Weeds 8 Seasons 2005

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Season 1
(298) IMDb 8.1/10
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At the house of her pot connection, Nancy enjoys the banter with Heylia, Conrad, Vaneeta and Keeyon as they fill ziplock bags with weed. Later, Nancy sneaks out of her own house under the guise of a "neighborhood watch meeting" to sell to fellow dealer Josh Wilson, the teenage son of her accountant Doug Wilson. She makes Josh promise never to sell to minors.

Starring:
Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins
Runtime:
32 minutes
Original air date:
August 7, 2005

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Brian Dannelly
Starring Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins
Supporting actors Tonye Patano, Romany Malco, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon, Haley Hudson, Justin Chatwin, Indigo, Tyrone M. Mitchell, Renee Victor, Allie Grant, Andy Milder, John Kelly, Clayton Rohner, Tressa DiFiglia, Stephanie Nash, Michelle Benes, Adam Taylor Gordon
Season year 2005
Network Showtime
Producers Mark A. Burley, Jenji Kohan, Devon Shepard, Lisa Vinnecour, Danielle Weinstock
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

This show is very funny and suspensful.
AJ
This series is extremely well done, great premise, great acting, and uplifting.
L. Callahan
Even if the drug premise offends you, the show is just too good to miss.
dave

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By T. Bellah on August 1, 2006
Format: DVD
The pilot opens almost mid-story it seems, acclimating you to the characters and their interpersonal dysfunctions subtlety and sparingly. The richness and vibrancy of the characters makes it "ok" that you don't get all the nitty-gritty details of why and when and how things started- you feel as if you know these people and will continue to learn about their why's, when's and how's as the "plot thickens" in season 2.

A fascinating exploration of suburban life- so common, easily identified with and yet totally beneath the surface. Of course it is dramatized, but after living in OC for over 10 years I can testify to the validity. The premise of this show is a terrific commentary on what suburbia has done to humanity as people try to make sure that all their "Little Boxes" stay the same. Our HOA recently sent letters to residents who were unfortunate enough to have brown spots in their lawns. I live in the desert and it's been unseasonably hot across the nation- but the semblance of normalcy must be protected in suburbia. They may want to worry about the growth patterns of a different type of grass in our quiet little neighborhood.

I admire the main character, Nancy, who judges none and accepts tragedy and criticism both with grace and dignity. When a fellow mom and friend attacks her parenting by citing a book on parenting she is not baited by the comment, but retorts with an amusing grin and wryly delivered, "Wow, Celia. (effective pause) I didn't know you read books." The timing and rapport between these two characters is pure magic-the steel magnolias of the "soccer mom" set.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Lola Legendre on July 24, 2006
Format: DVD
"Weeds" is an excellent show with clever humor, hot social issues, and engaging characters. Some reviewers have pointed out that the characters are hypocritical and not very likeable, but that's what gives them complexity and makes them interesting. "Full House" this is not. That aside, the general tone of the series is not terribly serious, so however you feel about drugs and the actions of Nancy and the other characters, it's still a quite enjoyable and fun show.

I felt that since the producers of this DVD did not see fit to release the episodes in their original aspect ratio, that was worth knocking off a good two points. It's often easy to tell that things are framed too closely here. It's incomprehensible why they would not release the best possible version on DVD, especially when they expect people to pay for them. The set does include some interesting extras and featurettes. I also listened to all the commentaries, and what annoyed me were those of show creator Jengi Kohan--on her tracks she sounds as though she's coming out of anesthesia. I just want to scream at her "SPEAK UP!" So if you're into commentaries, pretty much skip hers (the ones for the pilot and the season finale), as "mumble mumble mumble mumble" is hardly an insight.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Betty Beretta on September 22, 2006
Format: DVD
From the world of a professional herbalist and addict of amazingly written anything, film, shows, books...I find Weeds to be one of those things in life that I just can't live without. Not only are the actors extremely well cast in their roles, but the plot and dialog go wayyyy beyond the bump and grind life of a suburban widow drug dealer. I often find myself yelping with joy (alongside my neighbor since we get together every Monday at 10:00 to watch the latest episode)...then running to the office the next day to spread the word about Weeds.

In a world of trash television like American Idol, and Desperate Housewives, it's not only refreshing to be enlightened with such a cool antecdote to life's monotany, but also mandatory.

This one surely won't go up in smoke, unless of course you're just sharing the gift of the earth.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By B. Merritt VINE VOICE on July 26, 2006
Format: DVD
WEEDS is a complicated series currently airing on the cable network SHOWTIME, the same corp. that brought us DEAD LIKE ME and other controversial storylines. And WEEDS certainly is wonderfully bizarre.

Mary-Louise Parker (THE WEST WING) stars as Nancy Botwin, a recent widow with two children and a cash flow problem. She lives in the fictitious town of Agrestic in Anywhere Suburbia, America. In fact, the shows lead-in goes through great pains to show us how common an area she and her family live in. This is vital since most of today's drug culture tends to live right under our proverbial noses. And the drug, as the title intends, is marijuana, often considered shameful by some to be considered "illegal" while others throw tantrums about its gateway significance. But Nancy has to feed her family and she'll do whatever it takes to ensure their survival.

In the midst of this seemingly benign town we have a troop of old and new pot smokers. The older generation is exhibited by none other than Kevin Nealon (ANGER MANAGEMENT) whose character, Doug Wilson, is a bored and immature accountant. Self-centered and completely useless in terms of assisting his neighbors, his character is absolutely fantastic. You could easily picture him still in high school if it weren't for his extremely receding hairline and the family minivan he drives. The newer generation is brought to light by Nancy Botwin's brother-in-law, Andy, played by the excellent Justin Kirk (FLANNEL PAJAMAS, 2006). He has no direction in life and is now firmly entrenched in Nancy's home. His failings at life are mirrored through his careless attitudes toward women or growing in any meaningful way. But once in a while -- just occasionally -- he'll make a remark of wonderful profoundness that blows Nancy away.
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