Has Skins had its day?

E4’s teen drama Skins returned last night in a blaze of drugs, sex and profanity, but has the merry-go-round of shock plots had its day?


E4’s teen drama Skins returned last night in a blaze of drugs, sex and profanity, but has the merry-go-round of shock plots had its day?

 

Series six (pictured) kicked-off on E4 last night with just under 500,000 viewers tuning in, although the first episode has been online to view in full for a week. The first episode of the new series began with the gang on holiday in Morocco getting on with exaggerated exploits they would normal do back home.

Skins thrives on a mix of love stories, troubles and the occasional comedy to entertain audiences. To keep it fresh, Skins sheds its cast every two years, moving on to the ‘next generation’. For some, the ultimate generation, and the only generation, is that of the first. The show seemed fresh and exciting at the time in 2007, something which could entertain the young and create outrage from the old.

The consumption of alcohol and drugs, which seemed to be a substitute for breakfast, lunch and dinner, raised an eyebrow or two from adults and pressure groups. It was however the US adaptation of the show which would cause the most outrage. Click here to read our report at the time.

We would like to know what you think. Do you think the show is past its best? Leave us a comment below.

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