'Growing Belushi' Episode 1: Is Jim Belushi's pot farming series hiring? Fans can't wait to 'visit that place'
'Growing Belushi' shows him running the business he started in 2015 and interacting with his staffers. We also get to see a glimpse of his personal life
Discovery Channel's latest reality series would have been just a laugh riot with no ethical implications in another world, but when many people — a proportion that is skewed towards African-Americans — are still serving time for possession, distribution, or growing marijuana aka pot aka cannabis, 'Growing Belushi' is a bit hard to swallow. However, for fans of the 'Saturday Night Live' star Jim Belushi, 'Growing Belushi' is a fun watch.
'Growing Belushi' shows him running the business he started in 2015 and interacting with his staffers, including his prone-to-exaggeration cousin, Chris — who oversees the day-to-day operations — and young growers Ben and Alex, whom he’s known since they were kids (he’s friends with their father). Viewers also get a glimpse of his personal life.
Certainly, there are many interesting moments in 'Growing Belushi', like when his sister-in-law — Judith Belushi, wife of the late John Belushi — says Belushi was born to be a farmer as the show cuts to a clip of him sitting on a dead tractor, or when Belushi realizes that he killed his precious Captain Jack strain of cannabis plants when he left the artificial lights on all night after he was done spraying them, or even the interventions his employees have with him.
The show is even surprisingly heartwarming at times with Belushi saying he wants to grow cannabis and hopes it is used as a tool to combat mental health issues such as anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and even Alzheimer's. Belushi speaks of a veteran whose experience with his cannabis strain helped him talk to his family and sleep.
Fans of Jim Belushi welcomed the show wholeheartedly with one tweeting, "I found my new favorite show...and I was already a big Belushi fan!! #GrowingBelushi." Another wrote, "This #GrowingBelushi new show, is actually very funny! Need a sense of humor." A viewer opined, "Diggin #GrowingBelushi Those kids though... It seems they might work harder at sampling than growing. <3"
This #GrowingBelushi new show, is actually very funny! Need a sense of humor.— LC72 (@LarryCouch5) August 20, 2020
Diggin #GrowingBelushi Those kids though... It seems they might work harder at sampling than growing. <3— Laura (@wayland1006) August 20, 2020
Some fans are even interested in helping Belushi with his pot farming venture. A fan tweeted, "Omg. @JimBelushi is amazing!!! His show #GrowingBelushi is wonderful. I need to find a way to visit that place. I wonder if they are hiring. Haha." Another quipped, "Growing Belushi on discovery is freaking hilarious and awesome. It’s officially my new favorite show! #GrowingBelushi."
Growing Belushi on discovery is freaking hilarious and awesome. It’s officially my new favorite show! #GrowingBelushi— Stephen Kometz (@SKometz) August 20, 2020
'Growing Belushi' airs on Discovery Channel on Wednesday nights at 10/9c.