And the latest TV attack on my dignity is the Brit teen drama SKINS, a ridiculously smart show about a group of high school (Brit: college) friends doing drugs, spreading their youthful seed and palling around Bristol. This is Degrassi on acid. The drama is high, but goes down a tube of English surrealism before it gets too melodramatic. With an astounding cast (including Nicholas Hoult, the creepy kid from ABOUT A BOY all grown up, and Dev Patel from SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), SKINS is a portrait of the high school experience you didn’t really have, but kind of did?– and definitely wish you did.
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