*NOTE: THIS IS FOR THE UK SERIES, screw the American take and don't bloody watch it.
This review will contain my personal thoughts and opinions over the whole seven seasons but I have condensed this to just putting it under each generation below.
This show basically follows the individual lives of many British college students living in Bristol and deals with sex, drugs, image, mental illness, death and bullying.
Generation 1: Each generation runs for two seasons, just like the sixth-form structure of college in which each of these characters attend. My favourite season for this generation was the first, as it seemed most together at this point. It clearly indicated that all characters had faced some kind of an issue within that season, who was paired up with who and the particular significance they had on each other and the audience. I also thought it was interesting that at one point they were able to break the fourth wall. My favourite characters for this generation: Maxxie Oliver (Mitch Hewer) and Hannah Murray (Cassie Ainsworth)
Also, I refuse to watch season 2 ever again. Breaks my heart.
Generation 2: Seasons 3-4. A new bunch of teenagers doing the same thing but if anything, generation 1 seems so tame compared to these following generations. Harder drugs, more violence and different character progressions. Sure, from me saying that it sounds completely interesting and I'll admit, it was but I didn't 100% feel that the actors were all that true to their characters as much as they were in the first generation. I have a few issues with this generation but we'll get to that later. My favourite characters from this generation: Cook (Jack O'Connell) and Freddie (Luke Pasqualino). Generation 3: Seasons 5-6. Quite possibly the worst batch of characters Skins ever had to be honest. I wasn't nearly as interested here as I was with generation 1 or 2. I found myself to be nodding off, pulling out my phone (and then putting it away respectfully) and my brow furrowed constantly. The characters and actors in this generation were so dislikable and in all honesty, I hated it. (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)