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Weeds - Seasons 1-3 (Amazon.com Exclusive) (2005)

Mary-Louise Parker , Hunter Parrish  |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon, Justin Kirk
  • Writers: Jenji Kohan
  • Format: NTSC
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • DVD Release Date: June 3, 2008
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0018B7E8G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,113 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Weeds - Seasons 1-3 (Amazon.com Exclusive)" on IMDb

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Season One
With its fantastic comedy series Weeds, cable network Showtime finally gave up its also-ran status to HBO and found itself with a controversial, buzz-worthy show that was as hilarious as it was dark, one about a truly desperate housewife. A recent widow with two growing sons, Nancy Botwin (Golden Globe winner Mary-Louise Parker) looks like a typical resident of the affluent Southern California suburb of Agrestic. She keeps a clean, upscale house (with the help of a live-in maid), attends PTA meetings, goes to her kids' soccer games, makes frequent stops at the local coffee franchise.... and sells marijuana in order to make it all possible. Left with no way to support herself after her beloved husband's fatal heart attack, Nancy turns herself into the "suburban baroness of bud," dealing to her neighbors in the area, with the help of her supplier Heylia (Tonye Patano) and point man Conrad (Romany Malco). Nancy's clients run from the local councilman (Kevin Nealon) to the just-barely-legal students at the local community college, but many in Agrestic are still in the dark as to how she keeps her family afloat, including her best friend, the sardonic Celia (Elizabeth Perkins), a wife and mother whose blistering, withering put-downs could make Dorothy Parker cringe in fear. But like many small-business owners, Nancy yearns for more success and cash, and like her workaholic neighbors, finds keeping a balance between work life and home life to be extremely precarious at best.

While Desperate Housewives yearned to be a suburban satire with bite, Weeds was the real deal, skewering upper-middle class mores with a sharp eye, a keen wit, and a mostly forgiving heart. In episode after episode, the show's creative team (led by creator Jenji Kohan) pulled back the layers of Agrestic's superficiality to show what lies beneath the squeaky-clean exteriors and smiling faces; it turns out that hunger, fear, desire, and, yes, desperation aren't that far down. However, Weeds forsakes pulpiness and florid drama for biting yet affectionate humor--its heroine is a woman with sliding morals, but one you'll root for to the very end. The effervescent Parker, the only actress who can mix perkiness with morbidity in just the right amounts, anchored the show with her amazing turn as Nancy, who by the end of the first season had become a kind of soccer-mom version of Michael Corleone, entering a corrupt world with both trepidation and fascination--and totally enamored of the power it brought her. Also perfectly cast, Perkins found the role of a lifetime as the bitterly hilarious Celia, and entering the show in its fourth episode, Justin Kirk (Parker's co-star in Angels in America) proved to be a potent secret weapon as Nancy's brother-in-law Andy, a slacker who wasn't above peddling t-shirts to elementary school kids. As icky as these characters might appear on the surface, Weeds made them all immensely appealing and great company to be around. Don't say we didn't warn you: one hit and you'll be hooked on this show. The DVDs feature six episode commentaries with cast and crew, outtakes, original featurettes, a music video, and most enjoyably, Agrestic Herbal Recipes (for entertainment value only, we assume) and the "Smoke and Mirrors" marijuana mockumentary. --Mark Englehart

Season Two
The first season of Weeds ended with a shocker: Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) found a dreamy new boyfriend, but he turned out to be a DEA agent (Martin Donovan). Luckily, she manages to find some pretty creative ways to "deal" with it. Despite that new obstacle, she decides it’s also time to "grow" the business to higher levels, and all these risky moves lead up to another fabulous season finale cliff-hanger. Elsewhere in suburban utopia, comic relieving brother-in-law Andy (Justin Kirk) tries to dodge his army commitments by joining Rabbi school, while the hilarious Doug (Kevin Nealon) battles it out with Celia (Elizabeth Perkins) to maintain power over the Agrestic City Council. Plot aside, Season 2 of Weeds took this potentially great show to the next level. No matter how hard they tried in the first season, the show’s makers had a heck of a time trying to shake the impression that they were mimicking the edginess of HBO’s original programming. (Some might have gone as far as to say they were trying a little too hard.) This time around, the characters and the story have grown into their own skins, and they offer something much more authentic and convincing. The second season also starts a great new tradition: Malvina Reynolds ‘s "Little Boxes" is still the opening theme song, but it is performed by a different artist for each episode (from Elvis Costello to The Shins). Just one more thing to keep us "addicted." --Jordan Thompson

