• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 9, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 71 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 3 out of 71

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  1. Reviewed by: Tom Long
    Feb 7, 2013
    83
    Essentially, Shameless is still Shameless: A raucous, shocking, moral battleground, a family comedy taken to twisted extremes, boosted by a uniformly fine cast, and consistently entertaining.
  2. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jan 11, 2013
    80
    The story races forward happily and aggressively, but none of the plot strands among the many characters is ever dropped or given short shrift.
  3. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Jan 11, 2013
    75
    Exec producers Paul Abbott and John Wells deliver dark humor, a full heart and a real desire to illustrate--no matter how outlandishly--just how difficult it is for impoverished families to make ends meet.