Has Shameless run its course?

Shameless. Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall). Copyright: Company Pictures.

Shameless

Comedy drama set in a fictional housing estate in Manchester which follows the dysfunctional Gallagher family and their neighbours

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Darren Pomroy

  • Wednesday 15th April 2009, 2:51pm [Edited]
  • London, England
  • 932 posts

Watching Shameless last night and I couldn't help but become increasingly uncomfortable with it. The characters, the plot, the whole chemistry of the show.

It used to be something I enjoyed but now can't help but think it has run its course?

Discuss!

Edited by Aaron.

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Dolly Dagger

  • Wednesday 15th April 2009, 2:52pm
  • England
  • 10,428 posts

I lost interest after series 2.

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Matthew Stott

  • Wednesday 15th April 2009, 2:53pm [Edited]
  • Yemen
  • 19,296 posts

I stopped watching after series three, so I would say it has. It's odd, because I really liked it when it started, but I would never watch an episode now.

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ContainsNuts

  • Wednesday 15th April 2009, 2:59pm [Edited]
  • London, England
  • 2,511 posts

I gave up during this current season. Personally, it lost that balance between being edgy, funny and dramatic. It's now pretty farcical at times.

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random

  • Wednesday 15th April 2009, 3:03pm [Edited]
  • Lincs, England
  • 1,356 posts

Started to watch last night's episode and I couldn't believe how naff it was, so naff in fact I turned over half way to watch Horne & Corden... utter shite an all.

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Ben

  • Wednesday 15th April 2009, 4:34pm
  • England
  • 18,338 posts

I lost interest in series 3, but I've recently caught a few new episodes and thought the 'Paddy on smack' storyline was quite good.

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Nil Putters

  • Wednesday 15th April 2009, 5:16pm
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
  • 28,682 posts
Quote: Ben @ April 15 2009, 12:34 PM BST

I lost interest in series 3

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john lucas 101

  • Wednesday 15th April 2009, 5:20pm
  • England
  • 7,098 posts
Quote: random @ April 15 2009, 11:03 AM BST

Started to watch last night's episode and I couldn't believe how naff it was, so naff in fact I turned over half way to watch Horne & Corden... utter shite an all.

Must admit, I've never seen the fuss about Shameless. Naff is a good word for it. I remember seeing it a bit at the start and thought it rather 'naff' the way it seemed to try and glamorise pikey behaviour.

Or am I missing the point?

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sardines

  • Wednesday 15th April 2009, 8:26pm
  • Ireland
  • 265 posts

Does Paul Abbott have any involvement now?

Series one was fantastic, 2 and 3 were watchable, never looked at it again after 4.

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Sadsmileyface

  • Wednesday 15th April 2009, 8:54pm
  • Scotland
  • 44 posts

I only started watching with this series.

Haven't watched last nights E4 episode yet.

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chipolata

  • Friday 17th April 2009, 1:59pm
  • England
  • 29,293 posts

I lost interest after episode one of the first series. There's enough of these people fouling up society, without seeing them on our TV screens too.

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Maurice Minor

  • Friday 17th April 2009, 2:40pm
  • England
  • 478 posts

I've never watched Shameless, (although I was almost in it as an extra).

I live in Manchester, so if I want to watch that sort of thing I can just leave the office at lunchtime and walk through Piccadilly...

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Darren Pomroy

  • Friday 17th April 2009, 2:48pm
  • London, England
  • 932 posts
Quote: Maurice Minor @ April 17 2009, 10:40 AM BST

I've never watched Shameless, (although I was almost in it as an extra).

I live in Manchester, so if I want to watch that sort of thing I can just leave the office at lunchtime and walk through Piccadilly...

At the very least its realistic then? :D :D

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Spagett

  • Friday 17th April 2009, 5:51pm
  • Manchester, England
  • 450 posts
Quote: Maurice Minor @ April 17 2009, 10:40 AM BST

I've never watched Shameless, (although I was almost in it as an extra).

I live in Manchester, so if I want to watch that sort of thing I can just leave the office at lunchtime and walk through Piccadilly...

and then catch the bus into gorton or moss side then?

Piccadilly is nice now. Granted it is a major town centre and so on a Friday night you are likely to meet your fair share of "questionable gentlemen" but you get that everywhere.