History Series / Weeds

4th Dec '15 11:27:43 AM Hossmeister
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Nevertheless, the series garnered critical acclaim for much of its run and became an influential female-centered drama, leading Jenji Kohan to write ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''. It has indirectly inspired shows like the British stoner-dramedy ''Series/{{Ideal}}'', and even ''Series/BreakingBad''[[note]]Vince Gilligan wrote the series without knowing that a show about a drug-dealing anti-hero already existed; when he learned about it, he did everything he could to prevent his show from looking too similar to ''Weeds''[[/note]]. ''Weeds'' even won an Emmy and a Golden Globe and remains one of Showtime's most popular shows.



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** At the end of Season 5, Celia, Doug, Dean, Isabelle, Sanjay, and Ignacio are shown to have formed a weed-dealing business after all their antics. While it's shown what happens to Doug and Dean, the other characters are given very little mention for the rest of the series.



* AmbiguouslyJewish: The Botwins for the most part, since none of them really take the faith seriously and the mentions are mostly PlayedForLaughs. Played straight with [[spoiler: Silas, who isn't blood-related to Judah]].



** An Agrestic resident was mentioned in passing several times, noted for his owning a Segway. Guess who rode by right at the end of an episode after another major bombshell Nancy had to deal with?

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** An Agrestic resident was mentioned in passing several times, noted for his owning since he would ride a Segway.Segway nude at night. Guess who rode by right at the end of an episode after another major bombshell Nancy had to deal with?



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** Silas and Shane frequently do this to Nancy

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** Silas and Shane frequently do this to NancyNancy.



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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Season 4's "Little Boats" has Nancy having TheTalk with Shane about masturbating to old photos of her and TheTalk with Silas about having sex with a woman who is very much like her  and the only thing that changes is the camera angle.

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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: Season 4's "Little Boats" has Nancy having TheTalk with Shane about masturbating to old photos of her and TheTalk with Silas about having sex with a woman who is very much like her  and and the only thing that changes is the camera angle.



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* TheStoner: At times it's a challenge to identify characters in this series who ''don't'' fall under this tropes.

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* TheStoner: At times it's a challenge to identify characters in this series who ''don't'' fall under this tropes.trope.


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* SuddenlySexuality: [[spoiler: Sanjay]] reveals his sexuality in the second episode of the third season, even though there are almost no indicators that he's gay prior to this. He even seems to be attracted to Nancy in the first season, though it's later played out as a "protective" role in the second season.


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13th Nov '15 11:03:32 AM Willbyr
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''Weeds'' was a half-hour dramedy created by Creator/JenjiKohan that aired from 2005 to 2012 on {{Showtime}}.

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''Weeds'' was a half-hour dramedy created by Creator/JenjiKohan that aired from 2005 to 2012 on {{Showtime}}.
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* DisabledLoveInterest: Silas' girlfriend for the first season, Megan Graves, [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative hottest tsundere brainy deaf schoolgirl girlfriend since]] [[KatawaShoujo Shizune Hakamichi.]] She's good enough a lip-reader and vocalizer that her disability doesn't prove to be much of an impairment even though Silas knows virtually no sign-language. Their relationship goes really well until he accidentally blurts out that he thinks she got accepted into a fancy college simply because she's deaf, rather than actually being intelligent and studious. [[spoiler: Silas learns sign language after marrying her in Season 8]].

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* DisabledLoveInterest: Silas' girlfriend for the first season, Megan Graves, [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative hottest tsundere brainy deaf schoolgirl girlfriend since]] [[KatawaShoujo [[VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo Shizune Hakamichi.]] Hakamichi]]. She's good enough a lip-reader and vocalizer that her disability doesn't prove to be much of an impairment even though Silas knows virtually no sign-language. Their relationship goes really well until he accidentally blurts out that he thinks she got accepted into a fancy college simply because she's deaf, rather than actually being intelligent and studious. [[spoiler: Silas learns sign language after marrying her in Season 8]].
29th Sep '15 10:57:52 AM Eagal
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* [[Gayngst]] : [[spoiler: Captain Roy Till]] after his boyfriend [[spoiler: Agent Schlatter]] was murdered.

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* [[Gayngst]] : {{Gayngst}}: [[spoiler: Captain Roy Till]] after his boyfriend [[spoiler: Agent Schlatter]] was murdered.



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* HypocriticalHumour: Season 5 features a protestor outside an abortion clinic holding a two-sided placard. The first side reads "Every life is sacred", and the other reads "Die, abortionists, die!"

