Now, these four characters I have talked about quite a bit. In fact if anyone has followed my blog for some time you will probably know exactly who my favorite characters are. I am going to try my best to say some NEW things about these characters. But before I introduce them I want to write a trend I am seeing with my favorite characters.
I have picked four characters as my favorites. Two characters from generation 1 and two characters from generation 3. Each pair of characters there is a character with a more energectic/optimistic outlook on life and the other one has a more cynical outlook on life. Which I find really cool. Total accidental awesomeness. So with that…here are my all time Skins favorite characters. I am waiting for the gasps.
Cynical Side/Dark Side:
Okay something new about Sid that I have not said before. Sid is a great character, because he is so much better than he thinks. And most of the time even when he is really mucking things up for himself you are still sitting on your couch rooting for him to figure it out. He is the most skilled person at self sabotage. He is lazy and a really nice guy, but sometimes that allowed him to get abused especially by stronger personalities (Ex: most of his friends). However, he has quite a bit of heart to him. Great character.
Something new about Rich. He comes across as a very arrogant, narcisst, stubborn, and difficult person. But underneath he is actually a shy, sweet, and solid person. He has grown quite a bit in Series 5, but I imagine he will always be a cynical, sarcastic, and moody guy. I mean this is Rich. I also think that he is really intelligent. Which is something I don’t think I have explored much in the blogosphere. Rich is a very intelligent guy. He is really realistic, can foresee consequences, extensive vocabulary, and is just an all around smart guy. He also has the best sarcastic remarks and insults. I have to say I have fallen madly in love with salty Rich Hardbeck.
Chris is the type of character that just has a zest for life. He did things that were fun and never let the bad stuff in. Which is both good and bad. But out of all the traits that Chris has whether you love him because he was carefee, knew how to party, or his humor—the one that is least talked about and the most love for me is his heart. He really cared about his friends. His friendship with Cassie really showed this. So does his connection with his brother. He beyond everything else…was a really good friend and a good hearted person. Very well intentioned.
Alo by definition is the state of nature of humankind. Untouched by malice, deciet, or responsibility. He does what he wants only worries about fun. His impulsive and tactless (at times) behavior though 100 percent well intentioned may get him in tons of trouble, but you can’t stay too mad at him for long due to the fact he is extremely adorable. I’m trying to think of an aspect of Alo’s personality that does not get discussed. He is not as dumb as he seems. Many times Alo actually has a really good grasp on life and has imparted wisdom without trying to Rich, Nick, and Mini. He also has a fantastic sense of non-fashion and has a fruit fetish. Cannot go wrong with that. He is what we wall wish we could be sometimes… one hundred percent enthused, believing that anything can happen, and having fun while we stumble our way through.
Let me know if I did good with this whole new material thing.