• Network: E4
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 25, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    80
    The realism doesn't extend to the exaggerated characters and plots, but if you focus on the sharp dialogue (and aren't an easily worried parent), these students earn a solid ... B.
  2. It's all elevated by looking really beautiful (though not -- and this is the crucial difference -- stylish). The pictures fill in the blanks, and even as Skins strains credibility, it achieves moments of poetry.
  3. I nearly wrote off Skins after the first episode. But as it continued--I've now seen three, the first two of which will air back-to-back on Sunday--I found some of the characters, including a dreamy anorexic named Cassie (Hannah Murray), starting to get under my own skin.
  4. So, to sum up: decadent and adult, but too entertaining to be this week's harbinger of the apocalypse.
  5. 60
    The glimpses of old-fashioned heart in Sid’s story, and the characters’ deadpan humor, make this show a mildly intriguing chronicle of youth.
  6. The show is subtitled, which helps viewers understand the thick accents and British slang, but the whole thing is a bit nihilistic and the characters come across as somewhat debased.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Despite fine elements, then, the show feels a trifle rudderless--content to deal in edgy high-school archetypes (a gay kid, an irreverent Muslim youth, even one boy with a "Dawson's"-like crush on his teacher), but archetypes nevertheless.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 116 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 4 out of 35
  1. BeckyW
    Mar 22, 2009
    10
    Skins is edgy, cutting-edge and very realistic. Very, very realistic... and that's coming from a British teenager!
  2. AdamH.
    Feb 5, 2009
    10
    this is a great show and very realistic of teens in Britain. im from england and this is how a lot of schools and colleges are like!!
  3. luci
    May 15, 2009
    10
    Reviewers don't understand skins. skins is for the youth. You people obviously don't understand the connection and realness to life skins actually is. Full Review »