Good look man. I appreciate it. Glad I got to see the final 2 episodes.
That ending scene with Frank and Carl standing by the frozen lake was really effective. As was the season 3 finale, they sure know how to leave the seasons ended in great emotion despite all the grimey fcked up things surrounding the characters.
fyi, the last episode of last season was supposed to be an ending, because they was unsure if Emmy wanted to do another season, that is why the whole episode seemed like an ending. It was renewed the day after the supposed finale.
Love this show. Even added Showtime to my subscription because Netflix only had up to Season 4 by the time I binged.
I will say I am not the biggest fan of Debbie or Fiona by the end of Season 5. And now I just don't want them to win at life lol. I'm all about Lip, Carl, and Ian.
All Debbie storylines are annoying (though I do like her fiance). Fiona is the biggest driving force of the show, but isn't usually as funny. She is like Ted from How I Met Your Mother: Completely vital to the show, but not close to the most interesting. I'm with you that Lip, Carl, and Ian are great, and of course Frank, but he is still best in small doses.
I think Lip is great. Although I'm a little tired of his story being recycled all the time. I understand they're trying to establish a Frank parallel, but it doesn't make for great tv. He also seems to suffer a bit from the same thing a lot of these other plots, it's really scattered. You would think him being Good Will Hunting would be a more permanent scenario. Instead it seems to come and go. And honestly it doesn't bother me so much probably because I watch it in real time, but my boss and my mother both recently binged through it, and both found it wildly inconsistent for that reason.
I just think the kid is a really good actor and I'm surprised he hasn't taken off more.
I'm also a big fan of Emmy Rossum. I think she's smoking hot. It's an interesting character, even though she's got a ton of the same inconsistencies. The show in general jumps from super serious dramatic scenarios, to comedy that is so broad it almost qualifies as slapstick.
I wouldn't call it a great show by a long shot. But it's incredibly watchable.