The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
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After a bunch of mostly clean cut teen shows like Dawson's Creeks, The OC and One Tree Hill, Skins was poised to succeed. A brutally honest depiction of contemporary youth complete with drug abuse, questionable decisions, mindless sex and some more drug abuse. It also featured a killer soundtrack. Gets 5 stars for the first, second, and seventh season. Everything in between was crap.