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Encyclopedia > Weeds (television)
Weeds
Image:Weeds.gif
The cast of Weeds
Format Comedy
Running time approx 0:30
Creator(s) Jenji Kohan
Starring Mary-Louise Parker
Elizabeth Perkins
Kevin Nealon
Justin Kirk
Tonye Patano
Romany Malco
Country United States
Network Showtime
Original run August 8, 2005 – --
No. of episodes 10

Weeds is a Showtime dark comedy television series about a fictional California suburb and its residents, a handful of whom are involved in the distribution and consumption of cannabis (hence the title). The first season has finished its run with ten episodes. It was also the highest rated series for Showtime in 2005 [1]. Filming of a second season has been confirmed. Image File history File links Weeds. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... Mary-Louise Parker. ... Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins (born November 18, 1960) is a well-known American movie, television and theater actress. ... Kevin Nealon (born November 18, 1953) is a comedian and actor best known for the characters he played on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995. ... Born May 28, 1969, in Salem, Oregon, Justin Kirk grew up in Union, Washington, attending grade school on an Indian reservation. ... Tonye Patano is an actress who is most famous for her part in the television show Weeds. ... Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Showtime is a subscription television brand used by a number of channels and platforms around the world, but primarily refers to a group of channels in the United States. ... The term problem plays is applied to the three plays William Shakespeare wrote between the last of his pure comedies (Twelfth Night) and the first of his pure tragedies (Othello) They are Alls Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... A Cannabis sativa plant The cannabis plant can be dried or otherwise processed to yield products containing large concentrations of compounds that have medicinal and psychoactive effects when consumed, usually by smoking or eating. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents


Plot synopsis

Nancy Botwin is a mother living in suburban California, whose husband drops dead one day without leaving her any money. To make money, Nancy begins dealing cannabis to individuals in the same housing development. She gets a surprise when she finds customers in her wealthy neighbors, most notably her lawyer, Dean Hodes and Nancy's homophobic accountant Doug Wilson. Dean's wife, Celia Hodes, head of the Parent-Teacher Association, is an evil-yet-likable character who must deal with Dean's cheating, a bad-girl eldest daughter, and (seemingly worst of all to her) a chubby younger daughter. The show is notable for introducing in her supplier, one "Heylia James", a black matriarch who is completely disinterested (at best) in helping a rich white woman find her way. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Suburb. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... The concept wealth usually refers to money and property. ... The term homophobia means an irrational fear of or contempt for homosexuality or homosexuals. It is derived from the words homosexual and phobia (meaning panic fear in Greek). ... Accountancy (British English) or accounting (American English) is the process of maintaining, auditing, and processing financial information for business purposes. ... A Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is a voluntary organisation bringing together parents and teachers of pupils in a particular school, usually for fund-raising and other activities relating to the welfare of the school rather than the progress of individual pupils. ...


Cast

*Justin Chatwin plays Josh Wilson in the pilot episode, but then leaves the cast, since he was filming War of the Worlds. However, the producers plan to bring him back full time for the show's second season.(Interview) Mary-Louise Parker. ... Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins (born November 18, 1960) is a well-known American movie, television and theater actress. ... Kevin Nealon (born November 18, 1953) is a comedian and actor best known for the characters he played on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995. ... Born May 28, 1969, in Salem, Oregon, Justin Kirk grew up in Union, Washington, attending grade school on an Indian reservation. ... Tonye Patano is an actress who is most famous for her part in the television show Weeds. ... Justin Chatwin (born October 31, 1982 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada) is an actor who appeared in the Steven Spielberg/Tom Cruise movie War of the Worlds and in the independent film The Chumscrubber. ... Alexander Gould (born May 4, 1994) is an American child actor. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... A television pilot is the first episode of an intended television series. ...


Awards & Nominations

Awards Won

Satellite Awards:

Golden Globe Awards: Mary-Louise Parker. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

Mary-Louise Parker. ...

Awards Nominated

Golden Globe Awards: The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

  • Best TV Series-Comedy
  • Best Performance by a TV Supporting Actress Elizabeth Perkins (2006)

Screen Actors Guild: Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins (born November 18, 1960) is a well-known American movie, television and theater actress. ... The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ...

Satellite Awards: Mary-Louise Parker. ...

Elizabeth Perkins Elizabeth Perkins (born November 18, 1960) is a well-known American movie, television and theater actress. ...

Crew

  • Creator: Jenji Kohan
  • Producer/Director: Brian Dannelly

Episodes

  • 1. You Can't Miss The Bear
  • 2. Free Goat
  • 3. Good Shit Lollipop
  • 4. Fashion of the Christ
  • 5. Lude Awakening
  • 6. Dead In The Nethers
  • 7. Higher Education
  • 8. The Punishment Light
  • 9. The Punishment Lighter
  • 10. The Godmother

External links

  • Official Website (only available in the United States)
  • Sky One Weeds Website (Sky One is the channel which broadcasts Weeds in the UK)

  Results from FactBites:
 
‘Weeds’-Television-Review - New York Times (1094 words)
When “Weeds” began on Showtime it was a “Queer as Folk” for the illegal drug trade, a dark comedy that depicted suburban marijuana use as boldly and matter-of-factly as the previous series did the sexual practices of gay men.
Crime is never as illicit as sex on American television, so there was not nearly as much outrage over the mischievous portrait of a suburban soccer mom who deals pot to make ends meet.
“Weeds” didn’t shrink from casting the series’ only African-American characters as drug dealers, and it moved quickly and confidently beyond stereotypes, particularly in the case of Conrad (Romany Malco), Nancy’s partner in crime and the nephew of the sharp-tongued fl matriarch, Heylia (Tonye Patano).
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