Primetime Show Reviews
Review by Suzanne 8/9/05
Weeds is a fun, quirky comedy with dark edges. It
is about a suburban widow with two sons, who makes ends meet by selling
marijuana to other parents and neighbors. It is the first TV
comedy to give a regular, positive spin on drug use and sales. The
show reminds me a bit of "Desperate Housewives", and I'm sure that's no
accident, given that show's success.
Mary-Louise Parker plays Nancy, the widow. The
show also stars movie actress Elizabeth Perkins and TV comedian Kevin
Nealon. The cast seems very capable and interesting.
Nancy has a hard time as she tries to keep her business
afloat without getting in trouble with the law and the local PTA, as
well as raise her two sons without a husband. Other colorful
characters include the black famly that get her the drugs, the gay teen
that also sells drugs (mostly to other kids, but she objects when he
tries to sell to younger kids), her teenage son and his girlfriend (who
want to have sex), her younger song that is kind of a strange boy, and
the other catty women in the suburbs.
I enjoyed the show a lot and plan to keep watching it.
It is a good companion show to "Huff!" and fills the void left by "Queer
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