Saturday, March 14, 2009


My hubby used to surprise me with gifts when he comes home from work. The current surprise is the complete 4-Seasons of the American dark comedy television series entitled "THE WEEDS"

I can't come to our Hong Kong office without a passport.. So here I am enjoying my blogging time and yes, my WEEDS. You must get one too, just make sure the children are not around. The plot is kind of un-friendly to children and as wikipedia said, weeds is a DARK COMEDY.. I guess I can finish this in one seating.


I'm not sure when I could have my passport back but I don't mind, as long as I have another bunch of the best American series. Gotta get the next season of "GILMORE GIRLS", perhaps..? hmmnn..

And oh America, please give us more of the 7th HEAVEN.. the best series for the whole family!

WEEDS, the series
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Weeds is an American dark comedy television series created by Jenji Kohan, produced by Lionsgate Television for the Showtime network.

The plot revolves around a widowed housewife (Mary-Louise Parker) from an affluent California suburb who becomes her neighborhood's marijuana dealer to make ends meet. The title is a play on words, referring to both the slang term for marijuana, and widow's weeds. It also refers to the tendency of American suburbs to grow quickly and pervasively, with the dwellings and their residents being almost as indistinguishable as weeds; this is mirrored in the show's theme song "Little Boxes" and opening credits, and is a recurring theme of the show itself.

Weeds currently comprises four seasons that began airing in August 2005. It was the highest rated series for Showtime its first year; its fourth-season premiere attracted 1.3 million viewers to Showtime, that channel's highest-ever viewership; the season as a whole averaged 962,000 viewers.[citation needed] Showtime announced on July 18, 2008 that two more seasons of thirteen episodes each will be produced.[1]

Mary-Louise Parker won a Golden Globe for her performance on the show, and Jenji Kohan won a WGA award for her screenplay for the pilot episode. Season 5 is currently in production and will air in May 2009 according to the official website.[2]


Deanna said...

Hi Loida,
I haven't watched Weeds before. I'm usually to busy to watch TV these days...LOL!

Which season of the Gilmore Girls do you need? Let me know. I haven't watched that either so I'm not familiar as to how many seasons they have going so far.

Well I'm off to bed. Hope you and the family have a great day!

Love always,
Deanna :D

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen that one yet but I'm guessing it has the same setting as "Desperate Housewives". These "pseudo-setcoms" are popular in the States because it identifies with people living in the suburbs.

Judith said...

I've never heard of the series before but I hope you enjoy it. I like watching CSI and NCIS - I prefer detective programmes and films. Take care, Judith

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Dearest Deanna,

Thanks for visiting. It's OK, I guess WEEDS is not for you. I only got Seasons 1 and 2 of the GILMORE GIRLS.. I heard from Bonnie of One Designing Woman, that it has 18 Seasons.. Oh My God, I need an entire week for that!

Hey friend, please get your FRIENDSHIP AWARD on my recent post below.. It originated from Germany.. (courtesy of Debby of my My Pink Birdhouse)

Have a good night now..


mightydacz said...

hello Tita Loida (felling close na sayo thats why i called u na tita lol)

Im a big fan of 7th heaven and gossip girls.

I havent seen weeds yet but i tried weeds the real weeds once in my life lol ayaw ko ng umulit.

Loida of the 2L3B's said...


How's my president..?

Yes they really like such series and me too.. I can't help it, it's so nice like being there with the desperate ones..

See ya..


Dearest JUDITH,

CSI and NCSI are nice although I seldom watch
it. I love series with lots of beautiful houses in the suburbs..

Thanks for dropping by my friend. Have a love day ahead..

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

I'm really glad you call me Tita Loida, I'm highly touched. I always mistaken you for Doc RJ of Australia.. Minsan nagko-comment ako for you on his space. Pareho yata kayo ng age 'no? You're like my sons. Nice to know too you took your degree from Centro Escolar University. My sons got their initial degrees there but they graduated here.

