For years Weeds is being the "evrybody-talks-about-series" but I never had the opportunity to watch Weeds dvd box set. But for the last 2 weeks, Weeds is all I'm thinking about, watching desperately all episodes, and finally I could understand why it got so much attention for the last 4 years.
First of all, the cast is amazing. Mary-Luise Parker, as Nancy Botwin, fits so well in her character and she is so charismatic and so beautiful and so subtle, gentle, comprehensive and polite that it's almost impossible not like her. Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes, my god, that woman rocks! She's so naturally dried by the unhappy life she has built that even a spontaneous smile seems like a rock. I can't believe that Elizabeth Perkins never won an award for this character until now because every moment is an outstanding performance. Kevin Nealon as Doug Wilson, always high - but also very smart - for sure gives the best laughing moments. I also like Batman Animated Series DVD .
But the most interesting thing about the show is not the drugs, it's not Nancy living a hell each new day and not even the mistakes each character does during the episodes, but the social matters that it points. I'm Brazilian and I live in a small suburban city like the imaginary Agrestic/Magestic, so... I know a lot how is to survive in a place where you're surrounded by ignorant people that are moved just by an inexistent appearance. It's so revolting to a point that sometimes you just want to do things just to provoke people and play with their abstraction of reality, and the series shows it in a very intelligent and interesting way so you feel connected by it in a way or another.