55 Thoughts I Had Watching Shameless Season One

55 Thoughts I Had Watching Shameless Season One

Here's what you missed on Shameless...

This may come as a surprise, but I am typically known as that person who is late to the party. Forget even late, sometimes I’m not even invited or I don’t even bother to show up. This is why it is unsurprising that I have just discovered the amazing show that is Shameless.

I know what you’re probably thinking. This girl has been missing out, and you would be rightfully so to shame or gasp at me. Yes, Shameless is still currently running in its sixth season but I’m here now and I am all in.

I intend to complete this series from start to finish. I have never found a series so engaging so fast that I felt I needed to write about it, and what better time to do so when on the high of my Shameless love. So here are my thoughts that I had watching the first season of Shameless.

1. Oh my gosh, all of these kids are so cute. Especially Liam.

2. Emmy Rossum is running this shit. I’m already in.

3. Frank is definitely not winning father of the year anytime soon.

4. Van from Reba is on this show?!

5. JOAN CUSACK?! Who isn’t on this show?!?

6. Veronica and Kev are definitely goals.

7. Steve is a rich dick, but his butt is on point.

8. Lip is the sassy, quick witted smart-ass that I need in my life. Also, his facial expressions are everything.

9. Ian is a precious ginger cupcake.

10. Kash is such a coward, Ian can do better.

11. The “Here’s what you missed on Shameless intros” are so brutally honest that they remind me that I owe all of my time to this show.

12. Helllooo, Officer Tony.

13. Sheila is a queen and no man least of all Frank deserves her.

14. Mandy, Ian, and Lip are a trio I could get down with it. Now, if only we could get rid of Karen…

15. Where can I get an Aunt Ginger?

16. Debbie just wants friends! I’ll be your friend, Debbie.

17. If I roll my eyes at Karen one more time, they might stop working altogether.

18. How Kev gets married may be one of the funniest most awkward moments on television ever.

19. Kev and Veronica having a fake wedding to make a bunch of money is so real it hurts.

20. Screw you, Frank. These are Fiona’s kids.

21. “CARL!”

22. Fiona does not spend nearly enough time for herself, yet somehow always looks pretty.

23. Bringing Al’s Beef and fries to a fancy ass hotel for dinner? Well played, Steve.


25. Frank’s life story is that he is a dead man walking, so faking his death was inevitable.

26. The fact that we see Fiona rarely break down makes it harder to watch when she does.

27. Seeing how great a father Frank could actually be if he was sober really bums me out because it will never happen permanently.

28. The way Kev obsesses over fostering a child is so precious to watch.

29. My heart breaks for Ethel. She never had the chance to be a kid. Hopefully her and the Gallaghers get along.

30. The guy from University of Chicago just gave Lip the wake-up call about his future if he stays with Karen and doesn’t go to college. I’ll start saving for his tuition fund now.

31. Steve, no I was just starting to like you and now you’ve been lying about your entire life this whole time?

32. “Damn Gallaghers!” may as well be the tagline for this show.

33. I love Steve’s mom more from one scene than I have ever loved Steve this entire season.

34. Debbie has become my new queen.

35. But Steve bought Fiona the house right next store to her home?! I…..I….ughhhhhh!


37. I never thought I would hate anyone more than Frank until Monica showed up.

38. Fiona told off her mom and she totally deserved it. One of the best scenes of this season by far. Fiona helped those kids succeed.


40. Okay, Mickey’s starting to grow on me I guess but be careful Ian!

41. When Lip tries to get Florence and the Machine tickets, I have to ask, "Why are you so perfect?"

42. Tony, I’m starting to turn on you. Fiona is not yours. Get over it, bro.

43. Whoaaaaaaaaa, Eddie I don’t like Karen either, but you should never call your daughter a whore. Yikes, man.

44. “You took PCP without me?” is the best line of the season.

45. My poor Ian can’t catch a break, but like Lip I would congratulate him on not being Frank’s child.

46. I feel like I want to like Jessica, but she seems to fit in with Fiona so well that I can’t trust her.

47. When Lip said Ian had nothing to do with him stealing the car, my heart broke. Their relationship just keeps getting stronger and better to watch.

48. I thought I hated Karen before, but that was just the preface for what I feel for her now. At least now Lip can be done with her for good. They can’t come back from this.

49. That’s right, Tony you break the law to get my boys out of jail! You have nothing else to do besides lament over Fiona.

50. Sheila is the best character on this series. She kicked Eddie out once and for all and overcame her fear of going outside. I wish nothing but happiness for her.

