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Weeds (SPOILERS!)

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:04 pm
by John-Locke
Have any of you been watching Weeds? I've just watched the first five episodes & it is pretty damn good, I believe if you have the channel Showtime they are showing a marathon right now.

I recognized the name of one of the directors, Burr Steers. A quick trip to IMDB confirmed it, he Directed Iggby Goes Down and was the guy on the couch in Pulp Fiction (I think?), that was a great epsode.

It keeps getting better as the series progresses but I don't want to give away any spoilers, if you aren't already watching this, do so now you putzes.

BTW The music over the opening titles "Little Boxes" is fucking brilliant.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:25 pm
by Brocktune
damn, i thought this thread was about marijuana.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:36 pm
by Bean
Me too... is that a bad thing?

Anyway, I heard good things about this show, but I don't get Showtime..

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:58 pm
by John-Locke
The Show is about Weed in case you didn't know, well to be more precise about a widowed soccer mom dealing weed.

If you just want to talk about weed that fine with me, what are you smoking???

Do you have problems scoring good shit?

Drug are bad M'kay

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:09 pm
by Brocktune
how easy is it for you guys to hook up over in england? i never have too much trouble here, but the last time i was in england (im 50% english and have family over there) i was freaking out, because i was totally dry, and i didnt know how or where to go to get any. the closest i came was when i was at the Dali exhibit at that art gallery that is next to the Eye, and i saw some asian kid firing up a f a t one on the steps. i have never been so jealous. I felt like those starved guys on that raft in that bugs bunny cartoon "waikiki wabbit" when thay look at each other, and they see giant turkey legs. i was with my parents, so i couldnt very well just walk over, and try to buy. plus, i was afraid of some sort of foriegn prosecution. i had to wait 2 weeks until i could get over to amsterdam, where i (of course) went hog fucking nuts. so, lay it on me, JL where are the good spots in the uk to score some dank. ive been planning a return trip ever since, but going for that long with out the sweet caress of mary jane is a frightening prospect.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:11 pm
by Brocktune
f a t comes up as studly... hahaha that was almost funny enough to keep

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:54 pm
by John-Locke
The best place to score weed is in England is suburbia, or Brixton if you are desperate and can deal with all the ripoff merchants, not many dealers advertise the fact they have weed, it's more who you know, or friends of friends etc. if you know what I mean.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:57 pm
by Brocktune
yeah, i kind of figured that was my problem. i might as well have worn a sandwich board that read "TOURIST LOOKING FOR WEED". i wanted to ask my cousins, because im sure they knew how to get it, but i didnt want to put anybody in an uncomfortable position. is brixton really as crime ridden as my mom tells me? i mean, a lot of good bands play the brixton academy.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:48 am
by MiltonWaddams
I just started watching this, and I'm totally digging it. I defy you to watch an episode and not have a huge crush on Mary Louise Parker by the end.. I'm usually pretty wary about pot-related shit, because I don't ever smoke and it always seems like a big inside joke I don't get.

John-Locke wrote:BTW The music over the opening titles "Little Boxes" is fucking brilliant.


I couldn't agree more.

Image

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:12 pm
by athenabodicea
Sorry...

I thought this thread was going to be about something else...
heh heh

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:18 pm
by tapehead
Series two starts airing 14th of August
Mary Louise Parker is the yummiest of mummies
The whole soundtrack for the show is truly excellent
assembled by Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago

I can barely wait!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:21 pm
by Eric Lensherr/Magneto
Mary Louise Parker plays Nancy Botwin so beautifully as she tries to survive in her dual role and life as mother and dealer. It can be truly heartaching to watch her as a normal person try to keep her head above water. I can't wait with such suspense to see where her adventures takes her next. I just wish we could see more of this series and not have it's run time so limited. Good luck Nancy my dear. I hope you make it to the light - and remain there.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:36 am
by tapehead
The second season of weeds debuts on the fourteenth, and through my work I'm about to obtain a pre-air copy (W00T! I'll soon have access to alot of movie EPK pre-release too, hopefully to spread about here) I haven't seen it yet but I really enjoyed the first season of this show. I'm interested: anyone watching? Will post my thoughts soon when I've viewed it.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:03 pm
by TonyWilson
This show is great. It crept upon me really. The esteemed John Locke reccommended it to me and I'm glad he did. The godfather moment was very fucking cool so was the DEA reveal. I'm excited to see where it goes next. And the uncle is comedy gold.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:12 pm
by papalazeru
Seen the whole first series. I really loved it. I wasnt thinking it was coming back until I saw that Series 2 ep 1 was now available.

