Last night saw the much-anticipated return of the award-winning teen drama Skins. Facebook and Twitter were alive with fans excited about the start of the 5th series, but many ended up disappointed afterwards.
Let down fans decided to take to Twitter and vent their anger and dislike for the episode and new cast of characters. Metro has reported that a user called Rachel1256 tweeted: “Absolutely appalled with season 5 skins, bring back Effy and cook!!”.
Every 2 series the show has a fresh turnover of characters and what makes this series different from the past is that the main characters are girls, where in the past the focus has been on boys. In the past the main characters have been Tony, Sid, Freddie and Cook; however, this time around the series revolves around a new girl called Frankie.
Unfortunately, the reception for the new gang was not too positive and another user called Dazgale tweeted: “I hope this episode ends with Franky killing everyone… So we can see the proper cast for this series. Surely it can’t be that lot?.” You may have heard that a US version of Skins was released and parents described it as “the most dangerous programme ever for children”, according to The Guardian. The rating for Skins is 18 or mature for a reason, due to the language, heavy drug use and sexual content.
Not all of the reaction from the episode on E4 was negative as a tweeter called TheRainBro posted: “I AM ALREADY HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH FRANKY!!!”. I have followed all 4 series so far and missed last night’s episode; however, I have had generally negative reactions from my friends. If you live in the UK and missed the 1st episode like me then you can catch up on 4OD by following the link.
Did you watch last night’s new episode of Skins, if so what did you think of it? Leave us your comments telling us what you think of the new cast and if you think these characters will impact the whole series.
Are they better than the old cast?