It’s like you’re living with them, says 20-year-old Grazia Ames, a fan of the show. Shirtless teen boys in a locker room spray each other with water bottles. Some were calling it a less OTT, less pretentious version of UK drama a shot.
“I like some photos on Instagram because I like the fact that they make them seem just like another friend or real person out there.” At the bottom of Karagülle’s email, there was a link to a teaser for season three. A milk carton narrowly misses one guy’s head, exploding into a milk shower, which soaks Isak’s face. I was consumed, swallowed up in a vortex of startlingly normal teen drama.
The third and most current season follows Isak, who is coming to grips with his sexuality and distancing himself from friends because of his crush on a high school senior, Even.
All fighting for a show that doesn’t really need the help.
They’re hard at work tweeting at celebrities and launching petitions for the network on which it aired, NRK, to add English subtitles for international fans.
He holds a stereotypical view of homosexuality, lamenting that being “gay” conjures up images of glitter and wrist-flicks.
Unlike flamboyant Eskild, Isak doesn’t “talk loudly about sucking cock, and Kim Kardashian, and lavender scent.” In one of the most poignant scenes, Eskild cuts him down, saying, “I need to tell you one thing about those people who you don’t want to be associated with, Isak.