halla! for the skam questions: What is your favourite song used in combination with a scene that made the scene funnier? What is your favourite song used in combination with a scene that made the scene more emotional? What is your favourite parallel on the show and why? What theme do you think was best discussed/depicted on the show? What do you love most about isak and even's relationship? sending love xxx
halla anon!! sorry for the late reply, something came up, lol. but also: good that i waited bc now i have a more fully informed reply, especially regarding the first question.
because having “lover, where do you live?” with emma and chris introducing themselves to each was genuinely so amazingly absurd, i laughed so hard (and i barely do). the whole situation with chris/emma/eva/jonas was resolved in a very humorous way, something that wasn’t necessarily the case before this season. skam is also just very good at funny moments! and i’m glad that this was the last one, lmao.
my favourite song used to make the scene more emotional would probably be lantern during minutt for minutt. such a soft and intimate song. and the swelling of the choral voices when sonja’s voice-over tells isak to just be there for even never fails to gives me goosebumps. it’s almost like the choir is singing to isak that everything comes and goes in waves but that in the end his love for even and even’s love for him will see them through it all. in general the white birch’s songs work well for emotional purposes: i loved the inclusion of their song in vilde’s clip as well.
my favourite parallel on this show.. you know in the deepest of my heart the parallels between sana and even’s backstories will always be my greatest love that was never to be explored unfortunately. but i love that even’s clip in particular had a lot of parallels to isak and even’s story in s3 in general!
best explored theme: well, female friendship and isolation was so wonderfully portrayed in s1 – especially the not villainising any ladies part and resulting in that party at iben’s (something that completely was knocked aside this season, but oh well.) i also think isak’s difficulties with his authentic self was nicely explored – like his inability to completely present himself as gay at first (bc of things we had already seen in s1 and s2) was a huge deal in s3 and you can see how it developed in him being way more confident about it in s4 (in such a short timeline as well). themes explored over multiple seasons work the best, i feel like.
what do i love the most about isak and even.. i think the fact that they genuinely like to be together and are willing to take very mature decisions in being together. they take what they have very seriously and while that may come with its own insecurities (with even thinking he’s not good enough), it is so refreshing to see a (lgbt+) couple so well-rounded and secure. like isak said himself: they know it’s very complicated, but they’re also the best things in each other’s lives and they wouldn’t trade it for the world. they don’t take each other for granted and that is a great message for the intended audience, teenagers!, to see. just because you’re young doesn’t mean that your relationship cannot be as serious as an ‘adult relationship’.
thank you for these great questions, anon! <3 if anyone else would to like some questions, they can be found here.