‘Shameless’ Truly Portrays How Addiction Affects Family
Funny, dramatic, sexy and shocking are all words that could be used to describe Showtime’s Shameless, now in its sixth season. Based off the original British series, Shameless showcases a family of six children born to addicted parents. Dysfunctional and self-destructive, the Gallagher family does a pretty good job of depicting what it is like to grow up with two addicted parents on the wrong side of the tracks. Often dubbed a family disease, addiction affects every member of the family. Shameless takes you on a journey with the Gallaghers as they face fleeting highs and ever-deepening lows, but the one thing that always stays consistent is their love for each other and their resiliency in the face of adversity.Sad, funny, sexy and shocking, TV series ‘Shameless’ might be the first show to accurately portray codependency roles of family members affected by addiction.