The Gallaghers find themselves with money to burn as Carl sells their inheritance. Fiona focuses on her new apartment building; Lip deals with his sobriety; and Frank emerges out of a meth-induced haze to make amends.
Season premiere. The Gallaghers find themselves with money to burn as Carl sells their inheritance from Monica. Meanwhile, Fiona swears off random hookups to focus on her new apartment building; Lip deals with the sacrifice that comes with sobriety; and Frank emerges out of a meth-induced haze to make amends for decades of depravity.
I fully understand that people's opinions vary/diverge about this show. I, too, often thought there was too much malice and filth. But right now, with Hollywood war-mongering like never before (currently it just cannot be people with an ethnic background - except for North Koreans of course - , so Europeans are demonized and the others instrumentalized), Shameless is a glimmer of hope from an unexpected place - while honorable shows such as Blindspot, Lucifer, Superstore, etc. hit rock bottom - and addresses this topic in the first episode of the eighth season brilliantly. That is: The episode ingeniously and courageously addresses several media practices and the government: The psychopath Carl, who has found his place with the army, where he does not need to have a mind of his own and is allowed to shoot, raises the flag and quotes: "Make America great again", an ICE official tells Veronica that she can imagine that Russians are currently of little interest, and - the best gimmick - : the African American Liam is only admitted to a private school to permanently use him for promotional purposes as the model minority. Cause this is exactly what the protest has brought: no color blindness, but an even higher emphasis on skin color, in order to instrumentalize the people in question - it could not be more racist, even if the direction is a different now. Hollywood never learns and subsists on hate, without it it is lost. Bravo, Shameless, please keep up the good work. Finally, a series from the Home of the Brave which honors this expression. Everything else is just a cowardly distraction from the real / internal problems.
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