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 Frank Gallagher / ... (138 episodes, 2004-2013)
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 Karen Maguire / ... (129 episodes, 2004-2013)
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 Lillian Tyler / ... (118 episodes, 2004-2013)
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 Shane Maguire (114 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Mimi Maguire / ... (111 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Carl Gallagher / ... (109 episodes, 2004-2013)
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 Jamie Maguire (108 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Kelly Maguire / ... (85 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Chesney Karib (85 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Micky Maguire / ... (84 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Ian Gallagher / ... (80 episodes, 2004-2010)
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 Debbie Gallagher (65 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Liam Gallagher / ... (62 episodes, 2006-2011)
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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)

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Mark Mylod directed the first episode of both Shameless shows, the British one and its American remake. See more »

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Frank Gallagher: Word from the wise: get your stuff out quick sharp, otherwise he'll have your stereo in his veins before you can say Dolby surround sound.
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Some people just don't get it...
18 January 2005 | by (Sheffield, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Co-written by the writer behind 'Clocking Off', This is one the most stand-out, must-see series British television has produced. The exploits of the Gallagher family are no-holds-barred and guaranteed to either offend the viewer, or cause them to slide off their chair and roll around the floor, laughing their behinds off.

Or both.

If you're offended by social depravity, bad hygiene, lawlessness, homosexuality, heterosexuality - any kind of sexuality, or Mancunians then be warned. If not then watch this comedy/drama and prepare to laugh like a drain.


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