I havent seen the second series yet but I 'll start watching it tonight...most definately.

Loved the first series...


SPOILER.......











Im just kidding....hehe!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:21 pm
by tapehead
Excellent - always thought this show never got the Zone attention it deserved, but since there seems to be a good amount of Uk viewers, and I'm sure they're watching stateside, perhaps it will pick up for season 2

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:45 pm
by stereosforgeeks
The first 4 episodes of season 2 are absolutely awesome!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:58 pm
by The Ginger Man
Me and the lady friend attempted to watch this show on DVD. Sad to say, we hated it. And we were really excited about finally seeing it! But god, it left such a bad taste in my mouth. Each episode seemed to endlessly drone on, and they were only 30 minutes long! We couldn't find a single likeable character....there were interesting ones, but no one who we cared what happened too. The story felt forced. The jokes fell flat. And it's look at suburbia was so 'hollywood' I had to force myself to not turn it off after each unbelievable development.

Count me out for season 2.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:31 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
The Ginger Man wrote:Me and the lady friend attempted to watch this show on DVD. Sad to say, we hated it. And we were really excited about finally seeing it! But god, it left such a bad taste in my mouth. Each episode seemed to endlessly drone on, and they were only 30 minutes long! We couldn't find a single likeable character....there were interesting ones, but no one who we cared what happened too. The story felt forced. The jokes fell flat. And it's look at suburbia was so 'hollywood' I had to force myself to not turn it off after each unbelievable development.

Count me out for season 2.


I've seen one ep, from season 1 i think. Some friends were watching it On Demand when I came over last weekend. I really liked what I saw. You didn't care at all for Mary-Louise Parker's character? I found myself empathizing with her almost immediately. Not that I've been a widowed drug-dealing soccer mom...but still...empathy. At least in the ep I saw the humor was understated, but it was funny. I'm gonna check out the rest...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:48 pm
by stereosforgeeks
The first four episodes of Season 1 were pretty bland. After those initial episodes Weeds has done nothing but get better.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:46 pm
by Fievel
I love this show.
Its return makes me high..... with joy.... or something. The current angle with Mr. DEA seems impossible to me though.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:49 pm
by tapehead
I had similar apprehensions at the end of season 1 Fievel, but since watching the first two eps of 2, I can tell you - it's still going strong, there's more - they make it work.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:02 pm
by The Vicar
Elizabeth Perkins & Mary-Louise Parker are must see viewing for me.
As is Weeds.

Full marks for Showtime for showing the sack to run a program like this.

"Everybody must get stoned......"
B.Dylan

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:00 pm
by Fievel
tapehead wrote:I had similar apprehensions at the end of season 1 Fievel, but since watching the first two eps of 2, I can tell you - it's still going strong, there's more - they make it work.


The initial reveal at the end of last year's season was shocking. But the possibility of them existing as husband and wife (WTF!?!?!?) when he's a DEA agent and she's a local pot dealer is entirely unbelieveable (at least in my mind). Obviously with all that's happened in the first couple of episodes, we're in for quite a season.

AND.... douchebag son needs to be beaten SEVERELY for poking a hole in the condom. That's a chick trick!!!!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:51 pm
by RaulMonkey
Season Two just started last week on Showcase in Canada. I'm going to make more of an effort to follow the show on a regular basis this year--it was just whenever I'd catch it last time.

I'm definitely a fan; there's always some laugh out loud moments, though on the whole I would say the events seem a little contrived. I don't feel like Nancy is really stuck between a rock and a hard place and selling marijuana is THE ONLY option for her. And Andy trying to become a rabbi to avoid being dispatched to Iraq--it's a little bit "sitcom." When I watch ENTOURAGE, while things invariably seem to turn out for the best, I get more of a sense of the events just happening to the characters--the hand of the writer is less apparent.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:23 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Fievel wrote:AND.... douchebag son needs to be beaten SEVERELY for poking a hole in the condom. That's a chick trick!!!!


