The 2nd season of Skins, started with an amazing dance sequence, with the camera focused on the good looking Maxxie played by Mitch Hewer. Maxxie dances, sings and is the gay character on the show. Hewer is straight in real life but has already turned in some great acting in several strong story lines so far this season. The most recent one featured a female stalker who flattened her breasts so Maxxie would like her because she looked like a boy.
The whole episode was based on teenage obsession played out against a high school musical on 9/11 in which Maxxie is the lead. There is a lot of singing and craziness. It is done with perfect cadence as you see this girl sink deeper into that kind of teenage insanity that goes beyond a normal crush. It is beautifully orchestrated.
Skins is so well written and with actors like Hewer in the cast, it is a powerhouse of a show worth watching on BBC America.
Hewer who recently finished his contract with Skins was signed on for a new series called Britannia High.