WEEDS is nice except that I'm not satisfied with the ending.. OO tama wag ka na uulit or you'll end up like some of the characters in the WEEDS.. Grabe..

Please stick to 7th HEAVEN and GOSSIP GIRLS.. It's more wholesome..

Tita Loida

Heart of Rachel said...

I haven't watched a single episode of The Weeds but it sounds interesting. I like watching Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and Smallville.

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Dear Rachel,
Me too, I never thought there was this Weeds series until my hubby gave it to me.. It's cool but not the type I usually like. Thanks for dropping by.. Have a nice day..

mightydacz said...

hello again Tita Loida nabasa ko comment mo kay doc Rj about yanah eto po ung blogsite nya

napansin ko po rin ung comment nyo about kay doc RJ about sa school para sa akin pala iyon yup CEU po ako at nabasa ko rin sa friendster ng iyong mga anak na ceu rin school nila.OO
mag ka age ata kami ni doc ako 26 sya ata 28.

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Dear Mightydacz, thanks I'll visit her blog. oo nga halos magkaka-age kayo ng mga anak namin. God bless and ingat ka plagi diyan.. Care, Tita Loida

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Mightydacz, nabasa ko yung mga post nya, di ko masyado maintindihan ang mga terms at words na ginagamit nya. naguguluhan ako..

mightydacz said...

lol nabasa mo na po pala kahit ako rin di ko ma-get mga terms nya noong una kong magbasa ng mga blog entry nya pero sa katagalan nakukuha ko na rin.

Anonymous said...

Good Sunday Afternoon!
Loved your post.... I am one American who watches very little television. The news has become very gloomy so I don't watch much of that. I do enjoy misic. I love classical, jazz an ethnic music. My newest passion is Italian Opera.
Have a great week!!

aurbie said...

I never watched weeds. My son says I would like it, but I have a few shows that my faithful TIVO gets for me, and I hardly have time for them.

I like documentaries, any my old-time favorites, when I can find them, are the old Brit sitcoms. I especially enjoy Absolutely Fabulous, and Keeping up Appearances.

I am running way behind. I miss out little chats, and I still have to pick up that award.

My husband is supposed to have a few pieces of his art in an show in Texas, and I am trying to gather things for them for blowups to go with the theme, so I have been searching three old hard drives for things they need. My filing system is good now, but it used to really bad. I can't find anything that is over 3 years old!

Thinking of you every time I sit down to tea!

Gotta run.

Take care.

Oh, send me a personal email and tell me what, oh what, to do with your package? Should I save it or send it on its way?

Debbie said...

I think you watch more of our TV than I do!
But tonight I am stuck in a hotel in New York ... so guess I'll get caught up! Love reading your thinking!

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Thanks for dropping by. I deeply understand. Not only in America but it seems all over the world wherein news are gloomy. Good to know you love Jazz. My husband has a nightly jazz gig with his fellow musicians. That's his business, deploying bands to various hotels and bars here. And yeah, Jazz is cool as well as ethnic..!
best regards,


My dear Patty,
Hi thanks for dropping by even though you're busy.. Hahaha, your must watch weeds, it's kinda cool.. My husband has National Geographic Collections, I hope I could send it to you but you know, even the single CD Reggie Girl has sent here cannot get through.. Oh well, this is China.. It's up to you my friend if you wish to send it as long as it is not CD of tea. They might think its weeds.. hehehe :) Good luck on your husband Tivo's Art Show in Texas.. I hope there is a website so I can visit it.. I love to see his works and yours. I sometimes visit your web page when I get time.. See you my friend and have a nice week ahead..
cares a lot, loida

Thanks for dropping by.. I love American series and yeah I guess I watched it more that other people do.. Have a nice stay in New York..
best regards,

RJ said...

...haven't seen this in the Australian free air channels. Sad... I don't have the cable channels, only The Filipino Channel. o",)

Weeds, in Filipino is Damo. Huhmn. Okay.

Have you seen the Lipstick Jungle, Ate Loida? It's for the ladies.

