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:
- Nancy would be killed because of the mess she consistently gets her self into or
- 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.