Skins is an excellent show that is definitely for teens and up only. This series is about a group of teens living in Bristol, England who attend a college. Tony is the popular one, but he always protects his younger sister Effy, who is extremely mysterious. Tony has a few friends too: Sid is quiet, but in love with Tony's girlfriend Michelle, whose best friend Jal is an excellent clarinet player. Their friend Anwar is a confused Muslim (played brilliantly by Dev Patel who is also in the film Slumdog Millionaire!), his friend Maxxie is openly gay, their friend Chris is a party animal with family trouble, and Cassie is basically crazy. There's also Lucy, nicknamed Sketch, who lives near Maxxie. I've only seen Series 1 and 2, and can't wait for Series 3 to hit America; in that series, Effy is the main character. Like I've said before, Skins is for older teens and up. In its native Britain, the series was shown on the pay-TV version of Channel Four (E4), aimed at teens and young adults 15-25. So there's no doubt Skins isn't a kid-friendly series. This makes Gossip Girl look tame by comparison! Sex is a frequent topic: there are scenes of simulated sex of all types, stalking, awkward sexual advances, masturbation, and more; there's also a lot of nudity and crass sexual dialogue. Also, profane language is frequent. F-bombs fly a lot, but are muted on BBC America broadcasts. However, on the DVD, online, and original British broadcasts of this show, the F-bombs are loud and clear. Various milder profanities are spoken, and I do remember some uses of the word "c**t" (muted on BBC America, uncensored elsewhere). Finally, there is rampant, near-constant use of drugs and alcohol by teens. A few drugs of choice: cocaine, ecstasy, lots and lots of marijuana and tobacco smoking, and extreme drinking. If you can handle the offensive content, you will really like Skins. The BBC America version is fine for most teens ages 13+, but the DVD version, which is uncensored and contains additional sex scenes and very strong language, is more appropriate for those 15 and over.