Five Reasons To Watch Shameless
Start writing a post

Five Reasons To Watch Shameless

Five Reasons To Watch This One-Of-A-Kind Show

Five Reasons To Watch Shameless

There are a variety of shows on the air and the abundant streaming sites that it can be difficult to determine which ones are worth dedicating time to watching. There is one show that, thanks to Netflix, I’ve been able to catch up on and could not recommend more as a show that is worth viewing. "Shameless" is a hilarious show on Showtime about the dysfunctional Gallagher family living in a rough part of Chicago. The family is comprised of six kids with the oldest sister, Fiona, raising her five younger siblings. Their dad, Frank, is a drunk and addict who always has his own agenda to attend to. While Fiona tries to raise her siblings and keep the house together, they come across many obstacles mostly in the financial realm. They manage to keep high spirits and show that they can have humor in almost any situation. There are many reasons to watch this show and here are just a few of them.

1. The opening credit scene

There are great opening title sequences that display the credits, but the one for Shameless is my absolute favorite one. The entire sequence takes place in the family’s bathroom with all the characters coming in and doing hilarious things including the dad passed out on the floor while Fiona kicks him in an attempt to wake him up. The theme song is also insanely catchy, making it a fun opening sequence with a little preview of the lives of the family members before we actually meet them. It’s a unique take on an opening sequence and I enjoy watching it over again even though I’ve seen it almost every episode.

2. The cast

The cast that stars in the show is absolutely hilarious. William H. Macy who plays the father and Emmy Rossum who plays the oldest sister (Fiona) lead the wonderful cast with their hilarious as well as messed up characters. Each member of the Gallagher family stands out thanks to the actors who play them. There is no weak link in the cast, only funny actors who breathe life into their roles. This show would not be as successful without the actors they cast in the respective roles. The actors are incredible and hilarious which makes for a great show.

3. The comedy

The comedy in this show is golden. There is no joke that goes by without a genuine laugh. The characters always find a way to laugh even in the toughest of situations, including anytime Frank gets himself in trouble with money. The Gallaghers never take themselves too seriously and allow themselves to find comedy in a situation instead of wallow in their financial woes. With six Gallagher kids and various other main/recurring characters, there are too many jokes to be made. The distinct and colorful personalities of the characters allow the writers to give them hilarious lines, even the most random you can think of that still manages to make sense.

4. How there is no candy coating

This show is real when it comes to the drama part of this “dramedy”. The characters encounter tough real life situations like struggling to make ends meet, discrimination against homosexuality, abortion, addiction and a variety of other issues. The show doesn’t sugar coat anything, they show the reality of the world and how it can be cruel. There is no holding back, they show what is real and the reality of people living in tough situations. Fiona has had to raise her siblings since she was practically a kid, which so many people can relate to, my mom included. The realness is apparent in every episode and it is something I truly love about the show.

5. Netflix having every episode of the first six seasons

This isn’t technically a part of the show, but it is a reason to watch! If you have a Netflix account you are already prepared to watch this show. There are six seasons loaded up on the site to watch and they are insanely easy to get through. My mom and I are nearly done with the show and it only took us a month to get through all the seasons. The show is great to marathon or watch spaced out, but with so many episodes to watch, what do you have to lose?

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments