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Shameless: Season 5 (2015)




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Season 5 of the misadventures of Chicago's dysfunctional Gallagher clan picks up a few months after Season 4's finale, with Fiona (Emmy Rossum) now out of prison. It doesn't take long for Fiona to get involved in a surprising love triangle. Meanwhile, Frank (William H. Macy) tries to scare off two lesbians who are trying to buy up property in the neighborhood; and he later falls in love with a dying doctor. As for Lip (Jeremy White), he commits himself to college life and becomes romantically involved with a mentor, while Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Mickey (Noel Fisher) struggle to manage Ian's bi-polar disorder. Sammi (Emily Bergl), of course, remains a prickly thorn in everyone's side; and Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) gets in serious trouble with the law.


William H. Macy
as Frank Gallagher
Emmy Rossum
as Fiona Gallagher
Justin Chatwin
as Steve/Jimmy
Cameron Monaghan
as Ian Gallagher
Emma Kenney
as Debbie Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White
as Lip Gallagher
Ethan Cutkosky
as Carl Gallagher
Zach McGowan
as Jody Silverman
Joan Cusack
as Sheila Jackson
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Critic Reviews for Shameless: Season 5

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Sunday's fifth-season launch is pure Shameless -- an evisceration of all that's good and decent in the world, and fans will love just about every second.

January 9, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Watching season five of what was probably this writer's favorite show at one time, has become a chore, and a dreaded one at that.

December 29, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

There's such a sense of contentment in the Gallagher household that it almost feels like a ticking time bomb.

January 13, 2015 | Full Review…

This was yet another strong season introduction with the show taking on a lighter, more comedic tone than its predecessor, which fits with the summer mood.

January 12, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

It feels so good to be back in the Shameless atmosphere and I thought this was a decent season premiere.

January 12, 2015 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

Shameless frequently gets off to a slow start, so it's far too soon to cast too critical an eye towards the season.

January 12, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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