Yea what an asshole. After tonights episode youll want to kick him in the nuts even more! He should just be happy for his gf.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:58 pm
by RaulMonkey
Wow. I don't think I've EVER encountered this before: when I try to visit Showtime's website, I get:

"We at Showtime Online express our apologies; however, these pages are intended for access only from within the United States."

What the fuck, man? I was gonna spread the word. Now my information flow is limited. Does somebody want to rattle off some noteworthy SHOWTIME shows, besides WEEDS, PENN & TELLER'S BULLSHIT and THE L WORD? I wanted to contrast and compare with HBO. I love BULLSHIT, but at this point I think I'm way more of an HB-O-phile.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:00 am
by The Vicar
RaulMonkey wrote:Wow. I don't think I've EVER encountered this before: when I try to visit Showtime's website, I get:

"We at Showtime Online express our apologies; however, these pages are intended for access only from within the United States."What the fuck, man? I was gonna spread the word. Now my information flow is limited. Does somebody want to rattle off some noteworthy SHOWTIME shows, besides WEEDS, PENN & TELLER'S BULLSHIT and THE L WORD? I wanted to contrast and compare with HBO. I love BULLSHIT, but at this point I think I'm way more of an HB-O-phile.


Morons.
Its a global village, Showtime.
This is why HBO is still kicking your ass.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:03 am
by RaulMonkey
Yeah, Showtime is okay, but I'd take a bullet for HBO.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:22 pm
by The Vicar
HBO does seem to merit more loyalty than its competitors.
Too bad I'm a cheap sot who can't shell out the money.

Rome isn't coming back, anyway.
Is it?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:07 pm
by stereosforgeeks
The Vicar wrote:Rome isn't coming back, anyway.
Is it?


January for season 2, but that is the end.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:07 am
by The Vicar
Better than nothing, I suppose.

Yeah. It is.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:23 am
by Fievel
Anyone else like how the theme song arrangement changes every episode this season?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:10 pm
by RaulMonkey
I've only seen two episodes of season 2 so far and I liked the bluesy version in the premiere, but I thought the one from 2.2 sounded like a fucking Saturday morning cartoon ad for Lego or Slip 'n' Slide or something.

Hey kids! It's Little Boxes!!! To the EXTREME!!!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:07 pm
by papalazeru
I enjoyed the orchestrated version from ep4 (or 5). It makes a change each episode and makes you enjoy the credit more.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:28 pm
by Fievel
I still love the anticipation of the theme song. I still like the show a lot. But man..... what an extremely messed up season when you put all the events side by side. The whole DEA story arc bugs me simply because it's just not believable. Other than that, I still dig it.

And kudos to Kevin Nealon on his repeated sex scenes. Atta boy, Kevin Nealon. Atta boy.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:15 pm
by Maui
Good deal, thanks for the link Dino!

I see this thread is mostly to do with the show, as well, how to score KGB over in England.

Re. the Little Boxes theme song. They have different artists each week. The first season, they had the same little ole lady (Malvina Reynolds) singing the jingle - she wrote it too, then the 2nd season they decided to have a different artist for each episode. This really caused a big ruckus with the fans as everyone was accustomed and kinda liked the little ole lady singing.... Little Boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky. I thought Costello did a good job though.

I kinda fancy the dead husband, he also played Denny on “Greysâ€

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:26 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Maui wrote:I kinda fancy the dead husband,


Ah, but a we never actually see a the putz die, no? I suppose iffa they wanna to bring him a back, they can, eh?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:30 pm
by stereosforgeeks
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Maui wrote:I kinda fancy the dead husband,


Ah, but a we never actually see a the putz die, no? I suppose iffa they wanna to bring him a back, they can, eh?


They could if they want.

You hear about Mary Kate Olsen being on this season as well as Matthew Modine?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:33 pm
by Maui
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Maui wrote:I kinda fancy the dead husband,


Ah, but a we never actually see a the putz die, no? I suppose iffa they wanna to bring him a back, they can, eh?


