I Rewatched The First Episode Of This Maltese Musical TV Series And I Have Some Questions

First of all, why?

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In what can only be described as a High School Musical-inspired fever dream, I decided it would be a good idea to revisit a classic of Maltese television; Deja Vu.

Premiering back in November 2011, the TV show's potential spoke to the musical theatre nerd and avid Glee fan inside of me. Although I don't think I made it past the first five minutes of the first episode. I guess 15-year-old me was already a cynic and a critic.

But it seems that last summer, some kind soul uploaded the entire series onto YouTube, so I decided to give it another chance. And let me tell you; we have been sleeping on this gem.

The 2011 show (that is more reminiscent of something that would have appeared in 2005) is chock-full of iconic lewks and priceless reaction gifs. I do, however, have a couple of questions. Let's get cracking.

1. Did the cast practice the dances before filming?

Because I don't think they did. And these two seem to be on the same page as me.

2. Speaking of choreography, who let this happen?

Point your toes is the first thing you learn in any dance class, ever. The 15 years of ballet training inside of me is offended.

3. Where did they get this car from?

And is it still functioning? Asking for a friend.

4. Why does Eileen look like a grown-up Powerpuff Girl?

Blossom, but make it a 40 year-old woman.

5. What... what is this?

I mean, it's cute. They're in love. But that's freaking gross.

6. Why are these two so violent?

And, in real life, does anybody do that to their friend's books if they're fighting? That seems pretty extra.

7. How did Eileen do this with her eyes?

I got dizzy just making this gif, TBH.

BONUS: Why aren't more people talking about this scene?

It's Kurt Calleja singing Another Summer Night. Legendary.

The scene takes place roughly eight minutes into the episode. And if you visit this channel, you'll be treated to endless amounts of classic Maltese TV binge material. You're welcome.

Anyway, that's it from me. For now. Perhaps I'll be back with a season finale review.

Oh, you don't want that? Fair enough. I'll go.

Tag a friend who was an extra on Deja Vu back in the day

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Steffie Weenink

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