If you read my review of Showtime's "Shameless," you know I liked the tone and many of the performances but wasn't completely in love with it yet. Now that the first episode has aired, I'm curious what everybody thought. Are you going to want to spend an hour a week with the Gallaghers? And I'm curious what fans of the UK show thought of it (without offering spoilers for that version of the show).


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Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "The Revolution Was Televised," about the last 15 years of TV drama, is for sale at Amazon. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com