TOPβ€’5 ; Things SKAM has Taught Me

Yes, I’m back to talking about my favorite show EVER :))

#5 : Your Opinions Matter More Than Others

Throughout Season 1, Eva struggles to fit in after she stole her ex-best friend Ingrid’s boyfriend Jonas.

She’s become shy and insecure and goes along with the current when she was born to start her own school and swim with the people she loves most.

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While Eva is not my favorite character, I do believe that her message of valuing your own opinion more than others is SO IMPORTANT!!

Thank you SKAM for bringing this to light, because I can’t stress ENOUGH how important it is to have your own opinions and act according to your own beliefs than just blindly following people.

And what’s so great about the way SKAM relays this message is that they show how hard it can be to stand up for your own opinions.

Eva fights SO HARD and hits SO MANY bumps in the road just trying to find out who she is, what she stands for, and what she believes in, which accurately demonstrates how hard the journey can be, but how it is so worth the risks.

#2 : Be Yourself (Even if it is Scary)

THIS πŸ‘ IS πŸ‘ SO πŸ‘ IMPORTANT!!!

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In Season 2, Noora, the ultimate badass who I aspire to be, is introduced and gives us a taste of what it’s like to be confident in yourself and how to love and respect yourself unconditionally.

In Season 3, Isak (aka my precious child who I will protect at all costs) is struggling with his sexuality and is afraid of what others may think about him.

He is the polar opposite of Noora; unsure of who he is, afraid, and not confident in the slightest.

While we follow Isak on his journey, he asks his roommate, Eskild, for advice on how to come out and embrace being gay.

However, Isak is less than empathetic, and not only offends Eskild, but many members of the Pride Movement.

Eskild’s response says it all.

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It can be scary to be yourself, but it’s better than pretending to be someone you’re not

TELL ME that’s not powerful!!

Throughout the series, each character is faced with something that testifies who they are, and in each season, the main characters grow and learn to love themselves for who they are deep down.

#3 : You are Never Alone

In each of the four seasons of beauty created by Julie Andem, Isak, Noora, Eva, and Sana are faced with incredibly hard challenges that test them in so many different ways.

However, they pull through because they are not alone.

No one is ever truly alone, even if you think you are.

People need people and because we are all connected, no one gets left behind.

Sometimes things get hard, but SKAM teaches us that we are never alone, and that our friends, family, and loved one will ALWAYS be there for us πŸ–€

It’s not weird that people give up. That they stop believing in the good. But thank you so much for not giving up. Because even though it sometimes feels like it, no one’s ever alone. Each and every one of us is a part of the big chaos. (Jonas, Season 4)

#2 : Be Kind, Always

Going back to my precious, savage, feminist baby Noora…

Being kind to those who are cruel, to those who are sick, to those who you don’t know is SO IMPORTANT.

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A HUGE of this show is about learning to be kind to those who are fighting battles you don’t even know about, so choosing to be kind instead of reflecting someone else’s behavior is the most important thing you can do.

In Season 2, not only is Noora’s boyfriend, William, fighting with his brother Niko, who has been struggling since before their younger sister died in a car accident Niko caused but Noora is also struggling.

But do either of these characters know anything about one another’s issues?

NO.

But they choose kindness. And love.

In fact, every character in SKAM is faced with a situation where they can either choose kindness, or they could choose anger, bitterness, and hate.

And each one of them chooses kindness.

Sometimes you will come across a person who seems like they’re hateful or a bad person, but you will NEVER know what someone else is struggling to get through, so be kind and loving.

Being kind to everyone will make you a happier and better person.

And you’ll positively affect those you know, those you love, and those who need more happiness in their lives.

#1 : Love Conquers All

Fear spreads, but… fortunately love does too πŸ–€

Y’all this quote makes me so emotional because yes, fear spreads, but people don’t recognize that love spreads EQUALLY as fast.

Yes, there’s some bad in the world, but there is also SO much good πŸ–€

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This show has SUCH a beautiful underlying message…

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LOVE CONQUERS ALL

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And I feel like in today’s day and age, that’s so hard to find not only in the media, but in the world itself.

And that’s why SKAM is not only such an awesome show to follow, but also why it is so beautiful and important for people to watch; we all need to learn how to spread love instead of fear and hatred.

