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El Nachó
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I remember hearing about this a while back but forgot about it until the Skins thread. I googled it and it looks like it starts tomorrow. I enjoyed the UK version and am cautiously optimistic to see how this will translate. Being on premium cable should help smooth the transition. I remember hearing that Emmy Rossum gets naked in at least the first episode, so I know plenty of people will be watching for that reason alone. Plus William H. Macy is awesome as well (for completely different reasons)

http://www.sho.com/site/shameless/home.do

1/8/2011 10:33:09 PM

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they had a preview episode a few weeks ago

i think someone did get naked in it

1/8/2011 10:34:57 PM

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They've been showing this promo during previews of the Galaxy movies I've been to recently. Looks funny.

1/8/2011 10:57:43 PM

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I'll give it a shot, at least until the William H. Macy nudity outpaces the Emmy Rossum nudity.

Also I think it's funny that Showtime is airing this immediately after another show all about how adapting UK shows for the US is a terrible idea.

[Edited on January 8, 2011 at 11:21 PM. Reason : .]

[Edited on January 8, 2011 at 11:21 PM. Reason : .]

1/8/2011 11:14:10 PM

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caught the pilot last night, it was OK...good enough to keep me watching for a couple more episodes. I did like the music, and thought they used it effectively.

1/11/2011 2:55:56 PM

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So far so good. Didn't really get much William H. Macy as he was drunk the whole time. I'm looking forward to more episodes.

1/13/2011 1:29:00 AM

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looooooooooooooved it!!!!

1/13/2011 9:05:23 AM

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I liked it...

1/13/2011 9:21:34 AM

joepeshi
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This was a good episode as well!

1/17/2011 3:52:38 AM

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did the second episode focus on the rich guy as much as the first one did?

1/17/2011 12:57:57 PM

joepeshi
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No there was more focus on WH Macy, which I liked. The 'rich guy' was still one of the central characters though.

1/17/2011 3:16:11 PM

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Never understood why we remake so many British shows. The program already exists in English...why make a bastardized inferior version of it instead of just buying the rights?

1/17/2011 3:29:33 PM

armorfrsleep
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Because the actors in the UK versions aren't famous enough to attract many US viewers, and because stupid people don't like hearing british accents constantly.

1/17/2011 3:32:46 PM

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At least this one is on a pay channel. Its no fun with most US conversions taking out all of the swearing, sex and nudity.

1/17/2011 3:35:27 PM

armorfrsleep
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Exactly, Emmy Rossum nudity is one of the main selling points.

1/17/2011 3:37:35 PM

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2 shows in so far...I will definitely continue to watch it

1/17/2011 4:02:19 PM

armorfrsleep
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Justin Chatwin annoys the fuck out of me.

1/18/2011 12:36:03 AM

armorfrsleep
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Sunday's episode was fun.

Also Amy Smart is joining the cast, and will appear in the final 2 episodes of the first season.
http://www.hitfix.com/articles/amy-smart-gets-shameless-for-showtime

2/2/2011 6:11:38 PM

El Nachó
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I actually like this version a lot more than the original. And not just because of Emmy Rossum. Although she doesn't hurt.

2/3/2011 5:06:39 PM

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the black chick is sexy as balls

2/7/2011 7:37:36 PM

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i was wondering why the blonde girl looked so familiar. finally i saw her tits (which were awesome) and realized her huge sluttiness reminded me of the ex

2/7/2011 7:39:27 PM

armorfrsleep
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Sunday's episode was pretty meh

2/8/2011 2:49:52 PM

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Just saw this the first time this weekend. Pretty good stuff. William H. Macy is great and Emmy is smoking

2/15/2011 7:46:11 PM

armorfrsleep
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The William H Macy overacting is starting to ruin the show for me, I've liked him in other stuff but he just can't restrain himself from constantly mugging here.

2/22/2011 12:37:34 AM

El Nachó
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I always saw that as a flaw of the character, not the actor.

2/22/2011 1:18:06 AM

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have made it through the first season of the british show this is based on - they literally copied everything to a T - even a few of the episodes are word for word the exact same

the british version made it quite a few seasons so we'll see how the one here does

2/22/2011 1:28:06 AM

armorfrsleep
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Frank is definitely a poorly written character, but it seems like the producers are too afraid to reign Macy in because he's by far the most accomplished actor in the cast.

