Created by Jamie Brittain, Skins was groundbreaking in so many ways. The cast is diverse group of teenagers on their ow,n since their parents are either absent or so clueless they might as well be. What are the kids up to? Barrels of fun, drugs, sex, pressure, eating disorders, death and all manner of peril. Each character is so memorable that, years after watching the show, I can still remember them like old friends. This is teen drama the way it should be. Leading the ensemble is Tony Stonam (Nicholas Hoult), the kid everyone looks up to for his sexual prowess, confidence and charm, while he leads his friends into all manner of trouble. His girlfriend, Michelle (April Pearson), helps him scheme to get his lovable, clueless best friend Sid (Mike Bailey) de-virginized on his sixteenth birthday in the pilot episode. This show was enough of a hit that MTV tried to remake it for US audiences, but the original was much better and more successful, and the original is what you'll find on Netflix.