60 Thoughts I Had Watching 'Shameless' Season Six

60 Thoughts I Had Watching 'Shameless' Season Six

After the panic attack that was season five, season six was a long slow exhale.

After so much intensity and darkness that is "Shameless", season six took on lighter tones. We got a lot of comedy back and lots of storylines for fun and that were lighthearted. Of course, there was still very low downs, but overall the season felt pretty light. It was almost like a long, slow exhale after having a panic attack that was season five.

The second half of the season definitely was stronger. Though overall the pacing was slow, it did allow us to focus in more on the Gallaghers, our original focus. Over the years, we've gotten to meet lots of new characters and the show almost got more interested in them than our beloved Gallaghers (I'm looking at you Milkovichs). So while it was a jolt to have Mickey, Sammi, or even Monica to deal with this season, it was kind of nice to have it be primarily about the Gallaghers. So if you're even more curious about this season, check out my thoughts below:

1. Okay, I really do feel bad for Frank losing Bianca because he was finally a decent person and happy, but this lamenting is pretty hilarious.

2. Finally, Carl is back. And is he changed by prison for the better? Of course not.

3. I don’t have time for Debbie and her new 'tude that has only gotten worse since last season. Yikes.

4. The montage of Frank going to all the different religious figures to lament about Bianca is a genius work of art.

5. Oh my gosh, Lip as a teacher? That would literally be the most adorable and smartest thing for him to do.

6. Poor Mickey. He loves Ian so much.

7. Wouldn’t know "Shameless" is back without an intense sex scene with Fiona and her current love interest in the first episode.

8. How hipsters have invaded the Alibi is a hilarious storyline, the one with Kev and Vee’s neighbor not so much.

9. We got Carl selling guns and Debbie thinking she can raise a child. Season six is looking real hopeful so far.

10. I’m totally on Fiona’s side in wanting Debbie to consider her options, but the text messages and hashtags? Not your best tactic to get someone to consider an abortion, Fiona.


12. I can’t tell if I feel like Sean is really sweet to Fiona, but misguided as a person, or just a pretty shitty dad, boss, and boyfriend.

13. Frank’s new job is oddly fitting.

14. Good lord, Fiona you just found out you’re pregnant and then fuck one of three possible baby daddies without protection. C’mon, I’m trying to root for you here. Make better life decisions!

15. Seeing Frank and Debbie’s dynamic weirdly makes me happy to see continue to develop. They have such an odd closeness at times that’s touching. Honestly trying to find anything positive thing to look forward to.

16. If I see Lip and Helene have sex one more time, I swear to god I will lose my mind. Can they get caught already?

17. Awh, good old Gus. Glad to see he’s looking well and at least he a got a good song out of his crappy relationship with Fiona.

18. Officially referring to Sean as Sketchy Sean from now on cause I don’t know how we’re supposed to feel about this guy. He’s nice, then makes not funny jokes. He shoots up again and is pretty easily forgiven by Fiona. I just don’t know you guys.

19. My poor little lost ginger soul Ian is no more. I’m so proud of him getting back out there with dating and his career aspirations. Thank goodness I can root for at least one of these Gallaghers this season.

20. And now we’re losing the house, cool. Cool. Cool.

21. Bye Yanis. Hated you, hated your name, hated that you were so much of a plot in this season.

22. Helene getting mansplained at her conference was pretty awful. But honey getting blasted and leading Lip on that you will have a future together that you probably won’t is not the way to cope. Though that bathroom scene was oddly touching not gonna lie.

23. Erica is such a badass. I love her.

24. Oh, Amanda. You came back with a fire, a camera, and a hair color choice I would not have recommended. But you were ruthless. Thanks for at least ending Lip and Helene for me.

25. Vee with that refugee girl. My heart. So touching.

26. Poor Chuckie. This kid can’t catch a break man.

27. I’m so in on Caleb for Ian. They are so good for each other it’s insane and I am loving how perfect it is for as long as I can.

28. Fiona, you still aren’t divorced? Oh my gosh.

29. Finally, Carl is coming around.

30. Man, halfway through the season and I’m realizing how slow it’s taken for things to wrap up. Hoping the second half picks up.

