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Skins (BBC): Vol. 2 - d2-3/3

Director(s): various

Theatrical Release: 2008

Cast: Joseph Dempsie, Mike Bailey, Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Hannah Murray, Dev Patel

Genre(s): TV, Drama, Comedy, teen movie, coming-of-age, BBC, Dean's List

Countries: United Kingdom

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Volume 2 Disc 2 Episodes

05: Chris - Chris receives some startling news, which forces him to look at his future more closely. Of course this is Chris, so he isn't going to be able to do this on his own. Jal tries a different attitude to life which leads to unexpected happiness. Unfortunately Cassie, still reeling from her heartbreaking discovery, decides to cast her own dark cloud on Jal's new joy.

06: Tony - Feeling lost now that his ex is seeing his best friend, Tony rediscovers himself when he meets a mysterious girl who challenges his beliefs. (

07: Effy

08: Jal

Volume 2 Disc 3 Episodes

09: Cassie

10: Everyone

Member Reviews

Vol. 2, disc 2-3 by C20004656 - June 17, 2009
Less time in the school, more time in the hospital. Traumarama! To be clear, this is a relative 5. It's never less than an interesting show and the acting is generally good (though the actors have reached a point of diminishing returns. The more meat their characters are given, the less real the performances). In a vacuum we'd be talking maybe a 7. But considering how strong it started, and how dank, dour, maudlin, whatever you'd call this now . . . yeah, 5.

And here I thought we'd have a show where kids have sex and actually manage not to get pregnant. Sigh. The theme of Volume 2, and this half in particular, is growing up, facing responsibility, saying goodbye, etc. etc. etc. But the tears just don't feel earned. This is only the second season; we haven't known these characters that long, and too much is dumped on them all at once. Don't worry, kids at home, adulthood really isn't this bad.

Speaking of which, it would have been nice to give the adults in the show a little more time. (Or ANY time. Where the hell did Cassie's parents go?) Their problems sure do rival their kids' -- they're disabled, clinically depressed, bereaved -- and we only see them fleetingly. Can't we be allowed to care?