September 25, 2016 at 2:17 am #1201927285
Season 7 premiere is available to view on YouTube now.September 26, 2016 at 9:38 am #1201927685
Good season premiere. There wasn’t anything too shocking or eventful about it, but mainly getting the gang back together once again. I wonder how long Showtimeitis will persist here, though I could see the continued antics of the Gallagher clan for many years to come. William H. Macy was particularly striking in this episode. I’m making a bold prediction that he wins an Emmy before the series ends. I think Tambor loses eventually, and the remaining contenders all have their plusses and negatives. Then it boils down to sentiment, “passion votes,” reputation, and newbies. Anyway, onto the new season!September 29, 2016 at 9:13 am #1201929231
It’s on Showtime Anytime as well! Just watched it and they always do a good job with solid season openers. Glad this is back earlier than usual this is a show I always miss when it’s off airOctober 1, 2016 at 10:06 pm #1201930114
Episode Title: “Hiraeth”
Synopsis: Frank wakes up after a month-long coma to find no one missed him. Worried she isn’t a good mother, Debbie takes a criminal approach to making sure Franny grows up wealthy. Lip successfully completes rehab and is determined to stay “sober.” Carl looks into surgery after learning he’s the only uncircumcised brother. Ian gets a bad feeling about Caleb’s friend Denise.
Discuss.October 8, 2016 at 10:24 pm #1201933405
Episode Title: “Swipe, Fuck, Leave”
Synopsis: Ready to disown his family, Frank takes Liam under wing and starts a new life barricaded on the top floor of the Gallagher home; Fiona adopts a new, relaxed attitude and starts running Patsy’s Pies on her own terms; Debbie gets into trouble in the stroller business; Ian tries out heterosexuality; Carl finds himself forced into abstinence.
Discuss.October 10, 2016 at 10:16 am #1201933805
Much better episode than the season premiere. Ian’s storyline is weak once again without Mickey around, and they’re making Kevin extra stupid this season. Say what you will about Macy, but for a show late in its run like this, he brings so much specificity and vitality to Frank Gallagher when he could easily phone in at this point, so good going there. I have a gut feeling that he’s going to win an Emmy before the series ends. He seems next in line for whenever voters tire of Tambor. Showtime shows no signs of abandoning the series, and it’s still a great ratings draw. If Anderson couldn’t win it for his standout last season, I think he’s never winning.October 16, 2016 at 1:55 am #1201935649
Episode Title: “Home Sweet Homeless Shelter”
Synopsis: Kevin, Veronica, and Svetlana start a topless maid service. At the shelter, Frank makes new friends to replace his old family, leading them to a for-sale house converted into the Gallagher Home for the Homeless. Debbie’s new lifestyle comes to an abrupt end; Carl gets a syphilis scare. Ian struggles with a breakup. With Fiona on the run to clean up after her siblings, business at Patsy’s hits the skids.
Discuss.October 17, 2016 at 12:25 pm #1201936037
Very busy episode on the verge of overkill, but two things struck out to me. One was an interesting direction they’re taking with Fiona finally and coldly placing herself above her family’s needs. Second is the utter spectacle that Macy is as Frank this season and how compelling it all is. This whole “new Gallaghers” plotline is oddly fascinating, and I’m wholly convinced that Macy will eventually win an Emmy for this role. More than likely a final-season “thanks for everything!” kinda deal, but I’m not ruling it out unless Tambor becomes an an absolute juggernaut in Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. This would have made a great tape in the old days, and it would play well in comedy too (not like when Frank was dying of liver failure and in need of a transplant looking for hospice care … quite the laugh riot there). Hope this all continues moving along.October 22, 2016 at 10:46 am #1201938098
Fiona finally putting everyone in their place and making them responsible for themselves was so overdue and so satisfying. Let’s just hope it sticks.October 22, 2016 at 11:07 am #1201938100
Emmy Rossum is directing for the first time here.October 23, 2016 at 2:03 am #1201938241
Episode Title: “I Am a Storm”
Synopsis: Frank worries that he and his new family will lose their Home for the Homeless shelter, so he plans a little goodwill for the neighborhood. Meanwhile, Fiona drums up business by throwing a speakeasy party at Patsy’s Pies.
Discuss.October 23, 2016 at 6:39 am #1201938288
Last week’s episode was everything! I agree, Macy is laying the groundwork for that Emmy win. Its gonna happen! And I howled at new Fiona. LmaoOctober 24, 2016 at 6:54 am #1201938708
New Fiona is fascinating to watch so far this season. Emmy Rossum did a great job directing the episode. Quite intrigued by the introduction of the show’s first transgendered character in Ian’s world. Trendy, surely, but there is potential for worthwhile storylines too if pursued properly (and in all fairness, the insufferableness of that community as well). Macy really is having one of his best seasons on the show to date. He could totally phone it in at this point and still get nominated for awards, so kudos for him in not going that route and still delivering after all this time (and being given “comedic” work to do, no less).October 30, 2016 at 11:45 am #1201942144
Episode Title: “Own Your Shit”
Synopsis: Frank learns that a billionaire philanthropist has bought the homeless shelter so he and his new clan can stay in it; Fiona gets smart financial advice from a Tinder hookup; Ian struggles with his feelings for Trevor.