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Shameless 1-3 Box Set [DVD]
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Now every now and again we get people saying what a great TV series they have seen and this was one of the ones I was asked to watch.

Now sceptical as I was to think that a drama about a Manchester Family and its neighbours on the Chatsworth Estate and their exploits could be enjoyable but how wrong I was. The Gallagher Family and its neighbours are a real joy. Each episode picks on one member of the family (with the others interwoven) and it goes from better to better. I will ask that you at least give it three episodes to get to know the family and when you do you will be hooked.

The basis of the family is Frank the father is a drop out of the first degree but is ever the philisopher, he spends his day drunk or stoned and often found behind the sofa or on the kitchen floor out of it. Everyone knows Frank and tries their hardest to avoid him as they usually end up being owed money. The mother of the family ran off to be a lesbian and is not seen until Series two and as you will see more of the family you will see why she did it HA HA HA. The kids are Fiona (18) the eldest sister and rock of the family who looks after them all as if hey are her own, Philip (16) but they call him Lip as he has the gift of the Gab, Ian (15) is the gay brother that no one knows is gay, Carl (12) who is allways rushing about and being generally a pain in the .... anyway he is a bit procupied with the other sex, Debbie (10) who is the schemer and probaby the fastest thinker of the family and does not see any wrong in Frank and finally Liam (6)who is basically a turbocharged kid who upsets all who come into contact with him. The family live next to Kevin Alan Ball and his girlfriend Veronica, Kevin works in the local pub called the "Jockey" and Veronica is a Stripagram and a Webcam porn actress who lets people watch as she irons topless..... I did say these were disfunctional didn't I .........

So all in all there are many others that come into the series but to name them all is just too much for me but suffice to say they have trades such as an Executive Car Thief, a school girl Lolita, a sex mad woman who wants
Frank badly, an arsonist, a Lesbian Landlord, a Local Gangland family that think going to football is kicking the living daylights out of someone who owes them money and finally a corner shop run by an Indian Family where the father is secretly gay and the mother is a Mancunion Islamic convert who is as hard as they come.

So all in all this is a family that you must see to believe and if you have seen them you will want to see more.

I hope this has wetted your appetite for the series and I for one tell most of my friends that this is the best series I have seen for sheer gritt and laughs that never stop coming. I hope you enjoy the series as much as I have.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 2008
When series one of Shameless first showed on tv, I didn't really take much notice of it to be honest as I didn't really think it would be my cup of tea.

After hearing a couple of friends raving on about the show and catching a couple of the new episodes and a few re-runs of the series one, I realised how wrong my first impressions of the show was and decided to purchase the series 1-4 dvd from Amazon so I could catch up to date with the current series.

If you are new to Shameless like myself, the show is set on the fictional Chatsworth Housing Estate and follows the everyday lives of the Gallagher family. The first series mainly centres around Frank who is head of the Gallagher family, although from the second series onwards the writters centre each episode on a different members of the family and the Chatsworth Housing Estate to a certain degree.

Part of the genious of the show is just how spot on the creators have managed to nail the gritty realism of the rough life on a housing estate which is portrayed in the show. If you go to any city in the UK, I can guarantee you that you will be able to find an estate just like Chatsworth or a family just like the Gallaghers and this is what makes the show so special because it would not work unless the writters got the atmosphere and the storylines absolutely 100% true to life.

The show is full of a great collection of main characters. Everybody will no doubt like myself grow to have a favourite character, wether it be drunk and rambling Frank, daughter Debbie - the wise beyond her years and smart mouthed mother figure of the family or Carl who just appears to be obsessed with breast and constantly getting laid. Each and every one of the brilliant member of the family is creation of utter brilliance.

The entire series 1-4 boxset is made up of 11 discs cotaining a total number of 34 episodes which for anybody new to show should be more than enough to put you up until the fith series is release on dvd later this year.

If the 34 episodes housed in this boxset is not enough for you, the creators of this dvd set has also very kindly squeezed tones of special features including: Meet the cast, A feature lengh Christmass Special, Audio commentarys, Feature lengh New Years Special, Mockumentary: Being Alice Barry (Lillian Unpeeled) and much more.

whether your a new comer to the show like myself of a long established member of the already huge fan base looking for a worthy addition to your dvd collection, this boxset is a must have.

