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Skins

Skins

E4 2007

Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Skins

Skins - S5E5

#1 - Nick

7.45

Season 5 - Episode 5

Nick is the star of the school but following Matty's reappearance he becomes unsettled and as he sees Matty slip effortlessly into new friendships, old wounds come back to the surface. After realising that everything he thought he wanted is crushing him, Nick leaves it all behind and puts his faith in Matty.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Skins from 156 votes.

Skins - S4E1

#2 - Thomas

7.47

Season 4 - Episode 1

There's a party at one of Thomas' club nights and all the gang are there; Cook is still up to no good, Freddie is learning increasingly more about love and the girls are busy dancing. An accident during the evening, however, leaves Thomas feeling guilty and alienated from the rest of the group. Will their friendship survive?

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Skins from 197 votes.

Skins - S5E4

#3 - Liv

7.48

Season 5 - Episode 4

Mini knows how to get revenge. She befriends Franky, Rich, Alo et al. so she can totally isolate Liv who's is still having a scene with Nick. Throw a free house, a load of weed and an impromptu house party into the mix and it all gets a bit much for our Liv.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Skins from 155 votes.

Skins - S7E3

#4 - Pure (1)

7.52

Season 7 - Episode 3

Cassie, now aged 23 is adrift, alone and invisible in London, trying to make sense of her life. Slowly she realises that someone is following her. Cassie turns towards the unknown. A strange and poignant friendship is carved out of mutual loneliness, but can it survive exposure to the real world?

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Skins from 262 votes.

Skins - S7E4

#5 - Pure (2)

7.57

Season 7 - Episode 4

Cassie, now aged 23 is adrift, alone and invisible in London, trying to make sense of her life. Slowly she realises that someone is following her. Cassie turns towards the unknown. A strange and poignant friendship is carved out of mutual loneliness, but can it survive exposure to the real world?

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Skins from 241 votes.

Skins - S6E8

#6 - Liv

7.62

Season 6 - Episode 8

Liv has been partying non-stop since her new best friend Alex came to Bristol, but after he goes away during the weekend she needs him the most, Liv seeks comfort in all her other friends, only to find out they have excluded her from their lives. Without anyone to rely on, Liv is forced to face school alone, and discovers she might not be as strong as she think she is.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Skins from 136 votes.

Skins - S5E2

#7 - Rich

7.65

Season 5 - Episode 2

Rich - or metal Rich to give him his proper name - uses his taste in properly extreme music to keep the world, especially girls, at bay. But when bromantic buddy Alo finds Rich's perfect woman, he is forced to harden the eff up and face his fears. To help him get there, he turns to Grace. Grace has to learn the ways of metal in order to impersonate a metal chick, but Rich doesn't make it easy, refusing to believe a lame-streamer could understand him. Will she crack his hard metal exterior? 

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Skins from 182 votes.

Skins - S5E6

#8 - Alo

7.66

Season 5 - Episode 6

Alo is bored with his life on Creevey Farm and he ends up going to the city so that he can party and try and get laid. His parents decide to take him out of college in an attempt to force him to buckle down on the farm. Alo ends up throwing a party at the farm which ends up ruining the place. After his dad is hospitalised he finally realises that it's time for him to grow up.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Skins from 142 votes.

Skins - S6E6

#9 - Nick

7.68

Season 6 - Episode 6

Nick is in love with Franky, but the feelings aren't returned. He attempts to deal with the fact that Franky is nothing more than a friend but his feelings towards her increase. Matty gets in touch with his brother, Nick who is also in love with Franky and needs Nick's help to get him out of Morocco and back to Bristol.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Skins from 143 votes.

Skins - S6E4

#10 - Franky

7.71

Season 6 - Episode 4

Franky is in a bad place - it's the week of her mock exams and she's unable to concentrate on her studies. Her friends are avoiding her, parental support makes her feel smothered and in her isolation she feels propelled towards Luke. He's bad news, but she feels as if he's the only person who understands her and she's intoxicated by him. Drawn into Luke's dangerous world, she finds an outlet for her anger and frustration. Burning bridges with family and friends, Franky is in more trouble than ever before. But help comes in unlikely forms, and out of the darkness a new friendship is born.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Skins from 157 votes.

