Gen 1 and Gen 3 are what Skins is really about. If it have been me, I would have done Gen 3 right after Gen 1. Gen 2 was totally different, it’s like the show changed the tone and focused more on the season plot rather than on the single-episode plots.
People are always going to complain about something. When the show’s more realistic, it’s boring. When the writers add a bit more drama, it’s too intense. I mean, I think it’s good to give criticism, but some people just complain about everything all the time.