Weeds – Season Six (2010/Lionsgate Blu-ray)
A- Sound: B+ Extras: B- Episodes: B+
Weeds to many people has lost its sense
of reality. Whereas the show was always
a bit extreme, it was believable and we found ourselves entangled in the
characters insane lives. Over the past
couple seasons, however, all that was somewhat believable has gone out the
window or as they would say…up in smoke.
you haven’t seen the series up to this point, now is NOT the time to join in
and to the faithful, don’t worry there will be little to no spoiler alerts
here. What I can say is that Season Six of Weeds grabs itself by the boot laces and takes a hold of reality
once again. There is very little “umm
what?” moments, mostly no death defying hang ups, and no introduction of
ancillary/useless characters that have you questioning their existence. The fact of the matter is that this season is
as close to Seasons 1-3 as audiences
have gotten in a while. Don’t get me
wrong, I totally enjoyed the series up to this point, but it was a bit much to
handle at times as Nancy
conducted one ridiculous act after another.
This is all on top of the fact that there wasn’t a redeeming quality in
any of the characters at this point. I
am somewhat reminded of the downfall of Nip/Tuck,
but at least Weeds has managed to
slow itself down and deliver one very solid, enjoyable season.
technical features of Weeds Season 5 are
as always nicely done. The picture once
more is a wonderful 1080p AVC 1.78 X 1 Widescreen that has brightly displayed
colors, solid contrast, crisp detail and bold black levels. The sound is a superbly presented English 7.1
DTS-HD Master Audio that gives off a pleasant audio experience. Whereas the series remains heavily dialogue
driven, it still manages to use the full speaker range and offer solid ambient
noise with crisp, clear dialogue.
extras include the following and fall in line with previous releases:
Crew Commentaries (very nicely done!)
Nealon & Justin Kirk: What do we have left to Say?” (we were all thinking
Weeds Creators Tell All” (don’t really tell all…but some)
(you can really tell the cast enjoys working together)
series that I have enjoyed watching grow and evolve for six seasons and will
continue to obsess over and debate.
- Michael P. Dougherty II