31. At this point, usually some crazy shit has happened to pick up the season, but it seems like we’re just tuning into to watch a lot of fun storylines play out. Kev and Vee go on vacation. Frank and Chuckie’s grandmother, Queenie, have to deal with Chuckie at school. It’s like too much happened last season, and now this season is the calm after it.

32. Finally, RIP Carl’s dreads.

33. Episode nine finally stepping it up with the drama! Return of Mandy, Sean possibly losing custody, Lip losing his mind. Now the wheels of chaos are churning.

34. I’m not here to watch Lip backpedal. He was the Gallagher to fall very hard this season. It was only a matter of time, but still hard to watch.

35. Love Carl and Dominique, but sex already? They seem like babies.

36. Oscar from "The Office" yay!

37. Really, Sean? A proposal now? Ugh. This is way too close to the end of this series to end well.

38. Love this Svetlana and Vee storyline. What a great new dynamic and positive female friendship!

39. Love love LOVE that Carl has to step up and impress Dominique’s father. So great!

40. Love how Vee is the wake up call that Fiona has needed this season. Your divorce also did just get finalized, why are we rushing here? Especially after your first marriage was so hasty!

41. So glad that Lip finally told his dick of a professor off. What a great scene. But Lip you’re not exactly blameless here either.

42. Bachelorette party dance was hilarious and amazing. A++++

43. Oddly sweet that since it’s a tradition that Debbie gives birth at the house. And little baby Frannie? I’m down for it. Very adorable.

44. That last shot with Debbie deciding to go in the ambulance to the hospital on her own with Fiona realizing how much their relationship has changed now was amazing. Debbie needed to do this on her own though, and I think Fiona gets that, but it’s still so hard to see her being let go of and growing up.

45. Alrighty, I’m not here for Vee and Svetlana. This feels like some "Shameless" fan fiction got turned into a script on the show.

46. Love the scene between Sean, Debbie, and Fiona. So touching and love seeing them being able to cope with Debbie’s choice and how she can be a good mom. Very touching and loved the repeating of Debbie under the suitcase like Monica used to do.

47. Okay the Vee, Svetlana, and Kev situation is pretty funny if you don’t picture them all having sex together. That chart of the sex schedule was pretty great and very "Shameless" so I guess it works.

48. This crazy woodsy tents lifestyle was fun while it lasted and a nice comedic distraction, but glad we’re done with it.

49. Oh happy Fiona, I wish you would last.

50. I am now strongly on board for Sean with beating the crap out of Frank. I’m in.

51. Really, Frank you’re going to kill Sean? Okay, now it’s a Gallagher wedding. Get the popcorn ready folks.

52. Carl is turning into a total babe with his long hair. Swoon.

53. The wedding ring story. I’m crying. And the dance lessons. Man, I want these things for Fiona but just at the right time.

54. Ian has made so much progress this year. I am so proud of him. And how his fellow EMT team members stood by him and his mental health. So beautiful.

55. Oh my gosh. Fiona in a wedding dress. Emmy Rossum, you are so fucking beautiful. I am crying.

56. Oh god, Frank not the time, or was it? He mentally scarred everyone’s life, but did he do Fiona kind of a huge favor? I’m so torn. I’m glad he was being honest, but no he’s still pretty much the worst.

57. Just that look on Sean’s son's face. So sad and unfair for Frank to be so cruel in front in talking about Sean in front of his son like that. That kid has already seen and knows way too much.

58. Sean, just why? You really had to use again? I just hope he can stop to be a good father, forget husband. This isn't meant to be.

59. Alright, Fiona time to deal and finally live a life for you without a man! You can do it, I know it and I look forward to hopefully next season without men who will just disappoint you.

60. And Lip, time to deal with your alcoholism and get the care you desperately need. So hard to leave on both of my favorites going through some shit. But Frank getting pushed in the river was beautiful and felt right.

Thanks for the ride, Shameless. On to season seven whenever it gets added to Netflix!

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.


To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

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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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