With all the critical judging going on ('Did Nancy Pay For Her Sins?') you'd think that Nancy Botwin was ever a saint in the 8-year span of our acquaintance with-- let's get the cute euphemisms out now--the marijuana mama. Not if the actor that inhabited her had anything to say about it (and it would seem logical that she did):
Mary-Louise Parker seems to have had a definitive persona in mind for her character, Nancy Botwin, on Showtime's Weeds. As she told reporters in July:
"... I always wanted her to be bad. I
wanted her to be as bad as she could and worse than that." --Mary-Louise Parker
I have many WEEDS series finale photo (screencaps) spoilers after the jump. They are directly from the mini-interview/discussion by creator/showrunner Jenji Kohan of the one-hour Weeds series finale that aired on Showtime. Kohan speaks in detail about the episode therefore Spoiler Warning on viewing the "With the Creator" (VIDEO: Weeds Series Finale) as well.
I have more to say as well especially in re: Nancy's sexuality and whether it made her a 'bad' mom. Next post (Tuesday).
This is a start: Weeds Mary Louise Parker NSFW Scenes
Thoughts About Weeds' Series Finale:
I totally agree with MLP about the ending of Weeds.
'There was some sort of benediction,' says Mary-Louise Parker 1 hour ago | Zap2It - From Inside the Box »
"Weeds" came to an end Sunday night (Sept. 16), having followed the Botwin family and their band of cohorts for eight seasons. Star Mary-Louise Parker says she thought the series finale was beautiful. "I just cried when I read it. I think it's beautiful," says Parker. "[Creator Jenji Kohan] managed to bring things together in a way that was really satisfying for me except for the fact that it was an end because, you know, I think most of us are sad about that." "I think she just managed to bring things together in a way that wasn't necessarily a completely -- she didn't sort of make it a total happily-ever-after thing, but there was hope in it, and there was some sort of benediction, I felt like," Parker adds. "I'm just proud of all of us and I think [Kohan] just made something amazing, and we were lucky enough to be in it," she finishes. » - firstname.lastname@example.org
LOS ANGELES -- Even after eight years of "Weeds," the marijuana jokes keep on coming.
Fake joints were handed out at a news conference promoting the series, which concludes the adventures of a drug-dealing suburban widow with Sunday's hour-long finale (10 p.m. EDT).
"I used to say that pot took away from my rent, and now it pays it," wisecracked cast member Justin Kirk.
More on the Showtime series 'Weeds' after the jump:
"Weeds" certainly was a champion groundbreaker for Showtime, which became home to other series with a similarly dark bent.
It was "the show that set the tone for the current slate of original programming on Showtime," said David Nevins, the channel's entertainment president. "It redefined the network and paved the way for a new generation of antiheroes" on "Nurse Jackie," "Dexter," "Californication" and more.
It's also among a rare group of cable TV shows that reached 100 episodes, Nevins said at a celebration of the milestone taping.
CREDIT: Huffington Post
Preceding the finale episodes in season 8 Weeds:
Doe-eyed troublemaker Nancy Botwin (Parker) is at a critical juncture in the finale.
In the preceding episode, she and brother-in-law Andy (Kirk) and son Silas (Hunter Parrish) returned home to fictional Agrestic, Calif., and to familiar faces. Nancy, Guillermo (Guillermo Diaz) and Conrad (Romany Malco) have teamed up to grow legalized marijuana, and Nancy had an emotional tryst with Andy.
CREDIT: The Hollywood Reporter
WEEDS episode 8.12 series finale 'The Widow' SNEAK PEEK VIDEO:
Nancy attends a PTA meeting at Stevie's school.
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