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  • Actors: David Threlfall, Jody Latham, Gerard Kearns, Elliott Tittensor, Rebecca Atkinson
  • Format: PAL
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 4dvd
  • DVD Release Date: 17 May 2010
  • Run Time: 350 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003ILBHQY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,872 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Fifth season of the offbeat and outrageous Channel 4 family drama following the lives and loves of the anarchic Gallagher family, who live on a rough council estate in Manchester. As this series begins, Frank (David Threlfall) has a bizarre, drug-induced encounter with his younger self, Lillian (Alice Barry) comes up with a surprising way to make money, and Lip's (Jody Latham) shady past catches up with him - leading to a violent confrontation in the pub, with shocking consequences.

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Dr. George L. Sik on 8 Feb. 2008
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I'll be honest: I'm writing this review before the fifth series has finished, but it's already clear that this one (twice as many episodes as usual) is not merely up to the usual high standards - it is, if anything, better still!

Apparently one-dimensional 'joke' characters like the Maguire sons Shane and Mickey are given meaty, fascinating storylines (not a little moving, at times). As always, everyone is flawed but no one is entirely unsympathetic - I'm really getting to like the Maguires, which I never thought I would (though Monica, the Gallaghers' mum, remains the least likable character).

Who would have thought that a character as central to the series as Lip (probably, along with Frank, THE central character) could disappear off to university and life carry on happily without him? He does appear - indeed, there is something very realistic about his estrangement from Mandy, the mother of his daughter - but he's no longer central to the action. If there is a new 'central' character, it looks as though Carl is stepping up to fill his shoes, though that would be unfair to Debbie, Ian and the others.

What is demonstrated in this series is how much of an ensemble piece Shameless is: everyone has their moments and everyone's contribution is excellent. And that, of course, is as it should be: it's all about community and helping one another out, after all. Shameless goes from strength to strength.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chatsworth on 24 April 2008
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I have watched Shameless from the start and like most Shameless fans have been sorry to see characters go and have struggled to believe that the series could survive the loss of such big characters
How wrong was I with out doubt Shameless has gone from strength to strength
and just when you think it wouldn't be possible to better the last series,along came series 5 wonderful the best yet. Thank you everyone at Shameless
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. Noakes on 16 April 2008
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Some people felt that Series 4 of Shameless wasn't up to the standards of previous series (in particular, series one and two), and there are those who bang on about how much they miss Kev and Veronica, Steve and Fiona, Marty, and so on, but for shows to be successful they have to move on.

The Maguires come into their own in this series, and there is a warmth and humanity to Mimi and Paddy which was only hinted at in Series 4. That said, I still wouldn't want them living next door to me! Norma also becomes a tragic yet likeable character in this series. Carl Gallagher has evolved, and he seems to take the place of Lip, who's away at uni for most of this series.

I know it's said all the time, but there really aren't enough shows like this on our screen. There's only so much dross like X Factor and Britain's Got Talent we can take! Well done to Paul Abbott and the other writers and actors for what, for me, has been the most enjoyable TV series since Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Colgan on 13 April 2008
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I have to admit I had low expectations for this series. I have tonight sat and watched the last two episodes and have been nothing but impressed.
I thought the end would come when we lost Veonica, Kev last series and then Lip. But no, the endless shennanigan's of the Maguire's and the Gallagher's who were left has kept me hooked.
I for one will purchase the DVD for a re-watch time and time again.
Bring on Series 6. This isn't over yet.....
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Rodrigues on 18 Mar. 2008
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As an asian, we dont get many stories such as the lives of the families in shameless, where drugs, sex and rock and roll are deemed too much for our sensitive selves. It seems almost normal to the clan in chatsworth. When i moved here 2 years ago, my boyfriend introduced me to 'Shameless'. I had never before heard of it yet when i watched it, i didnt know wether to laugh at the dysfunctional families, or to cry that such things actually exist in some parts of england. I come for a tiny island, there are only 4 million of us, and though i am of mixed parentage(portugese and asian) never before had i seen such a programme!! I was intrigued by it and soon enough, was hooked. The characters are so colourful, they themselves paint a potrait which is sometimes hard to comprehend. Soon, season 1 ended, and i was left wanting, so i went out, bought the dvd and watched it all over again. It is now 5 seasons, and i am proud to say - i am a shamless expert and an addict. I even mimick the manchester accent and quote lines from the show in my day to day life! I have fallen in love with all the chracters, the Maguires especially. I dread to think when this series will end, but it will leave me anticipating for season 6. shameless is one not to be missed and its been a good 5 seasons so far - heres to many more to come!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MsLondoncalling on 21 Aug. 2008
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I've just finished watching Season 5 and have to say this was one of the best seasons for me, since Season 1 and 2 (which are still my favorites). Characters come and go, and some missed more than others, but the series goes on in strength, and there's never a dull moment on the estate. Great comedy TV for the open-minded adult.
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After the dip in series 3 and 4 I did go off the show a bit when this series started but then I ended up watching a couple of episodes and actually enjoyed it more. I'm still extremely disappointed that Kev and Veronica are no longer on the show but thats another story. With more episodes more and more characters are shown in more depth. I never thought I would come to like the Mcquire family. Then there was Kelly(Kevs sister) who seemed very volitle at first but shows there's more to her. We see more of Yvonne who I always found a great character with her feisty attitude. Mickey Mcguire makes me laugh so hard with his antics. There was of course the departure of Lip Gallagher but I did feel his character had gone as far as he could. Well I could go on all day but even though I still havn't seen every episode I actually enjoyed this series the most as it showed all the characters including some from the start in a lot more depth.

Just a shame that in my opinion from series 6 onwards the show has lost its soul due to more and more departures of characters from the start and the intro's from what I seen do not cut it.
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