My first television show series review will be on the American, dark comedy 'Weeds' that stars the beautiful and talented Mary-Louise Parker. (SN- some say Mary Louise Parker and I resemble one another)
Let me start by saying I can be oblivious to things, some would call me slow, dingy, or even 'air headish'; I prefer clueless. When I first decided to watch 'Weeds' I had no idea what the show was going to be about, but it did not take long (just a few minutes into the first episode) to figure it out ... Marijuana (hence the weed symbol next to the show title).
Of course when you are in the drug dealing business there has to be excitement, near death experiences, a lot of 'adult' hanky panky, and edge of your seat moments. In addition, in the drug dealing business you never know who you can trust; one minute your friend will be your enemy and they will try and kill you for narking on them.
This show has a lot of interesting characters. Some of my favorite include: Isabelle (played by Allie Grant)- the over weight daughter of over bearing mom Celia (played by Elizabeth Perkins). Helia James (played by Tonye Patano)- a marijuana wholesaler that sells to Nancy and is very serious about what she does. Andy Bowtin (played by Justin Kirk)- Nancy's brother in law that moves himself in to Nancy's home and begins to try and becoome part of the marijuana business while trying to hide his feelings for his sister in law. There are a lot of great characters in this show; many that appear and then disappear and then reappear in later seasons.
There are 8 seasons of 'Weeds' and the first season aired in 2005 and the last in 2012. The first 6 episodes had me hooked completely, however the last 2 episodes dragged. I could tell that the show needed to come to an end during season 6.
For the first few seasons and the last few seasons of 'Weeds', the opening of the television show was great. The show opened with a song called 'Little Boxes'; which was sung by a variety of different people throughout the seasons. Here is a sample of the song sung by Malvina Reynolds.
My name is Aimee and this is my review of 'Weeds' and I am a Netflix Junkie!
Let me know if you have watched this and what your thoughts are. Also let me know if you decide to watch; I promise, you will enjoy it!
Written by: Aimee Fauci