Monday, August 24, 2009

It's not HBO, it's just TV

Okay, to preface this, I hadn't ever watched the show "Weeds" on Showtime before last night.  It's gotten such great buzz and and I heard it's amazing, but I never had Showtime so never got to see it.

Sunday night, I tried to get into it.  I have Netflix streaming through the XBox (pretty cool!), and so sat down to watch a couple episodes.  Now, I'm sure that there are some fans out there, and maybe (hopefully?) it gets better, but from what I saw in the first two episodes, it was total garbage television.  A great premise, Mary Louise Parker is awesome, etc., but the actual product was some of the most crappy television I have ever seen.  Terrible, unrealistic, campy dialogue, continuity issues in directing, terrible acting by several people, etc, etc.

Now, maybe I'm just used to HBO standards, and maybe that's not fair, but Weeds, at least in the beginning, is not even in the same ballpark as anything on HBO, FX, or any broadcast network.

I'll keep plowing through the season, and hopefully it gets better.