I know this has been said multiple times, but I just wanted to express myself on how well Skam gets us in the character’s. Im friday’s night clip, we are Isak. At the beginning we’re all giddy. Even is here, he gets us into somewhere unusual. We’re high on love, everything’s all fun and games. We ask ourselves a few questions on Even’s behavior when he talk to the receptionist, but it fades away very quickly after, overpowered by the elevator/sex(makeout?) scenes. Then they start talking, and everything’s alright. Even rambles about something, and then cut. Music changes. What’s going on. Cut. We see that it’s too much, there must be something wrong. Even keeps talking, too fast, too loud and we feel awkwardness. Cut. We see Isak’s fading. He realizes slowly. Maybe he doesn’t want to, but it’s harder and harder to tell ourselves that Even’s fine. I don’t need to tell you again what happened next, but this road to hell has been portrayed so perfectly by Tarjei, helped with the montage and the music.
We felt it down to our bones, and this is what’s magic in this show. (It was unpleasant in that case, but when you step back from all the emotions, you realize how this was a masterpiece, and that this connection with the main protagonist doesn’t happen often).(And second touch of magic, I felt all of this while watching it for the first time, without transcript, without subtitles. I’m French and I don’t speak Norwegian, I just get a few words because I can speak German. But I didn’t understand what the conversations in the hotel was about. Everything was done just with the music and the actors.)
You know what I'd love for season 2? Two players (new ones, old ones, I don't care)- that aren't Mike and Ginny - having a loving relationship, because we'd get not only a gay couple but also it'd be great to see how it affects Ginny and her own rules about not dating inside the game/dating a teammate. It would also be an interesting discussion about homophobia on the MLB/teams/etc.