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post #61 of 1091
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Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post

I'm asking for a friend. How long does it take for brownies to kick in?

post #62 of 1091
This show gives "High Definition" a new meaning.
post #63 of 1091
Oddly enough, during the 2004 election, we had a local candidate with the last name of Weed. I wanted to vote for more Weed, but he belonged to the wrong party - I did have fun at the polling station.
post #64 of 1091
Was he running for office in Weed, CA?
post #65 of 1091
Ah, that gold Weed.
post #66 of 1091
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Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post

I'm asking for a friend. How long does it take for brownies to kick in?


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Originally Posted by keithaxis View Post

25 minutes

maybe if you're running a marathon...

try at least an hour...probably more like 1.5 hours.

BTW, I wanted to catch up on this series, but was horrified to find the DVDs are all 4:3. Blah.
post #67 of 1091
4:3 bummed me out too. I watched them on my computer.
post #68 of 1091
I watched the first season on Showtime OnDemand.

Even square it's worth watching.
post #69 of 1091
I finished watching the reruns of the first season today. I was blown away. What a smart, sassy, well acted show!

I didn't notice that the first season was being rerun in HD until I had already missed the first four episodes. This meant that I had to watch those episodes in 4:3 SD on InDemand. Yuck! Even so, the show was a delight. I can hardly wait for Monday night and Season Two.
post #70 of 1091
Didn't this show have hour long episodes last season? My guide and Sho.com say that is a half-hour. Maybe I am mis-remembering it.

Anyway, the show is great and I can't wait for it to return next week.
post #71 of 1091
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Originally Posted by mayest View Post

Didn't this show have hour long episodes last season? My guide and Sho.com say that is a half-hour. Maybe I am mis-remembering it.

Anyway, the show is great and I can't wait for it to return next week.

The show is half an hour, but they played new episodes twice in an hour.
post #72 of 1091
That makes sense. I remember the immediate repeats. In fact, it repeats so often that I can't set up a season pass. The Comcast guide shows the week's episode as new for each repeat throughout the week.
post #73 of 1091
I can't wait for tonight!
post #74 of 1091
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Originally Posted by Gary*w* View Post

I can't wait for tonight!

very good reminder.
post #75 of 1091
Tonights episode was good.
Looking forward to next weeks.
post #76 of 1091
I was not impressed by Showtimes reminders that Brotherhood comes on at 11 during the show (This isnt TNT...Ive never noticed Showtime do this before). I also didnt like the ad over the credits....these cable shows dont put filler music over the credits usually, but chose a song that fits with the episode, and its meant to be heard. On top of that, Im paying for this channel, so I should be able to watch a whole half hour, including credits, without any programming updates.

Other than that, great episode .
post #77 of 1091
"stop looking for my nipples, I'm wearing a bra"

nuff said.
I love this show.
great ensamble cast.
post #78 of 1091
We were really upset about the intro change. We're quirky people and we loved the quirky woman's voice last season. We were somewhat consoled to find that the intro will be done by a different artist each week, since that's at least interesting. Even so, it's distressing when someone figures they have to fix something that isn't broken. Even for Elvis Costello, whom I like a lot, I wasn't interested in trading away the theme. I've stopped watching shows several times (e.g. Dead Zone) because someone just had to change things up with the theme song. (I never could watch Enterprise because its theme song just wasn't Star Trek for me.)

The show itself is still pretty good. Looking forward to the rest of the season...
post #79 of 1091
"For season two of the show, "Weeds"' theme song, "Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds, will be reinterpreted each week by a different artist. Musicians signed up for this cover extravaganza include Elvis Costello, Death Cab for Cutie, Jenny Lewis, the Polyphonic Spree's Tim DeLaughter, Regina Spektor, Englebert Humperdinck, McGarrigle Sisters, Tom Maxwell and Ken Mosher (formerly from Squirrel Nut Zippers), and Ozomatli."

I'm looking forward to Regina Spektor's take on it. I think it's an interesting idea to do this.
post #80 of 1091
great show, just love it!

actually, does anyone know what song was at the end of S2 episode 1? sample is here: hot.ee/servu/unknown.mp3
post #81 of 1091
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Originally Posted by AikenGhoti View Post

We were really upset about the intro change. We're quirky people and we loved the quirky woman's voice last season. ...,...., I've stopped watching shows several times (e.g. Dead Zone) because someone just had to change things up with the theme song. (I never could watch Enterprise because its theme song just wasn't Star Trek for me.)

