If you were a British teen in the late aughts (or a sad teen elsewhere with an internet connection), then you'll remember the edgy magic that was the original Skins.
The show followed a group of teenagers in Bristol as they encountered sex, drugs, relationships, school, trauma, eating disorders, and anything else life could throw at them. It was Degrassi but amped up and British. (There was also an American remake, but we don't talk about that.)
It was once called "the most dangerous show on television," had really good music, and was a true coming-of-age moment for many viewers.
The series ended in 2013, but Skins nostalgia is currently having a bit of a moment on TikTok.
The title song is being used in all kinds of videos, like ones reminding us how Effy made us think messy makeup was super chic.
We thought we looked so cool!
It was truly A Look.
Or how you loved Cassie through all her issues.
Honestly, who didn't want to be both Effy and Cassie?
Realistically, we were all Sids.
But Sid was great, tbh.
And there was always that one person who was a little too into the show.
Skins was important because it let us feel our teenage feels.
And it helped us discover who we are.
And now, thanks to TikTok, a whole new generation is falling in love.