Skins - S5E3
#11 - Mini
7.75
Season 5 - Episode 3

Mini is the Queen Bee at Roundview, right? But she’s feeling under threat when Grace brings her new bf Franky to the charity fashion show meeting. What to do, hmmmm? She ends up sacking them both, she hasn’t time for 'friends' like Grace.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Skins from 163 votes.

Skins - S3E2
#12 - Cook
7.78
Season 3 - Episode 2

It’s Cook’s (Jack O’Connell) 17th birthday, and half the college have been invited to his uncle’s pub to witness a night Cook believes will go down in history. The girls get are about to leave when Freddie (Luke Pasqualino) gets a phone call from his sister Karen (Klariza Clayton). She’s at her best friend Kayleigh’s (Amy Burnett) engagement party and they want to get the party started. The gang head off uninvited. Cook attracts the attention of Kayleigh’s dad, notorious local gangster Johnny White (Mackenzie Crook). The party is a timid affair, so - ignoring Freddie’s warnings about Johnny White - Cook decides to do as the Cookie monster does and up the tempo, and the evening takes a turn for the worst. The gang manage to escape, but split up afterwards after Cook tries to come onto the girls. Freddie tells him he is tired of looking after him and leaves Cook and JJ to go to a local stripclub/prostitute agency, where JJ refuses to go further than kissing and Cook overhears Johnny White in the next room. He plans to blackmail him, and the gangster antagonises him until JJ has to forcibly restrain Cook from beating him. Cook realises what he's done when Johhny tells him: "The next time I see you...you're dead." He leaves and ends up outside Freddie's house at six in the morning, and the two share an intense heart-to-heart about their friendship, while Freddie agrees to look after him again.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Skins from 234 votes.

Skins - S1E3
#13 - Jal
7.80
Season 1 - Episode 3

Jal has reached the finals of 'Young Musician of the Year', but do her family want her to succeed? Her untalented brothers won't let her practise, and her father, who resents Jal's resemblance of her mother, seems more concerned about his younger pretty blonde girlfriend. Meanwhile, it looks like Sid is not out of trouble yet.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Skins from 344 votes.

Skins - S2E2
#14 - Sketch
7.80
Season 2 - Episode 2

Maxxie has a creepy feeling that someone is watching him. Someone close by. A hot boy maybe? No such luck. Sketch is Maxxie’s stalker. A weird loner, who spends most days shut up in a poky flat looking after their disabled Mum. So their attentions turn to the fit blonde boy who lives on the estate. Soon everything in their life is about Maxxie – If only he would even notice them. Meanwhile, the sixth form college production of ‘Osama: The Musical’ is teetering towards disaster under the heavy-handed guidance of lecherous drama teacher Bruce. But Sketch is prepared to do anything to get leading man Maxxie, and if they can’t have him, they’re going to make sure nobody can - and especially not his current leading lady Michelle.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Skins from 272 votes.

Skins - S6E7
#15 - Alo
7.81
Season 6 - Episode 7

Alo still has no clue that Mini is pregnant with his baby. He attempts to get over her by going out with a new girl called Poppy Champion. Mini is soon a distant memory as things progress between the two of them. As Franky's efforts to convince him to see sense fall on deaf ears, Alo's days of refusing to grow up appear to be running out.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Skins from 139 votes.

Skins - S1E1
#16 - Tony
7.87
Season 1 - Episode 1

The first episode of Skins introduces viewers to a gang of friends through their leader, Tony. Tony is good looking, intelligent and ambitious, and he plans to help his best mate, Sid, lose his virginity at posh Abigail's party, with the help of some illegal drugs. However, things don't go quite as planned...

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Skins from 531 votes.

Skins - S7E6
#17 - Rise (2)
7.88
Season 7 - Episode 6

Cook, now aged 21, has a job delivering drugs to Manchester revellers. When he is asked to help his employer's girlfriend find a house and finds that he is irresistibly attracted to her, he sets off a chain of events which will lead him into a world of savage revenge and a confrontation with his own violent past, and the truth to what happened to John Foster Is revealed.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Skins from 255 votes.

