Based on the English TV show of the same name, Shameless hit the Showtime lineup a little over a year ago. I knew nothing about the show but noticed it starred William H. Macey as the protagonist. An excellent character actor in his own right, I checked some online reviews and noticed nothing but praise for the groundbreaking show. Figured I’d take a closer look to see what all the fuss was about.
Just that quickly the Gallagher family is another fabulous viewing experience and well worth the time. I have seldom come across a more diverse ensemble cast that one both roots for and against (mostly for) in a long time. From Fiona to Liam, the entire cast offers a unique insight into a family always on the edge of poverty or drama. Consider me a convert and after consuming season one in a matter of a month, I eagerly await the release of season two (which just ended on SHO).