The bps+ model applied to modern films: shameless 1. The tv series shameless is the story about a family of six children and their addictive and substance abusive father. The family can be described as desynchronized and uncoordinated with their decision-making affecting the overall state of the family leaving them in a poor state of health altogether resulting in the eldest daughter to take lead. Further, the oldest daughter known as fiona has to raise the rest of her family on her own as her dysfunctional father does not. Gallagher, the father in the series, decides to spend his days getting drunk as well as suffers from drug addiction and can be considered an alcoholic. With these addictions, frank finds himself in situations where he gets blackout drunk frequently, is dealing with a biopsy, as well as ends up with two of his ex"s.