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thoughts on shameless: a bottle of jean nate

Previously on Shameless: Can I Have A Mother

  • Jessica invites Fiona to a party on one of her “friend’s boat”.
  • Kevin and Veronica look for a pet as a replacement for Ethel.
  • Karen goes to Lip for advice on how to get out of her marriage with Jody.
  • Peggy recruits Carl to help her get her meth lab operation running again.
  • Fiona confronts Steve/Jimmy about all of his lies.
  • Lip decides to drop out of school to get a job to support Karen’s child.
  • Jessica makes a move on Fiona but it doesn’t pan out as she had hoped it would.
  • Lip and Ian – with the help of Peggy – decide that a fight will settle their dispute.

Fool Me Once… Maybe I was delusional in thinking that Fiona would just let Steve right back into her life. I knew he had wronged her in surplus – and even brought Lip along for the ride for good measure. I know he got married to a stranger, lived a double life, and stole cars but somewhere around there they both want to be together. I don’t want to believe that her and Steve are completely done but I understand he has to do more than he usually would to gain Fiona’s trust back. She doesn’t allow that many people outside her family to get close to her (with the exception of Kevin and Veronica) and Steve is only making it worse.

A Grandmother’s Love: Seriously Grammy Peggy? A meth lab? And you choose Carl?! That plan is destined for failure. I knew by the end of the episode Carl was either going to blow something up or needing a really good dental plan. Also, don’t do meth. I hope that little venture into the hardcore drug production was just this episode though. She can keep making Frank interact with his children for as long as she is around, since her cancer is, probably, going to lead to her demise fairly soon.

Room at the Alibi: Is Kev the new bar manager? He did ship Stan off to the old folk’s home because he wasn’t in any shape to run the Alibi Room not to mention just living by himself. I don’t think Ethel is coming back anytime soon so maybe his new promotion will keep him occupied.

Newlywed Bliss: When I think love I think “morningwood”, Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose“, and prenuptial agreements. Call me a romantic or whatever. I didn’t think Karen and Jody were going for the long haul or anything but didn’t they just get married last week? I’m all for Lip being happy but at this point it looks like Karen may be more “baby momma” material as opposed to an actual girlfriend.

The Kiss that Missed: If we thought Fiona was already having her fair share of problems with men this summer just add Jasmine to the mix and then it’s a party. I thought it was fairly obvious that Jasmine wanted more of a physical relationship with Fiona since we met her last season. I’m a pretty friendly guy and all but I don’t lick my friend’s ear to wake him up when a swift pillow to the face will suffice. I hope that Jasmine doesn’t just disappear now that Fiona has denied and embarrassed her, maybe she takes more of a “frienemy” role from here on out.

On the next Shameless: Parenthood

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true blood season four: most valuable performance

According to Ken Tucker over at EW.com, Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica) is giving this season’s best performance. One of the many solid points he makes:

“For a gal raised in a conservative, abusive Southern household, brought to vampiric glory by Bill Compton, Jessica has shown a striking ability to be open-minded about the mind-blowing netherworlds she’s encountering, and Woll is playing Jessica’s scenes with the various members of Bill’s battalion of vampires skillfully. (I particularly enjoy Jessica’s exchanges with Pam, impeccable little dialogues in which the callow meets the cynical to great comic effect.)

Well fellow Trubies, do you agree? Is Woll’s Jessica any match for Alexander Skarsgård’s dazed and confused Eric Northman? Or is it still too early to pick a MVP for this season?

Personally, I think Jessica has been one of the few major TB players to have a varied storyline this season that offers Woll a range of ways to play the character, which kind of puts her at an unfair advantage. Once Eric returns to his normal (less sweet, more sinful) self and Anna Paquin is offered a little more depth with Sookie’s plot, I think the playing field will be leveled.

Once the final three episodes have played out, we’ll revisit this topic and see if the argument still holds weight.

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