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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
Funny, deep, and entertaining. Lots of side plots. Characters you want to dislike but you actually may like a bit more than you think.Published on Oct. 8 2011 by mike
I don't love exercise so I bought this to watch while I do my 30 minutes on my elliptical and it works a treat - I barely notice the time pass with this amazing show!Published on Aug. 12 2011 by Shrie75
This is a really fun t.v series. We get to know the different characters and their stories. Lots of funny situations. Not recommended for children though!Published on Feb. 12 2009 by A. Mahony
ITS ABOUT AN UPPER MIDDLE CLASS FAMILY. A BEAUTIFUL RECENTLY WIDOWED SINGLE MOM.WHO MUST RESORT TO SELLING WEED TO KEEP HER HOUSE AND FAMILY TOGETHER. Read morePublished on Dec 21 2007 by got jesus?