Tuesday, January 11, 2011


So, if you get Showtime on cable, you must - absolutely must - check out the new series Shameless, staring William Macy. I hadn't heard of it before it aired, but I watched it on Sunday night with The Wife and we were both blown away. It's like nothing you have ever seen before on TV - it grabs you by the throat and does not let go for the entire hour. In a nutshell: it's the story of a single, deeply alcoholic father (Macy) and his six almost equally dysfunction children (though in a very strange way, they are oddly functional). I'm not sure if will be able to sustain the pace of its debut, but boy was that was highly entertaining TV. So much so that it stole the thunder of the show that preceded it, Californication, which is arguably my favorite show on TV.

Check it out if you can. It's a little too early to tell, but it actually might be worth subscribing to Showtime.

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