Shameless: Season 2 (2012)


Season 2
Shameless

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The good times continue to roll in Shameless's second season as the series ups the ante with outrageous gags and unabashed joy for the ties that bind.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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Episodes

Air date: Jan 8, 2012

Fiona enjoys her youth by bartending and hanging out with a young exec; Debbie runs a daycare.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2012

Frank finds a new financial plan with Dottie; Fiona juggles her job, kids and love life.

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Air date: Jan 22, 2012

Fiona connects with her high school crush, who is married; Frank is eager to stay in Dottie's good graces; Debbie is obsessed with death; Kevin considers buying the Alibi; Lip meets with a colonel.

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Air date: Jan 29, 2012

Fiona deals with the consequences of sleeping with Craig Heisner; Debbie develops a stress-rash.

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Air date: Feb 5, 2012

Frank tries to claim Eddie's benefits, even though he is a suspect in his death; Fiona lies about her background at a wedding.

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Air date: Feb 12, 2012

Grammy Gallagher shows up on a medical furlough; Fiona double dates; Frank discovers the identity of Eddie's beneficiary.

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Air date: Feb 19, 2012

Lip tries to get back into Karen's good graces; Ian ignores Lip; Frank wants to kick Grammy out; Fiona is invited on a boat trip.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2012

Frank walks in on Ian and Mickey; Lip drops out of school, forcing Fiona to make a deal.

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Air date: Mar 9, 2012

Monica returns; Fiona reconsiders her decision about Lip; Frank is determined to gain his inheritance; Sheila and Jody believe they are being haunted.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2012

Fiona begins to plan for her future; Monica causes trouble; Steve wants to reunite Estefania with her true love; Lip and Ian learn the identity of Mandy's baby; Sheila takes in an addict.

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Cast & Crew

William H. Macy
Frank Gallagher

Actor
Emmy Rossum
Fiona Gallagher

Actor
Justin Chatwin
Steve

Actor
Ethan Cutkosky
Carl Gallagher

Actor
Shanola Hampton
Veronica

Actor
Steve Howey
Kev

Actor
Emma Kenney
Debbie Gallagher

Actor
Cameron Monaghan
Ian Gallagher

Actor
Jeremy Allen White
Lip Gallagher

Actor
Laura Slade Wiggins
Karen Jackson

Actor
Joan Cusack
Sheila Jackson

Guest Star
Stephanie Fantauzzi
Estefania

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James Wolk
Adam

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Molly Price
Dottie Corones

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Zach McGowan
Jody Silverman

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Madison Davenport
Ethel

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Noel Fisher
Mickey Milkovich

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Chloe Webb
Monica Gallagher

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Emma Greenwell
Mandy Milkovich

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Peter Murnik
Colonel Kirk McNally

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John Dahl
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Critic Reviews for Shameless: Season 2

Audience Reviews for Shameless: Season 2

  • Jul 04, 2021
    Still watching and loving it just freaking hilarious and honestly the back and forth with the siblings is some real life action. When you come from a large family its always hectic
  • Feb 03, 2021
    9/10: Amazing, I really love this
  • Jul 31, 2020
    Shameless is still one of my top 5 favorite comedy shows of all time and is also one of my top 5 favorite drama shows of all time and one of my favorite shows of all time. Shameless season two is another perfect blend of comedy and drama that makes me laugh but also tugs at my heartstrings. Emmy Rossum's performance is an astounding standout performance, she gives a really funny performance that is also really touching and deep and she really makes you feel bad for what Fiona has to go through to keep her family together she just gives a really compelling performance. The performances from Joan Cusack, Chloe Webb, William H. Macy, Emma Kenney, Jeremy Allen White, Zach McGowan, Shanola Hampton, Laura Slade Wiggins, Cameron Monaghan, Steve Howey, and Ethan Cutkosky were pretty phenomenal too. The chemistry between the cast is remarkable, they are just so authentic seeming. The writing is just exceptional, it is just hilarious but also really touching, beautiful, and heartbreaking the writing just really tugged at my heartstrings this season I cried the last two episodes. The character development was outstanding especially with Frank, Monica, Lip, Fiona, Sheila, Kev, Ian, Debbie, and Karen. The opening theme and music were spectacular. The makeup and hairstyling was excellent especially on Noel Fisher, Emma Greenwell, William H. Macy, Molly Price, Joan Cusack, Zach McGowan, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, and Madison Davenport. The costumes were terrific especially on Joan Cusack, Emmy Rossum, Emma Greenwell, Dove Cameron, Madison Davenport, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Zach McGowan, Amy Smart, Justin Chatwin, and Stephanie Fantauzzi. This 2nd season of Shameless was an A+.
  • Mar 19, 2020
    My favorite season! They make summertime in Chicago look like a blast.
  • Mar 05, 2020
    A very good season. This is a heartfelt , warm , funny script that doesn't gloss over reality. You feel for these kids and their dysfunctional parents and anyone who has lived in a dysfunctional family can relate to them in some way. Very well acted, great casting, well produced, wished I had come across this earlier.
  • Nov 04, 2018
    Eu achei esta segunda temporada muito melhor do que a primeira. Ainda é melodramática, mas a boa atuação dos personagens adultos ajuda-me a ignorar as falhas. Embora seja um melodrama em alguns aspetos, as reações do personagem às situações exageradas definitivamente parecem realistas.
  • Jul 19, 2018
    For Shameless' second year, it certainly isn't any less unrealistic than the first, but it is absolutely funnier, better paced, and more heartfelt. While at times the show's light-hearted tone towards subject matter like statutory rape and teen pregnancy can be problematic, for the most part it's able to successfully have a convivial vibe despite having such grimy characters. The show's large ensemble cast is also well-used for the most part, and the show is often at its best when the writers get as crazy as they can. Furthermore, this season had a better understanding of the Fiona and Frank relationship, which is practically the series ethos. Flawed but fun, Shameless is understandably one of Showtime's most broadly appealing shows.
  • Jun 16, 2018
    Made me love this show even more and it's something I highly recommend, just like others recommended to me. It delves more into relationships and more Gallagher family craziness.
  • Feb 21, 2018
    Season two of Shameless is infuriating, yet totally rewarding as the Gallagher gang marches on doing the white trash thing.
  • Nov 28, 2016
    I just started second season and this show is giving me chills and anxiety too sometimes maybe I am too nice to see all that rough tough aspects of life shamelessly true . I lost my parents and raised my five siblings with real challenges. They are all married and having very good life. I am happily married with two kids . This show makes me cry many times and while watching I am feeling same old kind fears and anxiety I went through in my life. I am glad my siblings who are like my kids are doing great. They love and respect me always. I Have done many good things and had embraced many experiences of life only because of that tough time. I have seen how your owns turn into enemies and hurt you like you will never heal. How the power of love motivates and strengthens you to achieve the goals one could have never imagined otherwise .My culture was different and have less freedom and sources but I never lost hope and kept doing the best I could at the moment .l didn't let my life controlled by fear and short term benefits. People who knows me give my examples to their kids and admire me and believe that life goes on no matter what!! And I believe God was on my side and will always be . I have never reviewed any show ever but I wanted to have some catharsis by sharing my feelings with other viewers

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