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Shameless 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2011– )
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A scrappy, fiercely loyal Chicago family makes no apologies.

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Series cast summary:
William H. Macy ...  Frank Gallagher / ... 105 episodes, 2011-2019
Emmy Rossum ...  Fiona Gallagher 105 episodes, 2011-2019
Ethan Cutkosky ...  Carl Gallagher 105 episodes, 2011-2019
Shanola Hampton ...  Veronica Fisher 105 episodes, 2011-2019
Jeremy Allen White ...  Lip Gallagher 105 episodes, 2011-2019
Steve Howey ...  Kevin Ball 105 episodes, 2011-2019
Emma Kenney ...  Debbie Gallagher 105 episodes, 2011-2019
Cameron Monaghan ...  Ian Gallagher 102 episodes, 2011-2018
Michael Patrick McGill ...  Tommy 66 episodes, 2011-2019
Isidora Goreshter ...  Svetlana / ... 53 episodes, 2013-2018
Brenden Sims ...  Liam Gallagher / ... 52 episodes, 2012-2016
Jim Hoffmaster ...  Kermit 45 episodes, 2011-2019
Noel Fisher ...  Mickey Milkovich 44 episodes, 2011-2018
Joan Cusack ...  Sheila Jackson 44 episodes, 2011-2015
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Watch the Irish American family the Gallagher's deal with their alcoholic father Frank. Fiona, the eldest daughter, takes the role of the parent to her five brothers and sisters. Lip, Ian, Debbie, Carl, and Liam deal with life on the South Side of Chicago. Fiona balances her sex life and raising her siblings. Every episode is another crazy situation that one or more of the Gallagher six get into. Watch them grow and learn how to make their way in life with what little they have. Written by Linda Taylor

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Fiona (Emmy Rossum)'s gag of shaking down Frank (William H. Macy) doesn't translate too well; in Europe and England coins are used up to the 5 euro/pound denomination so the coins made sense in the UK series because a dozen coins could be used as the equivalent of $30 - $40 bucks. However, in the U.S. a dozen coins at best could only add up to $3. (The reason dollar coins aren't considered is because dollar bills are more popular than coins especially at bars, dollar coins are also more common for tolls and metro cards, and finally because the coins where clearly nickles and quarters. See more »

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Carl Gallagher: [about constantly getting in trouble at school] A shrink at school says I'm one of God's mistakes.
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Loved the British Original...US version tops it
6 August 2011 | by kev-macdonaldSee all my reviews

I've followed the original version in the UK since it started and it's still going strong (to correct an earlier reviewer it wasn't aired on the BBC, it's a Channel Four series). I therefore approached this with apprehension. To take a loved UK program and set it in the US has a history of failures but I liked the look of the trailer and gave it a go. I have to admit that throughout the first episode I was constantly thinking 'oh she's not as good as so and so' or 'I much prefer David to William'. However there was a lot packed into that episode and the script was pretty good. Come episode two I was hooked and to honest much prefer this version.

It has cleverly achieved what the UK version has in taking a subject and a group of characters that most people should loathe and turned them into a lovable group, all beautifully portrayed. Real, rounded, believable characters and so many of them too. Many people will have been turned off this by the trailer and thought it's not for them which is a shame. It really is extremely well written with great pace and some superb performances. I love Emmy Rossum and her portrayal of Fiona is astounding. I agree that William H Macy's Frank is more likable since he isn't always drunk and Joan Cusack is perfect as Sheila (I found the UK Sheila quite annoying).

We are only up to episode 7 of the US series here in the UK and its top of my weekly viewing. Great to see they are making a second series in the US and in fact given they have plenty of material to use, since we are up to Series 8 here in the UK, I hope it has the same longevity.


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