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post #241 of 1091
I believe it would be "unider".
post #242 of 1091
Don't be stupid, it's spelled uniderer.
post #243 of 1091
Whatever, whoever you are, just pass the joint.
post #244 of 1091
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

Trying to divide all personalities/tastes into only two (left/right...red/blue) categories is ridiculously shallow and ignorant of the real world. Unfortunately, politics have made many think that's the way it really is.


i couldn't agree more, all these political comments leave me shaking my head.

it's a friggin TV show, people. does everything have to be about politics?
post #245 of 1091
I think Mary-Louise Parker deserves an Emmy for her acting on this show. She seems to have kept her character very real even admist all the insane characters around her.
post #246 of 1091
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Originally Posted by cavalierlwt View Post

I'm not looking for condemnation of her, just keep up the central theme of hypocrisy and shallow values (of the community in general) that makes the show so enjoyable.

Good point.
post #247 of 1091
Anyone notice that the DEA guy was running windows on a Powerbook G4?
post #248 of 1091
Interesting episode this past week.
I think its funny how Doug Wilson and Celia Hodes are sleeping together.
I wonder what will happen tomorrow.
post #249 of 1091
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Originally Posted by cavalierlwt View Post

Sorry to stereotype, but have to admit that I severely doubt this show is very popular with Conservatives. I mean, seriously, seriously doubt it. I'll bet my left nut

I, for one, am considered "conservative". I vote mostly Republican. I love the show, I'm pro-legalization, so where do I collect that left nut at?
post #250 of 1091
You'll notice I didn't say that *no* Conservative people watched it, just that it skews sharply left. My left nut will remain happily in it's Fruit of the Loom home.
post #251 of 1091
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Originally Posted by cavalierlwt View Post

My left nut will remain happily in it's Fruit of the Loom home.

ha
post #252 of 1091
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Originally Posted by rothlike View Post

I, for one, am considered "conservative". I vote mostly Republican. I love the show, I'm pro-legalization, so where do I collect that left nut at?

I'm a pro-legalization conservative that loves this show as well. Let him hold onto that left nut and be more careful about how he wagers it in the future

Agreed that the writers need to quit with the continual political digs. I get enough of that from the news media, Hollywood and the entertainment community.
post #253 of 1091
I really don't see what one's political persuasion has to do with whether they would enjoy the show. It is fiction after all. There are all sorts of things depicted in movies (e.g. murder and other crimes) that 99.9% of the population wouldn't condone, but that doesn't prevent them from enjoying those movies.
post #254 of 1091
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Originally Posted by fcsmith View Post

I really don't see what one's political persuasion has to do with whether they would enjoy the show. It is fiction after all. There are all sorts of things depicted in movies (e.g. murder and other crimes) that 99.9% of the population wouldn't condone, but that doesn't prevent them from enjoying those movies.

True...but when you see the murders and other violent acts that you refer to on television and the movies, the purpose of the act isn't to make you feel like a goober for not agreeing with the activity in question.
post #255 of 1091
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Originally Posted by Harley_Dude View Post

True...but when you see the murders and other violent acts that you refer to on television and the movies, the purpose of the act isn't to make you feel like a goober for not agreeing with the activity in question.

What, somebody holding a gun to your head? You don't have to agree with any activity mentioned in the show. I don't feel gooberish because I don't sell weed. If you feel like a goober, well, that's on you peanut.
post #256 of 1091
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Originally Posted by fcsmith View Post

I really don't see what one's political persuasion has to do with whether they would enjoy the show. It is fiction after all. There are all sorts of things depicted in movies (e.g. murder and other crimes) that 99.9% of the population wouldn't condone, but that doesn't prevent them from enjoying those movies.

I don't think its so much whether you agree or disagree with the politics that the creators of the show obviously endorse, but the constant attempts to inform their audience just how much to the left they swing.

Would this scene from last week have played any differently if the character of Silas was wearing a shirt that didn't bash Bush?

post #257 of 1091
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Originally Posted by VideoJames View Post

I don't think its so much whether you agree or disagree with the politics that the creators of the show obviously endorse, but the constant attempts to inform their audience just how uch to the left they swing.

Would this scene from last week have played any differently if the character of Silas was wearing a shirt that didn't bash Bush?


