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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

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 scsc-791-834592See 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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