there’s something about even’s little nod in this scene
because even knows. he’s not oblivious, he notices the way isak reacts to his presence, to him. he’s been noticing him for weeks, weeks before they first met. he saw the way isak was when he came over to his place the previous week, he saw the look in his eyes, the light in his eyes, he saw the way he smiled and laughed, he noticed the changes in his voice. he probably memorized his facial expressions and the things he said last friday. kept replaying them in his mind every single day, in class, before going to bed, when he was with other people
earlier in that episode, when he came to give isak his snapback, in a matter of seconds, he understood that isak hadn’t told his friends he had gone to his place, he understood that he didn’t want them to know. because he sees and understands. he remembered the cardamom on the cheese toasties five weeks later, how they were sitting on the floor of his room as they ate them, he remembered isak saying he had a drop of water in his throat, he remembered isak talking about parallel universes. because he pays such close attention to isak and the way he looks and moves and speaks and all the things he says
do you think that even, who saw this boy on the first day of school, who was probably looking forward to seeing him even when it was just at school, in public, in rooms and hallways with other students, would not notice how isak was acting? notice the way he’s been looking at him the moment he showed up at his place for the pregame? the way he starred at him when he kissed sonja and looked at him straight in the eyes? how tensed he was as he told him about sonja and how they’d been together for years? the intonation of his voice as he said his okay’s (been together since we were 15. okay. can’t dump her. okay). do you think that even who’s been desperately trying to spend time alone with this boy he was falling for would not notice the smile that spread all over isak’s face when he realized that even was messing with him, the smile he was trying to stop it, in vain? do you think he would not sense his attraction to him? the vulnerability?
of course even notices. and since he came to see isak in his kitchen, he’s only been kidding, pretending not to be serious. but with that little nod, he grows more serious. with that little nod, it’s like he’s saying i see you, i see it, i’ve seen you for a while. it’s reassuring. it’s okay. it’s understanding. i know, isak. i know. me too
I keep thinking how knowing Even had a crush on
Isak the first day he saw him changes the whole dynamic of the story, or at
least it does to me.
first times we see Isak and Even sharing glances (first in the cafeteria, then
outside, then at the kosegruppa meeting) I thought Even was this type of guy
who looks at you in the coolest way ever just because he feels he is able to
get your attention.
When they met in the bathroom and Even did the
most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen anyone do when they are flirting with
someone, I thought he was just being a pain in the ass since he noticed Isak
always looking at him and he wanted the attention I guessed he thought he
And then in the bench… Well, that scene kind of
threw my theory out of the window, because Even totally lost his coolness: he
was almost shy and nervous. But I guess I was too caught up by his looks and appearance
I didn’t really pay attention.
But Even confessing Isak he saw him the very
first day at school and that he went to the kosegruppa meeting just to meet
Isak made me realize all those times weren’t about Even being cool, they were
about Even trying to look cool. It was always about a boy doing embarrassing and
not-so-slick things to get the other boy’s attention. When I thought Isak was
getting caught by Even staring at him, it was actually Even trying to act laid
back when he realized his crush was looking at him. When Even approached Isak
on the hallway to ask him if he was going to the Halloween party, it wasn’t him
being casual, it was him being hopeful. When Even suggested Isak going to the
pool, it wasn’t him recreating his favorite movie scene just to be the coolest
guy, it was him planning the whole thing to finally act on his feelings for his
And you know why just a simple scene was able
to threw away what I thought was real? Because Skam just doesn’t make seasons
from one character’s perspective in order for us to get to really know them,
Skam does it to show that not everything is what we think it is: we don’t see
life at it is, we see it in our own way. And that’s as beautiful as it is
scary, isn’t it?
<b>Child:</b> Mum why is my cousin called Kris?<p/><b>Mum:</b> Because your auntie loved Exo-M before the leader Kris left his 10 children and wife behind 2 years later and realised she couldn't change your cousin's name so she stuck with Kris cause she still loves him either way.<p/><b>Child:</b> What about me?<p/><b>Mum:</b> Enough questions TaoHan<p/></p>