In fact, its insight into what lies beneath the surface of such a lifestyle is startling.
At the time, it was a source of anxiety for parents about what teenagers were getting up to when they weren’t looking, but for television executives it was pure gold.
Anderson head north in search of financing for a Vegas stadium.
Larry tests the limits of Charles' loyalty and patience; Ricky gets a sobering diagnosis, and presses Jason to close a deal.
Today, it's simply another teen drama of the past, perhaps remembered by most for the real-world "Skins Parties" it inspired rather than the steps it took or the ground it broke.
Molly frets about an important friendship while embracing something new.The show covered everything from sex and teenage pregnancy to eating disorders and suicide.We haven’t seen Skins on our screens for quite a while now, but what are the original cast up to nowadays?Anwar (Dev Patel) likes to pick and choose from his Muslim faith, but finally clashes with sweet-natured Maxxie (Mitch Hewer) over his homosexuality.The show gets beneath their skins as the eight of them laugh, cry, bicker, party, study (occasionally) and do some serious growing up in their final two years of school.