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An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can.

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 Frank Gallagher / ... (96 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Fiona Gallagher (96 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Carl Gallagher (96 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Veronica Fisher / ... (96 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Lip Gallagher / ... (96 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Kevin Ball (96 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Debbie Gallagher (96 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Ian Gallagher (96 episodes, 2011-2017)
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 Svetlana / ... (53 episodes, 2013-2017)
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 Liam Gallagher / ... (52 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Tommy (49 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Sheila Jackson (44 episodes, 2011-2015)
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 Mickey Milkovich (43 episodes, 2011-2016)
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 Steve / ... (40 episodes, 2011-2015)
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Watch the Irish American family the Gallagher's deal with their alcoholic father Frank. Fiona, the eldest daughter, takes the role of the parent to her five brothers and sisters. Lip, Ian, Debbie, Carl, and Liam deal with life on the South Side of Chicago. Fiona balances her sex life and raising her siblings. Every episode is another crazy situation that one or more of the Gallagher six get into. Watch them grow and learn how to make their way in life with what little they have. Written by Linda Taylor

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Michael Patrick McGill, Cameron Richardson, Janet Varney, and Will Sasso all appeared in at least one episode of the HBO series Entourage (2004), that Mark Mylod also directed. See more »

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Mickey Milkovich: Alright shithead, this is like the two hundredth time I'm calling and you not picking up! I'm starting to get fucking homicidal. Call me the fuck back, Ian! I'm worried about you. I love you. Call me back.
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Great Cast and Great Plot
10 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'll start by saying that if you have watched the UK version of this (Which by the way was made by Channel 4 and Company Pictures and NOT the BBC as these other reviews suggest) You probably won't enjoy this first episode. Its a straight transition of the script with some adjustments.

However having seen shows that were changed beyond all recognition I can say that is a good thing.

The cast are excellent in their roles and the story which is far from the usual tame fodder of American drama is handled with honesty and realism. The characters mostly have their own interests to consider as well as the kids trying to keep their family together.

William H Macy is ideal in a role which doesn't allow him much initial screen time but I'm sure future episodes will focus on him since Frank is such a fascinating character. Can't wait for episode 2.


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