Second hand bargain: Weeds

A wonderful DVD boxset


With the terrible financial downturn – which started over a year ago, by the way – once great movers and shakers are having to find other means of gathering coins for Christmas. Some have taken to hitting the dole office, others have managed to swallow their pride, and sell their belongings on Ebay. Others, presumably, have descended into the murky black hole of drugs and pornography, making films called Business Time, and Orifice Hours, and revolting things like that. It’s a strange, worrying time. Which is why we feel the warm kiss of hope whenever we catch wind of a wonderful bargain. Just this week, friend of the site Liam stumbled across an excellent DVD boxset in his local Cure Diseases – or some such. “Since I finished The Wire, I’ve been after a new TV show to see me through the day,” said our unemployed friend, “so I thought I’d give Weeds a bash – they were selling it in the video and DVD section, I grabbed it!” And quite some grab that might prove to be, as it’s a wonderful show. For those who haven’t seen it, it follows the trials and tribulations of a young widow, trying to make ends meet by selling marijuana around suburbia. It’s a must-see. So, come on Liam, how much did you fork out for this magnificent druggy find? “A quid”

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Amazing sticking-it-to-the-recession!

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