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I think the theme song is more of a commentary on how homogenized this society has become.

That's what everyone thinks.
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That's what everyone thinks.

Well, almost everyone...

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I would of thought their choice of music for the opening of Weeds would of been enough to know exactly where the shows politics are. It's practically a socialist theme song.

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Nancy's Son: It's like we're on a plane. A muthaf*ck*n plane full of muthaf*ck*n snakes". That graduation scene was funny as hell.

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I laughed my ass off when Kevin Nealon was holding the guy down with a loogie dangling over his face.
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One of the best seasons of any show in the last years. Thank God for cable TV!

And the season finale can be the series finale if you think about it. That'll be a really good series finale for the show. I know that a lot of people would want to know what happens next, but the way the show works that'll be a really good series finale. I know that won't happen, Weeds will receive more awards and Showtime will pay for another season.

I just can't imagine how they are gonna solve everything. It they can do it right, Season 3 should be almost as good as season 2.
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And the season finale can be the series finale if you think about it. That'll be a really good series finale for the show. I know that a lot of people would want to know what happens next, but the way the show works that'll be a really good series finale....

I just can't imagine how they are gonna solve everything. It they can do it right, Season 3 should be almost as good as season 2.

When this season started I commented here on how I thought the show lost its direction and the writers were putting themselves in an impossible position. An implosion was inevitable. Well I think the train finally derailed and they left us with this preposterous train wreck.

I agree that there were a couple of hilarious moments last night but I prefer to see a real ending to a story. If the show doesn't get renewed I feel that they should still give us a proper ending even if that ending is just a few minutes tagged on to this anxious cliff hanger. And should the show be renewed, I look forward to seeing how the writers get the train back on the tracks.

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I just hope the cops don't end up with that trunk full of MILF weed!
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I definitely liked Season 1 much better than this year. I enjoy the show, but I can't seem to stand her kids anymore this year. Even though they recently lost their father, they are the most obnoxious, irritating kids around. The graduation speech seemed forced and somewhat predictable to me. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong, but the brilliance of the first season to me was to see how this single mom "dealt" with losing her husband and having to sell weed, along with comedy of all the quirky friends and characters. I don't see the appeal as much this year. I can't put my finger on why, but I liked it less and less each episode this year ..
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It certainly stopped being funny and got very dark when they killed the cop.
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It certainly stopped being funny and got very dark when they killed the cop.

We never actually saw him dead, did we? I wouldn't be surprised if he's still around next year.
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I definitely liked Season 1 much better than this year. I enjoy the show, but I can't seem to stand her kids anymore this year. Even though they recently lost their father, they are the most obnoxious, irritating kids around. The graduation speech seemed forced and somewhat predictable to me. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong, but the brilliance of the first season to me was to see how this single mom "dealt" with losing her husband and having to sell weed, along with comedy of all the quirky friends and characters. I don't see the appeal as much this year. I can't put my finger on why, but I liked it less and less each episode this year ..

The first season had some "heavy" scenes to balance out the comedy. It made me care more for the characters.

Although Weeds has gone from a comedy/drama to a screwball comedy, I still dig it.
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We never actually saw him dead, did we? I wouldn't be surprised if he's still around next year.

I thought they purposely didn't show him dead or being killed because it is supposed to be a comedy. I recall that one of the killers did have blood on his shirt.

Why should we have any closure with the cop. We don't have it with any of the other characters.
Like I said- it was a train wreck.

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Some weeks ago I posted here that I had had enough of Weeds and would not be watching any more episodes, In the event, I lied.

After I posted, I told my daughter that I was through with Weeds but she said, Oh, you have to keep watching it because I don't know anybody else who does and I need for you to watch so that I will have somebody to talk to about it. So I did.

I think I was right the first time. Although there were some laughs along the way, the show's creative people's streak of nihilism just kept getting longer and wider until they ran out of ideas for situations that were both antisocial and funny.

The murder of the DEA husband in the final episode was the last straw for me. The show simply lost sight of what it was and, in an attempt to keep topping itself with more and more outrageous situations, stopped being funny and was merely shocking.

I think the show started taking its Little Boxes anthem too seriously and bought into the song's premise that successful people are squares. Class envy has its limits and Weeds exceeded them, it seems to me. And I had thought that at this late date only jailbirds and other losers thought that way. Silly me.
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The first season had some "heavy" scenes to balance out the comedy. It made me care more for the characters.

Although Weeds has gone from a comedy/drama to a screwball comedy, I still dig it.


Maybe this is part of the problem for me. I certainly don't take it too seriously, but for some reason I enjoyed it more when it was a light drama wih some comedy (Season 1), than now when it seems more of a comedy with a little drama thrown in. Some of the supposedly really funny scenes just seem predictable and abrasive now (the snotty kid's grad speech, etc).
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The murder of the DEA husband in the final episode was the last straw for me. The show simply lost sight of what it was and, in an attempt to keep topping itself with more and more outrageous situations, stopped being funny and was merely shocking..

... or perhaps just more realistic. What happens when Suburban Mom steps into the world of gangsters and "big time" drug dealers? Did we really expect it all to turn out for the best?
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Yeah, it became sort of inevitable after awhile, didn't it? The show couldn't decide whether it wanted to keep on being a comedy. It all seemed like a waste to me because I think both Mary Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins are appealing and funny. Anyway, I suspect that my daughter will browbeat me into watching next season - if there is a next season.
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I would be surprised if the DEA agent is dead, it would seem way too dark a turn for this show. I don't want to pile it on, but it seems like they rushed her rise to power, peak, and then fall too much. It might have been nice to have watched the grow operation slowly build up over the course of the season, minus the involvment of the Feds. Maybe start next season off with the her starting to get big and then getting DEA attention.

