Shameless

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Things have been so busy lately, but I decided to put off some stuff and indulge in a lazy weekend with my boyfriend. I’m so glad I did. It was nice to get in some quality time together and just relax. During this time we also binge-watched season 7 of the American version of Shameless. Which, if you have not yet seen, is a hilarious and oftentimes shocking comedy-drama TV series that fully lives up to its name.

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The show follows the exploits of the dysfunctional Gallagher family living in the South Side of Chicago. William H. Macy plays Frank Gallagher, a drunken druggie of a dad who never ceases to shock viewers with all of his scheming antics in the daily grind to get by via any means necessary. Unfortunately for his six children, his motivations in life tend to be for his own selfish agenda rather than theirs, leaving them to fend for themselves with the oldest, Fiona, at the wheel. Thankfully, they are a resourceful bunch.

The show’s definitely for mature audiences. Loaded with sex, violence, drug and alcohol use, profanities galore, and whatnot, it’s definitely not for the little ones.

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It was crazy watching the seventh season (which still has the same main title sequence as season 1 did) and seeing just how much the kids in the show have grown since the start of the series. You see this family and their friends go through A LOT throughout the different seasons. Some moments and really good, some are horrible levels of rock bottom, and some are just plain WTF-inducing shenanigans. There’s never a dull moment, in fact there are plenty of moments that will leave you flat out stunned. A lot of times it’s like a train wreck and you just can’t look away. I’d say give it a shot if you haven’t yet seen it. You’ll either be addicted like I am, or completely turned off of it.

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11 thoughts on “Shameless”

  1. Have you seen the English one? If so is it as gritty? I tend to find American versions of English shows a little cleaner. The make up is more obvious and the whole thing is glossier. Eg The office. I love William H Macy. Ever since American Airforce One

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    1. No, I haven’t seen the English version yet, though I am interested. šŸ™‚
      Yeah, I know what you mean. The Office is an excellent example of that.
      William H. Macy is amazing in his role as Frank. I really didn’t know much about him or his acting before I started watching Shameless but he really knocks it out of the park in this show. He can be such a bastard one minute and then have you cracking up in the very next scene. šŸ™‚

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      1. Haha, I will risk that blame because I think you’ll really enjoy it. šŸ˜€
        And that is so true about his face. He’s so animated. It really just adds to his character. šŸ™‚

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  2. Looks awesome! I know my friends keep telling me this show is great but I haven’t had a chance to watch. Thank you for the review and I will definitely add it to my list!
    -Luna šŸ™‚

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