Funnier, darker and more daring, the second season of this acclaimed Showtime series reaches a higher ground. Golden Globe winner Mary-Louise Parker stars as Nancy Botwin, the soccer mom who had to learn how to deal - pot,... more » that is - after the death of her husband. Now, her business is a hit. But keeping up with the neighbors in this suburban utopia isn't easy. She's joined up with a few of her closest friends, and together they're facing life's highs and lows - because even in paradise, nobody's perfect. Don't miss WEEDS, an addictive comedy, the highest grade TV has to offer.« less
Danielle T. (sugarkane) from FITCHBURG, WI Reviewed on 11/29/2007...
Love this season the best! I've seen all season thus far and number 2 takes the gold. I believe a lot of it has to do with U-Turn and the MILF Money episode.
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Ethan Straffin | Palo Alto, CA USA | 06/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, it's a drama all right, despite the half-hour format. The tone of its second season reminds me more than anything of the venerable "Six Feet Under": it's extremely funny, and extremely smart, and it moves from ultra-dry sitcom territory into much darker places (and back) without warning or apology.
"Weeds" casts its satirical throwing stars in 360 degrees. While drug warriors get their well-justified comeuppance, we more libertarian types don't get off exactly scot-free. Just the right medicine when it comes to a debate that's been all but shut down in more mainstream circles.
Not that you need to have an opinion about pot politics to enjoy the razor-sharp dialogue or, failing that, Mary-Louise Parker's big brown eyes and diabolical deadpan delivery."
This series is addicting, no pun intended.
Absolutely | USA | 05/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the television series WEEDS on Showtime.
It's great! Why? Well... it has a variety of factors that make it good, one being the casting. The entire cast of this show helps make what it is, a great drama.
The plot is obviously a bit risque but it draws you in and begs to be tollerated. After a while, you get intrigued in the storylines and get hooked on the suspense. Every now and then, you get a lil bit of sadness and or romance to trigger up some emotions. Otherwise, your rooting with either laughter or applauding the extreme efforts some of the cast members go to just make it.
The story does not just evolve around Mary Louise Parker but other charachters as well. Therefore you are not drowned down with one single plot but multiple storylines that play well within eachother.
If you are looking for a edgy new aged series to plop down one weekend and engulf yourself in, this show has got to be it.
You'll be rooting for more after the end of each episode. Only if they made the episodes longer. You don't want it to end. But, when it does... you come down from your high and await the next series.
This is certainly not a show for those under 18 but for adults, it brings you into a level of great television but with a cinematic view.
Buy it, rent it, watch it!"
John M. Soliz | Atlanta, GA | 06/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show is so great on so many levels. You love these characters and all their faults. I love this show because it shows that all things aren't as they seem. They are screwed up and they screw up and they all have their baggage to deal with. You feel their pain and the series is funny, serious, silly and heartfelt. The writing is excellent! The only think I don't like about it is the episodes are only 30 min. They need to be an hour!!!! I will buy this when it comes out and look foward to season 3 in aug!!!!!"
Just plain awesome
J. Beatty | Cleveland, OH | 06/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's been a while since a made for paid show has been this good. The Soprano's has been...well...a bit boring. Yea, yea, Six Feet Under. But this, this is off the hook. Mary Louise Parker plays just the right tune and at first has you wondering if she is convincing. Doesn't take long until you are sucked into her dilemas. The pushy neighbor, out of control kids and the DEA boyfriend really get the imagination going on how dysfunctional all our lives are - in some little way. Even the brother & housemaid you love-to-hate have pulled my interest into what would be boring on "normal" TV. But, this is not normal. This is awesome. I hope they're shooting a 3rd season. I'd love to see it."
The Season Turns Darker, and Better
Alric Knebel | Biloxi, MS | 03/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't subscribed to Showtime in years, so I came to this party late. I bought the first season on a recommendation, and while I liked it a good bit, it seemed all a bit transparent. It was too self-consciously quirky for it to get a hook deep in. Characters are given droll dialogue that skims personalities, leaving out anything that couldn't be exploited for oddness. It's the standard juxtaposition of relaxed hipness against the staid pettiness of self-righteousness, an in-your-face mockery of mainstream values already gainsaid by the basic naughtier truth. Sometimes the stories went out of their way to find the most shocking scenario, skidding to a stop just short of offending anybody who might mount an effective complaint, even daring to show a nearly prepubescent girl locked in a lesbian puppy-love embrace. This could be mistaken by the easily titillated for avant-garde television. It doesn't seem so out-there to me, but is instead just plain fun to watch. So by season's end, I concluded that the series was likable and entertaining, but unremarkable. It finished with Nancy's business plan fully detailed, down to a division of labor. Without a cliffhanger finale it felt complete and I didn't hurry to find out what happened next. When I noticed this economically priced Complete Second Season on Blu-ray, there was no reason not to follow Nancy's further adventures as TVs most enterprising MILF.
The second season maintained the brisk pace of the first, the dialogue still distinguished by the skippy style. Like in the first season, the tension we're supposed to feel in Nancy's conflict over her familial obligations as a role model and her illegal role-busting activities is never a convincing source of drama or comedy for me, and my attention wanders until we get back to the good stuff. Other than that, the series has definitely improved, has become darker. A few hair-raising elements were added, events that make you a little nervous for Nancy. She's compromised in nearly every episode, in some situations that are dangerous, some which are resolved in humorous ways; in others, not so humorous. And the season finale has one humdinger of a cliffhanger. I'm happily hooked now, and I'm eagerly looking forward to the third season.
As for the Blu-ray itself, I'm got a few reservations about the picture quality. Oh, it's sharp enough alright. But some textures are lost during particular lighting conditions, especially during closeups under a bright light or in the slanted light of a setting sun. The skin tones became oversaturated in a garish yellowish hue. The picture would shift suddenly as the light reached a threshold, jumping to a hotter palette, the complexions bleached in a yellow-to-white glare. It's not unacceptable, but it was noticeable if you're overly sensitive to such things. I shrugged it off because pleasing saturation levels were the norm, with everything sharply outlined with window-clear clarity. However, beyond its slickness and its clean air, this series doesn't have a unique visual style, making hi-def inessential to the enjoyment of it. Maybe next time I'll settle for the SD edition.
Unless the Blu-ray edition is cheaper, as it was this time out. ______________________________________________________"