The Show Shameless : The Family Battles Against Loving And Hating Frank

882 Words Dec 8th, 2016 4 Pages
The Show Shameless is about a family that lives in Chicago, and the father of six kids is a constant drunk, looking for his next drink or drugs. After Liam, the youngest of the kids was born, their mother, Monica Gallagher ran off leaving the kids in Frank Gallagher’s position, the father. But with him being constantly drunk and or even high, the eldest of the kids, Fiona Gallagher is pushed into being a parent for the kids so they are not put into foster care. Over the course of the show, the family battles against loving and hating Frank for he is not a parent figure what so ever to the kids but the kids still love him. The eldest kids, Fiona, Lip, and Ian Gallagher all battle against Frank for the young kids should not have to see Frank drunk or high when he decides to show his face to the family. Ian comes out as gay with his on and off boyfriend Mickey Milkovich. In the beginning, Ian was enrolled in ROTC and was soon put on leave due to Monica making a scene at an enrollment center. Then everything spiraled downhill for Ian as he was diagnosed with being bipolar. “Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks”. There are several symptoms of people who have bipolar disorder, such as manic episodes or depressive episodes. During manic episodes, they may have trouble sleeping, they may be reckless and even risky, talk about several…

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