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PostSubject: Weeds   Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:50 pm

Weeds is a 2005 American drama television series created by Jenji Kohan, and produced by Lionsgate Television for the Showtime cable television network. The show revolves around Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), a newly widowed suburbanite mother of two, who has turned to selling marijuana to support her family after her husband unexpectedly dies. Over the course of the show, Nancy is involved in illegal activities on a larger scale; the first three seasons deal mainly with selling and growing marijuana locally, in later seasons the show features the smuggling of more general contraband from Mexico to the United States and the dubious machinations of an election campaign for the Mexican state of Baja's governorship. The show also stars Nancy's former neighbor, Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins); Nancy's eldest son, Silas (Hunter Parrish); Nancy's youngest son and Silas' brother, Shane (Alexander Gould); Celia's youngest daughter and Shane's later friend, Isabelle (Allie Grant); Nancy's brother-in-law and the boys' uncle, Andy Botwin (Justin Kirk); and Nancy's friend and accountant, Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon).

The first three seasons were filmed in Stevenson Ranch, California and took place in the fictional town of Agrestic. Later seasons were shot in Los Angeles, California and takes place in the fictional suburbs of Ren Mar. The title plays on the slang term "marijuana", because American suburbs grow akin to "weeds". The title sequence of the first three seasons, which features the satirical song "Little Boxes", showed suburbanites who dress the same, drive exactly the same sport utility vehicle, and live in identical houses. Seasons four and after depict intertitles.

The show aired on August 7, 2005 and has run five seasons to date. The sixth season is scheduled to premiere on August 16, 2010. The first season of the series delivered Showtime's highest ratings, and the debut of the fifth season had Showtime's highest viewership for a show with 1.3 million watchers. The show received and had been nominated for numerous awards. Mary-Louise Parker won a Golden Globe for her performance on the show, and Jenji Kohan earned a Writer's Guild of America award for her work on the pilot episode. The show was also nominated for 10 Golden Globes and 19 Emmy Awards.
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