Both of these shows would be better if their creators didn't seem so obsessed with trying to shock the viewing audience. Like House of Lies, Californication needs more emphasis on story and less on the sex lives of its characters.
Personally, I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. But that doesn't stop me from inflicting resolutions on other people. What if TV networks had New Year's resolutions? I suspect it would look a little like this.
Once you watch an episode of Shameless you will swear you aren't going to watch any more, but then there you are -- following each and every episode. It is addictive; once it grabs you, it won't let go.