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  • Based on the trailer

    Okay I know I will get spammed for writing a review
    based on the trailer. I just can't help myself.
    What unmitigated piece of crap the trailer is.
    This trailer is supposed to make me want to watch
    this show. It's supposed to be a comedy?
    I found nothing funny about it or the theme.

    Kristan at eonline thinks the show is great. Usually
    I agree with her about most shows but not this time.
  • really bad show about some white chick in the suburbs, whose nose moves when she talks, that deals pot. stupid, stupid, stupid.

    really, really bad. the characters are horrible, the stories and plots are even worse. if you enjoy HBO shows, stick with them, this show is garbage, every time i watch it, i fall asleep, i have given this show so many chances, and it fails every time. please do not waste your time, skip this show.
  • Sucks.

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    Suckers. Damn:
    Plot please.Plot please.Plot please.Plot please.Plot please.Plot please.Plot please.
  • Does "I'm glad they finally pulled Weeds" count as a clever title? People love unoriginal puns, right?

    Just finished binge watching on Netflix. What rubbish. Just terrible through and through.

    Not since the cast of Friends have I ever seen a more loathsome and irredeemable group of characters. And the writing- lazy and baseless, evident every episode.

    Worst finale ever, too. Creator of this show should be ashamed.

    Let me end with a joke: What do you call a 190 lb. benign tumor growing around a penis?

    Kevin Nealon.
  • Season 8 ep 12

    ok I have loved the entire Show Weeds but I felt that the last episode ever. Season 8 Ep 12 was sloppy clumped together pulled out of the bum crap. I mean it had a few good points but it was just such a dissapointing ending : ( and I loved Weeds So bummed : (
  • Thank God it has been cancelled.

    The title says it all. An extremely successful, drug dealing, middle class housewife. What a nice idea to pass on to our children. Why complete the educational process when one can become a prosperous drug dealer leading a happy life. Just an awful series that lasted way too long.
  • not my thing at all!!

    i love the characters, the acting is solid, the story is interesting...i just bought some dvds to it and i did like it...but the amount of sex, the amount of abuse, the amount of drug use...really is way too much and the show goes from exciting to ahhh!!.....its just a little too much..and it just wasnt my cuppa tea...i mean i know duh its a show about weed its going to be rated but...i just thought the shows decency was abit lost...i know go ahead boo me!!...but thats just how i feel.... it just didnt capture me the way i needed it too..!! but if you like loads of rated stuff then this is your show..
  • Was a weeds fan

    Loved weeds ever since it started but season 6 and 8 were the worst ever.Was left questioning why i really liked it after that very silly ending
  • Why does every Showtime show have to be a bill board for " Gayism" instead of just good TV Gay or not ?

    This show has mediocre writing. It's interesting enough to play in the back ground while working on the computer. Unfortunately, instead of developing creative idea/conversation they settle 4 half ideas profanity, very stereotypical characters, Lude & inappropriate language most of the time homosexual innuendos even involving children. Showtime needs better writers. Just when I start to enjoy there's another "Suck Di@$K" type comments. Even Gay friends I know don't constantly speak about sexual acts. These writers have a terrible sense of humor laughed 2 in 4 seasons. No more bill boards for "Homosexual activities" save it for the gay shows or fitting moments! Focus on better better dialog & this can actually be a good show. Oh & the beautiful lead could gain some weight she looks hungry !
  • Desperate Housewife turns into drug dealer.

    My main problem with this show is its premise. It makes drug dealing look glamorous and no big deal. The last thing the world needs is a show makes people think they can do the same thing - in real life. Alot of people lose husbands and end up in a financial pickle, but they dont make money by becoming drug dealers.

    Will she expand the business to Heroin, Cocaine or Crystal Meth? How will it all end? Will she go down in a hail of bullets as DEA agents close in? Now that would be realistic. Maybe Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas from MIAMI VICE could do a guest spot.

    I discontinued HBO and SHOWTIME, so its unlikely I will be seeing any more of this. No big loss.
  • Weeds took a steaming shit on us!

