights to live in Bristol, ect. All in all this is a very good season. I little less of a downer than season 2 was with Tony's recovery. Skins season 3 still has those Oh S*** moments, but it doesn't gloom over the mood of every episode like a dark cloud as I felt with season 2.
Season 3 is quite different. Most of the characters are just meeting each other for the first time. The chemistry is pretty lack luster and there is a severe lack of back story to explain anything and those we do see aren't as "horrible" as it the first two seasons to help explain why these kids are so messed up. It feels like the writers ran out of material so instead of coming up with engrossing story lines they just decided to add more sex, more violence, and more drug use for no good reason.
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This was the first season I ever saw of Skins, and it's still my favorite! I loved Gen 1, but Gen 2 has better acting overall, in my opinion. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kay
a great show for while it was on bbca for it was a few years but I heard that it was much longer in england. a must to own. loved itPublished 16 months ago by gary rinard
I've loved seasons 1-4 and 7 of skins. Its my favorite show of all time. I wish season 7 would be available for American dvd players.Published 18 months ago by Taliyah
Liked th3e first skins 1 & 2 and did not cae much the new people. thnaks anywayPublished 20 months ago by Buyerofstuff