No, but the 1st episode has them grieving over his sudden death - heart attack. But yeah, I'm all for bringing him back on the show - more flashbacks please!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:28 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Maui wrote:
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Maui wrote:I kinda fancy the dead husband,


Ah, but a we never actually see a the putz die, no? I suppose iffa they wanna to bring him a back, they can, eh?


No, but the 1st episode has them grieving over his sudden death - heart attack.


You must a pardon the Dino, eh? I thought a you were a referring to a the Nancy's DEA husband whom she married onna the sly, no?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:46 pm
by John-Locke
Did he die? I don't recall exactly what happened at the end of season 2.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:54 pm
by Maui
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Maui wrote:
DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
Maui wrote:I kinda fancy the dead husband,


Ah, but a we never actually see a the putz die, no? I suppose iffa they wanna to bring him a back, they can, eh?


No, but the 1st episode has them grieving over his sudden death - heart attack.


You must a pardon the Dino, eh? I thought a you were a referring to a the Nancy's DEA husband whom she married onna the sly, no?


Oh hell no, not the DEA guy. He was about as exciting as a 2 x 4. Good riddens to him.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:04 pm
by Maui
John-Locke wrote:Did he die? I don't recall exactly what happened at the end of season 2.


Yup, Peter's gone. The writers wrote/killed him off Agrestic. I found him to be such a bland character. For a DEA agent, potential suitor, then husband to Nancy...zzzzzzzzzzzzzville.

Here's a nifty little review of the season 2 ender.

http://www.tvsquad.com/2006/10/31/weeds-pittsburgh-season-finale/

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:22 pm
by tapehead
I think he was the most unevenly written character the series has had - I mena, in the last couple of season two they just turned him into a complete gentleman psycho, wherea as before he was a morally ambiguous but cool guy. Considering that, Martin Donovan managed a few good moments playing him - I actually had a thought he was severely depressed and might have killed himself after nancy kicked him to the curb.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:23 pm
by John-Locke
I can remember pretty much everything that happened in the finale, I just didn't remember that Peter died, how did it happen again? Someone refresh my memory.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:53 pm
by Maui
John-Locke wrote:I can remember pretty much everything that happened in the finale, I just didn't remember that Peter died, how did it happen again? Someone refresh my memory.



Well it's been a while since the season finale, and I actually forgot as well. I was thinking the Armenian drug dudes, then there was the dog in the garage, and I've been reading a bit of stuff and it doesn't seem to be a cold hard fact that Peter is ACTUALLY dead. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I thought he was.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:56 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Maui wrote:
John-Locke wrote:I can remember pretty much everything that happened in the finale, I just didn't remember that Peter died, how did it happen again? Someone refresh my memory.



Well it's been a while since the season finale, and I actually forgot as well. I was thinking the Armenian drug dudes, then there was the dog in the garage, and I've been reading a bit of stuff and it doesn't seem to be a cold hard fact that Peter is ACTUALLY dead. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I thought he was.


I'm watching through it right now...

Conrad hired the Armenian drug dudes to kill Peter, they jump in Peter's pickup with him and drive into a garage (a dog walks in), no interior shot, no gunshot heard. It flashes back over to Nancy and Conrad in the standoff with the other drug dudes trying to rip them off, the Armenians barge in (one has some blood on his shirt) and say that Pater's dead. It ends in a Standoff.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:03 pm
by tapehead
Yeah, he definitely dies off-screen and I remember the Mexican stand-off.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:08 pm
by Maui
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Maui wrote:
John-Locke wrote:I can remember pretty much everything that happened in the finale, I just didn't remember that Peter died, how did it happen again? Someone refresh my memory.



Well it's been a while since the season finale, and I actually forgot as well. I was thinking the Armenian drug dudes, then there was the dog in the garage, and I've been reading a bit of stuff and it doesn't seem to be a cold hard fact that Peter is ACTUALLY dead. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I thought he was.


I'm watching through it right now...

Conrad hired the Armenian drug dudes to kill Peter, they jump in Peter's pickup with him and drive into a garage (a dog walks in), no interior shot, no gunshot heard. It flashes back over to Nancy and Conrad in the standoff with the other drug dudes trying to rip them off, the Armenians barge in (one has some blood on his shirt) and say that Pater's dead. It ends in a Standoff.


Cool! Thankyou sir! Weeds Season 2 DVD - July 24th :)