On December 19, 2016, a day after the seventh season finale, the eighth season of Shameless, an American comedy-drama television series based on Paul Abbott’s British series of the same name, was announced. Shameless and other famous shows are available to view and download online. 9:00 p.m. on February 14th, 21st. 20. Put money aside. Shameless is back after months of hiatus, and it’s more uneven than ever.
Shameless is glorified entertainment that does not represent real-life situations. In comparison to Game of Thrones, which was focused on real-life events and people and often deals with human nature and challenges our perspectives for storytelling, Shameless provides nothing innovative or challenging other than pandering to the Lowest Common Denominator crowd.
Shameless was created to represent a less refined and practical segment of society that is often ignored or oppressed. It’s a show that aims to humanize society’s ostensibly destitute citizens by highlighting the real-life problems that these people face. For over a decade, Shameless has done an outstanding job of portraying lower-class families and cultures, which is why it’s so perplexing that as the show enters its final episodes, a big storyline revolves around the Gallaghers selling Edward Hopper’s famous Nighthawks painting to escape federal incarceration.
Isn’t that a real-life, straight-from-the-news dilemma that keeps most of Chicago’s South Side up at night? I’d like to think that the real reason John Wells’ American remake of Shameless is set in Chicago isn’t because of socioeconomic inequality, crime, or poverty levels, but because the idea was always to rob the Art Institute of Chicago and end up in this crazy situation.
For over a decade, Shameless has done an outstanding job of depicting lower-class families and neighborhoods, which is why it’s so perplexing that as the show reaches its final episodes, a big storyline revolves around the Gallaghers disposing of Edward Hopper’s famous Nighthawks painting to escape.