Smoke and Mirrors is pitched as a 'Marijuana Mockumentary', but is just your regular run-of-the-mill Making-of, with cast and crew interview contributions, explaining the basic story and the motivations behind the various characters. Fans of the show will love to hear from these actors and it is a nice little fifteen minute offering, that is not too fluffy. The Showtime Original Content (and Showtime Original Series Shorts) is conversely totally fluffy, purely advertising tosh, playing as extended trailers for this and other shows, but the Suburbia Showtime Special, which runs at another fifteen minutes, looks at the origin and evolutions of Suburbia. Finally, we get a text list of Agrestic Herbal Recipes (pot munchies) and the Music Video, 'More than a Friend.'
Weeds is an interesting satire that paints a picture of the truth beneath the supposedly idyllic suburbs. The first season comes to us on Blu-ray with average presentation (restricted by the original content) and reasonable audio, as well as a nice selection of extras (most notably the multiple audio commentaries). Considering the release costs less than most high definition movie releases these days, it is very good value for eleven episodes of this satire. Worth renting first but if you find you like it then the price certainly makes it more compelling to add it to your collection.
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