I said I’d try, you guys.
This promo makes me really excited for the fifth season of Shameless, and also terrified. Because it looks like it takes the next logical step in the Gallaghers’ story: what if they aren’t good people?
What if Fiona’s rock bottom last season was just the beginning? Lip ripping off the University of Chicago’s robotic lab seems like an overly ambitious prank when he was 18. Shooting up a coffee bar as a 19- year- old seems really dangerous. Ian went AWOL from the military. Debbie and Carl exhibiting varying degrees of assaultive behavior without any remorse. Can the show survive if the characters aren’t rough- around- the- edges- underdogs, but full on despicable human beings?
Basically, if this season is just a slow march to them all turning into Frank, I’m burning this whole place down.