For me, and thousands of other American-high-school-based Tumblr users, discovering Skins was a formative part of being a teenager. It wasn't just the plot — a group of drugged up, sexually active teenagers getting into all kinds of mischief, the ying to my suburban, straight-A, in-bed-by-ten yang — but also the community that came with it. Those who watched were bound by secrecy, by the shared pretension that we watched a U.K. show you probably haven't heard of. Admittedly, it wasn't hard...


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