Ranking the top 5 moments from “SMILF” season 2 episode 3: “Birthday twins!”

Greetings TV viewers!  After watching Showtime’s SMILF season 2  episode 3, I was reminded that one night can have a ripple effect on so many others, only you don’t always realize it.  After Bridgette’s fiasco last week, we actually get to learn how her night impacted other characters on the show, which was clever and fun.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In tonight’s episode, “Surrogate Mothers Inspire Loving Families,” which is a play on SMILF, Bridgette takes the statue of Mary home and tries to recover from her crazy adventure.  Meanwhile, the episode is split up into three parts, allowing us to see how that same day impacted:  Ida, Ally & Mindy, and Elsie.  My top 5 moments from the SMILF season 2 episode 3 are:

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“Everybody always misses my birthday.”

In the beginning of the episode, we flash back to “earlier that day” and Ally starts talking about how everyone always misses her birthday.  Ally is clearly in a rut because of Mr. Daddy’s infidelity, but she desperately tries to put a bright spin on everything.  Only we quickly learn that this big day for Ally actually impacts a lot of the people around her as well.

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“Come dance with me.”

The first perspective of the episode belongs to Ida, who works very hard for Ally.  We learn that Ally’s daughter, Chloe, actually has a very close bond with Ida.  Ida even helps her “roll” out her fat so that she feels confident for her date.  After the date, Chloe is upset and feels rejected, but Ida keeps her staying positive, as the two of them dance away their worries, which is heartwarming and special.  Even though Ally is Chloe’s mother, I’m not sure that Chloe feels comfortable talking to her about her problems, but it’s nice to see that she has another woman under her roof who is there for her.

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“I hate Judge Judy.”

During the “Ally & Mindy” portion of the episode, Ally gets a call from her son and has to pick him up from school because he is not feeling well.  Ally tries to bond with her son and suggests that they can curl up on the couch and watch television together, but her son hilariously reminds her, “I hate Judge Judy and it’s so predictable.”  Later on, Ally wants to go into a store and tries to get her son to behave and says he can buy whatever he wants at Target and that “he can shoot guns all night” as long as he remains quiet, which is not the phrase that Ally opted for.  It doesn’t look like the bonding is going anywhere, however.

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“Thank you Miss Ally and your cheating ass husband.”

The third part of the episode is from Elsie’s perspective and she is beyond excited to go to a concert later on.  After Ally decides to replace her own refrigerator simply because it doesn’t go with the rest of the decor, she agrees to let Elsie have the discarded refrigerator, which frees up some money so that Elsie can go get her hair done in style.  Unfortunately, Elsie misses out on the concert when she gets the call from Ally to babysit Larry while Ally and Bridgette go out for her birthday, but she ends up making the most of it by dancing the night away with Mindy, while keeping a watchful eye over Larry of course.

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“Birthday twins!”

During the Ally & Mindy portion of the episode, Mindy helps Ally in the store she works at.  Ally has been desperately trying to obtain a rare Birkin bag, which costs $23,000 and is tired of being put on the waiting list.  After discovering that Ally and Mindy share the same birthday, Mindy decides to help out Ally after being snubbed by another customer who was waiting for the bag.  Ally isn’t the kindest to Mindy either, but Mindy is still sweet to her and ends up watching Larry with Elsie when they are unable to go to the concert together.  It seems like Ally doesn’t really know how to hold on to a friend, but perhaps she should take a further look at the women around her who are always there for her.  Birthdays are a time for celebration, but we also tend to take a good hard look in the mirror at ourselves and determine where we are in our lives.  Ally may still need some time to recover over Mr. Daddy, but I think that she should take a cue from Ida, Elsie, and Mindy, who seem to make the best of their situations no matter what.  At least Ally got that Birkin bag though.  Stay tuned for more SMILF fun!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts on SMILF below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 9 episode 10: “Welcome to the South Side, Bitch!”

