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)
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 Silas Botwin (102 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Shane Botwin (102 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Doug Wilson (102 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Andy Botwin (99 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Celia Hodes (63 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Dean Hodes (58 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Isabelle Hodes (57 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Heylia James (41 episodes, 2005-2011)
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After her husband's unexpected death and subsequent financial woes, suburban mom Nancy Botwin (Parker) embraces a new profession: the neighborhood pot dealer. As it seems like everyone secretly wants what she's selling -- even city councilman Doug Wilson (Nealon) -- Nancy is faced with keeping her family life in check and her enterprise a secret from her neighbor/pseudo-friend/PTA president, Celia Hodes (Perkins). Written by IMDb Editors (Corrected by bdb4269)

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The book Rejuvenile by author Christopher Noxon has appeared several times on the show. Noxon is married to series creator Jenji Kohan. Noxon was also the music supervisor for season one and appeared in the pilot episode as a bear hunter. 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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Nancy Botwin: Andy, today it was brought to my attention that the downside to this business is death, so right now I'm not thinking about "the bakery" I'm thinking about enrolling in dental hygiene school so my children aren't orphans.
Andy Botwin: If anything happens to you, I will raise Silas and Shane as my own.
Nancy Botwin: Ok, now I pledge never to die.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.70 (2009) See more »

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A daring comedy with heart
9 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Weeds is a hilarious comedy, following other trend-setting shows like The Sopranos and Six Feet Under that deal with real life issues (using real life language). Sometimes wonderfully dark, and sometimes very blunt, the humour seems to suit each episode's general mood.

The quickly progressing story lines provide plenty of interest and we quickly develop a sympathy for the main characters through some genuinely emotional dilemmas, especially Nancy, but this is no doubt helped by the fact that she is a gorgeous soccer mum in distress.

The small number of episodes in each series might be a little disappointing, but is easily forgiven in helping to maintain the high quality and originality of each episode. I can't wait for season 2.


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