In the first season of the Showtime series “Shameless”, now available on DVD and Blu-ray, viewers see a lot of hardship but the show usually ends with a twist of humor and close family ties. At the end of Season 1, Steve tries to convince Fiona, his oldest daughter, to skip town with him to the warm and beautiful/care-free Costa Rica. This kind of lifestyle would surely be a great change for Fiona, but after initially deciding to go with Steve, she changes her mind and stays with the hard yet humorous, family-oriented life.
This is certainly a challenging dilemma and closely replicates some of the critical life-altering decisions we often have to make in early adulthood or other pivotal points in life. Being a creature of comfort and someone with a strong family foundation, I would probably make the same decision Fiona made and stay behind with family. Having said this, in earlier days of independence, the impulsive might have seemed more appealing.
What would you do?
Season 2 of the series started Sunday the 9th and you can tune in is on Sundays 9PM ET/PT on Showtime.
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