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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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...  Nancy Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Silas Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Shane Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Doug Wilson 102 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Andy Botwin 99 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Celia Hodes 63 episodes, 2005-2009
...  Dean Hodes 58 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Isabelle Hodes 57 episodes, 2005-2009
...  Heylia James 41 episodes, 2005-2011
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After her husband's unexpected death and subsequent financial woes, suburban mom Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) embraces a new profession: the neighborhood marijuana dealer. As it seems like everyone secretly wants what she's selling, even city councilman Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon), Nancy is faced with keeping her family life in check and her enterprise a secret from her neighbor, pseudo-friend, and P.T.A. President, Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins). Written by IMDb Editors (Corrected by bdb4269)

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The hemptress returns. See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Jenji Kohan came up with the characters of the three brothers that work with Demetri, based on the Hanson brothers of Slap Shot (1977), because Pablo Schreiber wasn't available for the season seven finale, and his character's absence had to be explained somehow. See more »

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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 »

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The Candyman: Heylia's a lazy fat-fat and I'm hoping to put her in a diabetic coma, so I have no problem selling to her.
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Featured in Smoke & Mirrors (2006) See more »

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Little Boxes
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Written by Malvina Reynolds
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Jeebus!
28 September 2005 | by See 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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