64 Thoughts on 'Shameless' Season Seven

64 Thoughts on 'Shameless' Season Seven

A season of unprecedented humor, emotional breakthroughs, and some of the best acting we have seen on this show.

I don't think anyone could have anticipated season seven of "Shameless" to be quite like this. Following a similar drop-off from season six, this season got back to the heart of the show which is the good old Gallaghers. It really focused on the improvements some of them were making in advancing their personal lives as well as careers.

And if they weren't making improvements, they were at least making big changes! Some ill-intended and others just pure nonsense, but we always love them regardless like any other family. It was an unprecedented season of humor, emotional breakthroughs, and some of the best acting we have seen on the show of all time. For me, it's up there with last season of being one of the better seasons. It gives me hope that this show could really go on for awhile longer. There are still plenty more stories to tell based on this season that didn't shy away from risks in terms of plot development and engaging storytelling from its typical model.

1. What a beautiful way to open up the season with Frank in the lake. This season’s going to be good.


3. I’m already annoyed by Debbie and it’s been one episode. Will we ever have redemption for what her character has become?

4. Honestly, I’m so glad that Sean left and Fiona is in charge of the diner so we don’t have to worry about him showing up again. Thank goodness.

5. Oh, Carl. No. Ugh. Man, this girl is so not worthy of him, a sentence I never thought I would say.

6. Is it weird or normal that I’ve actually adjusted to Kev, Vee and Svetlana as a family? It seems like a pretty nice life they’ve settled into.

7. Man, everyone of the Gallaghers has seriously worked for Fiona at this point.

8. Loving Ian’s EMT buddy, she slays with her comments!

9. Nooooooo, not Ian and Caleb!

10. Thank you Vee for bringing up how home girl Fiona has not addressed her feelings about the whole Sean fiasco at all. Can’t forget that happened, hon as much as we would all love to.

11. Welcome, Lip to what an internship is really like. Time to face reality, sweetheart.

12. Oh my gosh, Lip looking out for Liam and seeing himself in him when he was younger with Frank. That look he gives him destroys me.

13. Carl having to not get a boner after his surgery is pretty hilarious.

14. Ugh, really Ian I’m begging you please not to let others' sexual preferences influence your own lifestyle. Although, I love how this led to Ian and Lip discussing their sexualities. Amazing, and hilarious scene.

15. OH MY GOSH IAN NO. MY POOR CHILD. UGH. (This was not okay, you know what this refers to if you're there!)

16. Frank and the Gallaghers take two. Nice try, Frank.

17. I love how this whole topless maid service turned into making profit by just having concerned husbands/fathers pay Kev to move his truck. Amazing.

18. Can I just say as heartbreaking as it is I love how Ian’s storylines are allowing for more Lip and Ian moments? I really have missed their dynamic these past few seasons. They are one of the most honest and supportive relationships on this show.

19. Dominique’s dad continues to be fantastic. What a guy.

20. Can literally no one not inconvenience Fiona for one minute as she’s trying to get her life together?

21. Debbie continues into dumbness with shoplifting. My gosh, this girl needs to try to get her shit together.

22. Cannot wait for the shoe to drop when everyone finds out how horrible Frank actually is versus the hero of the homelessness they think he is now.

23. I cannot believe how Debbie is so surprised that she would have to pay actual rent and contribute to the house. Like honey, you should not have had this child if you didn’t consider the consequences. It’s so infuriating. I’m totally on Fiona’s side here.

24. I love Trevor. I’m so excited to see where this story line leads of Ian being introduced to other aspects and people of the queer/trans community. It’s so beautiful. It’s also super important to being showing a character like Trevor and queer homeless youth in Chicago which is such a pressing issue.

25. Lip trying to wrestle with if he wants to succeed or fail by ethical means is so real. He seems so destined to take a murky path to happiness and it really has me stressed.

26. I really want to see Fiona thrive as a manager and business woman. This speakeasy gives me hope. She’s so deserving and not putting up with anyone’s crap anymore. I love her.

27. Fiona is on a roll this season. Not only has she discovered Tinder which is perfect for her right now, but she is using it to figure out how to advance her professional career. She has such a great handle on her life right now and no weird ass love interests to mess it up.

28. Carl wanting to go to military school?! I’m not crying, you are. He has grown up so much. 29. I love that "Shameless" sticks to the reality of its world where something is always an issue especially with Kev, Vee, and Svetlana. With money, their kids, and now Svetlana’s father staying with no indication of his departure, it feels very real.

