Skam (2015 IMDb)

Viewing

Seen in 2017.

Review refers to the first season.

Categorization

Drama verging on soap opera.

Subject

Contemporary Norwegian teenage life.

Commentary

I went into it hoping for a Fucking Åmål (1998), but the subject matter is considerably brighter. Novel production techniques conceal a dearth of realism. Details of relationship drama hold center stage, to the detriment of characterization and friendship, but the craftsmanship is good.

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