So I see a lot of people get asks about other shows they can watch that are like Skam and Skins gets recommended a lot because it is ‘another show about teens’

But tbh I feel as tho if you haven’t watched Skins you’re actually going to be disappointed and here’s why:

Skins was considered ‘controversial’ because of the storylines it addressed, but actually, they were used for shock value. Skins is rated 18, so the writers could literally do whatever they wanted, and that meant poorly addressing serious subjects.

The characters are very unrealistic, and more caricatures of teenagers living in a world of all night raves, drugs, and antics that make you confused as to why they weren’t dead yet. The writers hadn’t obviously talked to Bristol teenagers, and actually just wanted to shock the audience with what they did.

Skins came out when I was 16 and living near Bristol, and though I loved the show and so did my whole school, a lot of us were a bit confused by the show’s portrayal of us because we weren’t like that. Recreational drug use went on the rise in our area as well as having ‘skins parties’ which were continually broken up by the police.

Skam is praised for being realistic and even having the teenage actors’ input on the storylines. 90% of the actors on Skins were over 21, and many critics said it was stereotypical and unrealistic of teenage life.

I mean, Britain does have a big party culture and we love to binge drink and go to illegal raves. It’s common for groups of teenagers to get smashed at a skate park. But, if after watching Skam, you’re looking for heart-wrenching, insightful, and realistic stories about teen life, then be prepared for controversial topics portrayed for shock value, caricatures of teenagers, and lots and lots of drugs.

And there will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears
And love will not break your heart but dismiss your fears
Get over your hill and see what you find there
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair…
—  Mumford & Sons, After The Storm

He towers over me for real, like I can’t think straight when he’s around. What’s worse is that he seeing the effects he has on my sprung ass! Why did this cat have to be such a fucken BEAUTIFULMESS! #SMH The downside of dating is waiting for that call. Let me smoke a joint and calm the fuck down! He’ll call if he knows what good for him lollest