Shameless: Season 2 (2012)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 0


Air date: Jan 8, 2012
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It's summertime in Chicago, and the Gallaghers are cooking up fresh ways to bring home the bacon. Their ventures may not be moral -- or even legal -- but they certainly are outrageous. Between beating the heat and keeping their cool, the Gallaghers are in for one crazy summer. It's never a dull moment for the crazy, dysfunctional Gallagher clan in Season Two.

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Critic Reviews for Shameless Season 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

It's going to be messy, it's going to have some scenes that are hard to swallow and it's also going to make you laugh your ass off.

Dec 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Overall, I thought this season was fantastic and outshone season one.

Dec 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Best of all, however, is that the Showtime series has captured the essence of the first few seasons of the British show

Dec 15, 2017 | Full Review…

The Gallagher kids, especially the older ones, have enough heart to keep me invested and I was glad to have them back.

Jan 8, 2012 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

There is nothing quite like Shameless on television today.

Jan 8, 2012 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

The Gallaghers have heart, soul and most importantly, something to say.

Jan 8, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The show's disparate pieces - the filthy comedy and the desperation, the joy and the depression - hold together just as well.

Jan 8, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

"Shameless" may look, on its surface, like just another tester of television boundaries, but to focus on that is to miss the show's beautifully beating heart.

Dec 18, 2017 | Full Review…

it's nearly impossible to tell from one episode to the next whether Shameless is building up to something or the writers are just doing playful riffs on the Gallagher world that are intended to stand alone.

Jan 8, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's easy to give Shameless the benefit of the doubt, because, at its best, the show is a lot of fun.

Jan 8, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Shameless definitely isn't your conventional comedy. In fact, almost nothing about this series is conventional. That's part of the appeal.

Jan 8, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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