EEDS" is back, and it's about time. Showtime's banner dramedy about a pot-dealing suburban mom is one of the best reasons to pay for cable. As Nancy Botwin, Mary-Louise Parker captures the sardonic narcissism of a widow who enters the drug world out of desperation (what else could an upper-middle-class, stay-at-home mom do? Sell Avon?) only to be seduced by early success and her own bad-girl self.
Surrounded by suburbia's socially and emotionally mangled -- slacker-stoner brother-in-law Andy (Justin Kirk), loser-stoner accountant Doug (Kevin Nealon), socially climbing-nonstoner frenemy Celia (Elizabeth Perkins), troubled sons Silas (Hunter Parrish) and Shane (Alexander Gould) -- Nancy finds order and a certain clarity on the proverbial other side of the tracks, bonding with supplier Heylia (Tonye Patano) and Conrad (Romany Malco).