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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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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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Fabulous characterizations!!!
22 February 2011 | by enwaySee all my reviews

Shucks, I hadn't watched this since it appeared on LOGO a couple years ago (shame on that network for not renewing for another season!!!), but this weekend I had a good ole former Friend from Houston (now Iowa) up to visit, and he'd never even heard of it before. We;;, cue the DVD player!!! I have an autographed copy of the series, and we spent a day and a half just reveling in the superlative acting and the interplay of all the characters. My face hurts from all the laughing we engaged in, but it rekindled great memories of life in Texas.

Of particular merit, Beth Grant (Aunt Sissy), Ann Walker (Aunt LaVonda) and Rue McLanahan (Mama) really steal the show. Which isn't to say that everyone did a lousy job - far from it - but their performances really were Over The Top imho.

Think Southern Baptist Texans in a hard-drinking, pill-popping', cussin', adulterous spectacle and you have the basic premise of the series (AND the movie); saying anymore would amount to be giving away spoilers.

You won't be ready for this series, but once viewed, you will probably wind up being just as hooked as all us other fans :o)


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