By Margaret Lyons
October 20, 2010 at 06:40 PM EDT

The American version of Shameless, starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, could either be as stunningly excellent as its British predecessor, or it could be an unmitigated nightmare. Based on this trailer, I am absurdly optimistic! Macy really does look like a drunk, and Emmy Rossum appears to have totally shed her prim image.

If you’ve never seen the British version, do yourself a favor and Netflix the first season. This looks like the rare remake to hit the right balance between faithful and fresh.

Are you looking forward to Shameless, PopWatchers?