‘Shameless’ Cocaine &  Two Appletini’s
Feb11

‘Shameless’ Cocaine & Two Appletini’s

o “There’s the Rub” ended almost 24 hours ago and I still haven’t processed everything that happened. I should have expected this episode. I have been a loyal viewer since season 1 and I should have known this was going to happen. All the signs were there. Around this time every season, Shameless kicks it up to the next notch. The first four episodes lay the groundwork, the fifth episode drops the bomb, and every episode thereafter...

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Shameless Character of the Week: Debbie Gallagher
Feb08

Shameless Character of the Week: Debbie Gallagher

If you had told me 3 seasons ago that little, child-abducting Debbie Gallagher would not only have her own continuing storyline, but would also be the Shameless Character of the Week, I would never have believed you. Not our Debbie, no way, just wouldn’t happen. She’s too good for the likes of such shamelessness. Well, looks like the jokes on me because she’s doing both, brilliantly. Little by little Debbie’s world...

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‘Shameless’ Character of the Week: Fiona Gallagher
Feb02

‘Shameless’ Character of the Week: Fiona Gallagher

What do you do when for the first time all is seemingly right in the world? Or at least on their way to being right? Do you take small, cautious steps wary that every move you make could cause it all to come crashing down? Or do you pull the pin out of the grenade and blow it all up? If you’re Fiona Gallagher you kamikaze your life and worry about the fallout later. And that is exactly what she does in “Like Father, Like Daughter”. Of...

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‘Shameless’ S4Ep2 “My Oldest Daughter”
Jan21

‘Shameless’ S4Ep2 “My Oldest Daughter”

There is something rotten in the state of Denmark and no, I’m not just talking about Frank’s liver. I think I had gotten so used to the way past seasons went in the beginning that I foolishly took it for granted that this season would go the same way. Yes, this season, like the others, is starting at a slow burn, but what it has done that the others did not is start at the bottom. Now if this were any other show I would instinctively...

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‘Shameless’ Season 4 Premiere “Simple Pleasures”
Jan15

‘Shameless’ Season 4 Premiere “Simple Pleasures”

Congratulations, you survived 280 days of a Shameless free hell. Oh sure, we had the occasional spoiler here and there, but for the most part the well of Shameless goodness has been dry for quite awhile. I am choosing to believe that the lack of on-set photos means that the cast and crew were so busy preparing for a new season of awesomeness that they couldn’t dare post anything that might inadvertently ruin our fun. It was barely a...

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