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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is.

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Jenji Kohan
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Series cast summary:
Mary-Louise Parker ...  Nancy Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
Hunter Parrish ...  Silas Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
Alexander Gould ...  Shane Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
Kevin Nealon ...  Doug Wilson 102 episodes, 2005-2012
Justin Kirk ...  Andy Botwin 99 episodes, 2005-2012
Elizabeth Perkins ...  Celia Hodes 63 episodes, 2005-2009
Andy Milder ...  Dean Hodes 58 episodes, 2005-2012
Allie Grant ...  Isabelle Hodes 57 episodes, 2005-2009
Tonye Patano ...  Heylia James 41 episodes, 2005-2011
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Storyline

Creator/showrunner Jenji Kohan's hit Showtime satirical drama series told of Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), a widowed mother of two boys - Silas and Shane (Hunter Parish and Alexander Gould) - who begins selling marijuana to support her family. Other main characters include Nancy's lax brother-in-law Andy (Justin Kirk) moving in to help raise her children; foolish acquaintance Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon); narcissistic neighbor Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins), who lives with her husband Dean (Andy Milder) and their daughter Isabelle (Allie Grant); as well as Nancy's wholesalers Heylia James and her son Conrad (Tonye Patano and Romany Malco). Over the course of the show, the Botwin family become increasingly entangled in illegal activity. Written by Eli Allen and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Putting the Herb in Suburb. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

On several DVD audio commentaries, creator Jenji Kohan reveals how the season finales of the show are influenced by some genre or specific directors she loves and thinks about when writing those episodes. Season one was a nod to The Godfather (1972), hence the title of the episode; season two was Quentin Tarantino, the episode ends with a bunch of characters pointing guns at each other; season three was Robert Altman and his ensemble pieces, with lots of subplots crossing; season four was Sergio Leone and the spaghetti western, with big close-ups of the actors and actresses; season five was Pedro Almodóvar, hence the title of the episode; and season six was Sir Alfred Hitchcock, which is actually why Kohan herself makes a silent cameo in the episode. See more »

Goofs

During seasons 2 through 5, several episodes feature a DEA agent named Roy Till with the rank of Captain. The Drug Enforcement Administration, a federal agency within the Department of Justice, has no such rank. See more »

Quotes

Doug Wilson: Don't look at me, I'm fucked up on corn bread.
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Little Boxes
(theme song)
Written by Malvina Reynolds
Performed by Malvina Reynolds
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Jeebus!
28 September 2005 | by thejuliaSee all my reviews

Good lord, this show is good. It's thought provoking. Really, so many of the decisions made are poor, so many of the characters do fairly rancid things. But you can't help loving them and you can't help loving the plots. I've fallen in love with every member of the Botwin family. This is a smart, very funny, sexy and sophisticated show. I'm not going to summarize anything here because I'm sure people are aware of the premise.

It sounds like it could be ho-hum, but you must see it- each episode, people are dealing the characters deal with difficult decisions. Sometimes there's deliberation, sometimes there's regret- the show's smart enough where it assumes we know what the "right thing" was that one should have done. Most often, the characters don't do that right thing, and yet we love them, maybe even think "I would have done that." This is a show that basically says, beneath the normalcy, everyone is pushed to the limit in some way. It's no where near as dark as "Twin Peaks," but somehow, without the freakiness/fear, it reminds me of it because it's intelligent and it shows what lies beneath a bit.

When you watch it, watch out for Shane Botwin who is the Id of the show, and Andy, his grown up version who I personally hate yet am totally charmed by.

Ah, and yes, the acting is superb.

Here's hoping it goes to DVD!


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Official Sites:

Showtime [United States]

Country:

USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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