    Weeds got shit.Turned basically into a shite porno!! Honestly every fricking scene is full of it.....UTTER PISH!!! P.S Kill of nancy shes the one that started the horney gene!! rotten cow!!
  • Why end on a bad note???????????????

    i believe that the first season of weeds was AMAZING!!!

    Most definately one of the best shows i have watched in a while...a completely new and original story line it was unique.

    I think that Season 2 started off well, Nancy hooking up with the DEA agent gave it a great spin - it kept me on the edge of my seat, wandering is he setting her up...is she going to get caught etc etc.

    the spin of them getting married, to me was a drastic measure..however it continued to entice.

    The last episode of season two was TERRIBLE!!!

    Celia Hodes relationship with Doug and her husband finding out was so cliche...

    the end of the episode, with the DEA agent getting executed...absolutly terrible.

    the writers has such a great spin on things when they begun, and they ended this season being bland and boring!

    I can't see where Season 3 is going to go..hopefully it will reinstate the uniqueness of the first season as well as the quirkyness which kept me clued to my TV screen!!!
  • One of the biggest waste of time and money.

    This show's first episode had very very bad jokes. On top of that, the timing is not right to even make a bad joke slightly funny.

    The show is basically a composite of Gillmore Girls, Desperate House wives, and what Showtime thinks is funny and cool. Maybe it is for some people who are easily amused, but this show really is bad. The jokes are just not funny, they are poorly executed, and the stories are very boring. The general overal writing seems to lack a lot of creativity. I feel showtime could have done a lot better. I think the only interesting characters, the dealer \"eye-balling ounces\" and her friends, are severly hindered by the writer\'s general lack of talent.
  • Only reason I watch is i have a vested interest, never would have watched this show at all, if had premiered in the fall.

    I've seen all the episodes, but not that good a show, thing it had going for it was it got the jump on cable by premering before network television lineup. No desperate housewives.

    Had just legal for instance premeired during the summer, it would have been picked up for a full season. Just Legal, not a great show, just making a point, that Weeds isn\\\'t.
  • The Bris didn't work, dispose of the circumcised shark corpse and let Bubby die with some dignity.

    I used to love this show, however Season 7 has been hard and Episode 5 has turned love to indifference. This is just sad, take the writers behind the barn and put them out of my misery. This is about as fun as that Bar Mitzvah party when I was a kid and my friend became a man where I finally believed him that gentiles really did exist. I guess someone imagines they'll turn Weeds into a Seinfeld spin off but get a clue, jumping the shark is takes some energy, this shark is laying on the beach getting bloated. That episode shattered all my ability to suspend disbelief. What is up with the clumsy not funny stereotypes and what feels like an attempt to make me a self loathing Jew? Seinfeld was genius, so it could get away with it but making Weeds more Jewish to try and save it is like making Tiger Woods more black to save his golf game. You guys are the socially awkward grandad jokes where he laugh tracks for all within earshot who are squirming like worms to the hook. For the love of all that was once loveable, let Bubby die with a modicum of dignity in tact.
  • Do we really need another season......

    I have to say I am not a fan of the show, i like the theme initally (I mean who doesn't like lots of drugs and lots of sex). But after three seasons, I am not looking forward for another one cause I think the loop is just not funny anymore - first there is money problem, then they find a new cash flow, then some horrible **** happen and they are out of money again, then somehow they find a new way of making cash again and so on.

    And I am not quite happy with the romance line of the show: after nancy has finally made out with all the unrelated men on the show, i just do not see more twist they can put on the love line unless they go for inbreeding...... I do enjoy the first season, and I think they should just put an end to the show at that. To overrun so much is a disrespect for audience time and patience. Now if someone asked me if they should start watching the show on DVD, i would certainly say no cause he would need to waste time watching two more season of the same stuff.
  • Why oh Why?

    Why oh why would I watch a show like This? This show is so horrible, and beyond that I don't know how they got away with it.

