Weed Country

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Weed Country
Weed Country.jpg
GenreDocudrama
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Bill Pruitt
  • Eli Holzman
  • John Moffet
  • Stephen Lambert
  • Steve Mellon
Running time40 to 44 minutes
Production company(s)All3Media America
Release
Original networkDiscovery Channel
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 20 (2013-02-20) –
March 27, 2013 (2013-03-27)[1]
External links
Website

Weed Country was an American reality television series on the Discovery Channel that premiered on February 20, 2013, during Discovery Channel's programming block titled Weed Wednesdays.[2] The series followed dealers, growers and patients of the marijuana trade located within the Emerald Triangle, along with the enforcers of the law at the Siskiyou County Sheriff's office.[3][4][5]

Cast[edit]

  • Mike Boutin, farmer[6]
  • Tawni Boutin, farmer and wife of Mike Boutin[6]
  • Matt Shotwell, a.k.a. Matt Greenwell, owner of Greenwell's Dispensary[6]
  • Skweeze, Vallejo native and driver of the hooptie car for Matt Greenwell[6]
  • Nathaniel Morris, cannabis activist and scientist[6]
  • B.E. Smith, cannabis activist[6]
  • Lieutenant Matt Thomson[6]
  • Sheriff Jon E. Lopy[6]
  • Sergeant Mike Gilley[6]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
1"Welcome to the Garden"February 20, 2013 (2013-02-20)1.12[7]
2"Smugglers' Blues"February 27, 2013 (2013-02-27)1.07[8]
3"Rippers"March 6, 2013 (2013-03-06)1.07[9]
4"Unarmed and Dangerous"March 13, 2013 (2013-03-13)1.10[10]
5"Evil Around The Corner"March 20, 2013 (2013-03-20)0.93[11]
6"Harvest Hell"March 27, 2013 (2013-03-27)0.95[12]

Criticism[edit]

Much like the Discovery Channel series Moonshiners, Weed Country was criticized as a scripted television show promoted as an unscripted show.[13]

Matt Shotwell, the owner of Greenwell's Dispensary, faced criminal charges in connection with the raid and closure of the dispensary in Vallejo, California; charges against him were dismissed in 2013.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weed Country".
  2. ^ "Discovery Channel Goes Inside the Underground World of Pot Growers". the Futon Critic. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Bibel, Sara. "'Weed Country' to Premiere Wednesday, February 20 on Discovery". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  4. ^ Bierly, Mandi. "Discovery announces new series 'Weed Country'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  5. ^ Longoria, Sean. "City of Weed, Siskiyou sheriff featured on upcoming Discovery Channel pot show". Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Weed Country: Cast". Zap2it. Retrieved March 6, 2013.
  7. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: Celtics/Lakers Puts ESPN in Front". the Futon Critic. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
  8. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Dominates Night + 'Psych', 'Top Chef', 'The Daily Show', NBA Basketball & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Wednesday Cable Ratings:'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night, 'Psych', 'The Americans', 'Workaholics' 'Southland', & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (14 March 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Dominates + 'Psych', 'Workaholics', NBA Basketball, 'The Americans' & More". TV by the Numbers.
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 21, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Night, 'Psych', 'Workaholics', 'The Americans', 'Southland' & More". TV by the Numbers.
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 28, 2013). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Wins Again + NBA Basketball, 'Psych', 'Colbert Report' & More". TV by the Numbers.
  13. ^ "Just watched "Weed Country" on Discovery and the whole thing seemed fake as hell. Especially this scene." Reddit. Retrieved August 16, 2016.

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