Thursday, March 6, 2008

just shameless

I was so excited to learn that Sundance Channel is airing episodes of Shameless (Sundays 9pm). I first fell in like with this dysfunctional but loving British family a few years ago when it aired on BBC America and was devastated when it stopped playing after the first season. Sometimes it's like watching a trainwreck and there is a bit of guilt associated with viewing (I am a child protection professional). But this family has such strong attachments despite their poverty, substance abuse and other assorted issues, you can't help but hope it all turns out great for them. The bonus is getting to see James McAvoy, pre-movie-stardom.