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So theres this show about weed

JawaJawa Registered User regular
edited October 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
So if you haven't heard about it already theres this show on Showtime called Weeds, and it is in fact pretty popular it comes on at 10 pm on Mondays
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The shows focus is around a suburban mom, Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) who after her husband's unexpected death and subsequent financial woes, embraces a new profession: the neighborhood pot 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/PTA president, Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins).

The series is already in its third season which seems to be reaching close to its conclusion and so far the season conclusions leave you wanting more and expecting the worse for each character.

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Characters
Nancy Botwin
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Played by: Mary-Louise Parker
Nicknames: Nancy Pants (Pants), Suburban Baroness of Bud, Snowflake, The Godmother, MILF, Barbie
Alias: Lacy LaPlant (Canadian)
Nancy's story: A widowed mother of two, after her husband Judah Botwin passed away after a sudden heart attack, Nancy is left with a house and two children to support. So, whether it be wise or otherwise, she resorts to becoming a pot dealer.

Silas Botwin
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Played by: Hunter Parrish
Nicknames: Silbot
Silas' story: Silas is Nancy’s oldest son and is your typical emotional teen. He is also your typical horny teenager looking for any sort of action he can get. After finding out his mother was a pot dealer Silas wanted to help with the family business.

Shane Botwin
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Played by: Alexander Gould
Nicknames: Strange Botwin, Fruit Punch, Vampire
Shane’s story: Shane is the youngest Botwin and seems to be the child most affected by his father’s early passing. Shane however is a bright young kid who easily matches wits with many of the adult characters in the show.
Andy Botwin
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Played by: Justin Kirk
Nicknames: Uncle Andy
Alias: "Bill Sussman
Andy's story: Andy was living in Alaska with psycho-girlfriend Kat before receiving word of brother Judah's sudden demise. He movies into the Botwin household on the notion that he is helping out. Andy is a drug addict who tries his hardest to fill his deceased brothers shoes

Dean Hodes
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Played by: Andy Milder
Andy's story: Dean is a man essentially going through a serious mid-life crisis, going through a divorce with his wife and just trying to find a place to fit in.

Celia Hodes
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Played by: Elizabeth Perkins
Nicknames: Whore, bitch
Celia's story: Celia is the bitch you love to hate and hate to love, essentially the woman too concerned with her own image to care about anyone else’s feelings. Celia becomes Nancy’s nemesis when she becomes Council-woman of Agrestic and follows a strict no drug policy. Currently, Celia is struggling with marital problems at home and has a very disconnected relationship with her daughter.

Isabelle Hodes
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Played by: Allie Grant
Nicknames: Isa-belly
Isabelle's story: Isabelle is the lesbian daughter of Celia and Dean and makes it very obvious that she would rather live with her father.

Doug Wilson
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Played by: Kevin Nealon
Nicknames: doug/councilman doug---
Doug's story: Doug was councilman before Celia came in and stole that position, essentially Doug uses his ability to manipulate the system to legitimize Nancy’s pot dealing business and provide money to insure the income of the substance he loves so much.

Heylia James
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Played by: Tonye Patano
Heylia's story: ----Heylia is a strong woman who knows what she wants, how to get it, and who to have do her dirty work when somebody's blocking her progress. Heylia is the ally and enemy of Nancy, as she previously provided Nancy with the drugs she delivered but now considers Nancy to be a itch she can’t quite scratch.

Conrad Sheperd
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Played by: Romany Malco
Conrad's story: Conrad is an entrepreneur and is always looking to expand his pot dealing business and earn more cash, however being under the watchful eye of Heylia makes becoming a grower and dealer a difficult job.

Even though season 3 seems a lot less tense than the past two seasons I'm pretty sure they will leave it with a cliffhanger
I think that either A) somehow Peters ex-wife is find out about Nancy's business or B)Peters Partner is going to go rogue and seek personal revenge for his partners death and also his own removal from the D.E.A
Also is anyone sure of what exactly Peter and his partner were involved in, I understand the illegal wire taps but the way their boss made it sound they were in some deeper business than that (besides the whole protection of a suburban pot dealer thing)

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    blizzard224blizzard224 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    This show used to be on late night on Channel 7 (AUS) - I watched a fair few episodes. Seemed like really good stuff.

    Got canned pretty quickly here though, don't know if it was the backlash (there was lots) or if it just wasn't pulling ratings.

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    SamSam Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    one of the best shows ever. I wonder how they'll conclude the series, especially if they have Nancy finally realize she wants to be with Conrad.

    Seriously, how is that living arrangement going to work (Not that Conrad's a bad guy at all, but is a mother really going to want that kind of father figure for a young kid?) and what would they do for money?

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    GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I've never actually seen this show, because I don't have Showtime, but I do plan to grab the DVD's. I've heard nothing but positives.

