So these are my thoughts and reaction about Series 7.
It is definitely a huge risk that the Skins people are taking on. Considering many of the characters may not be all the fans favorites. People may have moved on. People may still be angry at being disappointed over the massive turn around for Series 7.
These are my initial thoughts on the Series.
Skins Fire: This is the mini film that focuses on Effy. Honestly the thing I am most excited about this episode is the promise for some Naomi and Emily action. My massive worry about this one is that Jess Brittain is writing it. I am not a fan of her writing style and I feel like she writes quite melodramatically. She is in charge of not handling one but three of our favorite characters. Two of them are in the most popular ship Skins has seen. Effy is one of the most easily dramatic characters to write as well. So I worry about the combination of her writing with this character.
I am not a huge fan of the job Effy has landed herself. Receptionist? But then again I know many young adults who are working jobs that kill their soul. So it is rather realistic that she is doing something so unlike Effy. I am not a fan of the affair with her boss plot.
I reckon we will have some Naomily scenes. I feel like they broke up while we’ve been absent from their lives and maybe they get back together in the special.
As for the tragedy it could be the tragic character that is Effy winds up getting herself too far gone to be saved. Or land herself into some massive trouble or get Naomi involved in something. Any of those ideas seem plausible at this point.
Skins Rise: Jamie Brittain is back worshiping one of his favorite characters, Cook. I feel like this episode can either be really good or really bad. I don’t think it will be in the middle by any means. It will either be the same old Cook plot. Which is he does a bunch of impulsive things. He gets in over his head. He loses all feeling of living and pretty much asks to get killed. Then comes through.
Or it can be poignant and they can do something with Cook besides the same cycle. That he has repeated over and over and over again. I hope that he gets a bit more development and less regression like we saw with him breaking out of prison.
Skins Pure: This is the one I am most excited to see. Cassie is such a complicated and interesting character. It will be interesting to see how much she has changed and what new issues she has. I think it will be a rather quiet and depressive episode. Mainly psychological. I bet Skins Rise will be rather physical. I hope that we get some information about Sid as well some closure on that point because I know many people are looking for it. Bryan is writing this one and he does good with Cassie. So I am most excited about this one.
As always always interested in your thoughts! Feel free to answer here or send it in.