30. Debbie and Neil? Oh gosh, poor guy. At least it might make her less tolerable than she is right now.

31. I adore Etta. She’s so on point, even when misguided.

32. I think I like Sierra and Lip. I don’t know. I’m always concerned though when Lip is ready to take care of a love interest who has a child. He is always way too ready to be a dad. Have we not forgotten Karen?

33. Yikes. Svetlana’s father is actually her husband? Making her and Vee’s marriage void? This is the beginning of a shit show, my friends.

34. Lip is being so arrogant towards Fiona like only one of them can succeed? Go on, Fiona buy your laundromat and prove them all wrong! Suck it, Lip.

35. One of the saddest things on this show was when Liam went to school and everyone took the nice school supplies that Fiona got for his first day while Frank looked on realizing his son’s fate. Thank goodness he finally decided to do him some good and get him in a great school.

36. Oh my gosh, Lip is such a dick to Trevor. Ugh. He continues to stumble every season and it makes me sad.

37. Okay, Lip and Sierra had a pretty adorable date. And he was there for Sierra whose child’s father is even more ridiculous than Lip is being. Poor Sierra.

38. Neil is so pure and honest. I love him so much.

39. Okay, Debbie is getting worse. Going to kick out Sierra out of her own apartment? Good lord.

40. Oh my gosh, Ian’s story about Lip at his hearing. He’s so right. Lip does deserve a second chance.

41. Oh gosh, Derek’s family coming back in the midst is never a good sign.

42. Poor Fiona. Girl is really doing this all on her own. I could not have been more moved when Kevin got all of the guys from the Alibi to come down and help renovate the laundromat That was so precious.

43. Lip, Lip, Lip, Lip, you’re sinking so low. You’re gonna lose everything. He so deserved to be taken back to school. Gosh, what is he going to do?

44. As much as I love Svetlana, I kind of am with Fiona here in never having trusted her. She really did snake her way into the family and this series for that matter.

45. Here we go, Monica’s back in town. This can only lead to trouble.

46. Monica coming to Debbie’s rescue to get Franny back from Derek’s family really isn’t helping her case much. But was kind of sweet in a twisted way, for Monica at least.

47. Lip really needs to figure out his issues and keep Sierra out of it for god’s sake. She could not have been more glorious when she told him she couldn’t deal with his issues. She really needs to keep track of her own. You go girl!


49. Yikes, Mickey is back and not looking great.

50. Love, love, love that they addressed how Mickey is pulling a trick right out of the Jimmy-Steve playbook with him asking Ian to come with him to Mexico. I also loved that scene between Ian and Fiona. You have been so much better without him Ian! Continue to grow my ginger flower.

51. So glad Vee and Fiona are talking again. They have both been dealing with so much crap. Fiona especially could have saved Vee and Kev the trouble of Svetlana stealing the freaking bar from them!

52. I adore Lip’s new AA buddy. He’s going to be so great for Lip to stay sober. Their dessert smorgasbord at Patsy’s was so sweet!


54. Monica and Frank’s gazillionth wedding was surprisingly touching, awkward, heartbreaking, and brutal all at once. I wouldn’t expect anything less.

55. Also, I cannot believe she is wearing Fiona’s wedding dress. So cruel, yet hilarious.

56. Honestly, such a touching moment when Frank and Monica drug everyone and they have the sweet, weird wedding reception. So beautiful.

57. Etta teaching Lip to knit. My gosh, she’s such a gem.

58. So proud of Ian! He got to say his goodbye and live out an adventure with Mickey, but it was time for him to go. And THANK GOODNESS MICKEY CUT HIS HAIR AM I RIGHT?

59. Monica’s death is so bittersweet. No one could deny she was a character though. She never failed to entertain us.

60. Carl’s looking sharp in his military garb!

61. Emmy Rossum has done some of her best acting in this season with her dealing with these Monica scenes. She plays them with such spite yet you can tell the hurt that she has bottled up all the years towards her.

62. It’s so heartbreaking that the only gift Monica could leave all the kids was each a pound of crack. Frank was right in that what else could she give? So sad.

63. Seeing Fiona sort through all those cards for her and the kids over the years. I also loved how she read from Monica’s book and the part she underlined, and not knowing why she underlined it at her funeral. So moving, and sad and wonderful all at once.

64. This honestly might be the best episode of this entire series. And thank goodness it ended on a somber note. So relieved it wasn’t a cliffhanger, or ended with something tragic. Despite the loss of Monica, it brought about a beautiful episode and wrap up to this season.

Season seven of "Shameless" is streaming on Netflix now!

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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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