Shameless: Season 4 — 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 […]

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Shameless: Season 3 — 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 […]

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Shameless: Season 2 — 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 […]

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Shameless: Season 1 — 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 […]

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