Fiona And Carl Are BY FAR My Favorite "Shameless" Characters

Fiona And Carl Are BY FAR My Favorite "Shameless" Characters

I can't get enough of Fiona and Carl, can you?

I don't care what any of you have to say about Fiona, she is my favorite character on "Shameless," followed by Carl, and they always will be.

I love Fiona for multiple reasons and I understand that she's slept around and led people on and is self-destructive, but ultimately I think that makes her relatable. She's had to be the bred-winner of her family and had to drop out of high school to take on this responsibility. I know some people interpret it as woe-is-me, but I think Lip or Ian would have gone off the deep end a long time ago if they were burdened with that much responsibility. Fiona has had to step up to the plate, work a ton, put aside relationships, all for her family. She's sacrificed a lot.

So when she began to go off the deep end after Jimmy-Steve I found that totally understandable, because that was one of the people she trusted and loved and he was a total fluke with her. He chased her and then got comfortable and was not all the way in, which in turn, for Fiona, made her be done with him. I know not everyone else appreciates her sleeping around or ruining her relationships, but when you've had that much heartbreak in your life, it's not something you can just let go of easily or overcome so quickly. I think they did a great job of channeling this through Fiona. Life gets tough and sometimes you just can't keep going with the going anymore. Sometimes you have a mental breakdown and just can't anymore, especially if she's had to be going like this for so long. It makes perfect sense to me, regardless of how many people seem to not agree.

What I love about Fiona is that she always puts her family first.

Sure, she didn't let Debbie live with them, but that was because she's already had to sacrifice so much for her younger siblings, she didn't want to help take care of another one, especially when it could have been prevented or not happen at all. It probably hurts that she had to give up her baby due to how bad her situation is and how she didn't want to be any more stuck and rooted in the place that she is. Bottom line, Fiona does always think about her family and tries to put them first many times.

Carl, on the other hand, just went a different way about it. Yes, he's been involved in heavier criminal activity than the other Gallagher's, but he's also helped the Gallaghers as well and have always kept that in mind no matter what he's been doing. Even now, while he is selling everybody's Monica meth. Carl has gotten to become more responsible from what he's seen on the streets and would rather clean up his life than end up like them, which is admirable, especially for his young age. He wants to be able to help his family and support them as much as he can so he can get them out of the financial burden they've been stuck in.

I am excited to see more of this season and what crazy path the Gallagher's will be leading us down. I am also excited to see Carl and Fiona's characters develop and see what kind of future they will have as well.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.


You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.


Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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