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Weeds – Season Six (2010/Lionsgate Blu-ray)


Picture: 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.


Now if 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.


The 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.


The extras include the following and fall in line with previous releases:


Cast and Crew Commentaries (very nicely done!)

“Kevin Nealon & Justin Kirk: What do we have left to Say?” (we were all thinking it)

“Fandamonium: Weeds Creators Tell All” (don’t really tell all…but some)

“Bye Bye Botwins”

Gag Reel (you can really tell the cast enjoys working together)


A great series that I have enjoyed watching grow and evolve for six seasons and will continue to obsess over and debate.



-   Michael P. Dougherty II


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