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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 9, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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  • Summary: Frank is out of the hospital, Fiona seeks out a new boyfriend even when a former one returns, Lip finds it difficult to transition back to his old life while back home from college, Ian struggle with his illness, and the younger Gallaghers start new schemes.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
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  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jan 7, 2015
    83
    It gets stranger, or--depending on your definition of justice--it gets better.
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  1. Jan 30, 2015
    10
    Essa série é maravilhosa, prende a minha atenção, o elenco sempre impecável nas performances, série mais que ótima.'Shameless' é uma dasEssa série é maravilhosa, prende a minha atenção, o elenco sempre impecável nas performances, série mais que ótima.'Shameless' é uma das melhores séries dos últimos tempos e sem dúvida merece uma adaptação brasileira. Expand
  2. Feb 5, 2015
    6
    What I continue to like about this show is how low everybody will sink. Each character has not been left behind, as last season. What I mostWhat I continue to like about this show is how low everybody will sink. Each character has not been left behind, as last season. What I most dislike about this season so far is the matriarch of the family-who conintues to f@ck her way thru the season. I get it-this is her character and it attracts viewers. But, its not a surprise anymore. Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2015
    5
    We finally see how Shameless is degrading itself in its own ideas. The show's repetitive twists and predictable character actions makesWe finally see how Shameless is degrading itself in its own ideas. The show's repetitive twists and predictable character actions makes Shameless feel like they're scared to change the characters situations, scared that if they make - for once - a smart idea, it would make the show less fun. It wouldn't. It would make the show more real, more raw, and maybe it would start a beam of hope for happiness for the Gallaghers. Expand
  4. Apr 6, 2015
    3
    While I've enjoyed the first 4 seasons, I could not really get into this one. As it kicks off it begins quite slow and unsure of its self.While I've enjoyed the first 4 seasons, I could not really get into this one. As it kicks off it begins quite slow and unsure of its self. Many character arcs feel pointless and random, hitting multiple dead ends. It's as if this season was an exercise in the writers trying to write themselves out of corners, as if they had forgotten how to craft a solid multi-hour dramedy with interesting and familiar themes. Either that or there must have been a change in writers/producers that I wasn't aware of. As a fan of a majority of the first 4 seasons, I can say this season feels different, and not in a good way either. Very few characters grew in this one, perhaps because there's nowhere left to explore or because Showtime's just phoning it in and trying to make bank on the 7 year deal. A huge offense, without trying to blatantly spoil it, is how the writers brought back a tertiary character from past seasons who was presumed dead only to interact with a major character to give them something to do for a couple of episodes -- and their amateur attempt at wrapping up this loose end and giving it closure is nothing short of a bad sign. They've ran out of good ideas, and good ideas is something Shameless was usually stocked full of. Gone is that fresh edgy feeling from past years... this was too dull and repetitive for my tastes, and hardly what I'd call risk-taking. I can't say I'm looking forward to season 6 if the writing's going to continue to be this poor. Expand
  5. Apr 6, 2015
    3
    Five years ago when I first started watching, I was equally invested in all the characters, because the story lines were brilliant. I lovedFive years ago when I first started watching, I was equally invested in all the characters, because the story lines were brilliant. I loved the show's heart and humor, the real family unit feel, all the good and bad things they did. But the cohesiveness has gone - the way they looked out for each other is nonexistent. The wit has dried up and even the dark is no longer moving.

    I feel I have turned into Liam and the show has turned into Sammi. I am helpless, powerless Liam, poking at the (seemingly) dead body that is Sammi/Shameless. "Don't look!" screams Debbie to Liam. Well, if this carries on the way it has, I certainly won't.
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