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August 12, 2007 | Mary McNamara
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.
September 24, 2011
SERIES Live From Daryl's House: This musical series makes the jump from Web to broadcast TV with an episode featuring San Francisco band, Train, and a second new episode with Fitz and the Tantrums (11 and 11:30 p.m. KTLA). Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin hosts the season premiere with musical guest Radiohead (11:29 p.m. NBC). SPECIALS The Nerdist: This new half-hour special, based on the "Nerdist" blog and podcast by Chris Hardwick, features discussion of nerd-centric topics.
August 28, 2006 | Marc Siegel, Special to The Times
"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 | Mark Sachs
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 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
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 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
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.
June 16, 2008 | Mary McNamara, Times Television Critic
When "Weeds" premiered on Showtime, it seemed the quintessential suburban satire: Widowed stay-at-home mom accidentally becomes pot dealer and finds her inner gangsta amid the manicured lawns and granite-countered hypocrisy of a Southern California planned community. What creator Jenji Kohan may not have counted on was that her cast and characters would so quickly become literally too cool for the 'burbs.
August 4, 2011 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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)
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