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Sunday, 23rd January

By Heather H / Rophy Does


I would have the hardest time deciding.

I would have the hardest time deciding.

(via tokyokissa)

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Saturday, 29th January

by Rophy Does

Wow, Season 5 has already produced a  masterpiece episode. Skins has spoiled most all other tv programs for me  because of its quality. There are so many.. layers.
Only Skins can take severe things (drugs, guns, etc.) and- not soften   them, but show them in a light where we can understand why they’re  part  of a character’s life; and, with our close connection to the  character,  what would normally be our shock or repulsion is more like   fascination.. Like this scene, where a victimized Frankie retreats to   some candid place, doing target practice as she indulges her anger and   frustration.. She’s on the very verge of snapping; at the edge of the   cliff, looking down into the abyss…
 And then a stranger appears.  And this is the amazing part. He’s her angel.  He comes out  of nowhere. His presence suddenly throws off of her  isolation; her  downward spiral. And he has an omniscient, all-knowing  aura about him.  What results is a gorgeous scene. Somehow it’s  this  event that saves Frankie. His actions were simple- yet profound-  and  maybe, most of all, gave her the sense that she was recognized, that   someone saw her. She has lived with the torment of bullying for so long   that she has naturally begun to believe that she’s worthless. But the   angel sees something different. The difference is that he  sees Frankie  as Frankie. And although the gun reappears  later on, she chooses not to  act on her darkest thoughts. And with that choice- when she disposes the weapon- we see Frankie’s first step toward embracing her genuine self. 
 

I really loved this shot as direct symbolism. It parallels the shot  where Grace puts lipstick on the mirror Frankie is looking into.

We don’t know everything about Grace from this first episode but we can  tell that she has a pure heart. Simply drawing the lipstick on the  mirror was a mere suggestion- nothing forceful.

Wow, Season 5 has already produced a masterpiece episode. Skins has spoiled most all other tv programs for me because of its quality. There are so many.. layers.

Only Skins can take severe things (drugs, guns, etc.) and- not soften them, but show them in a light where we can understand why they’re part of a character’s life; and, with our close connection to the character, what would normally be our shock or repulsion is more like fascination.. Like this scene, where a victimized Frankie retreats to some candid place, doing target practice as she indulges her anger and frustration.. She’s on the very verge of snapping; at the edge of the cliff, looking down into the abyss…

 And then a stranger appears. And this is the amazing part. He’s her angel. He comes out of nowhere. His presence suddenly throws off of her isolation; her downward spiral. And he has an omniscient, all-knowing aura about him. What results is a gorgeous scene. Somehow it’s this event that saves Frankie. His actions were simple- yet profound- and maybe, most of all, gave her the sense that she was recognized, that someone saw her. She has lived with the torment of bullying for so long that she has naturally begun to believe that she’s worthless. But the angel sees something different. The difference is that he sees Frankie as Frankie. And although the gun reappears later on, she chooses not to act on her darkest thoughts. And with that choice- when she disposes the weapon- we see Frankie’s first step toward embracing her genuine self. 

 

I really loved this shot as direct symbolism. It parallels the shot where Grace puts lipstick on the mirror Frankie is looking into.

We don’t know everything about Grace from this first episode but we can tell that she has a pure heart. Simply drawing the lipstick on the mirror was a mere suggestion- nothing forceful.

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Sunday, 30th January
I’d never realized how well maroon and mustards/pale golds went together until Naomily.

I’d never realized how well maroon and mustards/pale golds went together until Naomily.

(via reconnaissants-deactivated20131)

By the hilarious Rophy Does

So, I love Skins. I wish they wouldn’t make an American version of Skins though - it just doesn’t seem right to me.

Agreed!! The mistake they’re making is copying UK’s season 1. The adaptation is missing the rich subtlety of the original. Also, the original actors are their characters and it’s like no one can ever be that character ever again. Rophy Does sums it up so well. For me Season 5 has already beaten US-Skins to death with its epic greatness. And it’s only on episode two.

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Saturday, 5th February
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Sunday, 6th February
Skins Season5Ep02