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Shameless: Season 1

Shameless: Season 1
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  • Seller:goHastings
  • Sales Rank:1,921
  • Format:Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Languages:English (Unknown), French (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled), English (Subtitled), English (Original Language)
  • Number Of Discs:3
  • Running Time:595 Minutes
  • Rating:NR (Not Rated)
  • Autographed:No
  • Region:1
  • Discs:3
  • Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
  • Memorabilia:No
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5
  • Release Date:December 27, 2011
  • MPN:9409855408
  • Model:1000228102
  • UPC:883929277254
  • EAN:0883929277254
  • ASIN:B0041KKZKA
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  • Brand Name: WARNER HOME VIDEO Mfg#: 883929208708
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs
  • Manufacturer: WARNER BROTHERS
  • Genre: Television: Series
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Synopsis
Shameless: The Complete First Season
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In one of the making-of featurettes accompanying this two-disc set of all 12 episodes from the first season of the Showtime series Shameless, a member of the creative team reports that in adapting the show from the British version that preceded it, the producers and writers were determined to depict "real Americans." They succeeded admirably--assuming, of course, that one's idea of "real" includes a family headed by an unemployed single father who spends his waking hours blind drunk or hung over and the other ones passed out, scams the government out of money to buy more booze, and blames his six kids for his problems while contributing absolutely nothing of substance to their welfare, while the kids in question support themselves by lying, stealing, cheating, and other dubious activity. That doesn't mean Shameless isn't well written and well acted, beautifully produced, consistently entertaining, and often very amusing--it is. On the other hand, The Waltons it ain't. But "real"? Not so much.

The estimable William H. Macy stars as Frank Gallagher, the drunken paterfamilias and all-around loser. While he may have a shred of a conscience in there somewhere (as one character says of him, "Deep down, I think Frank is capable of doing the right thing"), far more often than not it's his children (one of whom turns out not to be Frank's after all) who keep this family afloat. That's especially true of the oldest and most responsible, daughter Fiona (the excellent Emmy Rossum), who acts as de facto mom while balancing a complicated love life (the two main men in her world are a car thief and the cop who wants to nail him), and Lip (Jeremy Allen White), a smart and enterprising teen who makes money taking tests and writing papers for other students but also looks out for his younger siblings, who include Ian (Cameron Monaghan), Carl (Ethan Cutkosky), Debbie (Emma Kenney), and Liam (an infant played by twins), all of whom have issues of their own. These (and various others in the sizable cast) are the folks who, we're told, put the "fun" in dysfunctional, and along with a steady dose of raunch (nudity, sexuality, and profanity all flow as freely as the liquor at Frank's favorite bar) and serious issues such as school bullying, cancer, suicide, prison, and Ian's burgeoning homosexuality, Shameless does have a darkly comedic sensibility. Perhaps most striking is that the kids, against all odds, are generally far more mature and sensible than the grownups, who also include Frank's agoraphobic girlfriend Sheila (Joan Cusack), her very snarky husband, Ian's older lover (who happens to have a wife and children), and various others of questionable character. Indeed, it's the younger Gallaghers, not Frank, who are the most dedicated to keeping the family together, and the grit, determination, and guile they use to do that are Shameless's heart and soul. --Sam Graham


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