listen, i’m okay with there being a show following the same concept and issues as skam as long as it isn’t a complete rip off.
i’m okay with there being a show that is following the issues of insecurities, of sexual assault, of finding out your sexuality, of mental illness and of being of a different religion than the majority. but i don’t want a show where everything is the exact same as in skam, because that will just ruin the beauty of the original show and i can’t see that happening.
i don’t want to see another eva mohn, i don’t want to see another noora sætre, i don’t want to see another isak valtersen or another sana bakkoush. those characters matter too much to me to just be copy pasted like that. characters inspired by them sure, but not a complete rip off, i can’t let that happen.
skam has not only shown how it is to be a teenager in today’s society but it has also shown a bunch of scandinavian culture, things that simply will not work in an american adaptation, no matter how hard they try.
i’m just begging america to not make a complete rip off and instead make something inspired by skam because to do a complete rip off won’t work. it won’t be the same, no matter how hard you try to make it seem like it.