I love this show, but they seriously need to get their Chicago geography straight. They always talk about being on the south side, yet they give their address as 2119 North Wallace. In the episode where Debbie took the little boy, they had him seen on Southport and then on Grand. Both on the north side. As a native Chicagoan it really bugs me! Other than that I love the show. Joan Cusack is stellar.
I tried to see the point of the show Shameless. What kind of message the creators of this show want to send to young people born in the poor parts of the city and in troubled families.
I got the impression that the creators of the series were just trying to figure out a way to earn money and attract a lot of attention of viewers forcing young actresses to undress almost in every episode.
The real fates of the young people born in the ghetto are enough difficult. I think that this show can only lead them to a wrong direction without providing any solution for them.
It is hard to believe that the directors of this series, if they have already acquired the popularity and attention of the audience, could not have made at least one character and through him to send a message such as: USE CONDOMS AND READ BOOKS!!! Condoms and books are not expensive. It's not all about sex, there's something about love and your head.
It took me nearly 5 seasons to realize why I truly hate this show. It's for sissy's. It plays to all the emotions that real men aren't supposed to have. It shows us a lifestyle that bares no resemblance to the Joneses - and makes it our wishful nostalgia.
I will be checking in often. This show sincerely held me so tightly, I lost a lot of sleep to finish the next, next, and next episode. I'm a late bloomer, I just finished the first season but holy mother of all realms of life, love, betrayal, and stressful bliss; I'm captivated.