“Disjointed” follows the owners of a California cannabis dispensary, Ruth and her son Travis, in what seems like a normal sitcom, but quickly becomes so much more. “Disjointed” is a show that both confused me and intrigued me when I first started watching it. Honestly, I barely know how to explain it. The show follows many of the normal blueprints of a sitcom, like Friends, but will then suddenly become something completely different for only a few minutes at a time.
For example one of the first couple episodes shows a Taekwondo instructor angry at Ruth for her customers smoking pot in the parking lot close to his dojo. It’s a hilarious exchange, but suddenly the focus moves to the dispensary security guard, Carter, who is staring at the security camera screen. As he stares each screen changes to show a traumatic event in his life, like being abused as a child or the horrors he witnessed in Iraq, the tone changes from a fun sitcom to a gritty look at PTSD in a matter of 10 minutes and changes right back. It does this constantly, with all kinds of different concepts that range from commercials from an alternate version of the 50’s, strange psychedelic dream-like sequences, and even out of place sudden musical numbers in another language. Something absolutely insane could happen at any given moment keeping you on your toes and locked to the screen.
“Disjointed” is an incredibly strange show, but I still highly recommend it. If nothing else, everyone should experience the first few episodes. I rate it 7/10.
Here’s the trailer! (NSFW)