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Shameless: Season 1 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Shameless is a dark, urban dramedy that overcomes its leaps of logic thanks to fantastic casting, intriguing ambiance, and shock value.


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From producers John Wells and Paul Abbott, this outrageous family drama is based on the long-running hit UK series and stars Emmy winner William H. Macy (Fargo) as a working class patriarch of an unconventional Chicago brood of six kids headed by the eldest sibling (Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum - Mystic River) who keep the home afloat while their dad is out drinking and carousing.


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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (18)

William H. Macy is miscast as alcoholic dad Frank, though Emmy Rossum almost rings true as tough-minded daughter Fiona.

September 14, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

An inexplicable misfire.

January 9, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Shameless will sorely test any prospective viewers' compassion fatigue

January 9, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Based on opening night, it looks like Shameless fun.

January 9, 2011 | Full Review…

Despite all the booze, illegal activity, open sexuality, and adult narcissism, the kids are all right.

January 9, 2011 | Full Review…

Praised by critics since its first season, Shameless maintains an exceptional level. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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