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Tuesdays Netflix Binge! “Shameless (US)”

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

This show had me hooked right out of the gate because of how different it was. It pushes some boundaries¬†that other TV shows wouldn’t.
The show focuses on the family of Frank Gallagher. Frank is an alcoholic with 6 children of all different ages. The children have to be self-sufficient without him because he is never home. He lives off of disability payments and spends every day at the bar while his 6 kids pay for groceries, power, water and any other amenities they might need.

The show doesn’t really have a main character but a majority of the stories include the oldest kid Fiona. The others all depend on her to make sure they are fed and clothed at 21 she is forced to be a mother to her 6 siblings because otherwise, no one would take care of them. The show describes itself as a dramedy as it has its moments of being incredibly funny but other times you are genuinely concerned¬†for the well being of this family.

I wouldn’t recommend this show to everyone but I still rate it 9.6/10. If you’re willing to invest some time into the show it will definitely hook you. Just be ready for it to occasionally make you incredibly uncomfortable.

Here’s the trailer.

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