It really wasn’t much of a cliffhanger, was it? Seriously, did any of you think, when the Gallagher clan decided to murder Frank by tossing him off a bridge into the Chicago River at the end of Season 6, that Frank was going to die? Frank Gallagher, who is played to the hilt by award-winning […]Read more "Shameless: Season 7 — a review"
What can I tell you about the U.S. series Shameless that I haven’t already said in my reviews for the previous five seasons? Season 5 was the series low point for me, so far. It was still good, just not as good. Season 6 is better than it’s immediate predecessor. Maybe not up to the […]Read more "Shameless: Season 6 — a review"
This season takes place two to three months after the events of Season 4. Take heed: I’m going to spoil the hell out of it, so skip down to the bottom if you haven’t watched the series yet. As always, we deal with the aftermath of the story threads from the previous season. Ian Gallagher […]Read more "Shameless: Season 5 — a review"
Season 4 of Shameless dares to go a little dark. We never expect things to go smoothly with the Gallaghers, our favorite family in Chicago’s South Side. And, they don’t this season either. We do expect things to remain entertaining, however. They do continue to entertain, but the drama this year, as I said at […]Read more "Shameless: Season 4 — a review"
You don’t need additional reasons to hate the character Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy). You’ll still get more reasons during Season 3, anyway. In most real ways, this Showtime series is about the Gallagher children, not about their father. Frank is more of a force of nature, existing primarily to complicate plots. Seldom are the […]Read more "Shameless: Season 3 — a review"
I doubt that I will ever suggest that I’m growing more fond of Frank Gallagher. He remains one of the most reprehensible television characters I’ve ever seen. I am, however, a fan of William H. Macy, the actor who portrays him. He’s conducting an acting clinic every time he appears on the screen. There’s a […]Read more "Shameless: Season 2 — a review"
I should probably change my online moniker to “LateToTheParty.” [I checked: it’s already taken—go figure.] I’ve never watched the British comedy Shameless, which this Showtime series was based upon. So, don’t expect much in the way of compare-and-contrast in this review. If you love the original and think the Yank version is utter excrement, then […]Read more "Shameless: Season 1 — a review"