Critic’s corner: What’s on TV this weekend

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Shameless Sunday at 9 p.m., Showtime

I’m still on the “Shameless” train in a big way. The stories are crazy, moving, and relatively unpredictable, and the acting is consistently top notch. William H. Macy has been even more intense than usual as the dying Frank, Emmy Rossum was touching and morally complex when Fiona was arrested, and Jeremy Allen White, whose Lip got taken down a few notches at college, has real star quality.

Wahlburgers marathon Sunday 7-11 p.m., A&E


I love the way the Wahlberg brothers become kids again when Alma – “Ma” – speaks. The show relies heavily on the most famous of the nine Wahlberg kids, Donnie and Mark, and all of their faux confessions and self-mythologizing blather – but the real star is Ma. She tells her stories about “Mahk” and the day Calvin Klein called and how “Dawnie” was obsessed with Michael Jackson. Go Ma. Pictured: Donnie and Alma.

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Naked and Afraid Sunday at 8 p.m., Discovery

Blurred lines.

Blood, Sweat & Heels Sunday at 9 p.m., Bravo

And when I sigh.


Believe Sunday at 9 p.m., NBC

In life after love, after love, after love.

Matthew Gilbert can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.