    Plus, I would do terrible, terrible things to Mary-Louise Parker.

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    SamSam Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    GoodOmens wrote: »
    I've never actually seen this show, because I don't have Showtime, but I do plan to grab the DVD's. I've heard nothing but positives.

    Plus, I would do terrible, terrible things to Mary-Louise Parker.

    I love how she can look completely devastated with just a sweet, weary smile on her face

    what else is she good in? The guy who played Agent Peter is a pretty cool actor too.

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    Low KeyLow Key Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    This show used to be on late night on Channel 7 (AUS) - I watched a fair few episodes. Seemed like really good stuff.

    Got canned pretty quickly here though, don't know if it was the backlash (there was lots) or if it just wasn't pulling ratings.

    I'm trying to work out if this is the same AUS that I live in. Or is it AUStria?

    Because they had the whole first season on tv and they're just starting into the second season right now and I love it.
    Oh shits, the DEA guy knows

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    romanlevinromanlevin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Sam wrote: »
    and what would they do for money?

    Indeed.

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    Lord YodLord Yod Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Sam wrote: »
    GoodOmens wrote: »
    what else is she good in? The guy who played Agent Peter is a pretty cool actor too.

    She plays Josh's (Bradley Whitford's) girlfriend on the West Wing.

    And this show is awesome.8-)

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    nopoastingnopoasting __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    Dexter is superior.

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    BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    nopoasting wrote: »
    Dexter is superior.
    This is like saying hugs are better than puppies.

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    romanlevinromanlevin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Blackjack wrote: »
    nopoasting wrote: »
    Dexter is superior.
    This is like saying hugs are better than puppies.

    Not it's not. Puppies are far superior to hugs.

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    BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    romanlevin wrote: »
    Blackjack wrote: »
    nopoasting wrote: »
    Dexter is superior.
    This is like saying hugs are better than puppies.

    Not it's not. Puppies are far superior to hugs.
    But both are excellent and well worth enjoying.

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    KungFuKungFu Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    romanlevin wrote: »
    Sam wrote: »
    and what would they do for money?

    Indeed.

    I just heard of this show called Weeds where, apparently, the characters make money with their underground drug dealing. I know it is a bit of a stretch, but I bet the characters here can do what they do in that show.

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    romanlevinromanlevin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Blackjack wrote: »
    romanlevin wrote: »
    Blackjack wrote: »
    nopoasting wrote: »
    Dexter is superior.
    This is like saying hugs are better than puppies.

    Not it's not. Puppies are far superior to hugs.
    But both are excellent and well worth enjoying.

    Hmm... I begin to see the wisdom in your words. But would you also say that I can enjoy Deadwood (in this metaphor, let's say sunshine) at the same time?

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    redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    hugs > Puppies
    There's > Theres
    Threads about weed > Threads about The Weeds

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    romanlevinromanlevin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    KungFu wrote: »
    romanlevin wrote: »
    Sam wrote: »
    and what would they do for money?

    Indeed.

    I just heard of this show called Weeds where, apparently, the characters make money with their underground drug dealing. I know it is a bit of a stretch, but I bet the characters here can do what they do in that show.

    No no no!

    That is not possible! Stop your senseless lies!

    Do you not care who you hurt?

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    flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Am I the only one who thinks the 3rd season has been pretty shitty?

    Like, too much random crap going on; it's just getting cartoony and completely ridiculous.

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    romanlevinromanlevin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Am I the only one who thinks the 3rd season has been pretty shitty?

    Like, too much random crap going on; it's just getting cartoony and completely ridiculous.

    Not as good as the first two, yes, and the first couple of episodes are rather crap, but it gets better later on.

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    BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    romanlevin wrote: »
    Am I the only one who thinks the 3rd season has been pretty shitty?

    Like, too much random crap going on; it's just getting cartoony and completely ridiculous.

    Not as good as the first two, yes, and the first couple of episodes are rather crap, but it gets better later on.
    Yeah, once
    U-Turn dies
    and it becomes less "let's put Nancy in situations where she is threatened with physical violence and rape!" and more "hey, wait. This is a comedy. Let's be more funny!" it gets a lot better.

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    romanlevinromanlevin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Blackjack wrote: »
    Yeah, once
    U-Turn dies
    and it becomes less "let's put Nancy in situations where she is threatened with physical violence and rape!" and more "hey, wait. This is a comedy. Let's be more funny!" it gets a lot better.

    Yeah, the constant threat of rape and murder against Mary Louise Parker was very fatiguing for me as well.

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    flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    It was all just so unrealistic. If you're a rich single mom dealing dimebags to other rich people in the suburbs, you're not going to be pulling drive-bys and getting caught up in gang wars.

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