I was going to write a post about the Pure episode and then the Rise episode but meh, nobody really cares and I’m not invested enough in any of them to put that kind of energy into it. So I’m writing about all 3 of the series or rather series 7 as a whole.
It was nice to see the old characters again, despite how different they were in many many ways. Some of the writing was pretty impressive and the cinematography was spectacular. If nothing else the series were beautiful to watch. The acting was top notch, they all came at this with full force.
The Bad: The characters were the same but missing something in all of them. I missed Cook’s slang, I missed Cassie’s “Oh wow’s” and well Effy I guess was pretty much the same just “more mature” but let’s be honest, she really wasn’t more mature she was just living in the real world. What I missed most from this last series was the fun quality to the show and I get that it’s supposed to be darker and more serious because they are grown up but it couldn’t just be a little light here and there? Cassie, Cook and Naomi are such funny characters, they could have written some of it to be more lighthearted I think.
In the end, it was nice to see them, I guess but it wasn’t Skins to me, it was some other dimension. If I had to pick which part I liked best I guess I’d say Pure because the storyline was the most interesting but I enjoyed watching Cook just be Cook more than anything, even if the storyline was a bit obvious.
I just wonder one thing? What is it about the writers of Skins that they always end up going to some deep, dark, miserable place when they write Skins? I get that life is hard and shit sucks but somehow the characters just suffer so much. I guess for me I watch this show to escape life, to be a part of a world that isn’t quite as tough as the real world that I have to live in. Maybe I’ll just watch Generation 1 again. Chris seems to always make everything a little better, even this.
I’m honestly excited (and a little trepedacious) about the new Skins episodes but the one I’m most excited about is Cook’s Fire episode. I have such a complicated affection for Cook because initially I couldn’t stand him.
To explain, after watching the First Generation I was nervous to check out the Second Generation because how could they compare? I decided to look some of it up online and saw this picture of Cook and I immediately thought I do not like this character
. So I put off G2 for a few months until I got anxious again and needed more Skins.
To my surprise by the end of Cook’s first episode I loved him, so much. Mind you my favorite character from G1 was Sid and Cook is really nothing like Sid, except they both are underdogs.
A new article was posted recently with Jack O’Connell about the new episode of his Fire and if you haven’t seen it yet here it is:
I’m really sad to say that Skins 7 doesn’t look good. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still on as far as I know. Right now I think that Jack, Kaya, Kate and Lily are on board. We can hold onto that and for me, Cook is one of my very favorite characters in all 3 generations.
However, from what I’ve heard (some may be rumors) that many characters we love won’t be returning. I’ve heard that Tony, Jal, and Cassie aren’t returning. On top of that, Mike Bailey (my beloved Sid) isn’t returning and I can’t figure why. It seems to me he wants nothing to do with the show anymore and I’m hoping someday we’ll find out what his problem is.
The way I see it, it’s because of the fans that so many of the actors are doing as well as they are doing right now. I would think as an actor you’d want to give something back, do a little extra for your fans as a thank you. I hate when actors turn their backs on what made them famous to begin with. I love that Kristen Bell is still fighting for a Veronica Mars movie even though she has a nice career going and doesn’t need to look back.
Maybe though, maybe it’s all a ruse and they are tricking us so we can be surprised when the show comes back. I don’t know, I’m probably just grasping at straws or maybe I’ve been watching Damages too much.