Saturday, November 19, 2016

What I’m Watching: Shameless

Shameless: Season 7, Episode 7 “You’ll Never Ever Get a Chicken in Your Whole Entire Life” (B+)

There was reason to be positive in this episode as nearly every character experienced some optimistic development, especially as compared with the recent state of things. Despite Lip’s thoughtless remarks, Trevor and Ian are in a very good place, and the fact that they’re trying this new experience together means that they’re good for each other. Lip, to his credit, may not be trying to get the appeal his professor arranged for him granted, but he is being extremely loyal to the new woman in his life and stepping up in all the right ways. Debs had some trouble fitting everything in to the day that she had to prepare for her DCFS visit, but how impressive is it that she took and passed the GED with absolutely no preparation? Fiona was in for a lot of heartbreak with the staggering costs of repairing just a few things going wrong on the first day of her laundromat ownership, and I was sure that she was going to take that check meant for Etta and just use it for the expenses. After getting advice that she shouldn’t try and then leaving Etta to deal with everything, she seems to have rebounded with a much more positive attitude. Svetlana’s handling of her Russian husband situation was uninformative at best, and it seems that Kev really can’t a certain image of treachery out of his head. And then there’s Frank, who is now the saving grace for Liam, who went to school only to find it closed. His protests and subsequent bonding with a kindred spirit netted Liam, who so rarely speaks, the opportunity to have a first-class education, something that’s sure to throw the Gallagher family for a loop.

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