The story of young teenagers and pupils on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and their troubles, scandals and everyday life. Each season is told from a different person’s point of view. 43 episodes in total.
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Norwegian teenage life portrayed thoughtfully and with sincerity. Unlike most TV series produced for young adults, SKAM doesn't reduce the characters into flat stereotypes with predictable, shallow motivations. This series explores themes like morality and social roles (such as gender and faith), within the context of personal relationships as well as Norwegian culture.
Isak's season (3) was a personal highlight.
Fantastic show. The idea of each character having her/his own season was pure genius. And such a good choice to have the show be (mostly) parent-free. I wish Julie Andem had made a Vilde-season, though! - Vilde was a personal favorite of mine. And a Chris-season would've been nice - Chris never rose above being the overweight, kooky sidekick - it would've nice getting to know her a little better.
I mean fuck, Julie Andem's internet phenomenon explores teens in such an honest, non-judgemental and pure way. Original concept, memorable characters, perfect music choices and some real gut wrenching stuff here. Sad to see it ending so quickly but here's to one more killer season of an impeccable series that is gonna go down in history - the US remake will never compare
Run of the mill teen show populated by cliché storylines, uninspired camera work and really boring overextended dialogue scenes. Even the soundtrack is weird as if the only thought behind it was "let's use some well known American hits". It also doesn’t feel particularly timely, in fact it has a 90’s teen soap opera feel to it. Noora is drop dead gorgeous though.