Weeds: Season 1 (2005)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Weeds is a cheeky comedy with dark, humorous , and sometimes outrageous moments centered around a talented female-led cast including Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker.



Critic Ratings: 28

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Aug 7, 2005
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The dark-humored dramedy about a pot-dealing suburban widow in California opens its inaugural season with Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) dealing with family issues and tangling with a rival pusher. Elsewhere, Nancy's business may go up in smoke when some of her clients obtain medical marijuana cards; Nancy's ne'er-do-well brother-in-law (Justin Kirk) unexpectedly arrives and hopes to crash at her house; and Nancy decides to open a faux bakery as a business front for her dealings. Also in the mix in Season 1: a drive-by shooting; a turf war; and a plan to deal to local college students.

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Critic Reviews for Weeds Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (18)

Despite its unique premise, the show delivers little more than network sitcom material tarted up with cable raciness.

Sep 12, 2013 | Full Review…

The plots veer everywhere from marital betrayal and life-threatening illness to cruel pranks and stoned behavior, but Parker keeps it all grounded. Watch Weeds not for the humor, necessarily, but for her.

Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

I happily watched five hours of Weeds in a row last night-and will continue to follow the series on Showtime-if only because of its two offbeat female leads and writing that's just sharp enough to stay one step ahead of the audience's expectations.

Sep 11, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Light in tone, and it lays the groundwork for many of the themes and issues that the series explores in later seasons. The recent death of Nancy's husband lends some emotional weight to the episodes.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

I didn't think it would be so good that it would blow "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Extras" out of the water as my favorite cable comedy. But that's just what it did.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Raising kids (and more...) in the 'burbs. Adults only.

Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Nancy's money troubles suck the fun out of the show, and Celia's relentlessly nasty behavior is more outrageous than it is funny.

Sep 12, 2013 | Full Review…

Kohan mostly resists the temptation to get too cutesy about her dope-pushing widow, and the exceptionally versatile Parker makes her seem level-headed, resourceful, and real. In other words, a pretty cool mom.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Weeds caustically satirizes suburbia while peeking into a fringe family business. But unlike its predecessors, Showtime's series deals in a realism that's wincingly close to home.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The best comic suburban soap on TV, ounce for ounce.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Weeds: Season 1

  • Mar 09, 2019
    Amazing content. Mary is amazing in this.
  • Nov 17, 2016
    Minor characters may be little more than gags, but the starring actors play their well-defined main roles very well. This first season sets itself up for what I hope to be a much more enticing experience in the next season. Premise was established very quickly, and, because the more important characters developed clear, strong relationships with one another, conflict was able to arise and mutate at a comfortable speed. In the meantime, Jenji Kohan conducts a focused presentation of modern American suburbia, at its most charmingly scandalous. Pretty good.
  • Jan 19, 2014
    Characters stick with you in this show that works perfectly as a drama and a comedy. Weeds is a winner.
  • Jan 02, 2014
    This is one of the best seasons. It's funny but this is one of the draggy seasons. But really. How much can you tell in a 22 minute 10 episode season. It's a great show.

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