Beyond Weeds

Season One

Season Two

Season Three
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best show on television! July 12, 2008
Format:DVD
Great! All three seasons were amazing! Too bad there are only 10 episodes in season one, 12 in season two, and 15 in season three. I could've watched 24 episodes in each season easily!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Fact than Fiction August 2, 2008
Format:DVD
This is a must see series that may be more fact than fiction. Awards should prevail for most of those involved. Life in the burbs of California couldn't be better portrayed. Beware, once the first sequel is viewed it becomes addicting. Showtime at its best!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lame June 5, 2009
Format:Blu-ray
You can actually get all 4 season for $20 cheaper when you get them individually.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show, good deal June 26, 2009
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An amusing tv show.

my only complaint would be how it was delivered. All the dvds fell out of the cases and were already slightly scratched from the trip.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good April 11, 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
My order arrived promptly and in good condition, I would but from this seller again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great price August 31, 2008
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This is a great set of dvds for the price. Not many TV seasons can you get for this cheap. It was definitely worth the buy. Now we are just waiting for season 4 to come out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show August 29, 2008
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I had only read reviews about this show before I purchased it and it is really good. I can't wait until Season 4 comes out..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weeds = the BEST show ever!!! August 25, 2008
Format:DVD
I was so happy to find a 'box' set on Amazon made especially for them to distribute. It not only saved me money, but all of the DVDs came together so I didnt have to wait for them all to arrive! I have always been a follower of Weeds and I thought I would buy the DVDs to catch up on whats happening so that I wouldnt be lost once Season 4 started! The show is hilarious and I cant wait to see the end of season 4!! Its getting so good!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT
This made a wonderful gift for the WEEDS fan on my list. Sorry to see it end, but this was a good gift & good value.
Published 5 months ago by Dorothy Gale
5.0 out of 5 stars friendly get together time
brings a smile to my face and my friends as we gather to watch every week great enjoyment and fun to gather friends together once a week
Published 8 months ago by phyllymoe
2.0 out of 5 stars To high of a price
My first three seasons were stolen.So while looking for them i came across these.In looking closer i found i came out cheaper ordering each season individually. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Laurie
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo !!!
I love this series. All around I am a big fan of the series and have managed to see through all of the episodes. The story line is very witty and fun. Read more
Published 14 months ago by HS
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this TV show!
I love this tv series. I watched the first 3 in about 3 days. I would recommend it to anyone that likes to get a laugh off of crazy peoples lives.
Published 16 months ago by Britlowe
5.0 out of 5 stars ADDICTING
This show keeps you coming and going and coming back again. Love the characters hated to see it end but having the DVD's is awesome p.s. (can't wait for 4 5 6 ...)
Published 18 months ago by Robert Niederstadt
4.0 out of 5 stars Weeds Collection
My purchase was a positive one. I received the DVD's in excellent condition but when I had trouble playing them due to a parental control setting, unknown to me, Amazon helped me... Read more
Published on July 24, 2010 by old timer
5.0 out of 5 stars MY show
If your like me your not going to pass a good deal. Have to say that its worth buying. I will buy the rest of the season because Im a fan of the show. Can on time. Read more
Published on January 9, 2010 by Lola Miyamoto
5.0 out of 5 stars WEEDS
Weeds is one of the best shows ever on TV...it really grabs you from the beginning and sucks you in. YOu just want to keep watching episode, after episode etc...
Published on October 10, 2009 by K. Farren
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor shipping time
After 2 phone calls and 1 e-mail I received Season 2&3 of weeds 28 days after I odered it .
Published on September 26, 2009 by Michael J. Wunderlich
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It's cheaper to order the three separate seasons
lol, i thought that too!
i bought weeds 1 & 2 for 12.99
& 3 for 17.99

number 4 is on pre order for 27.99

heaps cheaper than that 109 =)
Mar 27, 2009 by C. Linardakis |  See all 3 posts
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