REVIEW: WEEDS SEASON 5
OVERVIEW: The hemptress is back! Pot-selling soccer mom Nancy Botwin (Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Mary-Louise Parker) returns for her most addictive adventures yet in the complete fifth season of Showtime’s hit series, “Weeds.” Nancy’s taken her business south and now faces a whole new crop of crazy problems. Follow the Queen of Green as she fights to keep her family in line and her enemies out of her stash in this intoxicatingly entertaining DVD and Blu-ray collection. Weeds: Season Five includes all 13 episodes of the fifth season, which originally aired in the summer of 2009, and is loaded with special features including commentaries with cast and crew, a gag reel, newly produced featurettes and more. In addition, Weeds: Season Five is taking “green” to a higher level as the DVD set will be packaged using 100% recycled paper and DVD trays.
SYNOPSIS: When Nancy took her homegrown business south of the border, she found the grass wasn’t greener on the other side. Now she’s pregnant with the child of a powerful politician turned dangerous drug lord – or is she? Doug and Silas are trying to branch out on their own, Andy is looking to score and Celia attempts to turn the tables on her kidnappers. With enemies out to smoke the Queen of Green, Nancy’s sure to find a whole new crop of trouble. Co-starring Elizabeth Perkins (Fierce People) and Kevin Nealon (TV’s “Saturday Night Live,”), Weeds: Season Five also features appearances by Golden GlobeÒ nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, 1995) and singer Alanis Morissette (TV’s “Nip/Tuck”).
Since its debut, “Weeds” has been nominated for 18 EmmyÒ Awards and ten Golden GlobesÒ and won the Golden GlobeÒ for Best Performance by An Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy – for Parker’s brilliant performance. The show has continued to garner enormous critical acclaim. At the start of its fifth season debut People Magazine exclaimed “Weeds is a rare example of a show that has reinvented itself and actually come out better.” The Chicago Sun-Times proclaimed it “the funniest thing you’ll see all summer.” The San Francisco Chronicle hailed it “dramatically challenging and risky.” Hilarious and subversive, “Weeds” is the hit that put the herb in suburb!
Widescreen 16x9 (1.78:1)
Dolby Digital EX
Subtitles - English, Spanish,
Audio commentary on select episodes with creator Jenji Kohan plus cast and crew
“Little Titles” intro commentaries by creator Jenji Cohen
“History of Weed” featurette
“Yes We Cannabis” featurette
“Crazy Love: A Guide to the Dysfunctional Relationships of Weeds” featurette
“University of Andy” webisodes
“Really Backstage with Kevin Nealon” featurette
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