TV-MA Showtime 28m 2005


Creator/showrunner Jenji Kohan's hit Showtime satirical dramedy series told of Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), a widowed mother of two boys - Silas (Hunter Parish) and Shane (Alexander Gould) - who begins selling marijuana to support her family in Agrestic, Southern California. Other main characters include Nancy's lax brother-in-law Andy (Justin Kirk) moving in to help raise her children; foolish acquaintance Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon); narcissistic neighbor Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins) living unhappily with her husband Dean (Andy Milder) and their daughter Isabelle (Allie Grant); as well as Nancy's wholesalers Heylia James (Tonye Patano) and her nephew Conrad (Romany Malco). During the fifth season, Nancy has a third child-Stevie (Mateus Ward and replaced by Ethan and Gavin Ken in season 8)-with Esteban Reyes (Demián Bichir), the mayor of Tijuana, Mexico and leader of a drug cartel. Over the course of the show, the Botwin family become increasingly entangled in illegal activity.

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