ah yes, that scene that almost looks like Derek slapped Casey on the ass and Ashley smiled in such a way that looks a bit too pleased. that scene. it must be a conspiracy between the actors and the editors to make their relationship look as inappropriate as possible.
he just shoves her on the back but I would not be surprised if Mike did on one take and they were like ‘Mike don’t do that'
Casey And Derek From Life With Derek Ship Dasey Even Harder Than You Do
Life with Derek ended seven years ago, but fans haven’t stopped shipping the two lead characters, Casey MacDonald and Derek Venturi — even though they’re stepsiblings.
“People can’t get enough of Dasey,” Ashley Leggat said during a phone interview with her co-star Michael Seater and MTV News. The semi-controversial, non-canon ship is still currently discussed on social media and the actors became aware of it early on. Seater explained how they thought it was hilarious and didn’t see anything wrong with it.
And because it was always at the back of their minds, and the fans were so into Casey and Derek being a couple, Seater noted how actors always want to find subtext in their lines and give fans what they desire. Leggat pointed out how Dasey was just like when you simultaneously hate and love someone, since the stepsiblings rarely got along, but did prove to be there for one another when it really counted.
When asked about Dasey-themed GIFs and photosets they’ve seen on Tumblr, Seater shared the one he sees most often comes from the series finale.
However, neither actor could share any Dasey fan fiction they’ve read over the years simply because it’s way too inappropriate. Leggat described it as “super X-rated,” while Seater explained he “was shocked at the things that people were coming up with.”
Reading up on Michael Seater and Ashley Leggat again and remembering that he wrote two episodes of LWD (except the one he wrote for season four never aired). Also the fact that he and Ashley are part of a Stand UP! Against Bullying campaign -together- is just so Derek and Casey I can’t handle
It's a bit odd that Season 4 was not brought to DVD but I have to wonder if it's because of how intense Michael and Ashley made Dasey.
The sexual tension was at feverpitch by the end of Season 4 and more obvious then the previous seasons. The bedroom eyes, the fights that in normal situations would lead to angry sex in normal situations, the Zombie dance that was way too sexual for two step siblings and the fact the back story that hinted at the fact that both were attracted to each other before their parents married. This was no longer a cute family show, it was borderline something wrong but yet so right.