Weeds - Season 1

Weeds - Season 1

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Director: Arlene Sanford, Brian Dannelly, Burr Steers, Craig Zisk

Cast: Arlene Sanford, Brian Dannelly, Burr Steers, Craig Zisk

     
 

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Few TV shows last year generated as much water-cooler buzz as this Showtime series about a suburban Southern California housewife who takes to dealing marijuana to make ends meet. The appealing, underrated Mary-Louise Parker plays Nancy Botwin, a suddenly widowed soccer mom with no marketable skills, who begins selling pot to avoid becoming, as she puts it, "the oldest Gap employee in Southern California." The ten episodes of Season 1 establish this premise as it introduces Nancy's circle of acquaintances -- including best friend and neighbor Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins, another fine, underrated actress) and city councilman Doug Wilson (Saturday Night Live alumnus Kevin Nealon). There's a lot of subversive humor here, much of it generated by Nancy's newfound dedication to entrepreneurship in a decidedly illegal endeavor. But Weeds goes further than that: It's another in the progression of movies and TV series dedicated to the proposition that neatly trimmed lawns and well-maintained houses conceal suburbia's moral decay. Nancy's criminal activities thus are made to seem wholly defensible and relatively harmless, and certainly less egregious than the offenses of her hypocritical, posturing neighbors. That's a dicey premise, but Weeds gets away with it because the series boasts sharp writing and impeccable performances.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2006
UPC:
0031398188056
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
4:43:00
Sales rank:
12,358

Special Features

Closed Caption; "Smokey snippets"; Six cimmentaries with cast and crew; "Smoke and Mirrors"; Original marijuana mockumentary; Agrestic: Herbal recipes; Showtime original content including special on suburbia; Music video; Full screen presentation; 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio; Closed captions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mary-Louise Parker Actress
Alexander Gould Shane
Becky Thyre Pam
Jules Mandel Rabbi
Kevin Nealon Actor
Lochlyn Munro Bicycle Cop
Renee Victor Lupita
Tonye Patano Heylia
Andy Milder Dean
Ayla Kell Chelsea
Elizabeth Perkins Actress
Indigo Vaneeta
Kevin Sizemore Officer Wick
Shoshannah Stern Megan
Yvonne DeLarosa Serena
Allie Grant Isabelle
David Doty Principal Dodge
David Pressman Insurance Adjuster
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Judah Botwin
Justin Kirk Actor
Maulik Pancholy Sanjay
Joey Gray Brian
Shawn Schepps Alison
Tyrone M. Mitchell Keeyon
Soledad St. Hilaire Blanca
Tressa DiFiglia Maggie

Technical Credits
Arlene Sanford Director
Brian Dannelly Director
Burr Steers Director
Craig Zisk Director
Lee Rose Director
Lev L. Spiro Director
Paul Feig Director
Robert Berlinger Director
Tucker Gates Director

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