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Dear RJ,
TFC is cool. OO damo nga, hehehe. Yeah, the Lipstick Jungle is on-going in Pearl Channel here. Thanks for informing me this. It's kind of a Desperate Housewives copy cat but the plot revolves in their respective jobs and yes I like it too..
Have a safe and enjoyable week there.. Wag ka masyado magpagod hane..
Ate Loida

Sardonyx said...

Hi Loida- You know even I'm now an American citizen and came from US (I've been there for 12 yrs and recently moved here in Japan (temporarily) due to military relocation)I haven't watched any of those series you mentioned hahaha I was so busy working that time and now here in Japan, I'm busy with blog hopping aside from updating my blogs :-). But anyways, thanks for sharing and I hope I can watch the "weeds" too, I 'll try :-) I really like your blog and you look so friendly and nice :-) Keep it up!

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Dearest Sardonyx,
Thanks a lot.. I'm always confused pls forgive me.. Is Missy and Sardonyx one and the same? I often visit your blogs and it has 3 sites. Sometimes it confuses me where my comments goes..
Thanks a lot for the compliments. I am touched. Yeah, those American series are so fun and entertaining.. Maybe you're really busy not to have the time for this kind of trivial things, and it seems you're quite busy travelling.
I used to watched available series during weekends and during spare time together with my daughter. Kind of bonding moments and it's really worthwhile..
Really nice meeting you here the blog land.. Care,

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Loida, my girls and I love to watch Gilmore Girls too, and I have been wanting to buy the whole series on DVD to give to them for Christmas one of these years. I myself still love best the old "Golden Girls" series and have them on DVD. They have been keeping me company while still layed up with the knee. Those girls really keep me laughing.

Loida dear, the package arrived with this morning's mail and I can not THANK YOU enough for the book, which I have already started and for all the little extra goodies you tucked into the box! You are just toooo sweet for sending me such lovely things. Customs did not check the box, which was a bonus since they too often open things to see what is inside. German customs are very strict, which I guess is good, unless it is my boxes that they want to check. :-) Anyway, what a dear person you are for taking the time and expense to send me the book! Picture me with my nose buried in it for the next few days! Have a great Monday, Debby

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Dear Debby, I am happy that you finally got the package. Sorry, the book is kind of old because I lent it to my friends before. Please keep it and have an enjoyable time reading it.. Hope you get well soon.. Care,

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I don't think that I've ever seen Weeds but a girlfriend told me that is's really good.
Prince and I watch a lot of the History Channel and we love House. Hugh Laurie used to be on a British series called Black Adder that we love. And we can't get enought of the Vicar of Dembley. British humor is usually a little dry and not every one gets it but Prince and I laugh at the crazy play on words and the double entendres. It kind of reminds us of the old Benny Hill show....without all the half naked girls.....which of course Prince hated, lol.
Take good care Loida and....

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Sardonyx said...

Hi Loida, yes sardonyx and missy are one. I'm trying to fix my usernames but I don't know how to start hahaha

aurbie said...

Well, I will try and send package. If it comes back I will send when you move.

Is your move still on?

Miss seeing your photos. Guess you are busy too.

You should put Twitter on your blog. I just added it it so I can always put a little update when I am busy.

You take care, my friend. And always keep in touch!

Oh, and do join us on our Friday shoot. Even if you put only one of two houses, it would nice.

I have to get mine. I have not even started. Reggie Girl is way ahead of me.

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on various available series.. Oh my dear, I got my package!!! Thanks a lot.. Please see my Faces shoot-out and my tribute to thank you.. Love you my friend..


Don't worry my friend, now I'll try to handle it better whenever I visit you.. See you around and have a nice day ahead..


Dearest PATTY,
Thanks a lot.. Yeah our passports are still with the Canadians so we're stuck in here.. Ok I'll take house photos on Friday while today, kindly see the Faces shoot-outs.. Sorry my friend for being late.. Hehehe.. Love ya!

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