A family of crooks assume the identity of an upper-middle-class suburban clan in the Deep South.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 Wayne Malloy / ... (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Dahlia Malloy (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Di Di Malloy (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Cael Malloy (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Sam Malloy (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Dale Malloy (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Hugh Panetta (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Nina Burns (20 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Jim Burns (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Ginny Dannegan (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Aubrey McDonald (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
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 Kimmie (9 episodes, 2007-2008)
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Wayne and Dahlia Malloy spent their youth pulling cons with a traveling band of modern Irish travelers roaming about the US. Now years later, Wayne hits a spiritual and midlife crisis and begins to question their lifestyle just as his wife, newly sprung from prison, rejoins the family. They decide to finally settle down in suburbia where they battle to live a normal life while trying to escape their former friends. Written by C. Ambrose

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12 March 2007 (USA)  »

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Low Life  »

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The show was originally titled "Low Life", though the name was changed due to creative reasons. See more »

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Set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the series clearly shows mountains in the background in several episodes. There are no mountains anywhere near Baton Rouge. The nearest "mountain" in the entire state can be found hundreds of miles away in the northern part of the state, near Shreveport. See more »

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Does not disappoint, one bit.
12 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure, it was only the pilot I saw, but I had very high hopes coming in, being a big, big fan of Eddie Izzard's. I was just worried that for a drama/comedy with what appears to be an actual storyline (unlike many serials, such as the CSI's or Law and Order's - not that there's anything wrong with that), a stand up comic was a rather strange choice for the lead character. But Izzard plays his role straight, not slapstick, and very well. Between him and Driver, definitely seems to be a good foundation (and at least most of the time, they did a good enough job of dropping their accents and picking up the southern one). The kids were good enough, which is really all I needed out of them for now. Not a distraction, added well to the ensemble.

Plot seemed dodgy when I read the synopsis. But it actually does make some sense, seems the writers are going to use one new thing going wrong per episode, such as their old family members possibly showing up. I just hope, that even though it just started, it stays fresh. But the outlook looks bright for the Riches.

10/10


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