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So these TOPβ€’5 ; Things SKAM has Taught Me are just a few reasons why SKAM is SUCH as incredible and powerful show.

If you want to watch SKAM, but you don’t live in Norway, you can find the original show with English subtitles by clicking on the blue text, or you can watch any of the remakes simply by clicking here.Β 

Sadly, I haven’t had much time to watch any of the remakes other than SKAM Italia and bits of SKAM France, so if you’ve watched any of the remakes and loved them, comment and tell me :))

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TOPβ€’5 ; Underrated Shows

Okay, so I’m veryΒ passionate about several shows that are honestly so underrated? Like, these shows are so incredible, and it astonishes me that they’re not as popular as they should be!

In some cases, it is hard to find at least ONE of these shows in certain countries, but I just wish the media would highlight them more because they are, truly, so awesome and fun to follow along with!

So without further ado, my TOPβ€’5 underrated shows.

#5 : Gilmore Girls

Don’t get me wrong, this show had a lot of hype when it first aired, but I feel that as it continued, it lost some of the attraction, which makes absolutely zero sense!!

I mean, who didn’t fall in love with Lorelai and Rory?

And like, what about Luke?

And Sookie?

Like, it’s such a classic!

I was introduced to this show on a car trip home from a lacrosse tournament, and I immediately fell in love with the show, mostly because the characters have such beautiful bonds.

They all just mean so much to one another, and ugh that makes me so happy!! One of the things I love so much about this show is the bond between Rory and Lorelai. Like, name THREE other mother-daughter bonds like that on tv. Can’t?

That’s what I thought.

Not only is it what everyone can hope they can have with their mom, but also it’s just so sweet and simple. It is so obvious that Lorelai wants what best for Rory by the sacrifices she makes, and how she just wants to help Rory get what she wants in life.

Like, I’m sorry, but the FEELS.

I was recently re-watching some of the episodes, and like I forgot how much I missed the show? I mean, every character is just so great, and the show itself is honestly gold.

And can we just acknowledge that it was one of the first big hits written by FEMALE writers!!

Like, to me, that’s one of the greatest accomplishments of the show; I cannot think of another show written in not only the 2000s but also in the twentieth century that was written by women and became a major hit.

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#4 : Supernatural

Another incredible show with Jared Padalecki because, um, he’s awesome and I adore him so much? πŸ–€

So my friend actually thought that I would love “Supernatural”, so we watched most of the first season together, and I honestly got addicted.

It’s just too good!!

Like Sam and Dean Winchester, I love you so much more than words can even BEGIN to describe my precious beans.

I think the only issue with the show is that it’s SO! LONG!Β (which is fine by me), but I think that’s honestly what sabotaged it.

When it first came out, I feel like it was relatively positively, but when the seasons started coming out and it was just like season after season after season, I feel like the show lost some momentum.

And that sucks SO MUCH because it’s honestly such a good show, and it only gets better as it goes on.

I mean, Castiel? My holy child/king of hell I absolutely adore you and everything you stand for, and Bobby, my man, I miss you, you precious man who raised my children.

The show isn’t for everybody, hence the amount of gore and the fact that over the course of 14 seasons, only 6 episodes consist of no death, but if that kind of stuff doesn’t bother you, I seriously recommend this show because it is beautiful and I love it too much.

#3 : Dog with a Blog

OKAY don’t judge me right now, but “Dog with a Blog” is SUCH – and was when it was released – an underrated show!

Like, Michael B. Kaplan and Philip Stark are actually geniuses!

The first time I watched it was at a friend’s house, and I honestly was annoyed that they wanted to watch a show that was called “Dog with a Blog.”

It just sounds so lame!

But it ended up being super cute and super funny, so I ended up loving the show so much.

Not to mention, like, it’s about a dog who blogs and talks (somewhat of a cliche – I know), but they made it work?

The whole plotline where the kids are trying to hide the dogs secret because they don’t want to lose him because

A) he’s their dog and they love himΒ 

and

B) because he is the ONE thing that brought them together. πŸ–€

Like, how is that not adorable and lovable??

It’s somewhat similar to most Disney shows where there’s a lot of sarcasm and dumb jokes, but it’s also really different because I feel like it’s got more of a steady and consistent plot throughout the seasons, where most Disney shows – well at least nowadays

(but we all know the 2000s had the real Disney shows like the “Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Hannah Montana”)

kept the same idea, but the plot changed a lot.

