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Weeds - Season 1
     

Weeds - Season 1

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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:
05/29/2007
UPC:
0031398213345
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround EX]
Time:
4:43:00
Sales rank:
53,461

Special Features

1080P high definition; 16x9 widescreen version; 6.1 DTS HD audio; Dolby Surround EX audio; English and Spanish subtitles; "Smokey Snippets"; Six commentaries with cast & crew; "Smoke and Mirrors" original marijuana mockumentary; Agrestic herbal recipes; Showtime original content including special on Suburbia; Music video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mary-Louise Parker Actress
Alexander Gould Shane
Becky Thyre Pam
Jules Mandel Rabbi
Kevin Nealon Actor
Lochlyn Munro Bicycle Cop
Tonye Patano Heylia
Ayla Kell Chelsea
Elizabeth Perkins Actress
Indigo Vaneeta
Kevin Sizemore Officer Wick
Shoshannah Stern Megan
Yvonne DeLarosa Serena
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
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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Weeds - Season 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoy watching the show, takes a minute to get into it, but now I'm hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago