Hannah? I’ve never wanted so much of an HEA for a character. Up until now. I felt like if she couldn’t have her HEA, I would have to kill someone. Yes, legit. She has so many troubles and problems piling up, and for a young person like her to carry all these is just unbelievable. The latter part just makes me want to curl up and CRY. However, the way she handled things was amazing. She wasn’t like any of the other protagonists that are dependent and needy. In fact, she was so independent to the point that it annoyed me at times. But still, her independence and stubborness were admirable. I love the way she never backs down, and continues to stick to her own principles. I love how she wants to live a life without having to depend on anybody else. I love how she grows as a person, and she saves herself. She knows where she’s wrong, when’s she’s crossed a boundary, and whom she’s become. I love how she knows all these and tries to make a change for her ownself with her own strength. Truly remarkable. She may have her own negative attitudes, but that’s what makes her very relatable and realistic. Underneath all her facade, she’s just a naive, shy and low self-confidence girl, and it was one of the few things that really hit me because really, this is a concrete example of no judging.
Oh dear. Emmanuel. Hot, sexy, and swoony. He obviously wants to do the right thing, but he just can’t stay away from Hannah. He’s a gentleman, and is fully aware of what he’s doing. He remained to stay by Hannah’s side even though he probably knew what pessimism Hannah brings. I’m pretty sure he wanted to be her knight in shining armor, but I’m glad that he gives her space. At times. And, of course, he’s flawed too, which makes the both of them phew! A perfect chemistry.
I just didn’t like a few parts in their relationship; namely: their indecisiveness. I know that it was probably hard for the both of them to make a decision, but to spend a lot of time arguing whether each should stay with the other or not whether it be in conversation with Emmanuel or Hannah’s thoughts was tiring. Moreover, their secrets from the past were kept too secretive, which made the secrets anti-climactic when they were revealed. Or maybe that was just me. Anyhow, I was kind of disappointed with their secrets, and I kind of expected those to be their secrets.
There are a lot of lessons that can be learned in Shameless that we probably already know. Nevertheless, this one is truly beautiful. Our past, our secrets, our jobs and all those other things don’t define us. It’s the way we view things around us and life in general, but most especially, the way we view ourselves. To love our ownself is the first step in capturing other people’s hearts and earning their love. Shameless is an absolutely breathtaking and heart-shattering story, and I recommend this to those who want to try a different kind of story.