Friday, March 18, 2016

What I’m Watching: Shameless

Shameless: Season 6, Episode 8 “Be a Good Boy. Come for Grandma.” (B+)

This episode’s title says more about this episode than I would ever want to write, demonstrating that Queenie really does belong in the Gallagher family. Her homeopathic massage sure managed to destress Lip, as his energetic foursome with the sorority sisters at the end of the episode humorously showed. It’s great to see Ian so happy, engaged in a normal relationship and more than capable of handling himself opposite his boyfriend’s friends. Divulging his bipolar disorder made the HIV-positive confession much more manageable, and I think that’s one hurdle they can get past. Debs getting hit on by someone into pregnant girls was hardly surprising, and of course it had to be something other than the fact that he’s probably at least ten years older than her. Frank did a great job of getting into the drug trade on behalf of his son, but that didn’t last long, and now he might have to pay with his testicles, which won’t be pretty but also surely won’t deter him from further shenanigans. Carl getting out wasn’t so bad after his initial beating thanks to Sean’s assistance, but that kindhearted act led to Will finding a gun in the Gallagher house, which didn’t do any damage to Will but prompted Sean to say something that he can’t take back. It seemed like this relationship might actually work out, and now that Carl has come back to the light side, it’s probably it for them after what happened since neither of them are going to be able to move on anytime soon.

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