I know it's a cliffhanger, but logically the series should be over. This level of intensity (with or without the DEA agent's death) would pretty much end her growing project at the very least, drive her back to baking 'goods' for the neighborhood potheads.
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I would be surprised if the DEA agent is dead, it would seem way too dark a turn for this show.
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I agree that the DEA agent boyfriend may be alive. Indeed, I hope so. But I can't sort out how the writers might pull that off. Still, this is sitcom TV, where ANYTHING is possible.
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Yeah, it became sort of inevitable after awhile, didn't it? The show couldn't decide whether it wanted to keep on being a comedy. It all seemed like a waste to me because I think both Mary Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins are appealing and funny. Anyway, I suspect that my daughter will browbeat me into watching next season - if there is a next season.

There will be a next season. They announced it at the end of the season finale.

As to the DEA boyfriend/husband's death, they established that he's not an upstanding moral character. He was willing right off the bat to bend the law for sex, and his willingness to commit even more serious crime made his potential death not the cut-and-dried tragedy it would be if he was painted to be a true-blue white-hat wearing good guy. He has/had his moral ambiguities just like everyone else on the show. Everyone lives in a shade of gray. And that's why I tend to think he's not merely dead, but really, really dead (with apologies to the munchkins).

I'm not going to jump on the hate-uhs bandwagon. I still think the show is terribly funny and Andy is one of the wittiest creations on the tube right now. The writers are so clever; every time we think they've blown things up so far the story can't possibly have anywhere else to go, they take it in an entirely unexpected direction, and manage to wring more laughs out every step of the way. That, gentlemen, is genius. I love this show.
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As to the DEA boyfriend/husband's death, they established that he's not an upstanding moral character. He was willing right off the bat to bend the law for sex, and his willingness to commit even more serious crime made his potential death not the cut-and-dried tragedy it would be if he was painted to be a true-blue white-hat wearing good guy. He has/had his moral ambiguities just like everyone else on the show. Everyone lives in a shade of gray. And that's why I tend to think he's not merely dead, but really, really dead (with apologies to the munchkins).

Yeah, I believe he's dead. I agree with your assumptions, there was not much love for his character so his death is not as tragic.

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The writers are so clever; every time we think they've blown things up so far the story can't possibly have anywhere else to go, they take it in an entirely unexpected direction, and manage to wring more laughs out every step of the way. That, gentlemen, is genius. I love this show.

Genius is coming up with E equals MC squared not E equals.
I'll reserve my accolades for the writers if and when they fix this mess.
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There's an interview with the show creator in the tvguide web site. He basically confirms that the cop is dead. For me it seems they still don't decide what are they going to do next with the show.

They have a year to think about it.
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It certainly stopped being funny and got very dark when they killed the cop.

not only that, but it's the partner who put the hit on him. that changed the tenor of the show completely.

I hope the cop isn't dead, but I don't know how they'll pull that off
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not only that, but it's the partner who put the hit on him. that changed the tenor of the show completely.

I believe it was Heylia who put the hit on him. She got pretty pissed when he tried to bust her and figured he'd probably keep coming after her. So, she took care of him.

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I hope the cop isn't dead, but I don't know how they'll pull that off

He's dead, Jim.
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TV Notebook
Showtime Rolls More Weeds
By John Eggerton Broadcasting & Cable 11/16/2006

Calling it the centerpiece of its comedy strategy for the near future, cable net Showtime has given a green light to 15 new episodes of critically acclaimed Weeds.

Weeds, Showtime's most-watched comedy, is about a pot-selling suburban mom, played by Emmy-winner Mary-Louise Parker.

The show, which resumes production in the spring for a summer premiere of its third season, is produced by Lionsgate, in association with Tilted productions.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/ind...leID=CA6392127
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Is this show in HD? I rented the Season 1 DVD and it was 4:3.
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Is this show in HD? I rented the Season 1 DVD and it was 4:3.

Its been HD for season 1 and 2. For some unknown reason they released season 1 DVD in 4x3 format.
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Its been HD for season 1 and 2. For some unknown reason they released season 1 DVD in 4x3 format.

Wow, I didn't think show this recent would be released on pan and scan for DVD. Terrible decision. The PQ on the DVD is garbage but I liked the first episode anyway.
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When this season started I commented here on how I thought the show lost its direction and the writers were putting themselves in an impossible position. An implosion was inevitable. Well I think the train finally derailed and they left us with this preposterous train wreck.

I agree that there were a couple of hilarious moments last night but I prefer to see a real ending to a story. If the show doesn't get renewed I feel that they should still give us a proper ending even if that ending is just a few minutes tagged on to this anxious cliff hanger. And should the show be renewed, I look forward to seeing how the writers get the train back on the tracks.

I agree 100%. Very well put.

Season One brought us one of the most clever and charming television series ever. And then the writers got too cocky or full of themselves (don't mention Lost here, please). It was almost as if the budget ran out early and the writers and director had to do a mad scramble to finish things up at the end of season 2.

I was very disappointed, but that's when I discovered Dexter. Cheers!

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Well I think tonights episode will start off at the same point in the last season.
Looking forward to it.
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The masterbation scene was wild. ha

I liked how the season started off.
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