    Alot of shows do the whole "Drug thing", but they make it more of a secret thing like that '70s Show. For the longest time they just hinted at it, and you never saw the drugs. This show shows it, talks about it, and puts it up on a pedistool.

    Where are the morrals of this show, what are they trying to say. And why would anyone pay for a show like this.

    Another thing is this world is going down anyways, and the last thing that we need is this parrading around and making us look bad.

    I say we never watch this show, ever again....at least I won't.

    "Quote Nevermore"

    The show is moving along quite slowly in the development of it's current season's plot.
    If you are a Weeds fan, you can clearly see where the show is going this season...but the wait is quite a bore.
    I love Weeds, but please, get us out of Cali, and into Mexico if that's where the excitement begans.
    In addition, that set at the father in-laws is quite depressing...add in the mom whose about to die at any moment, and you'd wished that you had never turned to Showtime to watch the show.
    Weeds is just too much of a classic to be weighed down with this boring, depressing stuff.
    Come on...the writers can do better than this...or please, replace them. My friends and I look forward to watching the show, but it's got to get better.
    Cut to the Chase, and get us there fast, or you might lose waaaaay to many fans.
  • Soccer-mom Nancy sells marijuana after the death of her husband so she can continue her rich lifestyle.

    When I heard about this show, my interest was peaked. A drug-dealing soccer mom? original, for sure. But then I watched it. I say, How many shows can there be about the rich families and sexy rich mothers in upper-class Californian suburbs? You might say, oh, but this one sells marijuana. True, but the show is still based on the private on-goings and juicy affairs in each home. Desperate Housewives with a twist of marijuana? no thanks. I watched most of the first two seasons and came to the conclusion that I honestly don't care what happens to Nancy or the other characters. And I'm under the impression that the show is trying to be touching/moving much of the time- and to me the result is a group of unsympathetic, rich **** like in every other show. Am I supposed to connect with the sexy, widowed, soccer-mom who decided to sell drugs to keep her sons in their beautiful home? how unrealistic. I'm not saying it's complete garbage, a lot of people enjoy these "cutting edge dramas". bottom line: overrated.
  • This show is so good your going to hate it.


    I love this series, watch every episode. But its more of the hate that I love. I love to hate this show. I like the stuff about "weed" and the cartel part of the series was really awesome. But I have some major major problems with this series. Throughout the whole show (iv seen every episode, so I know), Nancy ends up ruining everything by having sex with the wrong person. Any drug dealer knows not to be making all these mistakes she continues to make. If that couldnt get any worse, she passed it on to Sylis. He starts making the same obviously retarded mistakes no one in real life would consider even making. Basically this whole series makes you hate the characters, and the ignorance of people in general. You will want to watch every episode, but the whole time you'll be yelling at your TV. A series shouldnt be this predictable either. From just seeing the first five minutes of an episode you can accurately describe the rest of the episode without having seen it. Show has potential, they just seem to make such rookie mistakes.

  • A financially strapped single mom starts selling weed to support her family after the sudden death of her husband.

    I was kind of into Weeds and its quirky, unexpectedly dark humor, in the beginning - I thought it would be more like a druggie version of Desperate Housewives or a druggier version of Six Feet Under - but I wasn't too crazy about its the overreliance on toilet humor. It's a bit out of place most of the time and works against the show's smarter moments. I didn't truly fall for the series until the roller coaster of laughs and thrills that was the 2nd Season. Andy's (Justin Kirk) masturbation speech to Nancy's youngest son, Shane (Alexander Gould) might be one of the funniest monologues in a sitcom, ever. It was so good that it spawned a spin-off through the University of Andy web series. However, since then, Weeds has become stuck in a pattern of raising the steaks only to blithely blow off some of the seriousness of the many screwed up complications that arise as perpetual hard-luck case, Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), digs herself deeper into the criminal underworld. This, in effect, renders many of the show's turning points meaningless, particularly the precarious situations that Nancy and her family frequently find themselves in. Still, Weeds is nothing if not daring. Some of the bolder changes that followed the end of Season 3 were welcome and could have worked beautifully to streamline the story, but the show stagnated by keeping stale plotlines that served little to move the main story forward - i.e. the never-ending shenanigans of Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins) and Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon). Yes, these characters do have their moments, but they mostly come off as needless filler.

