Shameless 3 Seasons 2012

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Season 2
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10. A Great Cause TV-NR CC

While Fiona's enjoying having Monica around to help out, Steve conspires with Lip to find a way to get back together with Fiona. But Monica's starting to unravel.

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55 minutes
Original air date:
March 18, 2012

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A Great Cause

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Season 2
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    1. Summertime In the second season premiere, the Gallaghers are hustling in summertime Chicago. While Fiona's bartending at a club, Frank loses Liam in a bet to an angry man named Baby.

    TV-NR 53min January 8, 2012
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    2. Summer Loving With Sheila conquering her agoraphobia, Frank grows close to Dottie "Butterface" Coronis, a sick woman who might be his next financial windfall. Fiona explores her sexual freedom.

    TV-NR 53min January 15, 2012
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    3. I'll Light a Candle for you Every Day Fiona reconnects with her married high school crush, while Frank contemplates marriage with Dottie. But Debbie, in light of Harry's demise, becomes obsessed with death.

    TV-NR 48min January 22, 2012
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    4. A Beautiful Mess Fiona deals with the consequences of her affair when his wife appears at the door. Frank devises a new plan to keep Sheila inside her home. Debbie's under stress.

    TV-NR 54min January 29, 2012
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    5. Father's Day Frank's after Eddie Jackson's insurance benefits, but he's also a suspect in his disappearance. And Sheila finally learns what really happened between Frank and Karen last season.

    TV-NR 54min February 5, 2012
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    6. Can I Have A Mother The arrival of Grammy Gallagher (LOUISE FLETCHER) brings Frank and Fiona together, while the return of Steve is fraught with complications for Fiona.

    TV-NR 54min February 12, 2012
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    7. A Bottle of Jean Nate Although Frank would do just about anything to rid the house of Grammy, Fiona likes having her around...until Carl blows up their meth lab in the basement

    TV-NR 49min February 19, 2012
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    8. Parenthood When Lip quits school, Fiona makes a bargain with him to go back and get her diploma if he does. While she starts studying for the GED, Karen and Lip meet with adoption agencies.

    TV-NR 55min March 4, 2012
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    9. Hurricane Monica Monica's back - partying and scamming with Frank just like old times. But is she really here to stay? And Frank is eager to pick up Grammy's remains...her remaining cash!

    TV-NR 52min March 11, 2012
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    10. A Great Cause While Fiona's enjoying having Monica around to help out, Steve conspires with Lip to find a way to get back together with Fiona. But Monica's starting to unravel.

    TV-NR 55min March 18, 2012
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    11. Just Like The Pilgrims Intended While Fiona's planning a nice Thanksgiving, Monica's becoming more depressed than ever. Frank realizes that it's time to get her back on her meds, but he might be too late.

    TV-NR 51min March 25, 2012
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    12. Fiona Interrupted In the season finale, Jimmy/Steve has earned his way back into Fiona's good graces and wants her to meet his family. And Frank plans to break Monica out of the psychiatric facility.

    TV-NR 57min April 1, 2012

Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Mimi Leder
Supporting actors Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Kenney, Cameron Monaghan, Jeremy Allen White, Laura Wiggins, Joan Cusack, Chloe Webb, Zach McGowan, Stephanie Fantauzzi, Emma Greenwell, Dennis Cockrum, David Wells, Moshe Kasher, Diora Baird, Jonathan-David
Season year 2012
Network Warner Bros.
Executive Producer Paul Abbott
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By ElectricMelody on April 27, 2012
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I've recently decided that Shameless is the best show on television currently. It's the kind of series that's so fast-moving, so well acted and written, that you can watch it over and over again and notice new quirks each time. Some people would probably call the show's lack of shame tasteless. To me, it's exciting. You truly don't know what's going to happen next!

The second season started out a little slow, but once Frank's mother ("Grammy") shows up, things really kick into gear. Played with utter relish by the great Louise Fletcher, Grammy's a force of nature. And let's just say, her character arc ends in quite a... shocking way.

Season Two also sees the return of Chloe Webb as Monica Gallagher, Frank's estranged wife and altogether crazy, sad character. Her episodes are such a great, gritty depiction of mental illness. I'm always amazed with how this show manages to be both fall out of your seat funny and completely heartbreaking... sometimes at the same time.

As with the first season, the ensemble cast is extraordinary, led by William H Macy and Emmy Rossum (where is the awards show love for these two? Especially Rossum!). Joan Cusack continues to steal every single scene she's in, and has a few really, really funny ones towards the middle of the season. And finally, the kids manage to be totally unaffected and charming. You really feel like you're a part of this crazy, dysfunctional family -- for better or worse!

In short, if you haven't seen this series, go buy the first season on DVD and get this one as soon as it's released. You will be completely addicted.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By In awe on May 5, 2012
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I can't wait until season two comes out on DVD. Shameless is totally different and fantastically written, directed and the actors superbly cast. If it continues with this great ensemble, it will last season after season for years.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By 2 Tone Tommy on November 23, 2012
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This is a terrific series. I grew up with a couple alcoholic parents that delved into some mild drugging and I see a great deal of my childhood as well as my own adult life in so much of Shameless. I'm not saying my family's lives were as hilariously funny as Frank's whole crew but I'm sure they could get some good material from me. I'd feared this series would be taken as too farsical and dispensed with after the first season. Usually when I like a series really well it disappears. William Macy has done a terrific job of depicting a deplorable, filthy, alcoholic with absolutely no morals. My hat is off to the rest of the cast. It is impressive the child actors can bring across such convincing roles portraying the lives of a dysfunctional family so well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Hollingshead on September 14, 2012
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Probably one of the best shows on TV. All the actors are great, even the kids, and we can all easily connect with their characters. It's almost impossible not to like this show. I also love the comedy resulted by all those hard situations they have to go through.

Shameless is one of the best shows to come along in a long time. Sometimes the depictions of life on America's edge are so real I can barely watch. While veteran character actors like Wm Macy and Joan Cusack deliver every week, the children in this show are phenomenal. Some of the best acting from young people I have ever seen. Lip breaks my heart - a brilliant kid with no blueprint for success. Karen and Fiona are two sides of the same coin - achingly vulnerable one minute and steel backbone the next. I have been Fiona at times in my life (as a single mother in poverty) the actress hits so many nuanced notes - brilliant. whoever writes this knows the alcoholic dance intimately and is fearless. Thank you to all involved in this amazing show. I cannot wait for next January!

This show is very well written and the actors fit their characters extremely well. this show is a real down and dirty type of show that has real life situations and puts it into a show. this is my favorite show that is a mixture of drama and comedy at some parts. although this family may by dysfunctional, there are times of real unity which makes the show even better.

Please let me know if my review has helped you in your inquiry or purchase!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SunnyT on October 25, 2012
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I love love love this show! The characters are so well written play out great. Nothing clean about this humor though folks, so if you are looking for a show to watch with the family, try something else.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sandy on April 19, 2013
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When I saw the pilot, I thought it would be a dud, but a few episodes and I was hooked. It sounds like an impossible theme to make laughs out of a weirdly functional dysfunctional family, but it works. William H. Macy is incredible as the manipulative, drunk, drugged birth father (it would so so inaccurate to call him the father given his history and behavior). I can hardly wait for season 3.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dorothy ryan on April 4, 2013
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Love this show but didnt start watching till season 3 ordered season one and two digital to kindle fire works great looks great love it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By patrick morey on December 10, 2012
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Love it, series is amazing and can not wait for season 3. One two three four five six seven eight
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