I am literally so happy you're watching shameless jfc
Andy: tbh, it’s a bit hard to watch. On the one hand I love the idea that they don’t leave anything out. They get it all and show that people like me and my family can have great times and great intentions in the middle of a shit storm of a situation…..
But at the same time, I hate that someone who has never known a life like this….how real this is…. can laugh at the situations they’re in?
It’s like yeah, Frank ripping holes in the wall during a manic withdrawal is kinda funny from the outside… but I’ve lived that. I’ve lived with holes in the walls and with my friends politely averting their eyes from them. Yeah, it’s funny that Lip has all this potential and he instead is sarcastic and hard and bitingly brilliant in his scams… but some people don’t know how it feels to have everyone expecting you to fail, no matter how smart or impressive you are.
It’s hard to watch…because it’s real and some people aren’t going to see the reality… they’re going to see the ‘quirky-ness’ of poverty.