Friday, February 11, 2011

Shameless

This is hands down my new favorite show. Similar to The Office, it originated in England and is now taking off with the American adaptation Sunday nights on Showtime. I went in with low expectations and was hooked from the first episode. It’s fast paced and there is always an interesting storyline.



It follows the lives of the dysfunctional Gallagher family and their cohorts. The cast is great and I couldn’t imagine anyone besides William H. Macy playing the role of Frank, the alcoholic father on disability because of migraines. His eldest daughter, Fiona played by Emmy Rossum is more of a mother to her other 5 siblings than a sister since their mom took off. The kids all work together to keep their lives afloat by doing odd jobs and putting their money together. Fiona’s boy toy, Steve, played by Justin Chatwin is also a great character and some nice eye candy.


Just another day in the Gallagher house


Steve (Justin Chatwin)

My favorite character from a humor perspective is the Agoraphobic mother, Sheila played by Joan Cusack. Her daughter is the girlfriend of one of the Gallagher kids and she is hysterical.


Sheila (Joan Cusack)

If you’re offended by foul language, bad behavior and overall shenanigans, this might not be the show for you. Watch out for Rossum as she gives an outstanding performance. I sense a Golden Globe nomination next year.


Fiona (Emmy Rossum)

10 comments:

MCW said...

This looks great! Of only I had Showtime...

Lindsey said...

That is so funny you posted about this because Garth just discovered this show last weekend and he is obsessed!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I haven’t seen the show...sounds like a great series to get into. Bad behavior and foul langue = highly captivating!!! Be sure to enter my giveaway for a gift card from CNS stores. TGIF! xx

Miss Sweet Tea said...

We started watching this like 3 episodes in, and we were both sitting there like, What the heck is going on?! Haha! It was the episode where the redheaded girl stole the little boy from the birthday party. It was funny, but totally confusing as to who was who, and all. Now we're caught up, and it's part of our lineup! So funny!

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Oh, but ps - you're right, definitely not for the faint of heart :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Aw man! I wish I had showtime! I'd so watch this. Haha and why did I think of mysekf when you described Frank as being on disability due to migraines?! LOL

Kristin said...

Shoot I wish I had Showtime!

stephanie said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing... i never heard of this show. i love emmy rossum and my boyfriend loves the office so i think it's a new fav pick!

SassyScorp said...

easily one of the best shows around now. You should check out Breaking Bad when you have a chance. Awesome!

Beach Bum & Baby said...

I need to watch this Jules!! It def sounds like my kind of show.

It also helps that I have a teeny tiny crush on Justin Chatwin. :)