Shameless Thoughts

The sad day has finally come, I’ve finished watching season 7 of Shameless, my newest favorite show. Definitely feels like quite the loss, almost like I lost a friend, a friend I used to spend quality time with every evening. So, what did I decide to do? Ramble about it here for all of you guys, of course! Hope ya’ll enjoy it!

To those of you who are in the middle and haven’t finished yet, do not worry, I will try my very best to keep spoilers out of this post. Shameless is definitely one of those shows that can be, well… controversial? It’s not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. It’s a story about a family living in poverty under awful circumstances, it really doesn’t avoid anything. Everything goes, and that’s why I love it.


–>picture taken and edited from Google Images


Reasons I loved it:

Challenges – I feel like this one is a bit tricky to explain, but here goes… There’s a scene in a more recent season where Ian (the gay kid) is on a first date with a new boyfriend. While chit chatting about ex’s, Ian mentions how his ex used to hit and swear at him. When the new date call this “domestic abuse”, I was so confused! Not at all, I mean this ex had his faults but being abusive was not one of them! This was just how they did things “in the south side”. Normally, domestic abuse would’ve been the perfect term for this, but somehow Shameless challenges and changes this perspective.

Characters – Seven main character in the family, all so different. No one is just “all bad” or “all good”, they’re all super complicated. Can’t stay mad at a character, because I know the other parts of them, the other parts that explain why they did what they did. 

Raw/Honest – Nothing is hidden, even the theme song at the beginning of every episode shows the characters using the bathroom. That never happens! Also, you know all those usual taboo topics, words, etc. that people try not to talk about it in real life? Yep, they’re all there in the show, loud and proud. They definitely go for the shock factor. 

Acting – Wow, just wow. Often in shows, there are some good actors and some well, not-so-good actors, but in this, I seriously feel like they are all so super talented! I mean seriously, with people like William H. Macy, Joan Cusack and Emmy Rossum, how could you go wrong?!


There are definitely so many more reasons I loved this show, but I would like to avoid boring my readers. Instead, I just wanna add one more tiny little topic to this post, also Shameless-related of course. Now that I’ve said all those great things about the show, maybe you guys can help me figure out why more people aren’t raving about it? I mean, I do totally get that it’s super hard to watch sometimes and can even be triggering for people, but are there any other reasons? I’ve done a bit of digging on this, and found that others are also wondering the same thing. The truth is (I’m guessing) that people might not like how raw the show is, because well, let’s face it, it shamelessly shows us how awful this family’s life is… can be fairly unpleasant to see up close and personal. Here’s a quote I found from The Atlantic, it shows you the kind of scenes there are in the show:

“Fiona is a young adult forced to be mom, trying her best to concoct a mixture of the life of a 25- year-old with that of a 55-year-old. As a result, Fiona has wild sex against the family’s peeling countertop with a stranger she meets while clubbing, but wakes up at seven to sign field trip permission slips and water-down the milk so it remains only slightly lumpy through another family breakfast.”   

–> English Taylor of TheAtlantic

So, stuff like this… definitely not for everyone. For me? Well, let’s just say, Fiona, the character they’re talking about, she’s my favorite one. For others? I’m guessing it’s more like… Who would want to deal with the controversial decisions these people make? Who would want to see them? Let me tell you, sex is for sure not the worst thing you see… kids smoking, drinking, doing drugs… there’s even some crime-related activity. Shameless shows us how far this family has to go to make ends meet. It’s definitely not pretty. 

What do you guys think? Would things like that make you not want to watch a show?

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One thought on “Shameless Thoughts

  1. Jessie

    July 17, 2017 at 12:35pm

    My husband and I love this show! At first I hated it because I’m kinda sheltered and didn’t like some of the things I saw, but the more I watched the harder it was to not like it. We watch it all the time now! Can’t wait for next season!

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      Zoey Schvan

      July 17, 2017 at 8:38pm

      Sheltered or not, I think it’s hard to watch sometimes lol. Glad you guys enjoy it now! 😊 Thanks for stopping by, Jessie! ❤

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  2. Lee Griffin

    July 17, 2017 at 1:41pm

    Maybe it’s because I don’t watch TV or most television shows for that matter, but this is the first time I’ve heard of Shameless. Considering some of the shows that have gained popularity, I’m surprised this isn’t one of them from the sound of it.
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      Zoey Schvan

      July 17, 2017 at 5:04pm

      Yes, I feel like it’s definitely underrated. Very cool storylines and amazing acting! I would recommend checking it out if you feel like you could handle it lol. Thanks so much for commenting, Lee! ❤

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  3. Chelsey

    July 17, 2017 at 1:43pm

    Love this show! I was a little late to the party but binge watched to catch up. Only one season behind and still hooked for all the reasons you mentioned here. I was sure about it at first, but kept watching none-the-less. Now, I look forward to it every time I turn it on!

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      Zoey Schvan

      July 17, 2017 at 5:00pm

      Yes, definitely an acquired taste! But wow, once I got into it, I couldn’t stop! Started re-watching the whole series yesterday! So glad you also like it! 💝 Thanks for commenting, Chelsey!

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  4. Roel

    July 18, 2017 at 8:30am

    Makes me want to watch this show. Can you do Person of Interest next time?

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      Zoey Schvan

      July 18, 2017 at 12:30pm

      I’ve heard of that show! Would you recommend it? Thanks for commenting, Roel! 💟

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  5. Pip

    July 18, 2017 at 1:25pm

    I’ve never watched it, but may take a look.. I’ve just started watching Mrs Browns boys recently and this one makes me laugh uncontrollably 😂😂

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      Zoey Schvan

      July 18, 2017 at 1:31pm

      I’ve heard of that one, might check it out now! Thanks for the tip and for stopping by! 💛

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  6. Simplygyaps

    July 18, 2017 at 2:35pm

    I have never seen it but that might can Be after reading this post 😀

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      Zoey Schvan

      July 18, 2017 at 5:54pm

      Hope you like it if you do check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by! 💙

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  7. Ashley

    August 8, 2017 at 8:24pm

    I keep seeing it everywhere but haven’t started watching it yet, think I might after reading this!

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      Zoey Schvan

      August 8, 2017 at 10:01pm

      Highly recommended! 💟 Thank you so much for stopping by, Ashley! Hope you enjoy the show! Feel free to return with questions or anecdotes 🙂 hehe

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