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Weeds: The Botwins Are Back

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It's easy to get frustrated with Nancy Botwin. In the latest season of Weeds, Nancy (Mary Louise Parker) and the gang are on the lam from both the law and her powerful husband, Esteban. As she runs from her old life, Nancy's decisions are increasingly hard to understand. She's one of the most self-centered characters on TV--oftentimes it's hard to like her.

But that doesn't mean she's not watchable. There's something irresistible about Nancy's bad decisions that make viewers want to see how she'll extricate herself and what she'll do next. Nancy is like a female Don Draper, but instead of suppressing, she ignites. Botwin stays true to form in Season Six.