As if I needed another thing to be obsessed with, I have found Showtime’s Shameless.
I’ll let google explain the premise of the show:
“Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy stars as Frank Gallagher, a single father of six who spends much of his free time drinking at bars. The Gallagher children — led by oldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum), who takes on much of the child-rearing responsibility due to her mother’s absence — manage to raise themselves in spite of Frank’s lack of parenting and unusual parenting style when he does choose to act like a father. The drama is an adaptation of the BAFTA Award-winning British show of the same name.”
My boyfriend got me hooked- the very first episode I knew. In my opinion, this show is really underrated. I had heard about it before, but not much. After watching I couldn’t believe I had never known! It’s only on showtime, but luckily there’s this wonderful phenomenon called the inter web.
Here are some reasons you should be watching, too:
You just have to watch to understand Frank. His hilarious drunken antics mixed with his want to still be involved in his family, coupled with his naive misunderstanding of why he is not father of the year. Frank spends most of his time at the bar, buying drinks with his disability checks or thinking of creative ways to keep his disability checks flowin’ so it keeps the beer flowin’, too.
2. It shows the struggles of real life, a modern day yet unconventional family, and the power of women.
You have got to admire Fiona’s ability to take on a household of 6 kids without her absent mom and drunken dad Frank- I also love Emmy Rossum and she is such a classic beauty. I find her relationship with Frank interesting- it seems she has just learned to cope with him, she will let him sleep drunkingly on her living room floor after she just spent the whole day taking care of his kids and still tuck him in. Not sure how she does it. But she also has enough spitfire to tell Frank or the kids what they need to hear. She’s just trying to keep everything afloat while dating a bad boy and making some time for herself, too. [Well, trying].
She’s pretty much a modern day Wonder Woman.
3. It’s honestly just a good time. You will be laughing, a lot. You will be admiring the Gallaghers for how they band together in times of need and always manage to get by any quirky situation, just in the nick of time.