Yes, yes, we all know the story! But we ain’t gonna leave one of our own to be victim to the naysayers. Michi deserves the world and really, who knows, in S2, if there is one, we might finally get what we all wanted but were robbed of!
There are others but these were the only ones on my mind when I thought of this! Yeah sure, there are other movies with these neon colours that aren’t gay (looking at you Wick, but you are awesome so you get a pass) but come on these are our colours now!
A goddamned yuri baiting series in the frikkin 2020!!
I should have trusted my sixth sense! I really should have! Other than the simple fact that one should never ever trust a series where girls who have just met make out in the very episode they meet, that episode let alone being the first episode, I had a feeling you know!
First off this discount Hailee is just too cute to be gay, like they usually are, unless you are Thai then that rule doesn’t apply (them cute lesbians tho), then the stupidly obvious, we were drunk so it doesn’t count bullshit, really, all the flags were there!
I should have listened to my gut! But you know what they say, once you dare to hope, it’s all over for you! There is no turning back and once you hope, you are either in for a world of hurt or a world of hearts! Turns out it was the former!
The thing is that I can’t just outright hate the series given that Micki (Juju – the blonde) is actually truly honestly gay so I have to support her and the fact that she only discovered her gayness here, well, one can’t just write her off like that!
My love for her though won’t keep my hate from flowing over everything else, especially given that the person that her crush Daria (Margherita – discount Hailee Steinfeld), chooses over Micki is her own damn brother! Fuck, they even have sex when she and Daria’s twin brother are right in the next room!! Talk about insanity!
What hurts most is that even by the end of the series there is hope given the way things end but just like everything else in a pity party box, it all just feels so artificial even as there is a chance they might end up together!
Why? because they would be fake Daria and Micki!
Lost? Let me explain quick! You see, in this town where Daria and her twin brother return to, has a legend going around of people’s shadows coming out of the local lake and taking over the real people’s lives! When she was young, something happened to Daria’s mother but she escaped thanks to her grandfather sending her away but the nightmares bring her back!
These shadow selves manifest when one feels true despair and the real person usually meets a unpleasant end! Daria’s mother was lucky as her father locked fake mother away after she had killed his wife!
As soon as they get back, Daria’s mother goes missing, only she was kidnapped by her shadow who had escaped thanks to Daria’s twin brother who had freed her! Shit then starts to happen again beginning with the guy that had a crush on Micki but as we see Micki wasn’t into guys and despite confiding in him, he outs her as a lesbian to the whole school!
That is also where Micki and Daria’s relationships takes a nosedive before it even takes off! Poor Micki, she was so in love, no, even by the end she was so in love and it was her love that boosted by her father actually having been a shadow of himself all this time since before he was even born, it’s what sends her into the transition into birthing her shadow!
Meanwhile, Daria too starts showing signs of her shadow coming about after she breaks down from the death of their mother. At the end of season 1 we see both Daria and Micki’s shadows fighting to break the surface of the frozen lake to come and take over!
These shadows have something in common, they all are the real person’s true unrestrained selves that they hide away all the time! So you just damn well know that those two shadows of Daria and Micki will be a thing but like I said, artificial and empty gifts!
God, and here I was finally looking forward to a substantial Italian teen series relevant to our community! I should have listened to my gut! I should not have trusted Daria! Characters like her always get on my nerves but her pretty face made me bring down my guard and their moment was too sweet and they were just too good together to stay disconnected!
Believe me, lessons learned! I swear it!
Anyway, at least the horror/fantasy aspect kept me interested and also Micki is actually gay so I kind of recommend it, now that you know what you are in for!