Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What I’m Watching: Shameless

Shameless: Season 7, Episode 8 “You Sold Me the Laundromat, Remember?” (B+)

Starting this episode with panning shots of everyone sleeping in different places was effective as a summary of what has happened so far and where everyone is now. Fiona, free of her responsibilities to her family, got much more than she bargained for with her purchase of the laundromat and Etta’s dementia-fueled excessive credit card spending. That’s why it was so great to see Kev, frustrated with feeling like Svetlana had manipulated him and stolen Veronica away from him, come to Fiona for advice, offering physical labor in return. Giving away free drinks to those lowlifes at the bar who came to help fix up the laundromat was the best idea he could have had, and they were actually very helpful. Leave it to Frank to pretend to be an old woman’s dead husband just to be able to sleep in a warm bed, bouncing back from his latest con with the washing machine to mildly honest work helping out in the laundromat. Debs taking Franny to meet Derek’s family to get them to put in a favorable call to DCFS wasn’t the worst idea, but she’s now all but lost her daughter thanks to the aggressive threats she was making caught on video, bringing this show back to its dramatic roots. Lip’s hearing went very well, though the verdict being what it was suggested that he never should have gone in the first place now that it’s totally ruined an amazing relationship with Sierra. He’s going to be in bad shape going forward, which is really a shame considering how well he seemed to be doing.

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