'Monk' did the same thing, and it pissed me off as well. The first season had a terrific little wordless ditty for the intro that I really liked a lot. Then, they dumped it the next season for a generic Randy Newman theme song that wasn't anywhere near as pleasing. They would at least play the original theme over the closing credits, but I've noticed they don't do even do that anymore. Jerks.

I actually liked the Enterprise theme song (which put me in a minority, probably), but didn't really like it when they changed the tempo for the last couple of seasons; it was better the way they originally had it.

An interesting thing about the old 'Babylon 5' series was that each of the 5 seasons had a different theme song, based on the story arc of that individual season. Very imaginative.
post #82 of 1091
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Originally Posted by ENDContra View Post

I was not impressed by Showtimes reminders that Brotherhood comes on at 11 during the show (This isnt TNT...Ive never noticed Showtime do this before).

Yep ... pretty frakin' annoying. Welcome to the CBS/Moonves era.
post #83 of 1091
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I was not impressed by Showtimes reminders that Brotherhood comes on at 11 during the show (This isnt TNT...Ive never noticed Showtime do this before). I also didnt like the ad over the credits....these cable shows dont put filler music over the credits usually, but chose a song that fits with the episode, and its meant to be heard. On top of that, Im paying for this channel, so I should be able to watch a whole half hour, including credits, without any programming updates

Other than that, great episode .



Agreed, Loved the show, didn't like the theme although the idea of having diffrent folks do it each week is interesting, hated the Brotherhood promo bar but like Brotherhood.
post #84 of 1091
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

Yep ... pretty frakin' annoying. Welcome to the CBS/Moonves era.

Yep, I think you're right on the money there.
post #85 of 1091
Whiners, the show rocked regardless of who did the theme.
This may help:
post #86 of 1091
'Weeds' 5.8M Premiere Boosts Showtime
From Channel Island: The TV Industry Blog by Scott Collins in the Los Angeles Times

Monday's second-season premiere of "Weeds" scored big for Showtime. The drama with Mary-Louise Parker as a pot-dealing suburban mom delivered a total of 5.8 million viewers, up 18% compared with the first-season debut a year ago, according to figures from Nielsen Media Research.

That's not quite a "Sopranos"-worthy number, but the growing strength of "Weeds" could prove a game-changer for Showtime, which has labored for years in the shadow of pay-cable rival HBO. "Weeds" had the best second-season launch of any show in the network's history, and Showtime now has a series whose ratings could make HBO executives envious. Indeed, through the first six episodes this season, HBO's highly promoted polygamy drama "Big Love" averaged just 3.9 million viewers.

Best of all for Showtime, "Weeds" is drawing a young audience. The number of young people (ages 18 to 34) who viewed Monday's episode nearly doubled compared with the first season debut.

http://hollywoodhotline.typepad.com/...58m_premi.html
post #87 of 1091
So I was just bouncing around my OnDemand menus:

There's a 5 minute short in the "Weeds" section of Showtime/ series about the recording of the new theme.
post #88 of 1091
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Originally Posted by fredfa View Post

'Weeds' 5.8M Premiere Boosts Showtime
From Channel Island: The TV Industry Blog by Scott Collins in the Los Angeles Times
http://hollywoodhotline.typepad.com/...58m_premi.html

Wow, awesome. Thanks for posting that fredfa

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Originally Posted by Gary*w* View Post

So I was just bouncing around my OnDemand menus:
There's a 5 minute short in the "Weeds" section of Showtime/ series about the recording of the new theme.

Cool, good deal.
post #89 of 1091
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Originally Posted by fredfa View Post

Best of all for Showtime, "Weeds" is drawing a young audience. The number of young people (ages 18 to 34) who viewed Monday's episode nearly doubled compared with the first season debut.

And what is the "special significance" of this demographic in the pay-to-view TV world? Is Sho going to start selling advertising spots?
post #90 of 1091
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And what is the "special significance" of this demographic in the pay-to-view TV world?

They buy the DVD's ?
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