After seeing the last 10 minutes of an episode in passing I knew that I had to go home right away and spend the last little bit of my emergency money on the first season of Weeds on DVD and I doubt I will ever regret that investment. Who needs foods when you have Weeds. [This is of course a trick question… Weeds… Munchies… Good thing I work at a pizza place where the food is free!] Who could say no to this? A suburban mother of two becomes widowed and her husband does not leave her with any money. What is a good mom to do to help keep herself and her children in the lifestyle they are used to other than sell drugs, namely weed? I sure wish I had thought this show up.
-“Smokey Snippets” outtakes
-“Smoke and Mirrors” Pot Documentary: Very educational if you were curious about weed, this is one of my boyfriends favorite parts
-Agrestic Herbal Recipes: Hands down, this is my favorite part of the special features… Not only do you get recipes for sweets, but you also get some for the main meals, and other snacks
You Can’t Miss the Bear 8/7/05: This is where you meet Nancy [Parker]. You get to know her background and meet her and her two sons. Celia, Nancy’s friend learns in this episode that her husband is sleeping with one of the local tennis instructors.
Free Goat 8/14/05: Nancy cannot afford to pay her bills so her and her accountant
Good Sh*t Lollipop 8/22/05: This episode has been nominated for awards. Celia feeds her overweight child, Isabel, laxative chocolates. Nancy still has trouble keeping her bills paid.
Fashion of the Christ 8/29/05: Nancy’s brother in law, Andy, comes back into town. He helps Nancy’s son sell “Chris Died for My Sins” shirts at the elementary school.
Lude Awakening 9/5/05: Andy learns that Nancy has been selling weed. While trying to involve himself in the “family business”, Andy lands himself in jail.
Dead in the Nethers 9/12/05: Celia and Conrad [Malco] have an affair. As a result of his arrest, Andy has to go to Narcotics Anonymous meetings where he falls hard for the group leader.
Higher Education 9/19/05: Nancy starts selling pot on the campus of the local community college via her son, Silas’ tutor. Celia has surgery for her breast cancer.
The Punishment Light 9/26/05: Andy and Doug trash Nancy’s house trying to catch a rat. Nancy sleeps with a rival drug dealer so she can continue to sell.
The Punishment Lighter 10/3/05: Nancy gets caught selling drugs on the college campus, but the security guard who confiscated her pot mysteriously returns it to her.
The Godmother 10/12/05: Nancy decides to go into business against her former dealer, Heylia. Then Nancy finds out that the man she has been seeing is a DEA agent.
The cast of this show is absolutely to DIE for. Kevin Nealon is absolutely hilarious [imagine that]. Mary-Louise Parker is perfect as Nancy. You cannot help but to love her. Elizabeth Perkins kills me. As much as I want to hate her, you can’t help but to love her. She is hilarious in the most abrasive way possible. Romany Malco [who you may remember from the 40 Year Old Virgin] is wonderful as Conrad, a drug dealer.
-TV Release Date: August 7, 2005
-DVD Release Date: July 11, 2006
-Studio: Lions Gate
-Run Time: 283 minutes
-Number of Discs: 2
-Directors: Lee Rose and Burr Steers
-Genre: Crime and Comedy
-Tagline: Putting the Herb in Suburb
-Created by: Jenji Kohan
-Starring: Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Kevin Nealon, Romany Malco, Hunter Parrish, Andy Milder, Justin Kirk, Alexander Gould, Tonye Patano, Allie Grant
Buy this. It is highly addictive and a gateway drug into more Showtime series [such as Dexter]. The show is hilarious and sitting and watching the entire first season straight through is not a problem. Watching it straight through is something I do about ever week and a half. The show is amazing; I want to tell everyone about it. I push the DVDs over to my friends and push everyone I know to watch Weeds both on TV and the first season on DVD. I recommended this show to everyone and I mean EVERYONE. DEA agents may even enjoy this show [I’m not making any promises, but it is that good, come on, take one for the team, you might not get fired].
Get your fix, watch an episode online: http://www.sho.com/site/weeds/home.do