Although adapted from a British series, the world the Gallaghers live in is also very specific. It's a Chicago neighborhood, and there's a tone that is very clear. The setting feels like a character, more than just a place they live. The neighbors build a rich tapestry around the Gallaghers, and the cops are integrated, not willing to toss their people in the clink for minor crimes. There is a bigger community there, inspiring in its bonds.
The series also stars Shanola Hampton, Jane Levy, Tyler Jacob Moore, Ethan Cutkosky, Emma Kenney, and Brennan Kane Johnson and Blake Alexander Johnson as baby Liam. See? I told you it was a big cast.
I look forward to the next Gallagher story. Shameless airs on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. on Showtime.