I wasn't really referring to the recent shows where there have been some ham-handed political "messages". I find those annoying as well. There were some earlier posts that seemed to imply that conservatives most likely wouldn't watch or enjoy this show anyway because of its central theme (drug dealing), and that's what I was disagreeing with.
post #258 of 1091
I'm a moderate Independent, so nothing really hurts, but I think if I were a Conservative, the constant political jabs would start to annoy me. When it's too hamfisted, it does have an effect.

I love Battlestar Galactica, but recently they were really laying on analogies to Iraq etc so thickly that at times it sort of took me out of the show. I didn't piss me off, it just made my mind kind of ponder the politics of the real world for a moment, instead of paying attention to the show. I imagine some of Weeds political jabs could have the same effect on many people.
It's fine when it subtle, not so good when it's silly; like having the school kids launch into a political diatribe that's beyond their years.
post #259 of 1091
Anyone still digging this show. Last nights episode was pretty good and I am looking forward to next weeks confrontation. What I like about this show is I can never figure out the direction it's taking. The DEA dude seems pissed! She did F him over somewhat but I don't think that was her intentions from the beginning.

I missed the episode with Snoop (maybe a good thing). As far as ragging on Bush I think it's a sign of the times. Considering there is an election in a couple of weeks I can understand the temptation of adding jabs and body blows to the party that holds all three branches of government. Kids grow up quick these days with the internet and everything (when your dad dies as a kid you can't help but grow up quick). After all he is giving his graduation speech for his school so he is no idiot.Eric
post #260 of 1091
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Originally Posted by himey View Post

...Considering there is an election in a couple of weeks I can understand the temptation of adding jabs and body blows to the party that holds all three branches of government....

Why do you think the creators of this show would be tempted to jab and throw body blows at that political party?

Although the last two episodes have started to show that life for people involved in Nancy's industry isn't as care-free, harmless, and victimless as the de-criminalization people would like us all to think. Especially last night when Nancy finally utters about herself, "Worst Mother ever." Gee, ya think?
post #261 of 1091
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Originally Posted by VideoJames View Post

Why do you think the creators of this show would be tempted to jab and throw body blows at that political party?

Although the last two episodes have started to show that life for people involved in Nancy's industry isn't as care-free, harmless, and victimless as the de-criminalization people would like us all to think. Especially last night when Nancy finally utters about herself, "Worst Mother ever." Gee, ya think?


From all the "jabs" and "body blows" it is obvious the creators of the show don't like the way the people in charge are running the country. It is their patriotic duty to speak out IMO.


If weed was de-criminalized she wouldn't do what she is doing because it wouldn't be profitable. It is the criminalization that creates the chaos.

(edited because I can't spell)
post #262 of 1091
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Originally Posted by himey View Post



If weed was de-criminalized she wouldn't do what she is doing because it wouldn't be profitable. It is the criminalization that creates the chaos.

(edited because I can't spell)

Very true, here in California the price per pound has already dropped through the floor going down as much 50-60% just in the last 3 years. The relaxed laws here have helped to create a glut of the stuff, especially at this time of the year.
post #263 of 1091
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Originally Posted by fcsmith View Post

I wasn't really referring to the recent shows where there have been some ham-handed political "messages". I find those annoying as well.

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.

If you want an example of a bizarre political message it was in the last episode of Dexter when they are in the costume shop he says something about everyone wearing masks and monsters and right on cue when he says monster they show a george bush mask.
post #264 of 1091
Tonight is the last episode of the season.

Anyone know if a third season has already been decided on?
post #265 of 1091
Not yet.
post #266 of 1091
These seasons are too short! I wish cable would set at least 18 episodes as a typical run.
'Weeds' is just hitting it's stride this season with a real interesting point in character growth: is Nancy going too far, going beyond just providing for her family? How far will the DEA agent go before he considers what he is doing to be dereliction of duty? Conrad's relationship with Nancy is coming into focus as well.
Almost like a theme this season, at what point do you stop 'playing the role' and become something you never meant to be?
post #267 of 1091
[quote=cocoon]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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I think the theme song is more of a commentary on how homogenized this society has become.

I didn't realize this was the last episode of the season. Looking forward to it tonight and hopefully next season.Eric
post #268 of 1091
Wow ... great season ender. "See what happens next in season 3 ... (unspecified date in) 2007."
post #269 of 1091
30 min was too short for a season ender...still enjoyable. The graduation audience was memorable.
post #270 of 1091
What a great cliffhanger for next season!
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