25 beloved television shows we really miss

Cast members of NBC's comedy series "Friends." (Photo by Warner Bros. Television)
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(L-R) Preident of entertainment David Nevins, actress Mary Louise Parker, executive producer Jenji Kohan, and CEO of Showtime Networks Matt Blank celebrate the Showtime “Weeds” 100th Episode (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) /


A show about a mother who needs to make extra money and so starts selling pot? Sign us up! Weeds was special in its time because having a female protagonist like Nancy Botwin was unheard of. When her husband suddenly dies of a heart attack, Nancy must do whatever is necessary to make money for her family.

And, in her world, that includes becoming a marijuana dealer. Weeds brought Hunter Parrish into our lives and showed that Mary Louise Parker was quite an unstoppable force on-screen.

Would the show work if it was on today though? Well, Nancy may have issues if she, for instance, lived in a state that legalized pot. Then again, why not set up a dispensary and live peacefully and lawfully?

It wouldn’t make for good television, but it would make us happy because Nancy and her two boys deserve to have good things. We miss Weeds because Nancy’s struggle is one that most parents fear — not being able to provide for your family and being stuck in a hard place.

We don’t feel like this year feels any better than years prior, and maybe a little Weeds could lighten things up (while we watch people light it up).