Orange is the New Black season 5 debuts this Friday so, in honor of creator Jenji Kohan, we’re spotlighting Kohan’s first show: Weeds.
It’s been years since Michelle and I have watched Weeds. But we both think of it fondly and, while the last half of the show took a major dive, the first three seasons are worth a revisit this throwback Thursday.
Weeds stars the incredible, ageless Mary-Louise Parker as single mom, Nancy Botwin, who supports her family by selling weed in her suburban California town after her husband dies. Perhaps an absurd premise, but the show walks the line between absurd and dramatic as Nancy deals with the emotions of her husband’s death, raising her two teen/pre-teen boys, and dealing with the drama of drug dealers and law enforcers.
It’s a quick watch and an easy binge. Don’t skip the theme song!