My love affair with Skins ended after series four, and I'm not entirely sure why.
Perhaps it was because I was 21 and had outgrown that 'Skins phase' of my life and was no longer interested in seeing another bunch of sixth formers getting up to all sorts.
However I kept hearing good things about the new and final series, and knowing that some of my favourite characters were back for one more go, curiosity got the better of me and I found myself watching the entire new series in just a couple of days and really enjoyed revisiting the lives of Effy, Cassie and Cook.
The series began with Skins Fire, two episodes that focussed on Effy Stonem, played by Kaya Scodelario. When we last saw Effy she had just left the psychiatric hospital after her suicide attempt and her life was beginning to get back to normal. Well... as normal as it can be for Effy.