    What made the first two season so good was its solid grounding in reality as seen through the seedy underbelly of the drug trade and how, whether it's acknowledged or not, that trade can effect the seemingly cloistered world of suburbia. Back then, the mix of shocking drama and dark humor worked well to keep viewers engaged and on their toes. You had no idea what to expect, but in the subsequent seasons, the show almost felt like it was parodying itself with more and more outlandish story lines without the same sense of impending doom, during Nancy's struggles, or breathtaking highs during her successes. After a while found myself caring less and less what happened to the characters because it became clear that they would find no footing out of the hole they and the writers have dug themselves into. Will I keep watching? Probably, because despite all its problems, Weeds remains a fairly entertaining ride, but I'm not as vested in what happens as I used to be because everything that left me craving to see what comes next has gradually gone by the wayside throughout its (as of this writing) 5-year run.
  • Actually a boring episode


    Weeds jumped the shark at the end of season 4, seasons 5 and 6 were crap, now in season 7 they finally got back to where they started, but after seeing the last episode I'm not that eager to see another season, the episode was quite boring, the only good part was the end - in my mind, if they would have shown who the shooter is (I believe it was her brother in law), I would have been completely fine with that ending.

    I actually don't want to see her getting out alive.

  • No can do!

    Sorry, but this show is just too unrealistic. The acting is pretty good, and the look and feel of the show is nice, but the whole "weed" plot with the single "soccer"mom selling pot to everybody (except kids) which she acquires from a bundle of jolly african americans is just plain bad.

    Good looking young actors and a bunch of semifamiliar faces, isn't enough.
  • Not completely hilarious, but funny nonetheless.

    I just got finished watching the pilot of "Weeds", and I really don't know what to think. I enjoyed it, and it was funny, but I must disagree with the critics who say it's funnier than "Desperate Housewives". Sure, they use all the language they want and can be sexually explicit, and use illegal drugs, but it's still no funnier than the hot housewives.

    The pilot would have been better had it been longer, and if there was character development. We know very little about the main characters. All we know is that there is a mother who sells weed, doesn't care that her oldest son is having sex, and has a younger son who's considered a weirdo and likes to lick his own blood.

    I'll definitely watch a few more episodes at least, but if it doesn't get any better I'll stop and watch something else, because I like my shows to have interesting characters, not just humurous situations.
  • For Mary Louise Parker

    She is and will always be one of the great under-estimated actressess of our time. She can do it all, and now comedy.
    I am sure the show is trying to find it\'s legs, and I don\'t know how it stands on ratings, but when only one actress is holding it together, it\'s not a good sign. And will someone teach tv sons and daughters how to act, just because it is tv, doesn\'t mean you shouldn\'t try.
  • Season six of 'Weeds' completely reinvents the show and it's characters while sticking to the same cooky stories that engage the fans.

    When Shane killed Pilar at the end of season five it left viewers hanging with the countless directions in which the show could go. The sixth batch of episodes about the Botwin's never failed to put it's characters into compromising and seemingly impossible situations to get out of. Starting off with a handful of cast members to join the on the road adventures that were ahead. We left Alanis Morisette in the house, Pilar in the pool and Esteban without a son. As if 'Weeds' tried really hard to never stick too long to one concept, the Botwins and the viewers were now travelling. From Seattle to Minnesota, every couple of episodes we were introduced to new characters who did their very best to pin the family down, only to have them escape when things got tough. It forced Shane to become Stevie's caretaker, Nancy to try and recapture her drugdealing days (along with the same disaster that idea always brings) and Sylas to long for a normal life which he found in the college experience. Andy and Doug didn't make too much progress except that it has become clear that Andy will always choose for Nancy and her sons and that Doug is an odd character to have stick around for as long as he does. In any way, every week it was a new surprise to where the story would go and every week new problems arose that gave the idea of running away such a claustrofobic experience you'd come to think as if Nancy and her men would never really escape from any thing. It is only fitting that the season ended exactly in that respect. Nancy can never escape, her men (and it's safe to say that if one of your sons is a cold-blooded killer, the youngest one a baby from a Mexican drug lord and the oldest one from a father he didn't know he had up until a week before, who are being escorded by your brother-in-law who has nowhere to go but with you, they are her men) can. So the season six finale gives you the same sort of feeling as the finale before that, only this time, it forced it's characters in such ways that viewers are left hanging, completely clueless as to where the story could possibly go now. In that respect, I disagree with anyone who says the show is no longer worth watching. Because it jumps the shark so many times, I personally can't wait to see how it manages to land this time.
  • Interesting comdey/drama.

