Shameless (US) Reviews & Ratings

Sundays, 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

60 minutes

Based on a long-running British drama, Shameless stars William H. Macy as the alcoholic patriarch of a big blue-collar family in Chicago, the Gallaghers. The mother is AWOL, and with the alcoholic patriarch (Macy) usually passed out on the living-room floor, their smart but unpredictable 18-year-old daughter, Fiona (Rossum), is tasked with keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on the straight and narrow.
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Mar 23, 2015 4:06PM EDT
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I am behind on this season, but I always try to save a few of my favorites for the dull seasons around the holidays...and this one is definitely one of my faves. I already watched most of the UK version, and loved it, but this one is even better. I lived in the Chicago area years ago, and saw neighborhoods like this all around the UICC campus, but the real strength of the show is that they know their life is tough, and they really are SHAMELESS about what they have to do to get by...the cons and the outright fraud are just de rigeur for living poor in America. If you don't cut a few corners, you don't make it. It is expensive being poor!

Not since Roseanne has there been anything really close to working class families who have to struggle to make ends meet...Isn't it amazing how almost all the TV families live in four bedroom Georgian mansions?

The characters have grown up in the years that the series has been running, and DEBBIE is especially interesting to see as she grows, but the next to youngest is really a STRANGE KID, while LIP the oldest boy is finding a toehold in the upper class world at college, but doesn't forget his roots, and the oldest daughter somehow manages to keep from apologizing for her family situation even though she knows that it isn't okay to have to struggle so darn much all the time.

I am behind on this season, but I always try to save a few of my favorites for the dull seasons around the holidays...and this one is definitely one of my faves. I already watched most of the UK version, and loved it, but this one is even better. I lived in the Chicago area years ago, and saw neighborhoods like this all around the UICC campus, but the real strength of the show is that they know their life is tough, and they really are SHAMELESS about what they have to do to get by...the cons and the outright fraud are just de rigeur for living poor in America. If you don't cut a few corners, you don't make it. It is expensive being poor!

Not since Roseanne has there been anything really close to working class families who have to struggle to make ends meet...Isn't it amazing how almost all the TV families live in four bedroom Georgian mansions?

The characters have grown up in the years that the series has been running, and DEBBIE is especially interesting to see as she grows, but the next to youngest is really a STRANGE KID, while LIP the oldest boy is finding a toehold in the upper class world at college, but doesn't forget his roots, and the oldest daughter somehow manages to keep from apologizing for her family situation even though she knows that it isn't okay to have to struggle so darn much all the time.

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Mar 10, 2015 2:07PM EDT
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SHAME on you if you haven't been watching SHAMEless from Season 1. Need to feel better about yourself and your life? Watch Shameless! Need more boobies and butts in your life? Watch Shameless! Need to grow invested in a fictional character to the point of rooting for them to succeed when they're so clearly a hot mess? Watch Shameless! Need to walk away from a 1hr long TV show thinking "Did that really just happen?!" WATCH SHAMELESS. And how about the lack of cursing in your life at the moment? Shameless has the answer!
It's not rocket science.. it's basic math.
GREAT Series + KICKASS Cast = Shameless.
LEGIT Writing + WTF Storyline = Shameless.
Emmy Rossum + Nudity = Shameless.
You're Welcome.

SHAME on you if you haven't been watching SHAMEless from Season 1. Need to feel better about yourself and your life? Watch Shameless! Need more boobies and butts in your life? Watch Shameless! Need to grow invested in a fictional character to the point of rooting for them to succeed when they're so clearly a hot mess? Watch Shameless! Need to walk away from a 1hr long TV show thinking "Did that really just happen?!" WATCH SHAMELESS. And how about the lack of cursing in your life at the moment? Shameless has the answer!
It's not rocket science.. it's basic math.
GREAT Series + KICKASS Cast = Shameless.
LEGIT Writing + WTF Storyline = Shameless.
Emmy Rossum + Nudity = Shameless.
You're Welcome.

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Jan 21, 2015 6:43PM EST
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Fantastic show. It makes you understand why people will do bad things, and how poverty forces hard choices, while still being funny. I like this better than the British one. Might be the first time I have said that.

Fantastic show. It makes you understand why people will do bad things, and how poverty forces hard choices, while still being funny. I like this better than the British one. Might be the first time I have said that.

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Apr 15, 2017 9:08PM EDT
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this show is additive im loving this new Fiona and Carl they were the two i was most worried about during the first few season now its like all the Gallaghers have done 180's and they ones i had faith in im not so sure anymore.

this show is additive im loving this new Fiona and Carl they were the two i was most worried about during the first few season now its like all the Gallaghers have done 180's and they ones i had faith in im not so sure anymore.

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Mar 3, 2017 2:59PM EST
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I love this show. It is so absurd, tragic, and funny that I have to binge-watch it.

I love this show. It is so absurd, tragic, and funny that I have to binge-watch it.

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Jan 27, 2017 12:20PM EST
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Best fucking show EVER!!!

Best fucking show EVER!!!

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Jan 13, 2017 11:12PM EST
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awesome show

awesome show

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Jan 12, 2017 8:27PM EST
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one of the most funniest show on tv! great casting!

one of the most funniest show on tv! great casting!

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Dec 30, 2016 5:38AM EST
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Love this show and so happy there will be a new season :-)

Love this show and so happy there will be a new season :-)

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Dec 16, 2016 3:24AM EST
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Shameless is really funny. To see how this weird family juggles in dealing with all the stuff they go through and the diversity of the characters makes me very addicted to this show. And I really ship some of the couples in the show, I really freaking worship them!

Shameless is really funny. To see how this weird family juggles in dealing with all the stuff they go through and the diversity of the characters makes me very addicted to this show. And I really ship some of the couples in the show, I really freaking worship them!