Showtime Sunday Night Block Open Thread Week Two

Welcome back to the TV Open Thread, where BAD readers can vent, theorize, gush and spoil about SHAMELESS, HOUSE OF LIES and CALIFORNICATION to your heart's content. 

Welcome back to the TV Open Thread, where BAD readers can vent, theorize, gush and spoil to your heart's content. On Showtime's Sunday night block we've got Shameless, House of Lies and Californication. The discussion starts half an hour before showtime.

First up at 9/8c, Shameless Episode 2.02 "Summer Loving"

Summary, from the Showtime website:

As Sheila conquers her agoraphobia, a worried Frank finds a new financial plan in fellow bar patron Dottie, whose declining health and city pension make her an ideal match; Fiona juggles her job, the kids and her burgeoning love life, and Jasmine tries to help by setting up Fiona with a sugar daddy; Veronica takes some old folks from the home on an excursion; Lip worries about Karen's growing relationship with Jody; Ian tries to land a recently released Mickey a job at the Kash and Grab; Debbie wants her own room; Carl moves into the van.

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At 10/9c, House of Lies Episode 1.02 "Amsterdam"


Marty and The Pod are sent to Phoenix to clean up a mess at a very powerful sports franchise caused by the impending divorce of its high-powered owners. Jeannie takes a dinner meeting with Derek, an old flame, but is deflated when she finds out his real intentions toward her. On the home front, Marty continues his personal war with Principal Gita over Roscoe's cross-dressing.

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At 10:30/9:30c, Californication Episode 5.02 "The Way Of The Fist"


Hank passes on writing Samurai Apocalypse's new movie but Sam won't take no for an answer and drags Hank to a meeting with director Peter Berg, where they discover that Hank and Peter have shared more than just a love of the written word. Sam takes it on himself to get rid of Tyler, which makes things worse between Hank and Becca. Co-parents Charlie, Marcy and Stu have their hands full when Little Stuart exposes himself to a preschool classmate, and Charlie takes it upon himself to mend fences with the offended girl's attractive mother.

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Open up in the comments on any of the above shows, and let us know what other series you'd like to see get the Open Thread treatment this season!