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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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Del Shores
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Series cast summary:
Beth Grant ...  Sissy Hickey 13 episodes, 2008
Rue McClanahan ...  Peggy Ingram 13 episodes, 2008
Caroline Rhea ...  Noleta Nethercott 13 episodes, 2008
Jason Dottley ...  Ty Williamson 13 episodes, 2008
David Steen ...  G.W. Nethercott 13 episodes, 2008
Bonnie Bedelia ...  Latrelle Williamson 12 episodes, 2008
Olivia Newton-John ...  Bitsy Mae Harling 12 episodes, 2008
Ann Walker Ann Walker ...  LaVonda Dupree 12 episodes, 2008
Newell Alexander ...  Wardell 'Bubba' Owens 12 episodes, 2008
Rosemary Alexander ...  Dr. Eve 12 episodes, 2008
David Cowgill ...  Odell Owens 12 episodes, 2008
Ted Detwiler Ted Detwiler ...  Jacob 12 episodes, 2008
Sarah Hunley Sarah Hunley ...  Juanita Bartlett 12 episodes, 2008
Leslie Jordan ...  Earl 'Brother Boy' Ingram 11 episodes, 2008
Sharron Alexis ...  Sara Kaufman 11 episodes, 2008
Mitch Carter ...  Bumper 8 episodes, 2008
Craig Taggart ...  Craig Stephen Snow / ... 8 episodes, 2008
Mary Margaret Lewis Mary Margaret Lewis ...  Ethel 7 episodes, 2008
Dale Dickey ...  Glyndora Roberts 6 episodes, 2008
T. Ashanti Mozelle T. Ashanti Mozelle ...  Vegas 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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A black comedy about white trash!

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USA

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English

Release Date:

23 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Убогие жизни: Сериал See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Was Rue McClanahan's last foray in series TV. McClanahan would feature in 3 more acting credits before her death in 2010. 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 yves_couvertSee 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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