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A look at the life and crimes of five women who work at a Florida nail salon.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Niecy Nash ...  Desna Simms 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Carrie Preston ...  Polly / ... 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Judy Reyes ...  Quiet Ann 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Karrueche Tran ...  Virginia / ... 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Jenn Lyon ...  Jennifer / ... 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Jack Kesy ...  Roller / ... 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Kevin Rankin ...  Bryce / ... 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Jason Antoon ...  Dr. Ken Brickman / ... 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Harold Perrineau ...  Dean Simms 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Dean Norris ...  Uncle Daddy 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Evan Daigle ...  Toby Evans 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Suleka Mathew ...  Arlene Branch 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Aadyn Encalarde Aadyn Encalarde ...  Brienne 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Jimmy Jean-Louis ...  Dr. Gregory Ruval 13 episodes, 2017-2018
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Storyline

Desna is an attractive woman who lives with her brother and owns a nail salon with her 3 best friends. She and her crew are involved with the local drug gang by trafficking through the shop; Desi is also seeing Roller who is one of the drug king pin's main dealers. Things get complicated when a new associate is introduced and Roller doesn't follow through on his deal with paying Desna for her help with the drug organization. Written by Oliver Messier

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Palmetto, Florida, USA See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Carrie Preston and Dale Dickey both appeared on the television series True Blood. See more »

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Referenced in 9-1-1: Under Pressure (2018) See more »

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Oh Yeah baby! 💞Crazy and campy and these ladies loyalty and comradery are hilarious!
17 August 2017 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Mrs. Shullivan and I have not missed a single episode of this sleeper series and I must say...we just love the many great surprises this newest campy kind of television series that has brought much joy each week to our household. If anyone does not appreciate camp/dramedy/crime and a bit of risky language and sexy innuendo then just stick to your hospital themed life threatening weekly series or the many predictable Law and Order spin offs.

This series has an over abundance of great character regulars. My favorite character though is the recently released from prison Polly, played exquisitely by Carrie Preston. She brings an unrelenting POP to the show Claws with her quirky but menacing weekly performance that just shouts out loud and proud "I can be very nice to you, but if you screw with any of my lady friends there will be hell to pay!"

The story lines are so varied and they hold our full attention. We just love each episode and how all the ladies who work in the CLAWS salon interact and deliver their unique characters. Of course each lady has at least one man sharing in their lives, and/or in the case of the butchy Quiet Ann character played by former Devious Maids actress Judy Reyes, she has an endless stream of lovers of the female persuasion.

I have no other television series to compare Claws to, as this series is uniquely creative in a category all to themselves, it is so unique, and simply just a breath of comedic fresh air. I hope this dark horse camp/dramedy/crime series wins at least 4 Emmy's during the awards season as not only are the female lead characters terrific the supporting male actors also add a lot of character depth and diversity such as Roller Husser (Jack Kesy), Bryce Husser (Kevin Rankin), Uncle Daddy (Dean Norris) and I simply cannot forget the over the top mentally challenged performance of Dean Simms (Harold Perrineau). If Harold Perrineau does not win a best supporting actor award(s) it would be a crime.

I hope Claws receives sufficient support for a second season as I am dying to see what direction the series transforms to next year. Mrs. Shullivan and I give Claws a favorable 8 out of 10 rating.


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