Wednesday, January 22, 2020

What I’m Watching: Shameless

Shameless: Season 10, Episode 11 “Location, Location, Location” (B+)

I didn’t realize that this was the second-to-last episode of the season, a realization that stings even more with the recent news that this show has been renewed for an eleventh and final season. Honestly, this show has had a long and great run, and eleven seasons is nothing to scoff at for any series. I’ll have to enjoy whatever’s left! Mickey’s dad showing up at the house threatening to kill Mickey pushed him in a truly insane groomzilla direction, which proved to be extremely entertaining. I thought that more might come of the florist rejecting the idea of working with a gay couple, but instead it was just all a run-up to Ian showing Mickey that he did care about something by finding the perfect person to sing Bon Jovi for their wedding, which I’m sure will be a blast to watch when it happens. Liam managed to find Frank so that he could stay at school, and Frank’s response to his wish to move in with him so that he could get enrolled somewhere better meant that Liam wasn’t interested in coming over when he was scared of the dark in his apparently haunted house. Of course it would end up being another squatter whose crystal meth made Frank feel right at home. Lip buying a house down the street made much more sense for a lot of reasons, but Tami didn’t react well, and their future together may now be in serious jeopardy. Kev was very smart to realize that he could make some money as a personal trainer and get rid of some obnoxious bar chores at the same time. I like that Carl is working as an informant – or undercover, as he likes to think – though naturally he ended up on the wrong side of the law with the cop wanting in on the take rather than to execute true justice. Debs splitting her time between a mother and a daughter was bound to end badly, and the corsage she forgot to take off was her undoing, resulting in the two of them fighting bitterly and forgetting all about her. She even got to rebound with a Milkovich sibling of her own!

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