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Easy Money

Easy MoneyNetwork: The CW
Episodes: Seven (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: October 5, 2008 — August 16, 2009
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Laurie Metcalf, Nick Searcy, Joe Peracchio, Kimberly Estrada, Jesus Mayorga, Marsha Thomason, Jeff Hephner, Ravi Pate, Chris Browning, Gary Farmer, Jay R. Ferguson, and Katie Lowes.

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TV show description:
The Buffkins haven’t come by money easily. Bobette (Laurie Metcalf), the matriarch of the family, has worked hard to keep Prestige Payday Loans running. Because her husband spends his days at home watching television, she depends heavily on the help of her middle son, Morgan (Jeff Hephner).

While Bobette wants to be ruthless in collecting late fees, Morgan struggles with having to chase down those who’ve fallen behind on payments. He’s also struggling with his own family ties, feeling like an outsider in his own family.

Older brother Cooper (Jay Ferguson) is more comfortable behind the glow of a computer monitor than anywhere else — much to the dismay of his wife, Charise (Kimberly Estrada). On the other hand, Morgan’s sister Brandy (Katie Lowes) has plenty of personal dramas and frequently uses her brother’s shoulder to lean on.

Adding to the family’s troubles are the Mamayo Brothers, a pair of over-sized and scary loan sharks who’ve just opened a competing business.

Morgan’s confidant, outside of his kin, is his friend George (Ravi Patel) but it’s a beautiful and intelligent graduate student, Julia (Marsha Thomason), who keeps him centered. Afraid of losing her, he keeps his day job a secret. Meanwhile, Morgan and Julia begin to investigate a much larger secret about Morgan’s past and reasons why he feels so disconnected from the rest of the Buffkin clan.


 

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Dino August 23, 2009 at 9:58 am

This was one of the best series of the year….. should have been on HBO or showtime…… such a shame that no one got to see it………

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Janet April 29, 2009 at 8:38 am

I loved Easy Money. I have taken a few loans from payday loan stores and can relate to the problems that lead borrowers to predatory lenders. This series belonged on cable–or maybe Fox. This was not a CW show. One reason is that a much of the action involved understanding what the characters were not saying to each other. Body language and implied messages were important. An example of which was the exchange between Manny Momayo and Bobette. When he was delivering his message to “the man,” in essence he was telling her, “I know you’re the one in charge.” Morgan was one of the few characters whose loyalty to his family–especially his mother Bobette–was constantly challenged by his ethics. Should he remain in the loan business despite the obscene interest rates it charges its members? Should he remain bonded to the Bufkins despite the enormous lenghts Bobette went to to disguise the identity of his natural mother and the circumstances of his birth? Should he tell is budding love interest Julia what he really does for a living?

I loved everything about this series: the acting, the writing, the location. Although I realize I’m one of the few true fans of Easy Money, I wonder if other fans would like to share their opinions.

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