Macy as he appears when filming 'Shameless.' (2011)
Sort of crucial to remember this is just a TV show and Macy is not really drunk--just pretending, huh? There have been a number of unlikable characters on TV over the years. The fun is loving to hate on some of these characters (not the actors, usually).
Q: I really like Shameless, but will Frank (William H. Macy) always be wasted?
A: The drunkest dad on television will voluntarily sober up around the sixth episode, but don't expect it to last very long. "He becomes a really cool father," William H. Macy says. "It gives you a glimpse into the father that Frank might've been or could be. My oldest boy, Lip, can't take it. He Tasers me and pours vodka in my mouth."