Based on a British series is usually a good indication that an American series is going to be good. Shameless, by John Wells and Paul Abbott, began back in 2011 on Showtime. From the beginning it has done well across all major adult age demographics.

This season sees the Gallaghers seemingly on a good run. Lip (played by Jeremy Allen White) is determined to stay sober. Frank (played by William H. Macy) wants to be someone who contributes to society. Fiona (played by Emmy Rossum) is doing well as a landlord. Debbie (played by Emma Kenney) is making strides as a single working mom. Ian (played by Cameron Monaghan) takes on a cause. Carl (played by Ethan Cutkosky) is not letting the fact that he lost his scholarship get him down as he is determined to find money for his tuition somewhere else.

Loveable losers. A clan that makes you feel good about yourself. Bunch of people you can relate to. That pretty much sums up the Gallaghers. The show has successfully over eight season allowed us to both care about and laugh at the Gallaghers. It will test you as they have trouble staying on the straight and narrow falling off at the slightest provocation.

Fans of the show will be familiar with how things go here. Major storylines are surrounded by several subplots. The supporting cast is large and so has to be kept somewhat busy. Stories are things we have grown accustomed with like health scares and illegal activity crop up again. At points while watching I was kind of nodding my head in the same old, same old fashion. Despite the fact that it seemed initially like they were trying to change things up most goes according to plan in season 8.

Special Features:

  • My Shameless SisterĀ 
  • My Shameless MentorsĀ 
  • Deleted Scenes