can i just say that i LOVE the absolute attention that skam is making in making the conscious effort of putting in subtle hints, showing that even feels just as deeply about him and isak as isak feels?
like, i feel it’s SO important? even could have been shown to be a total douche, disregarding isak completely and being cold towards him. skam could have so easily gone down that route.
but no, they’re not. so far anyway, they’re not. and it’s so refreshing to see that? to see a show not go down the cliche route, but instead, showing even having genuine feelings being reciprocated back to isak, that they aren’t unrequited from just isak’s side. that the attraction, and not just attraction, but that feeling of “this is something more between us that i feel for you,” is coming from even’s point of view too, even if the narrative is from isak’s point of view.
just, with the whole, remembering that isak likes his cardamom, that even could HEAR isak’s voice breaking when he was trying to say cardamom like he had back at even’s place, but it not coming out as a laugh, but rather a choking sob, and even could detect that and his smile faltered STRAIGHT away into a frown. in the nervousness he feels when he has to strike up a conversation with isak. in the fact that, yes, even DOES get jealous when he sees emma and isak. in the fact that when he texted isak, he told isak that it was HIS, even’s OWN fault, that things were going too fast, and he knows it. in that he could open up about his fears to isak, and talk to isak about simple things like the music he enjoys? in that he made grilled cheese for isak and HUNG OUT with him, and ENJOYS hanging out with him? in that he recklessly breaks into someone’s home just to be with isak and actually just … joke around with him and kiss him. that once even starts kissing isak, he doesn’t want to stop kissing him. in the simple back rubs even gives isak when they cuddle and how even LISTENED to isak when isak talked about his parents with him. in the simple way even still looks at isak in the same way he looked at isak with such intensity the very first time.
i’m just so happy skam’s actually … gone down such a reinvigorating path of not showing the same old same old trope that they COULD have SO EASILY fallen into and shown. thank god for actually showing even and isak as 2 boys who BOTH FEEL for EACH OTHER, in the very direct and open way they show it with isak, but in the very subtle and quiet ways they show it with even.
and just … how can you not have faith in even and isak having their happy ending? of course, even and isak are gonna have a happy ending. there is no doubt in that.