Skins - S5E1
#18 - Franky
7.88
Season 5 - Episode 1

Franky starts at Roundview and is determined not to be a loner and things seem to be going well until she accidentally challenges Mini's position as queen bee and when she doesn't conform to Mini's expectations, she's spat out. Franky then meets Matty who understands and empowers her giving her the strength to stand up to Mini. Grace admires Franky, and a new gang is formed with Alo, Rich and Grace. Franky has finally found friends, but in doing so has started a war with Mini.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Skins from 182 votes.

Skins - S6E9
#19 - Mini and Franky
7.99
Season 6 - Episode 9

Mini and Franky are still held up in Mini's bedroom, but with Matty back in Bristol and Mini's ever-growing baby bump, time is quickly running out for the girls. Things come to a head when Mini's health takes a turn for the worse leaving them isolated and under pressure from family and friends. Grace appears through a phone call in this episode.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Skins from 136 votes.

Skins - S7E1
#20 - Fire (1)
8.01
Season 7 - Episode 1

Effy has a dead end job as a receptionist for a leading London Hedge Fund. But as she stumbles across crucial financial information relating to a troubled deal and embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss, she finds out that she has bitten off more than she can chew. Her flatmate Naomi tries to stop Effy from ruining her life, but Effy cannot be reached; until tragedy strikes, which causes Emily to fly back from her job in New York.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Skins from 339 votes.

Last updated: apr 09, 2021

Comments

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As @pirs already mentioned... I also gonna miss the first generation, but I also gonna miss the whole show as well. The characters were sooo good, many highs and lows, good stories and some lovely developments in the different story lines. I am sad seeing Skins gone - and it seems like forever. What I don't liked was the last season. It was totally different compared to the other seasons. Most of the time I got bored. Don't get me wrong - the stories were good, and the acting too but it didn't felt right. It felt like a forced end on a movie-based episodes... and that went totally wrong.

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Anyone ever watch Harmony Korine's "Kids" 1995? Well, Skins is basically the television series version of that movie. It revolves around topics of reality that people are afraid to face are real and pretend they actually don't exist. Each episode revolves around a specific character that is within this group of friends and it alternates back and forth, giving every character a chance to have their story developed on screen. Every two seasons we are introduced to a new generation which at first I thought was irritating, but in all honesty, the writers are brilliant! The show presents us to friendship, love, drugs, sex, sexuality, religion, the struggles that come within families, search for identity, etc. I would definitely recommend this show. It says so much about youth and the horrid events that specifically adults who are parents hate to know are true. Season 3-4, Generation 2 are my favourite <3 I miss this so much. *cries*

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I'd be lying if I said my mind wasn't blown by this show. It greatly exceeded my expectations. The acting was spot on, soundtrack was simply remarkable and the direction of this show was astonishing. I cried more than once throughout my viewing, the show just immerses you into the plot that you live with the drama. I consider my self to be a TV fanatic, with having watched well over 90 TV shows, this one is definitely stood out. This show will stand a testament that good TV does exist and that we may not be as diverse as our cousins from across the pond but we can sure as shit can make good Tele. (via TV Closet for Windows 8.1)

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Alright I love this series, taking out the third generation, this show is real, that's the best and the worst part of it. May seem over exaggerated but I believe it shows an aspect of life that we like to pretend doesn't exist. All the fuckups, and the unfair, they all are, we're all somewhat fuckups, life never turns out perfectly fine at the end; and I think the last season was brutally real, wasn't indulgent, stayed in character everything that happened in the other seasons, and didn't lie; life is wonderful, but sad most of the time, things don't turn out okay after a shitty time. Skins shows people that aren't often portrayed on tv, people that we need to talk about, with problems society doesn't try to solve as hard as it should, rather society makes them worst in most cases; and the shows talks about them in the most real way, with all the bad that it is, but trying to deal with it with humor, as real life. Obviously don't take it as a bible, life isn't exactly this, and doesn't have to be, it's just another part of the story and for what it is, it's beautifully done.

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omg. big love for this show.

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OMG how I love this show ! My favorite is the second generation , "James Cook" I love this guy's acting I could write a poem 'bout it !

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I got too attached to the first gen I never gave the other gens a chance >.

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2nd generation is probably my favorite one. it was a very sad feeling when season 4 ended. hopefully season 7 will catch up on that

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Skins ended when the 4th season ended.

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The 1st generation it's the best :D

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