In general, it was just a super cute show and I absolutely loved it, and like the last episode honestly broke me.

I literally followed that show for 3 years, and the ending was kind of bittersweet 😦

#2 : Voltron: Legendary DefenderΒ (2016-2018)

Yeah, yeah, it’s a kids “show.”

Uh-huh, whatever you say Dreamworks.

Y’all so wrong that it physically hurts!!

Another recommendation from a friend that led to not only devastation, but also obsession πŸ˜‰

I wasn’t expecting the show to be as captivating as it, mostly because it’s a Youth-7 (per Netflix rating) animated series about space lions based off of a 1980s series.

BUT

I was quite wrong!!

The show is actually phenomenal,Β and so much cuter and entertaining than I expected. From absolutely hilarious and memorable quotes like “Girl, you’ve already raised my particle barrier” and “When I say vol, you say….” “Vol…tron?”, it’s impossible to not fall in love with the paladins.

Although I know of a lot of teenagers who have also gotten super into “Voltron”, mostly because of the {unfortunately not-canon (YET)} ship between Lance McClain and Keith Kogane (aka my sexy ninja sharpshooter and my favorite mullet πŸ–€).

However, I feel like the show didn’t get as much hype as it should have.

Not only is the writing phenomenal, but the characters and their development individually and as a team was just such an experience.

It literally takes one second to fall in love with the show, but I feel like most people don’t give it a chance because it is an animated picture.

Some of my close friends and I got one of our non-obsessed friends to watch the show, and she got super into it (especially since she’s literally Keith), so I feel like if more people would give it a try and NOT reject it because it’s animated, it would be more popular by a lot.

#1 : SKAM (aka my favorite show ever)

Okay, this title may give you one of two reactions:

  1. The best reaction, MY personal reaction, would be like this: Oh my god, I LOVE that show, I can’t believe she knows that show!! Isn’t it the most beautiful thing to ever exist? Oh my god, Evak though?!
  2. OR, for most people, unfortunately, they’re reaction will most likely be like this: I’m sorry, but did you just sneeze? Is that even in English? What’s a scam; I literally asked if you sneezed, so don’t be rude!!

To answer your question, no, it’s not in English.

It’s actually in Norwegian and has officially consumed every ounce of my being (not to be dramatic BUT).

For those of you who have Instagram, if you look in your suggested, have you ever seen those clips from tv shows? Well, that’s actually how I first saw a bit of the show, specifically, the scene where my girl Noora roasts William so bad!!

I then heard moreΒ about the show when I saw some clips of Isak and Even, as well as Sana and Youssef, on YouTube.

You actually CAN’T access “SKAM” in most countries (at least, to my knowledge) because Norway protects it’s internet very securely, so it made it somewhat hard to watch the show.

HOWEVER, being the desperate fangirl I am, I just HAD to get more of the characters I had already become emotionally attaches too.

So I ended up finding it on a free site with English subtitles, and make a long story short, I ended up ruining my own life with that freaking show!!

Okay, so what is so great about this show?

How about absolutely everything?

When I say it has something for everyone, I mean everyone; we’ve got diverse relationships, ethnicities, and religions, as well as several, downright badass characters.

What’s really cool about this show is how with each season (there are four in total – NOT ENOUGH JULIE; GIVE US MORE!!), a different character is brought into the light.

We are introduced to about 95% of the characters in the first season, and the last three season follow three different people introduced in season one.

Another thing I really love about this show is how you watch all the characters grow, which I think is honestly so important and it’s just so underrated.

Season one is all about Eva Mohn, an insecure girl who is struggling with her introduction to high school, her relationship, and her old friends. I don’t really like who Eva becomes personally, but that’s just me.

Season two follows Noora SΓ¦tre, who is SO awesome and just kicks ass and I love my little feminist baby. In her season, I feel like she faces one of the biggest challenges out of any of the characters, but I’m not going to spoil anything.

Season three chases after my precious gay bean, Isak Valtersen, who I adore so much, and, although I’m pretty sure it’s self-explanatory, the season is about him coming out.

And lastly, my badass, Sana Bakkoush is the queen of season four, which actually made me so happy because she’s awesome. Because she’s Muslim, she has to deal with unnecessary hate, and the season is about how she learns to deal with the anger that builds up.