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Skins in an award-winning British teen drama that originally aired in January of 2007 and continues to run new seasons today. This show follows the lives of teenage friends that are living in Bristol, South West England. There are many controversial story lines that set this television show apart from others of it's kind. The cast is replaced every two seasons to bring viewers brand new story lines with entertaining and unique characters.

The first generation of Skins follows teens Tony, Sid, Michelle, Chris, Cassie, Jal, Maxxie and Anwar. Tony is one of the most popular boys in sixth form and can be quite manipulative and sarcastic. Michelle is Tony's girlfriend, who works hard at her studies, is very mature, but always puts up with Tony's behavior. Sid is known as Tony's best friend and also has a huge crush on Michelle. Sid is set up with Cassie, a girl who has an extreme eating disorder. While unsure about Cassie at first, Sid comes around and ends up falling for her. Sid also has a short-lived relationship with Michelle after she breaks up with Tony. Chris is the craziest of all the friends and causes a load of trouble in and out of school. After having a relationship with his psychology teacher, dealing with an absent mother and mourning the loss of his brother, Chris starts a relationship with Jal, who eventually ends up pregnant. After his partying ways, Chris develops hereditary subarachnoid hemorrhage and dies, the same thing that killed his brother years ago. There are many other story lines throughout the first generation of Skins that have made this show what it is today.

The second generation of Skins followed the first with a few characters who were present during the first two seasons. Effy Stonem is the main character of this generation and is known as Tony's little sister. Like her brother, Effy is a popular girl, but keeps her troubles to herself and can be distant in terms of sharing her feelings. Pandora is her best friend, a girl who seems to have been sheltered her entire life. Effy teaches Pandora her ways and breaks her out of her innocent shell. The second generation also follows a love triangle between Effy, Cook, and Freddie. Cook and Freddie have been friends since they were kids and are now competing for Effy's love. JJ, Katie, Emily and Naomi are other prominent characters on the show who's story lines feature a girl-girl relationship, troubles of twin sisters and finding a girlfriend.

There is also a third generation of Skins and a final fourth season that is currently in the making.

Skins is a Drama series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (62 episodes). The series first aired on January 25, 2007. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.2.

Skins is available for streaming on the E4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Skins on demand at iTunes online.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on E4
7 Seasons, 62 Episodes
January 25, 2007
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Mike Bailey, April Pearson, Hannah Murray, Joe Dempsie
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Skins Full Episode Guide

  • Cook has a job delivering drugs, but when he is asked to help his employer's girlfriend find a house, he becomes irresistibly attracted to her.

  • Cook has a job delivering drugs, and when he's asked to help his employer's girlfriend find a house, he finds that he's irresistibly attracted to her.

  • Cassie is adrift, alone and invisible, trying to make sense of her life. When she realizes someone is following her, she turns towards the unknown.

  • Cassie is adrift, alone and invisible in London. Slowly, she realizes that someone is following her. Cassie turns towards the unknown.

  • Effy has a dead-end job as a receptionist, but she stumbles across crucial financial information and embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss.

  • Effy has a dead-end job as a receptionist, but she stumbles across crucial financial information and embarks on an affair with her wealthy boss.

  • It's the end of an era. The exam results are in and Alex is throwing the mother of all leaving parties.

  • Mini and Franky are still holed 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.

  • Liv has been partying with her new best friend Alex ever since he arrived in Bristol. But then he disappears for a dirty weekend just when Liv needs him most.

  • Alo still has no idea that Mini is carrying his baby.

  • Mini's hates her mum's pervy new live-in boyfriend, and to make matters worse, Alo has broken the rules of their 'no strings attached' secret relationship and declared his love for her.

  • Franky is in a bad place - it's the week of her mock exams and she's unable to concentrate on her studies

  • Alex starts college and immediately hits it off with a fellow student. He sees something very special in Liv and draws her into his strange and wonderful world.

  • Professor David Blood has banned Rich from visiting Grace in hospital and Rich is suffering.

  • The friends are on holiday in Morocco where the villa is only half finished, in the middle of nowhere, and without running water. On the flip side though they have managed to find a load of weed under the floorboards.

Skins News

More 'Skins' Angst: After Advertisers Flee, PTC Starts Campaign Aimed at Viacom Shareholders

When all else fails, aim for the wallet.

That's apparently the strategy of the Parent's Television Council, the family-focused watchdog group that's been on nothing less than a jihad against the MTV show "Skins."

While poor ratings may end up doing the show in anyway, the group apparently wants to twist the knife further, after it's last campaign managed to drive a slew of advertisers from the show.

Yidio Video of the Day: 'Skins' Fans Tell Parent's Group 'Thanks for the Heads Up on the Porn'

As we’ve been reporting, the MTV show “Skins” has been at the center of all kinds of controversy after the ominous-sounding Parent’s Television Council called the show the “most dangerous show on TV" for kids. Now the group is escalating things by contacting state attorney generals to allege that both the MTV show and the satellite providers that air it may be violating child pornography laws.

'Skins' Creator Lashes Out at Critics

“Skins” creator Bryan Elsley has had enough of critics who have claimed the show’s lurid subject matter and occasional nudity makes it dangerous for children or even perhaps “child pornography.” Advertisers like Taco Bell, Wrigley and now Subway have all pulled ads to the show.

The show’s creator today released a lengthy diatribe lashing out at the show’s detractors, who, he says, must realize that sometimes the truth can “be a little painful to adults and parents.

New MTV Series 'Skins' Faces Controversy Over Racy Content

When MTV decided to import the racy British series “Skins” across the pond, it did so with the full knowledge that the show could cause a ruckus, and man were they ever right.

According to New York Times reporters, “in recent days, executives at the cable channel became concerned that some scenes from the provocative new show ‘Skins’ may violate federal child pornography statutes.