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TOPIC: Shameless Television Show

Shameless Television Show 11 Dec 2016 23:19 #11245

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I recently started watching the show Shameless on Netflix and it’s the most hilarious and tragic show I’ve seen. The show is about the Frank Gallagher and his extremely dysfunctional family. He’s a single father of six kids who spends majority of his time getting drunk or getting into some form of trouble. Fiona, the eldest daughter, and the rest of her siblings struggle daily to raise themselves while also juggling house bills and responsibilities.

The show has this seriousness that revolves around the hardships that come with dealing with Frank’s alcoholism. He constantly takes from his kids, who continue to forgive his mistakes. The family struggles with poverty and the show highlights these issues. Frank’s character is the most entertaining because of how contradictory he is. He constantly bashes lower class people who take government assistance, while he commits government fraud collecting checks for his aunt he “takes care of.” I feel the show is able to make light of some issues given that the families are white. Although Frank is fully aware of his poverty and struggle in society, he blames the world around him like Obama and his ex wife. I recommend if you haven’t seen this show and are looking for a good show, to check it out.
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