Weeds

I have been a diehard Weeds fan since the show premiered in 2005. So when the show ended this fall, I felt as if a part of my life had ended. I know that seems extremely dramatic but watching that show and wondering what would happen next was something I had done for seven years.

Weeds is about a widowed mother, Nancy Botwin (played by Mary-Louise Parker) who started selling marijuana to provide for her two sons, Silas (Hunter Parrish) and Shane (Alexander Gould), once her husband died. A lot of drama, three additional husbands and a lot of friends come and go but Nancy consistently sells because it’s the only thing she knows how to do.

Even during the highs and lows of the show I could not stop watching because I knew that the show would either end one of two ways:

  1. Nancy would be killed because of the mess she consistently gets her self into or
  2. Nancy would be locked up because at the end of the day, selling weed is illegal.

I was completely surprised when I was wrong (something I normally do not admit or accept) but I was really happy with the way the series ended.

Yes, I got a little teary, only because it was emotional for me because I feel like these characters have been in my life for the past seven years. Then again, I cry over the most ridiculous situations, including the morning news 45 percent of the time.

Did I mention that the show is also very funny? The language is crude and the topics can be awkward but when you put Kevin Nealon and Justin Kirk in a room, it’s bound to be entertaining.

If you have not watched Weeds I highly recommend it. The seasons are on Netflix and out on DVD. The final season should be out relatively soon. If I were an actual movie/TV critic, I’d give the show four out of five stars. Weeds will be missed, but I’m happy I went along for the eight season ride.

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