Saturday, September 29, 2007

Little boxes, little boxes...

Ok, I'm a bit of a Johnny-come-lately with a lot of pop culture since we have really lame cable (thanks Charter) and I don't watch a lot TV to begin with. However, through the magic of Netflix, Laura and I have recently discovered Weeds, a show about a widowed suburban mother supporting her family by guessed it...weed.

It has grown on us immensely, so to speak. I think irregardless of your stance on marijuana, it's such a great social commentary on suburban life. The sameness of the landscape, the people, the SUVs, etc., You've heard it all before. Give it a try. You might like it :)

At the very least, watch it for the intro song. The whole first season, the intro song is sung by Malvina Reynolds. After the first season, different artists (Ozomatli, Elvis Costello, Death Cab for Cutie, Randy Newman, Kinky, Billy Bob Thorton, etc.,) do their own take on the song. The lyrics are so simple but sum up suburbia so well.

The song was supposedly inspired by a suburban development in Pennsylvania called "Levittown." Here is a scan of the original rules and regulations of residents.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ahh, yes. This is a favorite of mine. The entire third season has been released online - we watched it in one shot over night on Monday... you won't be disappointed! And yes, I buy them too one they're released :)