The Best-Written Gay Couple on Television Is Hiding on a Guilty-Pleasure Show: “These are scared, oppressed boys who often kiss through broken faces. What should have been a depressing and disturbing scene of a father beating the life out of his son was, ultimately, uplifting. The boys again kissing through broken faces. But this time with grins.
To praise the bloody, fraught relationship of Mickey and Ian is not to diminish other, less dramatic depictions. There are a million ways to be gay in America and none of them are wrong. Mickey’s thuggish, street tough is a natural progression from characters like Omar on The Wire, and like every character on Shameless, he and Ian are allowed to be beautiful disasters who are both hard to love and impossible to resist. This is due, in no small part, to the amazing performances from Noel Fisher and Cameron Monaghan who have grown beautifully into their roles.” – Vanity Fair


“We need to clear up a rumour spread by certain Mr. Noel Gallagher who claims that your first lightsaber fight as Obi Wan Kenobi was actually with him. Can you confirm or deny this rumour?”


Shameless US AU where Ian enlisted after Mickey’s wedding, but instead of going back to Chicago after quitting the army, he went to New York. Little did he know that a few months after he left Mickey left too. He dyed his hair, changed his identity and joined NYPD. When Ian goes off his meds once again, goes on a drug bender and completely fucks up, Mickey is the one sent to take care of the situation. It’s the first time they see each other in years.