One could easily describe me as someone who enjoys many activities, TV watching among them. Sure, I indulge in Survivor, though the Amazing Race is far more interesting. I’ve been know to watch the early season of American Idol, where the auditions are hilarious and sometimes scary. I enjoy House, Big Love, and have even found he new BBC America series, Top Gear to be all that and a big of chips. However, recently, I discovered a new series which has us captivated. Originally aired on Showtime, the series, “Weeds” has been met with critical acclaim. I stumbled into it on a dull, rent-anything night and haven’t turned back.
Basic premise of the show, regular housewife is forced into a tough situation and starts dealing weed in the suburbs. It is a dark comedy, full of moments where you think, “oh, that is just so wrong!” but you keep watching. The casting is perfect. The character development on-point, and the dialog is what keeps you coming back, week after week. But the joy of watching is the series right now is because you can rent the entire season, one shot, one viewing, move on. No enduring the weekly wait between episodes. You just get it, like a hose-pipe in the face. But well worth the ride. (Rental fees are quite low as well.)
I strongly recommend you start with season one and work forward from there. Quite hilarious. Quite disturbing, well worth the price of admission. No voilence, mostly perfectly timed comedy. Don’t miss this one. Seriously. Oh, and let me know (via commenting in this thread) about your opinion of the show. I’m curious.