Critic Consensus: Settling into its fifth year with a irascible sense of fun, Shameless hints that the Gallaghers won't become a functional family unit anytime soon - but audiences will adore them all the same.
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News & Interviews for Shameless: Season 5
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.
Many of the characters haven't really evolved or learned from their mistakes. But that's kind of the point, isn't it? That's the cycle of poverty. It's cyclical for a reason, even if it doesn't fit into the happy ending formula we sometimes want.
Shameless is still flying under the radar for many viewers. But its status as one of television's most criminally underrated series could very well be what allows Shameless to flourish.
Yes, things are looking pretty dire for the Gallaghers, and we haven't even gotten to Fi's own messy love life yet.
It is also, despite being an hour each week and featuring dramatic moments - many of them heart-wrenchingly good - funnier than pretty much all of the half-hour shows Showtime tries to pass off as comedies, and it's a pleasure to have it back.
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