2/22/2011 1:37:37 AM

OmarBadu
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the characters are based on already defined characters - wonder how much freedom the writers really have

2/22/2011 1:39:14 AM

El Nachó
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Hopefully it will be like the office and they will let the US writers loosen up their restraints a bit. I never could get into the UK version at all, but I really like the US version so far.

[Edited on February 22, 2011 at 1:42 AM. Reason : I really don't see the point in keeping them the same forever. ]

2/22/2011 1:42:24 AM

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"Fuckin' Gallaghers" trips me out every time

I still need to watch episode 5 and the newest one

2/22/2011 9:58:39 AM

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i know nothing about this show

but i praise its use of breasts and future islands

2/22/2011 6:06:44 PM

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amy smart + emmy rossum =

3/21/2011 2:04:16 PM

El Nachó
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I was hoping for soooo much more from that changing scene though. Maybe next week.

3/21/2011 2:08:31 PM

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oh, we'll totally see smart's boobs

don't know if it'll be at the same time as rossum's, though a half-nude makeout scene would be quality

3/21/2011 2:11:41 PM

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I quite enjoyed that episode, Joan Cusack's absence and William H Macy toning things down a bit really made it more pleasant.

3/21/2011 11:57:37 PM

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Some thoughts on the finale:
-Hopefully Steve is gone for good, I don't care for the character or the actor
-Frank's tirades in the bar are pretty much like nails on a chalkboard to me
-Lip pissing on Frank at the end was amusing, but in no way did it redeem Frank for all of the horrible shit he's done...I'm only slightly more sympathetic towards him at the end of the episode than I was before.
-Emmy Rossum was fantastic as usual, if the show focused on her and the kids exclusively I think it would be a lot stronger.
-the Joan Cusack/whore daughter storyline isn't doing anything for me at this point, I hope they discard that entirely for the second season.

[Edited on March 29, 2011 at 1:35 PM. Reason : .]

3/29/2011 1:33:14 PM

El Nachó
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The first episode of Season 2 has been released on the internet, FYI.

12/18/2011 2:36:11 AM

armorfrsleep
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The premiere isn't for like a month right? I might not be able to restrain myself considering the dearth of good TV on right now.

12/18/2011 3:20:08 AM

El Nachó
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Jan. 8th, so 3 weeks. I just watched it and it wasn't half bad. Frank is still Frank. But Emmy Rossum's boobs make up for just about any annoying Frank-needs-money B-Plot that they can come up with.

12/18/2011 3:42:43 AM

armorfrsleep
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Lone Star is a serious upgrade as Fiona's love interest

12/20/2011 2:15:31 AM

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Just caught up on this over the weekend. Love the boobs. I had to IMDB the blonde chick at one point to gauge my level of perversion and then 10 minutes later the bathtub reveal. Score!

1/1/2012 5:14:30 PM

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This show should have ended after the first season, this season has left a lot to be desired so far.

1/24/2012 11:06:31 AM

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agreed. I actually enjoyed the first season. I'm a little disappointed I picked up Showtime for both this and House of Lies since both of them are disappointing me right now.

1/24/2012 11:10:09 AM

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Yeah I really like season 1, I don't have anything specific that I can put my finger on but it just seemed more interesting and I wanted to learn more about the characters. Now it just seems like, what silly hijinks can we get into now!

1/24/2012 11:23:09 AM

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yeah. The scenarios just seem a little forced and predictable now.

1/24/2012 12:34:36 PM

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Just watched this weeks episode. I liked it but man that was pretty depressing with all the death talk and Fiona's situations.

Last week had a really funny part with Frank spazzing out on carl. I wish I could find that quote

1/26/2012 2:26:20 PM

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First season was awesome. So far this season, it's been hit or miss, but still pretty good. Rossum is soooo hot. Macy makes the show. He's a straight up sociopath. But they still try to make you believe he has a conscience.
Spoiler?






When he turned down dotties heart transplant, he entered a whole nother level of sociopathy.

2/5/2012 4:52:34 AM

scotieb24
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^Yeah that was pretty rough. I just caught up on the last two episodes last night. Do you think Lip is going to nail that 14 yr old girl before it is done with?

2/6/2012 2:39:08 PM

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Good episode

3/4/2012 11:43:56 PM

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yeah this is one of my favorite shows right now.

3/5/2012 1:41:45 PM

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