Skins 2:1 (Spoilers)

Tony and Maxxie

I missed series 1. I’m not sure I even noticed it, but leads Nicholas Hoult and Mitch Hewer grabbed my attention quite strongly before the E4 launch of series 2. Hoult was the boy in ‘About a Boy’, and very good he was too. Hewer’s topless dancing promos would probably get the attention of castrated monks; I had to check this out.

Hot Maxxie Oliver

And despite some remarkable casting (Bill Bailey and Harry Enfield as their fathers), I’m left not wholly sure what the fuss is about. It’s nice television but not exactly compelling. Hoult isn’t as good as an adult as he was as a boy, and Hewer’s features outshine his acting ability too. What stands out though is his character – an extremely good looking and confidently gay teenager on an estate. The other characters are laden with issues and conflicts, but Maxxie’s pretty well adjusted. This is unusual for British telly still – although it was pioneered by Russell T Davies in Queer as Folk a decade ago. Ten years later, even though such a character remains an exception to the rule in TV drama, the matter-of-factness of the character is refreshing, if not anywhere near as exciting. Although Maxxie is at the heart of the drama, I’m not at this stage sure he or anyone else is interesting enough to justify following this.

Nicholas Hoult's midriff

But I said that last year about Torchwood and look where we are now, and look just how good a straight actor Bill Bailey turned out to be…

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10 responses to “Skins 2:1 (Spoilers)

  1. Mitchhh Hewerrrr is VERY Hott πŸ˜‰
    x x x x

  2. UR WELL FIT BLONDY

  3. thats hot meesha x

  4. meesha and beckey was here πŸ™‚ i love yoooh maxi u are so fit n chris brown ooo weeee..

  5. mitch is f**kin hot marnn!! heya meesh:D im in skool n yur nex 2 mee woopwoop! x

  6. ;;* StaceyBabe

    Mitch is wel fit mate πŸ˜› bang him n e daii haha

  7. chris is by far the best charector

  8. MITCH HEWER & NICHOLOUS HOULT.
    FITTEST PEOPLE EVER.
    SKINS SERIES 3.
    ITS NOT GONNA BE THE SAME PEOPLE.
    ONLY EFFY.
    😦
    BEST BE GOOD.
    OTHERWISE IM COMPLAINING:(
    WELL ANYWAYS.
    CHECK MY BEBO – http://www.lushious-bby.bebo.com
    LoveYouGuyz.

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