Friday, September 09, 2005 | By: Dusty Taylor

I hate sit com's..but this one is different..

Its on showtime and its called Weeds. .Its different only because it has a base in reality..at least its a reality that I recognize...that of yuppie land with all their bullshit trappings and their hidden agendas..they tell their kids to just say no but they enjoy a lil coke or pot on the weekends at a friends get-together. They rant and rail against second hand smoke but when they are sitting on their patio with a martini or cosmo they light up a cig...and then have the balls to tell me they are not a smoker..not really..yeah right..the theme song is rich, "Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds..it was recorded over 20 years ago by someone who's name escapes me but it seems to have been taylor-made for this show. The creator is Jenji Kohan, who has written for many good shows such as Sex in the City, Tracey takes On and Boston Common. She won an Emmy for Tracey's show.

The premise is this: The primary character recently lost her husband who did not plan for the future and she turns to dealing marijuana to the other yuppies that smoke on the sly to make ends meet..including the city counselmen who happens to be her accountant. Do not tell me this doesn't happen cuz folks i know first hand it does..city counsel folks smoke pot..doctors smoke pot..you would be amazed at who still smokes pot..but thats another rant..

The fifth installment was this past monday and its become a dramedy..its not all laughs it seems being a pot dealer in suburbia..one of the main characters has breast cancer..its ironic of course because she is the one that is all about looks..or how it looks to the outside world at least..I have a sista that closely resembles her and her outlook on life. I of course pray my dear sista never gets breast cancer..i love her and it might ruin the tummy tuck and liposuction she recently paid through the nose for..

But its a good show..for those of you that are against pot smoking in any form or reason, its still a good show because it shows the other side of "having it all"...the main character could be a stripper or telemarketer, some other type of frowned upon employment, the rest of the show would still hold up..plus it has some good actors..Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins and the main character played by Mary-Louise Parker. Its only a half hour of your life..watch it..and tell me what you think..it airs a new episode on Monday and then repeats like a mutha on wed and fri..there is a marathon of all five episodes this weekend..

2 people gave us their .02 cents:

The Zombieslayer said...

they tell their kids to just say no but they enjoy a lil coke or pot on the weekends at a friends get-together. They rant and rail against second hand smoke but when they are sitting on their patio with a martini or cosmo they light up a cig

Classic. Don't have cable though so we get zero channels.

As for pot, they ought to just legalize it outright. Enough of the medical marijuana crap. Legalize it and tax it.

dusty said...

your right ZS..it should be legalized and taxed like everything else in the world..