Shameless (2011– )
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We Become What We... Frank! 

The Gallaghers find themselves with money to burn as Carl sells their inheritance. Fiona focuses on her new apartment building; Lip deals with his sobriety; and Frank emerges out of a meth-induced haze to make amends.

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Iain B. MacDonald

Writers:

John Wells (developed for American television by), Paul Abbott (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William H. Macy ... Frank Gallagher
Emmy Rossum ... Fiona Gallagher
Jeremy Allen White ... Lip Gallagher
Ethan Cutkosky ... Carl Gallagher
Shanola Hampton ... Veronica Fisher
Steve Howey ... Kevin Ball
Emma Kenney ... Debbie Gallagher
Cameron Monaghan ... Ian Gallagher
Isidora Goreshter ... Svetlana Fisher
Scott Michael Campbell ... Brad
Alicia Coppola ... Sue
Elliot Fletcher ... Trevor
Ruby Modine ... Sierra
Zack Pearlman ... Neil
Alan Rosenberg ... Professor Youens
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Storyline

Season premiere. The Gallaghers find themselves with money to burn as Carl sells their inheritance from Monica. Meanwhile, Fiona swears off random hookups to focus on her new apartment building; Lip deals with the sacrifice that comes with sobriety; and Frank emerges out of a meth-induced haze to make amends for decades of depravity.

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

5 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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We Become What We... Frank! See more »

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Christian Isaiah replaces Brandon Sims and Brenden Sims in the role of Liam Gallagher. See more »

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The entryway of Fiona's building is completely different from the first time she goes to the building with Ryan. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Dangerous
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Performed by Kolars
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Finally a show with courage!
13 November 2017 | by supermaggieSee all my reviews

I fully understand that people's opinions vary/diverge about this show. I, too, often thought there was too much malice and filth. But right now, with Hollywood war-mongering like never before (currently it just cannot be people with an ethnic background - except for North Koreans of course - , so Europeans are demonized and the others instrumentalized), Shameless is a glimmer of hope from an unexpected place - while honorable shows such as Blindspot, Lucifer, Superstore, etc. hit rock bottom - and addresses this topic in the first episode of the eighth season brilliantly. That is: The episode ingeniously and courageously addresses several media practices and the government: The psychopath Carl, who has found his place with the army, where he does not need to have a mind of his own and is allowed to shoot, raises the flag and quotes: "Make America great again", an ICE official tells Veronica that she can imagine that Russians are currently of little interest, and - the best gimmick - : the African American Liam is only admitted to a private school to permanently use him for promotional purposes as the model minority. Cause this is exactly what the protest has brought: no color blindness, but an even higher emphasis on skin color, in order to instrumentalize the people in question - it could not be more racist, even if the direction is a different now. Hollywood never learns and subsists on hate, without it it is lost. Bravo, Shameless, please keep up the good work. Finally, a series from the Home of the Brave which honors this expression. Everything else is just a cowardly distraction from the real / internal problems.


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