Since I found this show on TV in the beginning of season four, I have been watching compulsively. I was sad to finish season three because I watched all of four on the tube and am ashamed to say that I have no more Shameless shows to watch! Better gear up for season five.
To begin with, I adore the premise of this program which is that one older sibling, with substantial help from her two slightly younger brothers, can keep her family intact after being virtually abandoned by a mother with bipolar disease and a hopelessly alcoholic father who continues to pop up and make life miserable in a very comical way. Lots of laughs and tears and unlike many shows that I watch, I often find myself thinking about this one and the Gallagher family after I turn it off. Totally endearing, thought-provoking and captivating. I highly recommend it.