Following up last week’s post about my favorite episodes of my 10 favorite shows.
I want to talk about Skins. Okay, i watched it when i was just out of teenagehood so i had obviously another vision but i rewatched it as an adult (even though i feel like i’m still 18…) and i still love this show very dearly. I find that it’s a very accurate depiction of what it is to be a teenager, even though i was lucky enough to not have fucked up parents like every Skins character seems to have!
Again, the episode choice was fairly easy for this one and i lied last time when i said Six Feet Under was the only show where the last episode was my favorite, because it’s the last one too. The last of the second era anyway.
If you’re not familiar with Skins, there are 7 seasons, but the characters change throughout. Season 1 and 2 are first generation, 3 and 4 second, 5 and 6 third and 7 was made several years later and we follow three of our favorite characters (from gen 1 and 2) into their adulthood.
My favorite generation is the second, so season 3 and 4. And the last episode can make me tear up just thinking about it. Those characters from the second generation are my absolute favorite, they are amazing and the actors are extremely talented but mostly endearing. In the first and third generation, there are some characters that are supposed to be obnoxious and it works, i really don’t like them even though they are important to the show. In the second, i adore everyone, even those that are super annoying get their moment of glory (i immediately think of Katie Fitch).
Pandora is hilarious, Thomas is kindness itself, Cook is… well Cook.
Freddie’s sister is such a funny ‘side’ character too, she has one of my favorite lines:
But those who get my heart are Naomi and Emily, as individuals and as a couple.
This very moment from the last episode makes me bawl every f*cking time…
« I loved you from the first time I saw you. I think I was 12. It took me three years to pluck up the courage to speak to you. And I was so scared of the way I felt, you know, loving a girl – and so I learned how to become a sarcastic bitch just to make it feel normal. I screwed guys to make it go away, but it didn’t work. When we got together, it scared the shit out of me because you were the one person who could ruin my life. I pushed you away and made you think that things were your fault, but really I was just terrified of pain. I screwed that girl Sophia to kind of spite you for having that hold on me, and I’m a total fucking coward because I got these tickets to Goa for us three months ago. But I couldn’t stand – I didn’t want to be a slave to the way I felt about you. Can you understand? You were trying to punish me back and it’s horrible, it’s so horrible because really I’d die for you. I love you. I love you so much it’s killing me.«
Who’s your favorite character, episode, generation, couple?! I want to know everything.