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

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Dmitry Lipkin
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2008   2007  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Eddie Izzard ...  Wayne Malloy / ... 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Minnie Driver ...  Dahlia Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Shannon Woodward ...  Di Di Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Noel Fisher ...  Cael Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Aidan Mitchell ...  Sam Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Todd Stashwick ...  Dale Malloy 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Gregg Henry ...  Hugh Panetta 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Margo Martindale ...  Nina Burns 20 episodes, 2007-2008
Bruce French ...  Jim Burns 14 episodes, 2007-2008
Nichole Hiltz ...  Ginny Dannegan 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Deidrie Henry ...  Aubrey McDonald 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Teresa Huang ...  Kimmie 9 episodes, 2007-2008
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Storyline

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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It's a wonderful lie. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

FX Networks

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Low Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Marrero, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Maverick Films See more »
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(20 episodes)

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Color
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One of two shows that FX greenlighted in 2007 with female lead characters, trying to shake the public conception of the network as a 'male network'. The other show being Dirt. 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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Izzard takes it to a new level, Driver is fully redeemed
12 March 2007 | by djdocraymondSee all my reviews

As a general fan of Eddie Izzard, I was surprised to see that both he and Minnie Driver were taking on a television show. While most TV pilots seem hackneyed and forced, this had the quality of a feature film. Pilots are out there to bait the audience and this one did so with a pace that, if they can keep it up, will have the viewer exhausted by the end of every hour. My surprise turned to sheer joy by the end of this first episode. Both Izzard and Driver are amazing in their respective roles, flowing effortlessly through their very complex characters. The writing is intense and raw and the dialogue is both natural and on point. I had no idea what I was getting into when the show opened and the thread of the drama pulled me right through to the end. I'm not one to watch many TV shows on a weekly basis but for this show, I'll make the time. Definitely the best TV I've seen in years.


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