Very Special Agent Todd, I think that might be against NCIS regulations, but then again it might be Gibbs’ rule #101. 


Last night was the
finale for the seventh season of “Shameless”. I mentioned last week that
episode 11 felt a lot like a season finale, which in a way made  episode 12 feel like a series
finale, which makes perfect sense, since it was only recently and thankfully renewed
for an eighth season.

If it had been a
series finale, while I would have missed the show, I would have been satisfied
with the ending. A lot of story lines were tied up. There are a few left out there for the future, but that always happens.

I can’t say I’ve
ever experienced a show where there has been so much character growth from most
of the cast and at this point it seems somewhat safe to say that each of the
kids are headed in the right direction. Frank will continue to “Frank”, he’ll
do that until his final breath. Over the seasons, it’s easy to see that he’s
intelligent, and even more so resourceful, but it’s also easy to see that he’s a “fuck up”. Last night, you
saw some insight into his past that he was in college when he met Monica, interning at a
State Farm Insurance agency (which explains the fake ad I created last

You could easily make
a whole other show, a prequel, about that time and how things went wrong for
him and how his life basically exploded into the mess that it is. I’d watch it.
Of course, I’d watch a prequel from the 60’s/70′s based on Corrado and Johnny Boy
Soprano running wild.

Something broke
Frank, it would be an interesting story to tell.

But there I was
I was taken to a place
The Hall of the Mountain Kings
I stood high upon a mountain top
Naked to the world
In front of every kind of girl
There was long ones, tall ones, short ones, brown ones, Black ones, round ones, big ones, crazy ones

“Spill The Wine”, Eric Burdon & War 


@WilliamHMacy  Frank Gallagher, 1986 State Farm Agent Trainee of the Year.

I have always thirsted for knowledge, I have always been full of questions.

Hermann Hesse, “Siddhartha"

I learned two things this morning. a) “Shameless” was renewed for season 8, so that is great news. b) The renewal was in question because Emmy Rossum was demanding(the media used that word), equal pay with William H. Macy. 

They are the two biggest stars of the show. They are the two main characters and I really believe it would be hard to have the same dynamics without either one of them.

I can understand why Macy had a higher salary early on, but the difference between the two salaries should have evaporated long before now.  I’m glad I didn’t know of the 2nd part of this until today simply because I would hate to have thoughts of the show not returning. It’s the best show on TV. It has so many dynamics. So many story lines, so many different relationships. I’ve compared it to “Modern Family”, in the past, well “Modern Family” with a liquor license and in the ghetto of Chicago, but “Modern Family” is becoming a bit stale. I think being on Showtime and not handcuffed by network tv has something to do with that.

Most shows have tiers of stars. Not many are like “Friends” where you have 6 equals. With “Shameless”, I think you have Fiona(Rossum) and Frank(Macy) clearly at the top and yes she deserves equal pay right down to the penny. Then you could pair up Lip and Ian, then Debbie/Carl/V/Kev.

With all of that said, I am thankful that the cast came to terms for a Season 8, and I’m hoping for more.