It's a late summer evening in Malmö, Sweden. An ambulance leaves a villa in the outskirts of the city. Young people are behind the police barriers in tears. The blue lights flash on the ... See full summary »
24-years old Ellen always had trouble to finish what she started and decide to finally get the high school diploma she never got. But to do that she got to pretend to be 16, something that ... See full summary »
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Álvaro Cobas González,
When a newly promoted football club loses its coach just before the start of the league season, a woman, Helena Mikkelsen, gets the historic chance to coach the team, even before an ambitious player who was promised the job.
Advertised as "Better than Skam!". Is it? Result: "No."
I loved Skam, so when I repeatedly stumbled on Lovleg and claims how it was new and better than Skam, I was both thrilled and sceptical. When something is described as "better than the other one" it's never a good sign. And I should've listened to that tiny, sceptical voice in my head.
I couldn't even get through the first episode. The show seems to ride only from one awkward scene to another, the lead actress is no way even remotely close to being 15 as her character, and it was such a pain to watch. When I found myself constantly fastforwarding the ridiculously awkward, nowhere near "like in real life" scenes, I finally let this one go when the first episode was around 2/3 in.
I can handle some funny, awkward moments, but in Lovleg they're so stretched and not in any way relatable. Which is a bit weird, since I remember reading from somewhere that Lovleg was supposed to be "more realistic" than Skam. True, Skam had certain polished world, but the scenes and characters were well written - not in Lovleg.
So, sorry, but 3/10 for me. I really wanted this to be another enjoyable show with characters I could fall in love with, too bad it didn't happen.
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