Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Wendy's "Films" of 2010 #41: Skins, Season 2 (2008)

So, I obviously liked the first season of Skins. Enough to watch the second season just days after the first. It's not really ruining much to say that the cast changes after this season, as the friends finish high school and move on with their lives. I will be sad to see them go. I get attached to television characters the same way I do to those in a novel. You spend time with them, get to know them; you watch an episode here and there over a few days, or all at once, but you seem to know them better than those in a film. This season was slightly different, but the turns they took were generally for the better. There are concerns about pregnancy and other health problems. It's about growing out of your childhood and beginning to understand more serious issues, while still remaining fun and entertaining. I think I'll check out the third season when it comes out on DVD, even if almost all the characters are different. The only one remaining is Tony's younger sister Effy, whose antics in the first two seasons include overdosing on pharmaceuticals, and tricking people into making the right decisions, the ones that will make them the happiest. Should be diverting at least.

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