Mrs. Botwin’s Neighborhood [HD]
- Episode 5, "Mrs. Botwin’s Neighborhood [HD]"
- Synopsis: After her husband’s unexpected death and subsequent financial woes, suburban mom Nancy Botwin (Parker) embraces a new profession: the neighborhood pot dealer.
- Original air date: September 11, 2006
- Runtime: 29 minutes
- ASIN: B002N84OZ4
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,061 in Movies & TV
- Weeds Season 2 [HD]
- Starring: Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins
- Supporting actors: Tonye Patano, Romany Malco, Justin Kirk, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon, Meital Dohan, Maulik Pancholy, Daryl Sabara, Eden Sher, Dave Thomas, Andy Milder, Martin Donovan, Becky Thyre, Remy Auberjonois, Lee Lawrence, Bob Rumnock, Sammy Fine, Tracii Show
- Season year: 2006
- Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
- Executive producer: Roberto Benabib
- Network: Showtime
“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.
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!
The Season Turns Darker, and Better
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.
Witty, sexy, show – great value in a DVD set.
The writing is even better than the 1st season, with tons of memorable lines and hilarious visual moments. Season 2 is also a lot sexier. Nearly every character hooks up in some way, even Shane, in a kinda creepy way. Silas’ and Andy’s relationships are just freakin’ hilarious. Lots of bad guys get what they deserve. Celia raises bitchiness to new heights (even some drug dealers are impressed). Doug pulls pranks on an epic scale and sings. Nancy gets naked and starts to play rough (socially and in business). I don’t want to spoil it, but it’s outstanding.
This DVD set is great, too. The extras are well done and interesting. You get 7 commentaries, a lot of “Little Boxes,” some featurettes, and even Huskaroos! commercials. The music is critical since Season 3 ditches the much-loved theme song altogether. This one of the best shows on TV, in my opinion, and having the whole season at once is a brilliant way to watch it since many of these episodes will leave you demanding more, RIGHT NOW.
The picture quality isn’t too good on this blu-ray so if you’re on a budget get the DVD instead. The sound on the other hand is excellent 7.1 channel PCM
just plain awesome
finally, a show that gets u high
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