'Shameless' Season 1, Episode 10 Recap

Tonight's 'Shameless' was full of revelations -- and many of them were as unwanted as the reappearance of Monica was last week.
The show continues to be an excellent illustration of how family isn't forged from blood so much as circumstance, love and loyalty, since birth parents like Frank and Monica aren't seen so much relatives or figures to rely on as the millstone around the Gallagher brood's collective neck.
The limits of family are likely to be stretched to breaking point following this week's revelations, but Fiona continues to be more of a parental figure than her actual parents could ever be, and I can't help but root for her in her (seemingly aborted for now) attempt to adopt her siblings and extricate them from Frank for good. Read More...



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Mar 23, 2012 5:28PM EDT

I don't know who was funnier/crazier to me in this episode or who had the better lines - Karen or her father....made for some crazy times/awkward moments. Also just the concept of the Purity Ball in general was great/creepy - i wouldn't be surprised if we find out some more disgusting skeletons in Karen's dad's closet.

oh and again props to the show for great music, so glad to hear a couple of Earlimart songs again - "Nevermind the Phone Calls" played when Fiona awakes to find Monica is back and making breakfast for the family, and also "Bloody" nose when Karen tells Lip she thinks she should start paying rent.

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