Shameless: Season 1

Shameless: Season 1

Shameless: Season 1

William H Macy leads this Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated comedy-drama series as the loser dad of six smart and independent kids who have each found ways to grow up despite him.

2011USA
ComedyDrama

Streaming (2 Providers)

EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

Having her handbag stolen proves to be a blessing for Fiona when a handsome stranger named Steve comes to her rescue. Lip is shocked to discover Ian could be gay and decides his brother should... MORE pay a visit to the ever-accommodating Karen Jackson down the block. But the sudden arrival of her furious father Eddie ensures Ian's already-slim chances of happiness with Karen take a severe blow. Meanwhile, Steve buys Fiona a romantic gift, but for some reason she's less than impressed with it.

EPISODE 1.2

Frank the Plank

Drunk as a skunk, Frank has a run-in with Karen's father and returns home to take it out on Ian. The next day is Friday, and Frank is nowhere to be found, which is a... MORE bit odd since he never misses disability check day. The family starts a manhunt. .

EPISODE 1.3

Aunt Ginger

Fiona turns her attentions to Tony, a cop who has had a crush on her since childhood, but Steve isn't willing to give up without a fight; Ian is targeted by the brothers of a... MORE girl he spurned; the whole family searches for elderly Aunt Ginger, who owns their house.

EPISODE 1.4

Casey Casden

Debbie, sad and lonely after Aunt Ginger leaves, steals a little boy from a birthday party. In classic Gallagher style, the family hatches a plan to return the toddler safe and sound without attracting attention... MORE from the Chicago Police Department, who has made the kidnapping a top priority. Karen, in complete defiance of Eddie, starts to tease Frank sexually. Frank not knowing what to make of it keeps himself busy with booze, picking up Sheila'­s meds from the pharmacy and concentrating on finding the missing boy. What began as an innocent lie for Kevin to protect himself from a hot girl ultimately becomes a proposal of marriage for Veronica.

EPISODE 1.5

Three Boys

When the Gallagher's find out Veronica comes from a wealthy family, they try to scheme a fake wedding for the dowry. Meanwhile, Frank gets some bad news about his health.

EPISODE 1.6

Killer Carl

Fiona tries to prove the Gallagher home is suitable for rehabilitating a delinquent after receiving a letter from Carl's teacher; Lip gets busted taking the SAT for fellow students in exchange for cash; Kash and... MORE Ian are ashamed at their failure to stop a string of robberies at the Kash and Grab; Frank's poor business acumen continues to have negative consequences.

EPISODE 1.7

Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father

Frank gets into trouble with two goons he owes money. Fiona asks Sheila to take care of Liam while she spends a night with Steve, and Ian tries to stop Mickey from bullying Kash.

EPISODE 1.8

It's Time to Kill the Turtle

Sheila fears to lose Frank when he gives up drinking. While Lip suspects their dad hasn't changed, Debbie and Carl enjoy having Frank back in their life. Meanwhile, Fiona tries to find a better paid... MORE job.

EPISODE 1.9

But at Last Came a Knock

Monica comes back when Frank needs her to sign documents and decides to take Liam with her. Meanwhile, Steve and Fiona move together.

EPISODE 1.10

Nana Gallagher Had an Affair

The children's paternity is put into question and Frank needs Carl's help.

EPISODE 1.11

Daddyz Girl

Tony comes closer to discovering what Steve is doing, while Fiona makes a new friend. In the meantime, Lip helps Ian look for his father.

EPISODE 1.12

Father Frank, Full of Grace

Steve tries to convince Fiona to skip town with him now that his true livelihood as been discovered; Frank and Karen's secret is revealed, forcing Frank to go into hiding; Fiona tries to figure out... MORE how to get Lip and Ian out of jail after their arrest for car theft.

Shameless: Season 1 / Reviews

IGN

IGN

Macy seems to be having a ball, playing against type as a rough, bitter, angry guy who is completely disassociated from any sort of civilized conduct.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This one's not bad - nothing that follows the original so closely could be bad.

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USA Today

USA Today

But as fine an actor as [William H. Macy] is, Frank just comes across as loud and empty.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Because its milieu doesn't quite ring true, neither yet does the original's daring mix of dark subject matter and comedy.

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Salon

Salon

It's never better than when it's showing the collective organism of family sustaining itself.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Shameless tries too hard to milk weighty drama from generally dull characters.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Shameless is deftly adapted and surprisingly appealing, crude, funny and also touching - a bleak urban update of The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew.

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Vulture

Vulture

If Shameless lives up to its pilot, it could fit nicely among cable's many have-it-both-ways dramas, the ones that wink at rock bottom while making you crave a drink.

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