Shameless: Season 4 (2014)


Season 4

Critics Consensus

Shameless shows no signs of fatigue as it barrels into its fourth season, with the Gallaghers stirring up new and novel forms of mischief.



Critic Ratings: 15


Audience Score

User Ratings: 433
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Season 4 of the misadventures of Chicago's Gallagher clan begins with the family being thrown into upheaval when a drug-addled and deathly ill Frank (William H. Macy) suddenly reappears. He tries to contrive an accident that will net him a big insurance payment, so he can afford a potential liver transplant. He also stalks his previously unseen daughter Sammi (Emily Bergl) and is surprised to learn she has a son. Meanwhile, Fiona (Emmy Rossum) cares for the household and works at Worldwide Cup with her boyfriend boss Mike Pratt (Jake McDorman), but she continues a secret affair with Robbie (Nick Gehlfuss). Her troubles only increase when she uses some cocaine to celebrate her birthday and young Liam gets into it and has to be rushed to the hospital. Jail suddenly becomes a real possibility for her. Elsewhere, Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) steals dogs and holds them for ransom, so he can earn some drug money for Frank; Lip (Jeremy White) struggles in school and with the ladies, and gets a surprise visit at college from Army investigators; and Sheila (Joan Cusack) has her first successful online date with a Native American cowboy named Roger Running Tree (Eloy Casados).

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Critic Reviews for Shameless Season 4

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

Shameless can be a bizarre, twisted show when it wants, but it's also telling a better coming-of-age story than anything else on TV.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Call it a comedy, call it a drama, call it whatever; it's great, and this was probably my favorite season yet.

Dec 18, 2017 | Full Review…

I think that Season Four could be a very interesting Season for the Gallaghers and for us as viewers.

Dec 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Season 4 may be setting itself up to get back to that point, but as it stands, things feel unfamiliar. With that said, unfamiliar is ok.

Dec 18, 2017 | Full Review…

I'm not trying to be negative-few shows love their characters as much as Shameless loves the Gallaghers-but I hope you're ready for another bumpy ride.

Dec 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Best season yet.

Dec 18, 2017 | Full Review…

We see what was promised at the end of last season, and yet again this show seems to have found a way to keep itself fresh for another year of screw ups and shameless antics.

Feb 3, 2014 | Full Review…

William H. Macy has often stolen the show as Frank while ranting nonsensically, but he got to show off his acting skills more here, as we see Frank like we've never seen him before.

Jan 17, 2014 | Rating: 7.9/10 | Full Review…

Shameless and its characters continue to evolve during this third season and, if this US version continues to be smart, funny, and armed with an ace cast, it might just last nearly as long as its British predecessor.

Jan 16, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Sometimes I forgot just how far out Shameless is and this week wasn't even that intense of an episode!

Jan 13, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shameless: Season 4

  • Dec 01, 2018
    Shameless' fourth season was their best year yet, effectively balancing the drama and comedy factors that has kept the series such a long-lasting favorite. The writers certainly gave the Gallaghers a host of new problems to deal with this season (a few unexpectedly dire, and realistic), yet the sense of fun never diminished. The cast all give great turns, and even the younger cast-members proved to have ample range at the darker scenarios. What's more, this season is fully enjoyable for even those that haven't watched the previous three, and honestly it's as strong a year as ever to become acquainted with the gleefully fucked up world of Shameless.
  • Nov 04, 2018
    Continuo a elogiar a atuação dos atores e a qualidade das histórias envoltas dos personagens. A série continua cada vez melhor. Esta temporada pode muito bem ser a temporada mais genial (até agora) de "Shameless".
  • Jun 16, 2018
    One of my favorite seasons of Shameless (right next to Season 1)! The relationship development of Gallavich (Ian Gallagher & Mickey Milkovich) was so amazing this season and was one of the main aspects this time around. Plus Lip just keeps getting finer and finer, damn.
  • Jun 01, 2017
    Love love LOVE this show so much, but any season that the "daughter" Sammy and her kid are in will lose one star, those two do not fit in.....I fast forward through any scenes they are in
  • Apr 30, 2016
    Shameless (2011-) the US version is a tv series based off of the original british tv series though it has a better cast. This show is remarkable to say the very least, stocked with the perfect cast; a ton of various stories which go on throughout the show following each character in it. I’m not certain that too many shows can even compare to this one when it comes to favorites. When I started watching Shameless I couldn’t turn it off, I stayed awake for more than 50 hours going through the seasons only to sit back afterwards wondering how long this show will continue. I did the research to find out it was sort of a remake (typical of the US Media), to find out this one is actually better, at least in my opinion. I started watching both shows in comparison to validate what I had thought and I genuinely fell in love with the characters within the US Version. This show is amazing, it's perfect; and it shows the reality of how the world is. I love it and on that note I’m going to be watching more of the show while I await season 7.
  • Sep 17, 2015
    Still an excellent urban approach, with outstanding performances that brilliantly transform shameless into a comedy. Better than the 3rd season.
  • Sep 17, 2015
    Still an excellent urban theme approach, with outstanding performances that brilliantly transform shameless into a comedy. Better than the 3rd season.
  • Jun 28, 2015
    Even shrouded in darkness, they're still a joy to watch.
  • May 31, 2015
    I've seen tons of television series, and this is my personal favorite. My kinda of show. I love the whole wtf feeling with every episode. It's crazy good. Literally. Thank you showtime.
  • Apr 15, 2015
    This show just keeps getting better with each season and after season 4 I'm surprised this show isn't more famous. 10/10.

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