|Fun drinking game - take a shot whenever someone says|
the name Gallagher. You'll be blackout wasted in four minutes!
|For a bonus edition of the previously mentioned drinking game: |
drink whenever someone mentions that they're a family!
Guaranteed liver failure in minutes!
|When you get passive aggressive e-mails|
from your lecturer about not attending seminars.
Let us move on to the rest of the Gallaghers. We have Fiona (the previously mentioned Emmy Rossum), eldest of the siblings and the resident mother figure, since their actual mother is no longer in the picture. Her character arc is probably the most interesting and most varied of all the characters. She is very complex and if there was one thing I would wish for more screen time of, it would be scenes with her and Veronica, her best friend/next door neighbour, because their friendship is glorious as it is hilarious. If there was one thing I would wish for less of, it would be Steve, douche-baggy boyfriend. He has his moments, but he's pretty much a whiney little baby.
However, his whiney little baby-ness is actually pretty funny, because everyone else recognises his whinyness and childishness. Life (e.g the writers) like to shit on Steve quite a lot, and for someone who wasn't particularly fond of that character, that is rather amusing. Next we have Lip (portrayed by Jeremey Allen White), eldest son, a super genius who won't hesitate even for a second to exploit his intelligence in order to get girls into bed. Lip is a bit of a rollercoaster of a character; one minute I'm totally on his side regarding a situation, thinking, "Yes, he is definitely in the right!" and then he'll screw it up and take it too far, if he's even right in the first place. There have been many a time where I've thought Lip has acted extraordinarily unfairly to someone and have been actively rooting against him. But much like all the Gallaghers, family is everything to him, and it's tough not to find him endearing. After that is Ian (Cameron Monaghan), second eldest son who spends his time juggling school, a part time job, training to join the army and trying not to let anyone know he's gay, even though he's not really that subtle. I thought it was cool seeing a character that the writers knew was going to be gay straight away, because too many times have I been watching a show and seven seasons in, oh my god, the shock, the horror, a character is revealed to be gay, simply because the writers storylines were becoming stale and they needed something to spice up the show and decided on a pretty poor way to do it. Then two seasons later, oops, haha, just a phase.
|(right to left: Lip, Carl, Liam, Kev, Fiona, Veronica, Debbie, Frank, Ian)|
I'll wrap things up there! Till next week!