Saturday, December 17, 2016

What I’m Watching: Shameless


Shameless: Season 7, Episode 10 “Ride or Die” (B+)

It’s hard to decide who’s worse: Frank or Monica. You’d think that selfish Frank would be the clear winner, but Monica is far more manipulative in a sense because of the way that she purports to do everything for the sake of her kids. Hijacking and robbing a bus full of senior citizens headed to a casino was low, but it was the corruption of Neil that really made the duo dangerous. Kudos to Debs for keeping to her rules, locking the door at curfew, and then kicking her parents out after they paid Neil for his share of the take. Debs, as it turns out, is quite savvy, and even though she won’t be an employee of the laundromat much longer, she did have some great ideas to help increase profits. Fiona being bought out was unexpected, and while she literally doubled her investment almost right away, it’s not the success that she had hoped for since she isn’t the one who achieved it. I’m glad to see that she and Veronica are talking again. After tricking Kev and Veronica into signing away the bar by making them think that they were signing adoption papers, it’s a good thing that they’ve finally decided to unite against Svetlana. Mickey’s return did very unfortunate things to Ian, who is ready to ditch his relationship with Trevor and abandon everything to have a life on the run with him. Lip breaking into Helene’s house while he was wasted should put that obsession to rest, and it’s refreshing to see that he’s opting to get help since he’s in really bad shape.