'Shameless' Season 1, Episode 1 (Series Premiere) Recap

As you might have heard, adapting a successful UK series for a US audience is a risky business -- maybe you tuned in to Showtime's other new Sunday series, 'Episodes,' which illustrates the pitfalls of such an endeavor all too well.

Adaptations are often criticized either for being too slavishly faithful to the original, or for deviating so far from the source material as to make the new version practically unrecognizable, which leaves a decidedly narrow margin for success somewhere between the two extremes. Somehow, 'Shameless' manages to walk that tightrope with surprising confidence. Read More...



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