    WEEDS is the anti-Christ type show for the people lobbying for wholesome story lines. The title only begins to tell all the things about this program that would have it on a Jerry Falwell morals hit list. Maybe that is why I like the show so much.

    Mary-Louise Parker leads a great cast with superb veteran performers such as Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Nealon. The premise of the show is Nancy Botwin (Parker) has to figure out how to keep together her family in an upscale Calif. neighborhood after he early 40's husband, whom we never meet, dies of a heart attack while out running around with his youngest son. This boy now has issues and doesn't quite fit in with his peers. Her older son is discovering his hormones are raging and the brother-in-law has come to visit and he is a horrible influence on the boys, the housekeeper, and Nancy despite her attempts to keep him in check. Despite it all she really loves her brother-in-law as he is her family reminder of the husband she loved and lost.

    What she does to keep the roof over her house is to sell weed...pot...marijuana. She gets the stuff from a thoroughly outrageous and hysterical black family on the poor side of town. She sells in the community of Agrestic, where she lives, and she sells to her lawyer/neighbor, a guy on the city council (Nealon), and anyone else that will take, which in this community seems to be almost everyone.

    Great part for Parker as she is the consummate actress. She is always a bit understated, never overacts, has a great sly smile, does dry comedy very well, and delivers her lines convincingly. Nealon is great as the burnout councilman/accountant who can't seem to be high enough of the day yet covers his bases so as not to be discovered. But I think it is Perkins who just might steal this show. She plays a very bright yet vapid wife and mother of two girls. She is an overbearing parent who chastises and spy's on her 15 yr. old and harasses her youngest because of the poor girl's weight. Her shallow nature is shown as a defense mechanism for a woman whose own mother (Conchetta Tomei) is even more overbearing than her daughter and toward her husband whom she verbally spars with when they are together.

    From the opening song, a reprise of the great Pete Seger song "Little Boxes", to the weekly dilemmas for the characters of coping in suburbia the show scores. Usually HBO has the standard for cable comedy series but this one is as good as any.
  • It started out as whacky and continued well into the 7 or 8 episode. I've yet to see episode 10 but it has been slippin' so fingers crossed.

    It started out as whacky and continued well into the 7 or 8 episode. I've yet to see episode 10 but it has been slippin' so fingers crossed.

    I like the collaterial stories and they have helped keep the show going. I'm not knockin' it you understnd. Just it started out so strong.
  • I think in one of the last episodes, there was a quick 'driveby' while nancy was at 'BIG POOKIE'S.' Everyone dropped to the floor and popped back up with firearms themselves. Then they went back to what they were doing.(Pickin peas, and reading a magazi

    I think when in that kinda situation People like that would be planning on retaliation rather than reading, picking, and socializing. Cuz it sure looked as if that is what they would do, cuz even da pregnant lady had a cannon. Not even a peep through da window after. Other than that scene, Love da show...Keep it going!!!
  • From the Pilot I can say I like this show...

    At first it was like "ok, what's this about?" cause I couldn't relate a mother to the title of the show, then everything turned into a funny/posible situation which was really great, I love the 2 kids, and the older kid's girlfriend is really funny...
    I enjoy my time watching this, so I hope it gets really interesting, I'm beting on this show, so watch it!
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