Happy Sunday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 9 episode 10, I realized that merely saying you are “turning a corner” does not always mean that you will.  You may be off to a good start, but it doesn’t take much to set you off on the wrong path again.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In tonight’s episode, “Los Diablos!” Debbie continues to panic about running the Gallagher household and Liam tries his best to pay his fair share.  Meanwhile, Fiona winds up in a dangerous situation, an old friend of Lip’s returns, and Frank realizes that he has some steep competition in the search for the next Hobo Loco Man.  My top 5 moments from Shameless season 9 episode 10 are:

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“So should we like hold hands or something?”

In this episode, Lip and Tami continue to grow closer, as they decide to take their relationship to the next level and actually hang out.  Lip tags along while Tami volunteers at a senior center and gets more than he bargained for when one of the old ladies gets a little “handsy” with him.  As Lip said, “no means no!”  Later on, Lip is in for a huge surprise when Xan shows up on his doorstep.  Xan’s mother has abandoned her again and Xan is clearly traumatized.  Tami actually handles this situation very well and is there for both Lip and Xan, proving that perhaps she is the one for Lip after all.  After watching the preview for the next episode, it looks like Lip is going to try and apply to foster Xan again, but I’m not sure if this will work out for them just yet.  Either way, I was happy to see the growth of the relationship between Lip and Tami.

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“You know you really can’t put drug dealer or gun runner on your West Point app.”

Great point, Carl!  Carl is excited to get a new job opportunity, but it involves him being a sign spinner for popcorn shrimp while wearing a very festive pirate costume.  Carl is not thrilled about the job opportunity, especially when he gets jumped on the corner, but he is trying to stick it out as much as he can.  It looks like Carl’s new boss is a little “handsy” herself, so he may wind up in some trouble here, but we’ll have to wait and see how this pans out since it’s all hands on deck at the Gallagher home.  Savvy?

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“Bad people wanted to turn them into sex slaves and gang members.”

“Kev, please stop talking!”  I agree, V, as Kev puts forth a valiant effort to teach his daughters a valuable lesson, but I’m not sure that they are ready to fully comprehend this subject matter.  During the episode, Santiago’s sister arrives and they explain that they will be returning back to Guatemala.  Kev is slightly disappointed, as he tried to bond with Santiago and even dressed him like him.  Kev and V’s daughters seem more than excited; however, as they drew some interesting pictures depicting Santiago’s violent death, which Kev and V might want to be slightly concerned about.

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“They’re looking for someone with no purpose in life.”

I mean, if this is a calling for anyone, it’s for our guy, Frank Gallagher.  Debbie even hilariously points out that if it involves alcohol, they should just give the prize to Frank.  Frank is beyond excited to participate in the competition to become the next Hobo Loco Man, but he quickly realizes that he is not the only one with some pretty impressive skills in the group.  I’m not really sure that we can classify this as healthy competition, as some of the activities involve eating food out of a dumpster and chugging endless amounts of Hobo Loco and alcohol.  The Hobo Loco man is trending everywhere, but my money is still on Frank winning it all.  Place your bets now!

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“Welcome to the South Side, Bitch!”

In the beginning of the episode, Fiona winds up in a dangerous situation when three men show up late at night at Patsy’s Pies.  Fiona is unsure if they want to rob her or hurt her, but ends up closing early and calling the police.  While Fiona had a right to be scared in this situation, her drinking problem has become quite routine and others are taking notice as well.  Fiona is ready to “turn a corner,” but is fired for her behavior, which only drives her right back to the alcohol.  Fiona has no job, but she tries to stay positive.  While Fiona may be out of control, at least she is not “having a tea party with stuffed animals,” like Ingrid.  Seriously, that comment had me laughing hysterically.  Later on, Fiona is beyond upset when she finds out that her new neighbor called the cops on Liam when he was trying to sell lemonade.  Fiona rounds up the troops and they throw an intrusive block party to officially welcome their new neighbor to the South Side.  Only Fiona takes it a little bit too far when she jumps the woman’s fence and punches her straight in the face.  While the woman may have deserved it, Fiona winds up getting arrested, so things are only going to get crazier for the Gallaghers.  Stay tuned and congrats to Shameless for being renewed for season 10!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts on Shameless below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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