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The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire 





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Series cast summary:
Randy Quaid ...  Chief Hank Shaw 7 episodes, 2003
John Carroll Lynch ...  Mayor Garrett Shaw 7 episodes, 2003
Mare Winningham ...  Dottie Shaw 7 episodes, 2003
Elizabeth McGovern ...  Helen Shaw 7 episodes, 2003
Ann Cusack ...  Julie Shaw 7 episodes, 2003
Angela Goethals ...  Katie Shaw 7 episodes, 2003
Megan Henning ...  Monica Shaw 7 episodes, 2003
Cleo King ...  Francine Hill 7 episodes, 2003
Chris Penn ...  Waylon Shaw 6 episodes, 2003
Jeff D'Agostino ...  Malcom Shaw 4 episodes, 2003
Larry Miller ...  Scott Haggis 4 episodes, 2003
Patrick Kerr ...  Hootie Howell 3 episodes, 2003
Elizabeth Sampson ...  Sharon Ropers 3 episodes, 2003
Sabrina Wiese Sabrina Wiese ...  Waitress 3 episodes, 2003
Taylor Beacom ...  Benny 2 episodes, 2003
Joel McCrary ...  Carney 2 episodes, 2003
Gil McKinney ...  Joel Nudnick 2 episodes, 2003
Andy Morrow Andy Morrow ...  Peter 2 episodes, 2003
Richard Ruccolo ...  Charlie Babbot 2 episodes, 2003
Robert Stanton ...  Dr. Patz 2 episodes, 2003
Jayne Taini ...  Sylvie Hump 2 episodes, 2003


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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Cancelled the morning after the fifth episode aired. See more »

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It's only getting better.
23 October 2003 | by doubtingphaedrusSee all my reviews

Ever since Picket Fences went off the air, I've been waiting, ever so

freaking patiently, for another great melodrama to come along

from David Kelley. And though Boston Public started off alright, it

sank, rather quickly.

So I'd given up by the time I heard about this one, the Brotherhood

of Poland. And I thought, "What an unappealing title for a show."

But, I found myself home the night it debuted, and figured since

there's nothing good on tv anymore, I'd watch it. And I did. And,

Brotherhood left an indifferent impression on me. It wasn't great

enough to get me excited and hopeful, but it wasn't terrible enough

for me to disregard it completely. So I've kept watching.

And last night, the fifth episode aired, and it's got Picket Fences

Deux written all over it. And I love it. It's blatantly similar to Picket

Fences but that's just fine with me, I've been waiting for this for

years. The actors seem to be connecting more, and the writing

seems to be getting a little less awkward...maybe Brotherhood just

needed to stretch its legs for a few weeks before it started to pick

up some steam? I really don't care if it's 'inaccurate' as far as New

Hampshire towns are concerned, I don't mind that reality seems to

get checked at the door (that makes it better, if you ask me); it's a

fun and quirky show with smart humor and all the melodrama of a

Sirk movie. And wow, Randy Quaid did some fine acting last night;

I've never really seem him in serious roles, and never thought he

could pull them off, but last night he actually impressed me with

his skills. Give this little show a try, it's only been getting better.

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