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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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Bickering siblings are reunited at their Texas home as their father lies on his deathbed in this black comedy.

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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
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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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fun fun fun...
25 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Quite an excellent brilliant show... not at all betraying the spirit of the homo-graphic film. A nice and sharp portrayal of a very funny dysfunctional southern family with the "Billy Wilder touch" hitting Tennessee Williams where it hurts... never cynical and outrageously funny. Let's hope a second season might some day get to the screens... until then it's worth enjoying the first one on DVD even more though as some pretty good bonuses were smartly included. Especially do not miss the bloopers !!! and enjoy the uncensored dialogs. Director / writer Del Shores deserves a special review for shaking the establishment once again with intelligence if not to say wit. He is indeed a "smuggler" as Martin Scorcese would say and we're pretty much in need of them in what would otherwise be our very "sordid lives"...


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