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2nd Feb. 2011 - Unpopular opinion

I sadly spent last weekend in bed, quite ill, so I did what was best and finally caught up with both US Skins and UK Skins.

What striked me was how disappointed I was after watching UK’s 501. I had read comments on FF and they were almost all highly positive and delighted, so I had good expectations… and, well, at the end I was so unimpressed it almost felt weird. The storyline seemed to me quite unrealistic and forced (all those things happening in – what was it? 2 days?) and the end of the ep was too positive to be truly believable IMO, but above all I didn’t feel the characters. At all. The scene between Franky and Matty had me even go all “WTF is that? Who wrote it? Come on, please”.

What’s scary is that at the moment I prefer US Skins, which is really saying a lot…

 

I just… I don’t know. I want to love Gen 3, but right now I don’t feel anything for them.

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smellygolfer
Feb. 2nd, 2011 10:56 am (UTC)
Defriend.
untroddenways
Feb. 2nd, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
D:
...
..ALRIGHT THEN. I'll face the consequences.
hybridheart
Feb. 2nd, 2011 11:52 am (UTC)
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I'm crushed. T_T

It's because of the tank top, isn't it? *points bread*
skullsterr
Feb. 2nd, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPE.
untroddenways
Feb. 2nd, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
LOLOLOL the gif! XD

Don't remind me that hideous tank top.. I could do an entire post about it. :/
skullsterr
Feb. 2nd, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
But what about GRACE MAN? :'((((((((((((((((((((

But yeah I didn't like the Matty/Franky scene either. Is the boy a hobo? A drifter? A crazy, escaped from Effy's lunatic emporium?

And I don't get why everyone loves Matty. He's a ridiculous unrealistic character imo. Just like the Jock/popular mean girl dynamic/characters. It's a stereotype I never dreamed see on Skins, it's nothing like teens here at all. Rugger guys. LOL no. From my experience the football guys and rugby guys, may have played sport together, but they didn't hang out like in a "superior" group. And I thought Skins was supposed to deliberately stray away from the "mean girls" like set up in all teen dramas to tell it like it is.

So I was disappointed in part. Only partly because the other characters and their friendship was just lush to see. And Franky stripped with the wind in her hair, and I died all over the place.
untroddenways
Feb. 2nd, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
Nope, not even Grace -.-' But I'll give her time to prove me wrong..
Yeah, I don't understand why everyone loves Matty so much, IDGI. He had, like, 2 lines and they were both laugh material to me: the Franky/Matty scene was the worst thing in the episode IMO... so forced!

You're right, the Jock/popular girl thing sounds too "american" if you get what I mean. I never saw anything like that in school!

I dunno. But I'll keep watching fo' sho.
canon90
Feb. 2nd, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
all those things happening in – what was it? 2 days?

But most Skins episodes happen over one or two days, so nothing new there :P A lot of stuff happens in Skinsland over a short period of time lol.

I thought it was a great start to gen 3, and certainly was miles better than Skins US imo, which I just find hilariously bad.
untroddenways
Feb. 2nd, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
my problem is that I felt it was rushed..

US Skins is dramatically bad, though at least it gave me emotions (laughing at how bad a scene was is an emotion?).. still more that what 501 did. BUT maybe it's just me and I need time to let the characters grow on me..
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