Shameless (2004– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Drama
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 9,123 users  
Reviews: 47 user | 7 critic

The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they ... See full summary »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 11 Mar 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Shameless" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Shameless (2004– )

Shameless (2004– ) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Shameless.

User Polls

Season:

11 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | See more »

Year:

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004
11 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shameless (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can.

Stars: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky
Skins (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.

Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie
Hung (2009–2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.

Stars: Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton
Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A television show about two unique groups of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 80's.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco
Extras (2005–2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant
Californication (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.

Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Evan Handler
Teachers (2001–2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom.

Stars: Ursula Holden Gill, Gillian Bevan, Lloyd McGuire
Scrubs (2001–2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, intern John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.

Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke
Nurse Jackie (TV Series 2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.

Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze
Outnumbered (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A part-improvised comedy about a couple bringing up their three young children.

Stars: Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey
Entourage (2004–2011)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon
The Office (2001–2003)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Frank Gallagher / ... (138 episodes, 2004-2013)
Rebecca Atkinson ...
 Karen Maguire / ... (129 episodes, 2004-2013)
Alice Barry ...
 Lillian Tyler / ... (118 episodes, 2004-2013)
Nicky Evans ...
 Shane Maguire (114 episodes, 2006-2013)
Tina Malone ...
 Mimi Maguire / ... (111 episodes, 2005-2013)
...
 Jamie Maguire (108 episodes, 2007-2013)
...
 Carl Gallagher / ... (107 episodes, 2004-2013)
Sally Carman ...
 Kelly Maguire / ... (85 episodes, 2005-2013)
Qasim Akhtar ...
 Chesney Karib (85 episodes, 2007-2013)
Ciaran Griffiths ...
 Micky Maguire / ... (84 episodes, 2007-2012)
...
 Ian Gallagher / ... (80 episodes, 2004-2010)
...
 Debbie Gallagher (65 episodes, 2004-2009)
Johnny Bennett ...
 Liam Gallagher / ... (62 episodes, 2006-2011)
Edit

Storyline

The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad who falls for Fiona, the oldest sibling, and increasingly finds himself drawn to this unconventional and unique family. Anarchic family life seen through the eyes of an exceptionally bright fifteen year old, who struggles to come of age in the context of his belligerent father, closeted brother, psychotic sister and internet porn star neighbors. Written by Company Pictures (website)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 January 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Besramnici  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes) | (32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

David Threlfall appeared in all but three of the 139 episodes. See more »

Quotes

Frank Gallagher: [to a fish] Now you know what I feel like... Stop whinging! Drink more.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.35 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Reminds you how good TV can be
14 January 2004 | by (Leamington Spa, England) – See all my reviews

Once in a while, there comes along a TV drama series that makes you glad the medium was invented. A series that makes you glad to be alive; a series that breaks your heart that you have to wait a whole week to see the next episode. Shameless is such a series.

The Gallagher family consists of dad Frank and his six children (their mum apparently abandoned them years ago). Frank spends most of his time out drinking, only returning to the family's council house on a run-down Manchester estate when he's dragged home comatose by the police in the early hours of the morning. The result is that the six kids more or less bring themselves up, with the eldest - 20-year-old Fiona - acting as the token mum.

From all this, it should make for depressing viewing. But the beauty of Paul Abbott's semi-autobiographical drama is that it's not even remotely depressing. The six Gallagher kids, their friends and neighbours form an extended family where everyone loves and supports everyone else; and the result is bawdy, rude, but above all uplifting, heartwarming and fun. The performances are uniformly excellent and to single anyone out would be unfair. The first episode does a wonderful job of introducing the large cast of characters - not just in a cursory way either, but in sufficient depth to make you care about this assortment of misfits enough to want to tune in next week to see what befalls them next.

This is what TV should be. Watch it.


53 of 58 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Least favourite Shameless characters dominicanderson1982-394-706587
I don't understand why people complain about people leaving saladoor-1
Girl living in Frank's house jeneparlepasfrancais
Which old characters do you want back? WDanny14
Am I the only one who hates Billy Robsonmonkey
American expressions kojimanard
Discuss Shameless (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?