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
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I get distracted easily. I drop watching series easily. I stop caring about characters in series easily. Not this time.
When a series (or a movie) is trying to force something into my mouth I just grab my remote. And almost every modern series does that, mostly because ratings go high after such move.
Weeds is different. Writers somehow stopped themself from putting any gimmick plots and focused on telling something you can believe in. Then when you believe in the character, and wonderfully played by ML Parker Nancy Botwin is the one to make you care. She is just so natural, like a person that the creator probably met in his real life.
And when all the unrealistic stuff comes in it's just funny. Soap opera moves are reduced to a appropriate level. Written like somebody really cared to do a good piece of writing, not just to sell it to million of viewers And the theme. Elvis Costello's version rules
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