I get so emo every time I think about Even’s drawings and how they are in such a stark contrast to everything else on the show. You have these kids texting and facebooking and instagramming all day long, and then you have this precious tall boy who makes his crush a drawing, folds it like a secret, and even finds the time to sneak and slip it into his pocket while nobody is looking. I went to the store the other day with the intention of buying a letter set. Everybody in my class collected letter sets in elementary school, which I’ll admit was a long time ago. And guess what, the store didn’t sell any letter sets. People don’t write each other letters anymore. We just instant message and expect an instant response back. When Even leaves Isak a drawing, he’s not expecting an instant response. He won’t even know whether Isak saw it. There’s no text bubble, there’s no seen at 3:56 pm. And when Isak finds the drawing, his heart will skip a beat because the paper is folded and he can’t just click it open to see what’s inside. Skam is a multi-platform show for the social media generation, yet what Isak and Even share is in many ways an old-fashioned romance. When people think of old-fashioned romance, they’ll maybe think of Pride and Prejudice or Romeo and Juliet instead of lgbtq+ people. But Skam goes against that. And you know what. What makes me the emoest of them all is knowing that no matter what happens in the future, Isak will have these drawings forever. He will always have this tangible memory of the beginning of his first love, a tangible piece of Even’s mind. Even when Even is not physically there with him, he can still touch something he created. And when he traces Even’s handwriting with his finger, it’ll transport him back to the day he couldn’t hold his breath under water.