Showtime's Weeds follows the life of a drug-dealing suburban mom. Widowed after a sudden heart attack kills her husband, Nancy, the main character, struggles to support her two sons in the lifestyle to which the family is accustomed. In order to keep up appearances, Nancy turns to selling cannabis.
Nancy tries to keep herself as clean as possible. She refuses to sell anything harder than weed. She doesn't let her sons know what she's doing. She tries to maintain the perfect upper-class life that she had before her husband passed. Unfortunately, her system eventually begins to fail. She's drawn into the criminal world and her sons discover what she's doing to support the family. Even her friends and neighbors discover what's happening. Despite her spiral downwards, Nancy strives to maintain normalcy for her family. Viewers can relate to her desire to take care of her sons and maintain her reputation in the community.
Fans of the show appreciate that it reveals the dark secrets lurking behind suburban bliss. Nancy is shocked to discover that many of her neighbors are potheads and she has no problems selling her product. The show's theme song, "Little Boxes," plays on the myth of suburbia by mocking the supposed sameness of everyone in the suburbs.
Nancy's family also struggles to deal with the death of their patriarch. Her sons struggle to grow up without a father, especially as Nancy's cousin tries and fails to be a father figure. Despite the inherent drama, the show offers plenty of humor to keep things entertaining. Weeds has lasted eight seasons because viewers are addicted to the drama and comedy that Weeds producers deal out every year.
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- First Aired: September 16, 2012
The Bartwins (and Doug) are at a crossroads. Season finale part 2.
- First Aired: September 16, 2012
In the series finale, the Botwins, Andy and Doug all reach a crossroads in their love lives and in their careers.
- First Aired: September 09, 2012
Nancy, Andy and Silas take a trip. Shane gets caught stealing. Meanwhile, Doug abandons his charity to pursue a more lucrative scheme.
- First Aired: September 02, 2012
Silas prepares for his professional venture; Nancy has a dinner date with Rabbi Dave and some of his friends; Andy wants the family to meet someone.
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In the 8th episode, Nancy undertakes a job search while Jill has news to share with Andy and Doug/ Silas searches for his stolen plants while Shane plots to make some extra money while at the police academy.
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