- 8 Seasons
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.