November 16, 2013

Skins / The End

Last night I downloaded Skins series 7 and watched it all the way through—Skins 1-4 were some of my favorite television shows of all time (I could never really get into series 5 and 6). Series 7 centered on three of my favorite Skins characters: the amazing Effy Stonem, the beautiful Cassie, and the brilliant James Cook. Here's the last minute or so from the very last episode ever of Skins. It's so rare that such a great, long-running TV show ends so perfectly.

He says: "You think you know death, but you don't, not until you've seen it, really seen it. It gets under your skin and lives inside you. You also think you know life, standing on the edge of things and watch it go by, but you're not living it, not really. You're just a tourist, a ghost. And then you see it, really see it. It gets under your skin and lives inside you, and there's no escape. There's nothing to be done. And you know what? It's good. It's a good thing. And that's all I've got to say about it."