August 28, 2006 |
"Weeds," Showtime, 10 p.m. Mondays The premise NANCY BOTWIN (Mary-Louise Parker) is struggling to bring up her two sons and maintain the same lifestyle in the wake of her husband's sudden death. She secretly becomes a local pot dealer. Meanwhile, her family's life deteriorates. While Nancy is on a romantic tryst, her older son, 16-year-old Silas (Hunter Parrish), has his girlfriend stay over, and 10-year-old brother Shane (Alexander Gould) observes them having sex.
July 17, 2009 |
Fifteen-year-old Alexander Gould was a mere minnow when he landed a whopper role, voicing the title character in the 2003 animated smash "Finding Nemo." But even at that tender age, Gould was already a show-business veteran, having appeared in such TV series as "Freaks and Geeks," "Ally McBeal" and "Malcolm in the Middle."
May 30, 2003 |
We've suspected it for some time, but "Finding Nemo" all but makes it official: With five successes out of five attempts, Pixar Animation Studios is now the most reliable creative force in Hollywood. Perhaps not since Preston Sturges made seven classic comedies in a row between 1940 and 1944 has one name been such a consistent indicator of audience and critical pleasure. Following the two "Toy Story" films, "A Bug's Life" and "Monsters, Inc.
August 5, 2005 |
In "Weeds," debuting Sunday on Showtime, Mary-Louise Parker plays Nancy Botwin, a newly widowed mother of two who has become, in those weightless, whirlwind first stages of the grieving process, a pot supplier to her upscale planned community of Agrestic, Calif. Nancy buys her weed by the ounce from a black family of drug dealers in L.A.
August 13, 2007 |
Over at Showtime, there is good news and bad: "Weeds" is back, but it has brought "Californication" with it. Let us lead with the positive: "Weeds" is odder, darker and more suspenseful than ever. When we last saw suburban, pot-dealing and personal responsibility-challenged Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), she had several automatic weapons pointed at her head and a big box full of empty where the drugs should have been.
August 4, 2011 |
At last count, the Emmys offer 1.2 million categories with more being minted daily in an unmarked, underground bunker somewhere in Encino. But do they really get to the heart of what's great on TV? Not always. So we here at The Envelope have created the alternative Envy Awards to reward those truly great television moments. The Bad Seed Award for Special Achievement in Kids Kicking Butt Tomboy Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) wielding her trusty sword Needle and telling a couple of bullies, "I'm good at killing fat boys" in "Game of Thrones" Little Loretta (Kaitlyn Dever)