Absolutely the best British comedy series I have seen for a decade!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 23 March 2007
A recent survey revealed that Shameless is particularly popular with viewers in the North-West, where it is set - a feature it shares with Coronation Street and Hollyoaks. There, however, the comparison ends!

If anyone considering purchasing this set has only seen the odd episode then do take the plunge and buy: it works best if you see the episodes in order, and you'll want to see your favourite bits again and again. The adventures of the residents of the Chatsworth estate, and in particular the Gallagher family, are a reflection of a Britain no one in the establishment wants to admit exists: unhappy lives, shattered dreams and very little hope. Yet the genius of Shameless is that it is as much comedy as it is drama, and you are always rooting for the underdogs, whatever mistakes they may have made.

The series' creator based it on his own early life and the fact that he suffers from bipolar disorder perhaps explains his sympathy for the disenfranchised, the struggling and the mentally ill. Indeed, this series, through characters like Shiela and Marty, almost celebrates mental illness - certainly promoting tolerance and understanding.

Everyone will have their favourite characters including the ever-indignant, ever inebriated Frank, troubled lovers Fiona and Steve or next-door neighbours Kevin and Veronica. Best of all for my money, though, are the kids, in particular Lip (apparently cocksure but in reality often frightened and insecure), Ian (in whom Lip confides, but who has secrets and worries of his own), Carl (always trying to understand and live up to his older brothers) and Debbie (wise way beyond her years - but still able to surprise). Their storylines are generally the funniest, though they all have their moments of pain and distress.

Looking back, this review may make Shameless sound rather earnest and serious and it would be a mistake to think that. It must be stressed again how hilarious it is. Great writing, great acting, great direction...it all makes for a marvellous series, arguably the best so far of this new millennium. Not even the terrific Life on Mars comes close!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 3 July 2009
Living in the US, I purchased this purely based on the Amazon UK reviews,
what a find! This is like no other series I have ever seen, the story lines have no boundaries and the cast seem to have been tailor made for the parts.You get a bit of everything in this series. Not for the easily offended, and certainly not for children as there is full frontal nudity in a few episodes. The series is very addictive and it is difficult to not watch the whole thing at once. The pure volume of content in this set is a bonus, as it has many hours of viewing.The cast does change, but not to the detriment of the series, it adds to the growth of the story lines.And many of the characters grow up within the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 2009
I got into Shameless quite late, and whilst I enjoy the current series, it has lost a lot of the original grit that made the programme so unmissable. The box-set brings it all back. Early episodes make for tough viewing but watching the characters evolve into the people they are today is very worthwile. The grime, the tough life, the hormonal teenagers (who behave better than their parents more often than not), the crime, the drug abuse and the sex. All part of growing up really - at least it is on the Chatsworth estate. Touching, funny and real. Everyone in modern day Britian should watch this programme. It just gets better ....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 May 2009
With all the correct things to watch on TV Shameless is not one of these, it demonstrates the best in family life and the worst. Caricators are as reel to life as possible with all the dysfunctional problems that we have to deal with in our own life here in one place, in plenty. Don't it just make you cringe at the way the story lines go, but then you are laughing at the story, it all it is just great, with the cast growing and changing every series changes with the balance moving from year to year, roll on series 6 on DVD.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 23 April 2008
If you've never watched Shameless then I highly recommend that you buy the box set of all 5 series! It's by far the best show on TV and where other series become stale after a couple of series - this remains as strong as ever!!! Frank is comedy genius!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 April 2009
This has got to be one of the best things I have ever seen on TV it covers serious subjects and gets the point across but it is sooo funny. It appeals to everyone from my teenage sister, mother and father to my nan we are all addicted totally fantastic PARTY!!!!!! (when you've watched it you'll know what that means)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 May 2009
Shameless series 1-5 just underlines how magnicifent each and every episode of the drama is. It is great to watch the characters grow each and every series. Outstanding acting, hilarious plots and what a bargain price for quality.
I look forward to the series 6 - .... as a bargain box set
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 April 2009
Every of the 16 discs in this collection are brilliant. An excellent piece of drama combined with comedy and some of the greatest characters on TV. Every episode is gripping and enjoyable. Any fan of Shameless should own this brilliant box set. And what a great price too!!!
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