Shameless the TV show?

@maezee (35383)
United States
January 3, 2018 1:11pm CST
Is anyone a watcher of this show? I only recently discovered this show since it was on Netflix. I am on season 1 episode 3. (They are long episodes!) And so far so good. The premise follows a family of six where the dad is a total AWOL alcoholic, poor and sluffs off most of his responsibility on his oldest daughter, Fiona. The show revolves around that, Fiona and the other kids romances (lots of sex, beware). What I do like about this show is the focus on the alcoholic father. You just dont see many shows (or any) where alcoholism is a big problem and highlighted. Since it certainly is a big problem. Without giving me any spoilers, are you into this show? I hear there are 7 seasons. What are your thoughts? And do you think this show brings realistic attention to alcoholism or trivializes it?
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@Traceyjayne (1216)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan 18
It was a huge success in England a few years ago x Very well written and very funny.
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@maezee (35383)
• United States
3 Jan 18
Ah I did not realize it was originally a british show.
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@Happy2BeMe (80480)
• Canada
3 Jan 18
I never watched the UK version only the american one but I heard it was really good too.
@Happy2BeMe (80480)
• Canada
3 Jan 18
One of my favorite shows. They get better as they go on! As you continue to watch it you will see that it deals with so many other issues too. It is a great show.
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@maezee (35383)
• United States
3 Jan 18
Thanks! I think I will.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
3 Jan 18
I have heard of it, but I have nto watched it yet.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
5 Jan 18
@maezee Well that seems to be just about anything these days.
@lovebuglena (8412)
• Staten Island, New York
3 Jan 18
I discovered this show after meeting my now husband in 2014. So, I started watching this show probably in 2015 but not from the first season. Didn't know about it before I met my guy. I watched it from whatever was playing at that time. I don't know what happened before then but I still watch this show. I wonder if I should try watching the seasons I never saw... What I love about this show is that it has no commercials. So, it is an hour long show! It is one of the shows my husband watches that I also love. After I watch a new episode I can't wait for the next one to come on. Wish it wasn't a one episode a week type of show. It deals with many different issues and nothing is sugar coated. And it's done in a tasteful way, though sometimes it can be a bit much... It's addictive though!
@maezee (35383)
• United States
5 Jan 18
I think it was on showtime originally. I think it might be good to see what you missed. But like you said, each episode is an hour long. Thats a long time commitment!
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jan 18
@maezee It was always on Showtime hence why no commercials during the show.
• United States
3 Jan 18
I binge watched all 7 seasons. At times it was a bit outrageous but I couldn't stop watching
@maezee (35383)
• United States
3 Jan 18
I agree so far. Outrageous. But it has been kind of addicting. Have you watched the british or american versions or are they one in the same?
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• United States
3 Jan 18
@maezee The American version I assume. Don't know if there's a British version
@Corbin5 (127722)
• United States
3 Jan 18
I have never seen this show. We do not have Netflix, but glad some really enjoy this show.
@maezee (35383)
• United States
5 Jan 18
Yes! I think I will continue watching it. Hope your week is going well.
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@yanzalong (10164)
• Indonesia
5 Jan 18
I haven't seen any movies for ages, my friend.