With great couples comes great trials.
One of the greatest of these is the relationship between Kevin Ball and Veronica Fisher featured on Showtime’s Shameless. Throughout the past five seasons of Shameless there have been a number of couples, but no matter how popular or unpopular they were/are none of them could quite reach the levels of love Kev & V have.
They are the one couple who never quits. They are the one couple who has made it through everything that has been thrown their way. Kev and V don’t have a normal relationship. Why should they? This is Shameless after all. Some couples go on dates Kev and V make cliché porn videos for money.
I think part of the reason why they have lasted as long as they did is because of how unbelievably unorthodox their relationship is. How many ships on television can you name where a man is willing to bone his wife’s mother just so they can have a baby? Or how many women will let their husbands be pimps to bring in money for the household?
But not only are Kev and V strong together, they’re strong as individuals. It is what they each bring into the relationship that makes it strong; not only that but what they bring into the relationship helps each other grow as individuals.
Veronica is the feistier of the pair, always willing to defend her man no matter what, as it is seen when she kicks his ex-wife’s ass because she insulted him. Veronica was willing to be harassed, ogled and hit on by a perv to help out her best friend Fiona; and is always willing to assist the Gallaghers in whatever they need.
Kev is one of the most decent people on the Southside; he gives Frank free drinks sometimes, is willing to threaten the neighborhood thug to defend his family, and is always putting his wife and children before himself.
These are a few of the things that make Kev and V strong on their own. The only thing they really have in common with normal couples is that they do fight. They fight a lot in seasons four and especially in five.
But no matter how many times they fight they always come back to each other as in season 5 when they fucked on a pool table in the Alibi with several gallons of water from busted pipes falling on them.
One of my personal favorite Kev and V moments in the series is when Veronica gets upset that Kev is upset that their foster child ran away. It was such a loving moment, and showed so much tenderness in each character. The way V talked to Kev and how protective she was of him in that scene really made me see how truly in love they are.
Of all the ships that have been on Shameless they’re the only ones to make it six seasons and still be as in love with each other as they were when the show began, because of all the shit the monkeys of life have flung at them, they kept dodging it and came out on the other side clean. It will be interesting to see how Svetlana’s addition to their happy home will change the relationship dynamics in season seven.
Shameless returns October 2nd at 9 pm ET