SKAM thoughts of the day: Why we should appreciate, that Julie is taking her time.
We are all impatient. frustrated and don’t understand why it takes so long. We need a trailer, we all miss SKAM content!
It has never taken this long before. The trailers have come relatively quickly after the other seasons ended, so now we sit back and think, why does it take so long this time?
But we need to keep in mind, that season 1, 2 and 3 was roughly created in advance. Julie knew who the main characters would be, and their main storyline.
I don’t know when she and NRK exactly decided that season 4 was going to happen, but probably sometime during season 3.
From there, Julie had to figure out the main character and the storyline. She might have had a rough idea about it, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she also wanted to examine the feedback from the fans and take their wishes into consideration - in terms of both the protagonist and his/her story/issues.
She also had to do research and perhaps find new actors for supporting roles associated with the new protagonist.
SKAM very seriously, and she has proven that she really works into depth with the characters and their issues portrayed on the show. she does lots of interviews and is generally thorough in her preparations. She loves her show, and I have no doubt that she wants to make season 4 as meaningful as the other seasons.
Although the show seems so simple, it take time to create something as brilliant as SKAM!
Think about how awful it would be, if the production company behind Julie was a comercial company, that only had money on their mind, and didn’t really care about the meaningful content. If someone was breathing down her neck, because they knew the fans were LIT right now. If they didn’t give her the time she needed and the show lost all its depth. We have seen it so many times before with succesful tv-shows and movies, where they just want to exploit the success in order to make more money. Tv-shows and movie franchises often get worse and worse because they lose depth and character development.
WE DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO SKAM!
So be grateful Julie is taking her time. Be positive about it!
He’s more like me, I think: burdened with the realization that what goes on his mind is somehow different from what goes on everyone else’s. Even those close to us. And how you can’t think about that for too long, because that thought- the truth of your own isolation- is too much to bear