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* HypocriticalHumour: Season 5 features a protestor protester outside an abortion clinic holding a two-sided placard. The first side reads "Every life is sacred", and the other reads "Die, abortionists, die!"
11th Jun '15 9:58:16 AM bogslug
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*** Nancy sold the company to Starbucks for quite a bit of money. I'd say they did fine.
5th Jun '15 9:29:18 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* TheArtifact: Doug continues to hang out with and follow the Botwin family around long after Agrestic burns down and the last time he had relevance to the main plot.

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Doug continues to hang out with and follow the Botwin family around long after Agrestic burns down and the last time he had relevance to the main plot.plot.
** After Lupita finds out about Nancy's marijuana business and uses it to blackmail her into keeping her employed, she's essentially stuck at the Botwin house with nothing left to do but collect paychecks. She stuck around for almost two whole seasons before the writers came up with an excuse to dump her early in Season 3.
3rd Jun '15 6:58:50 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* TheCameo: Creator/CarrieFisher has a memorable one-off appearance as Celia's unnamed lawyer in "The Brick Dance". [[ItMakesSenseInContext She almost kills a fish.]]


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* RealPersonCameo: Music/SnoopDogg appears AsHimself in the episode "MILF Money", giving Nancy and Conrad's "MILF Weed" his seal of approval, and later singing its praises in an original rap.
14th May '15 9:58:46 AM TwilightChronicles
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** Doug and Andy in the third season premiere dropping their pants and masturbating right next to each other. Just in case you maybe found one of them handsome, their faces are covered in cream.


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* PetTheDog: Isabelle staging an intervention for Celia is pretty much the ''only'' time past the first season that anybody cares what happens to her.
12th May '15 11:41:39 AM TwilightChronicles
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''Weeds'' was a dramedy on {{Showtime}} that aired from 2005 to 2012.

The show stars Creator/MaryLouiseParker as Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother of two in California who deals marijuana to make ends meet. Her sons Silas and Shane (15 and 10 at the start of the series) and mooching brother-in-law, her RichBitch friend/nemesis Celia, Celia's long-suffering husband and daughter, her supplier Heylia and grow expert Conrad form the core of the show's LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. And [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Doug the councilman]].

Now has [[Characters/{{Weeds}} a character page]].

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''Weeds'' was a half-hour dramedy on {{Showtime}} created by Creator/JenjiKohan that aired from 2005 to 2012.

2012 on {{Showtime}}.

The show stars Creator/MaryLouiseParker as initially centered on Nancy Botwin, Botwin (played by Creator/MaryLouiseParker), a widowed mother housewife in the fictional suburb of two in California who deals Agrestic, California, who, following the sudden death of her breadwinner husband, turns to dealing marijuana to make ends meet. Her provide for her sons Silas and Shane (15 Shane, respectively 15 and 10 at when the start of the series) and show begins. The cast is rounded out by her mooching brother-in-law, brother-in-law Andy, her RichBitch friend/nemesis Celia, Celia Hodes, Celia's long-suffering husband and daughter, daughter Dean and Isabelle, her supplier Heylia James and Heylia's grow expert nephew Conrad form the core of the show's LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. Shepard. And [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Doug Doug]], the councilman]].

perennially drugged-out city councilman who assists Nancy with the monetary aspect of her "business".

The show came down with a bit of CerebusSyndrome during its run, transitioning from a farcical (if often incredibly dark) comedy to a straight dramedy with plenty of of subplots played for drama rather than laughs, starting around the time the setting changed to Ren Mar, California, another fictional town along the border to Mexico. The LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters were eventually pared down, and ultimately the show focused primarily on Nancy's family unit [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Doug]].

Now has [[Characters/{{Weeds}} a character page]].
page]] that could use some love.


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* BackForTheFinale: Guillermo, Dean Hodes, and [[spoiler: Josh Wilson (his first appearance since the pilot)]]. [[spoiler: Conrad]] returned for the penultimate episode.
6th May '15 10:58:37 PM TwilightChronicles
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* {{Deconstruction}}: The entire show is one for the MamaBear trope, albeit one that often feels unintentional. A running theme in the early seasons is that Nancy's attempts to provide for her children often result in her spending very little time with them, and her absence may be contributing to their very troubling sociopathic behavior. After the CerebusSyndrome kicks in, Nancy frequently and openly acknowledges her parental shortcomings, and wonders more than once whether or not her actions are motivated by selfishness, and whether or not she always chooses to get back into the drug game because she's attracted to chaos and danger.
13th Apr '15 10:46:02 AM nombretomado
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* CerebusSyndrome: In Season 1, it's something like ''DesperateHousewives'' with more sex, drugs and cussin'; by the end of Season 4, it's a half-hour version of ''Series/TheSopranos''. With grosser jokes.

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* CerebusSyndrome: In Season 1, it's something like ''DesperateHousewives'' ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' with more sex, drugs and cussin'; by the end of Season 4, it's a half-hour version of ''Series/TheSopranos''. With grosser jokes.
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