51. I never thought I would feel bad for Karen, but I do. She really needs help.

52. I never liked Eddie, but that scene with the ice. Brutal.

53. Lip, Lip, Lip. Oh my gosh. You were trying to help, but made things so much worse. If only you knew.

54. That’s right, Fiona you stay in Chicago with your family. I’m glad I can stay liking you and not hate you if you had ran off with Steve to Costa Rica. I want you to be happy, but girl you did yourself a huge favor.

55. Being in Chicago sucks during the winter, but damn it’s so beautiful.

These were just a couple of my thoughts that I had while watching season one. Be sure to look out for future lists of my thoughts once I have wrapped up each season of Shameless.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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What The 2019 'Season Of The Crab' Means For Your Zodiac Sign

It could be a super emotional month for everyone.


It's officially summer, and that means it's time to dive into the watery depths of Cancer season on June 21. There is a different energy in the air; different from the vibe in Gemini season. Each sign can expect to notice its effects, whether they are obvious or more subtle.

Cancer season means you're probably going to feel more moody than usual. Maybe you're crying more often. Maybe you'll feel more dreamy and intuitive. Maybe you'll be more irritable. Whatever the case, it never hurts to know what you're about to get yourself into.

So what does Cancer season mean for you, based on your zodiac sign?

1. Cancer - 21 Jun to 22 Jul


Happy solar return, cutie crustacean!

This is one of the dreamiest times of the entire year for you, but lacking structure and planning could prove stressful. You're in an imaginative zone and you may not feel like settling down before chasing the stars, but you must think ahead so things will work out.

2. Leo - 23 Jul to 22 Aug


Cancer season will find you exploring who you want to become, and what you want to leave behind. With your season just around the corner, this is also a magical time for healing and exploring yourself. Journaling, creative pursuits, or talking things through are wonderful ways to nourish your soul.

3. Virgo - 23 Aug to 22 Sep


This Cancer season, you'll find that the stars and the moon are asking you to rest. You will be faced with many choices and decisions this month. Enjoy your time fostering whatever creativity comes to mind. Do not force yourself to go out if you're not feeling up to it. It's okay to be you and be alone sometimes.

4. Libra - 23 Sep to 22 Oct


Cancer season and Neptune retrograde begin on June 21, causing you to need to pause and reflect on your goals. Change can be uncomfortable, but every small shift brings us closer to our goals. Be willing to take a risk, and let the universe push you in the direction of happiness and adventure.

5. Scorpio - 23 Oct to 21 Nov


Cancer season finds you traveling and opening new doors of opportunity. Are you really gaining anything by holding onto the past so tightly, Scorpio? Set your sights on new dreams, and leave all those people and situations that are holding you back in your rearview mirror.

6. Sagittarius - 22 Nov to 21 Dec


The question Cancer season asks you now, Sag, is whether you'll run away from your past, cling on to it, or do the emotional work necessary to process it and let it go. Appreciate the memories you are making and try not to get too wrapped up in the little things that annoy you. This is a time for experimentation.

7. Capricorn - 22 Dec to 19 Jan


You love your deadlines and goals, but remember that taking care of your emotional health will ultimately help you be more efficient! Trust your intuition, take it slow, and use the energy for play and creativity rather than detailed planning.

8. Aquarius - 20 Jan to 19 Feb


Cancer season this year is all about being comfortable and doing what you know, so go ahead and stick to that. This is also a great time for you to check in with yourself when it comes to wellness and your habits.

9. Pisces - 20 Feb to 20 Mar


This Cancer season, the heightened emotion that is in the air will bring you natural happiness. Go out, have a wonderful night under the summer stars, and use your experiences for inspiration. It will reinvigorate your soul to be more creative and more adventurous.

10. Aries - 21 Mar to 19 Apr


Cancer season finds you focused squarely on your personal life. It's a wonderful time for an adventure. Go on that hike. Wake up early and drive to the beach. You'll feel an inclination to do it all-- and you can! Remind yourself that you are capable.

It will be hard to stay focused because the vibe just feels so good, but Neptune's retrograde brings intriguing messages to your dreams, so pay close attention to your inner voice at this time.

11. Taurus - 20 Apr to 20 May


Cancer season causes emotions to be even more extreme so you'll probably reach your breaking point this month, Taurus, but you are never alone in the problems that you face. Remember to control your temper long enough to cool off and take some relaxation for yourself.

Take a day off and drive around with the windows down. Take five days off and drive to the beach to hang out and reflect. Whatever it is that you need to feel better, it is time to do it this month.

12. Gemini - 21 May to 20 Jun


Cancer is a sign that's all about security and protection, and you're really feeling those vibes right now. Your confidence is running high, as you are feeling more in control of your life. Get rid of the elements in your life that won't propel you forward.

Just as the moon and ocean cycle, so do we. Cancer is that strong energy that gets you up in your feels; it's sure to be a ride.

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