💎 The best worst idea ever
A Memento Insight by @samantha for S1 E6 | Odio il Natale (I Hate Christmas)
This insight is from a Remarkist Memento.
Title: The best worst idea ever
Event (Watch Party): S1 E6 | Odio il Natale (I Hate Christmas)
Event Date: 2022-12-23
Drop Date: 2023-01-05
Remarkist World: I Hate Christmas (Franchise)
Density: 15 KD
Number of Editions: 20
Let's be honest: Italians are not the greatest at tv shows. We are so bad at it, in fact, that one of our most famous shows pokes fun at the very notion that italian television is simply not good. Add to that the risky route of a remake, and Odio il Natale (an italian TV show which is a remake of a norwegian one) doesn't seem to be a great idea.
Still, against all odds, it shines as a quality product not only for the italian viewer, but as something to captivate audiences all over the world!
The little tweaks to both the setting and the characters are what make the story so charming, highlighting the aspects of italian culture that define us while also showing off the enchanting view of the territory.
And so we find our lead Gianna roaming the streets of a gorgeous Chioggia (a little gem near Venice) by bicycle instead of using a sleigh as her norwegian counterpart. And we see her looking for love in a cooking class instead of a speed dating event. That is a very authentic depiction, not just a stereotype: Italians do love to center their social experiences around food!
But what really set Odio il Natale apart are Gianna's relationships outside of the romance aspect. Where the protagonist of the original series had a dear friend and the rest were coworkers more than anything else, Gianna has a full company of girl friends: a flatmate who is apparently cold and all business (she slightly remind us of Samantha from Sex and the city), a sweet café owner, and Gianna's sister who is not only a relative but a proper friend, well blended with the whole girls group. And I dare anyone not to tear up a little during one of Gianna's scenes with her dad, a man who supports his daughter no matter what.
This is all very relatable to Italians, but it's also part of a universal narrative where we all can find ourselves: love interests might come and go but true friends and family will always be there for us.
Pop culture enthusiast from Italy
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