skins wanted to be degrassi so bad but it could neva!!! degrassi really focused on really important issues for healthy teen development during the time, it ranged from topics more than partying and getting high it actually talked about things like autism and trans issues alongside eating disorders and self harm. theres no way a show like that would ever be on tv again without making every character a copy of one another or without oversexualizing underaged girls
skins was never really meant to teach people lessons though. degrassi started off as an educational show. has skins ever claimed to be realistic? all they ever did was get drunk and ruin their lives
idk i felt skins was trying to “represent” the teen life and just ended up glamorizing drugs, mental illnesses, alcohol and etc. while degrassi (well early degrassi) was better at presenting the life of a teen.
“No girl wants to hear about your “other girls””
jessica’s going so hard though. like she knows no fear
snsd is so fake wow, i guess i’m out