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 Frank Gallagher / ... (138 episodes, 2004-2013)
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 Karen Maguire / ... (129 episodes, 2004-2013)
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 Shane Maguire (114 episodes, 2006-2013)
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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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 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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Frank Gallagher: Human misery - you can't get enough of it! Willing a bloke to chuck himself to his death so that you can have a bit of fucking "entertainment"! Serves you right if he lands on your heads, you brainless cunts.
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This is what TV is about........
8 February 2005 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

"Shameless" began a couple of nights ago on SBS TV - supposedly an ethnic channel (are Mancunian's ethnic, then??) - in Australia, with no warning, no fanfare. I was blown fair out of my chair by this show, and possibly appreciated it all the more because I had no expectations, although once I noted Paul Abbott's name under 'writer' I knew I was in for something special. His scripts for 'Clocking Off' and 'Linda Green' were, like 'Shameless', both sharp and original. Dialogue is quick and relevant, characters are drawn immediately, and altogether the script treats the viewer as an intelligent participant in the hilarious, and often poignant, exploits of the Gallagher family. Dad Gallagher, always a bit the worse for wear on drugs or alcohol (or both) is raging around the room talking rubbish, and Fiona, eldest child, explains to her posh boyfriend that her Dad's ecstasy dealer is a schizophrenic, like that explains everything. Perhaps it does...... If you get the chance to see this, then don't miss it.


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