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Sordid Lives: The Series 

The story of Bible-thumping Baptists, beer-swilling bar trash and everyone in between in a small Texas town, contrasted with the appearance-driven world of Hollywood and the hysterical ... See full summary »

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As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives."

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Best known for his 2001 cult classic film-turned-TV series, "Sordid Lives," Del Shores shares real-life stories that have inspired his writing. Truth and fiction are finally separated and the result is absolute, side-splitting hilarity!

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 Peggy Ingram 13 episodes, 2008
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 Noleta Nethercott 13 episodes, 2008
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 Ty Williamson 13 episodes, 2008
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 G.W. Nethercott 13 episodes, 2008
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 Latrelle Williamson 12 episodes, 2008
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 Bitsy Mae Harling 12 episodes, 2008
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 LaVonda Dupree 12 episodes, 2008
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 Wardell 'Bubba' Owens 12 episodes, 2008
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 Odell Owens 12 episodes, 2008
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 Juanita Bartlett 12 episodes, 2008
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 Earl 'Brother Boy' Ingram 11 episodes, 2008
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 Sara Kaufman 11 episodes, 2008
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 Craig Stephen Snow / ... 8 episodes, 2008
Mary Margaret Lewis ...
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 Glyndora Roberts 6 episodes, 2008
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The story of Bible-thumping Baptists, beer-swilling bar trash and everyone in between in a small Texas town, contrasted with the appearance-driven world of Hollywood and the hysterical comedy and tender poignancy that come from learning to be yourself and love the family you have instead of the family you want. Written by fitzwilliam

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Rue McClanahan was only fourteen years older than Bonnie Bedelia who played her daughter. See more »

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Sissy Hickey: Now I am all for a few Valium every day, but I have never once lost consciousness before noon.
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Sordid Lives.... hit's to close to home??
14 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Sordid Lives is the most realistic comedy I have ever seen. As someone from a Baptist family, living dead center in the middle of the Bible belt, (South Carolina/Georgia border) this show hits closer so close to home, it makes most people cringe, close their eyes, and turn it off. when no one else is around, it's the first thing they watch. Trailer Parks, hypocrisy, pill-popping, bars, sweet tea, smoking cigarettes, and ending every sentence with, Bless their heart", is as close to southern living as it gets. This is the REAL South, not the Atlanta metro south. Sissy, Latrelle, LaVonda, and the rest, (except for Ty, but more on this later) are fantastic actors. Del Shores either grew up in the South, or did the best research ever done, to get this so right. This show will make you laugh your a** off, from start to finish. the church scenes are REAL, right down to Brother Boy. (I grew up with a dead-ringer to Brother Boy. He was gay, stood 5 feet, and acted EXACTLY like Brother Boy. His name was Brian, and everyone called him cousin Bri) If you want to experience what living in the South is REALLY like, watch this series, but get ready to feel yourself being portrayed somewhere on this show. Two things. One...Ty PLAYS an actor on the show, so his lack of acting ability is most likely intentional. The second thing,,,this show was cancelled after I believe the second season, so the ending is a cliff-hanger that will NEVER be completed, leaving you with this...'ARE YOU KIDDING ME' feeling. Still, take the time to watch the episodes up to then, you will NEVER forget it.


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