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2012-06-14 10:00:15 AM
I say this as a fan from the very first episode; it was probably time to call it a day a couple of seasons back.
 
2012-06-14 11:16:33 AM
Time for it to go. Lost interest after the 2nd season.

They need to put fixed number of seasons on these shows up front. Better to lose a few good ideas than to drag on for years with bad ones.
 
2012-06-14 11:19:58 AM

Sybarite: I say this as a fan from the very first episode; it was probably time to call it a day a couple of seasons back.


I have to agree.
 
2012-06-14 11:20:44 AM
They stopped focusing on weed and went to the harder drugs. Thus proving that weed is a gateway plot.
 
2012-06-14 11:21:10 AM
I thought last season was the last one. The show went off the rails a while back when it stopped being about a regular person in a neighborhood selling weed and became "crime mom".
 
2012-06-14 11:21:31 AM
I assume the series ends when one of the dangerous drug lords says, "Hey, you know what? There are younger, hotter women I could fark instead," and kills her.
 
2012-06-14 11:29:44 AM

scottydoesntknow: They stopped focusing on weed and went to the harder drugs. Thus proving that weed is a gateway plot.


But Breaking Bad is on AMC...
 
2012-06-14 11:31:12 AM

Sybarite: I say this as a fan from the very first episode; it was probably time to call it a day a couple of seasons back.


yup

beta_plus:

They need to put fixed number of seasons on these shows up front. Better to lose a few good ideas than to drag on for years with bad ones.


and yup,
 
2012-06-14 11:33:54 AM
Love this show, but it's harder to argue that its best seasons are in the past.
 
2012-06-14 11:35:36 AM
I liked the article.

Groundbreaking.... paved the way.... etc.

Yeah, right. I have yet to see a Showtime show that doesn't feel like something you'd find on FX but with a slightly better budget.
 
2012-06-14 11:36:04 AM

Sybarite: I say this as a fan from the very first episode; it was probably time to call it a day a couple of seasons back.


Heh. I was going to post something along the lines of, "I just got into this show via Netflix and blew through it to the end of what they have (season 6, I think?)... any long-time fans also think it should have ended at Season 1 or 2?"

So, thanks for saving me that.

The first season was -fantastic- -- different, smart, edgy, clever, whatever praise you want to heap on there... but then it just got stupid? ridiculous? something.... To me, at least, it seems like it -could- be great hyperbole/black-comedy (see: the better seasons of Nip/Tuck, perhaps? "I can't believe they did that, and that I'm laughing at it"?) but it seems to be taking itself seriously and buying its own bullshiat and that kills it: We're supposed to believe the story and care about the characters, rather than see it as satire / parody / commentary, and that just makes it unbelievable/ridiculous.

"Dude, seriously?" rather than, "SERIOUSLY?! AWESOME!", perhaps?

I also agree that a lot of series (maybe every series?) would be -much- better if they were written from the start as a complete story, working towards a smart end rather than wandering around as long as people are watching and sponsors are willing to pay (or, worse, one or two seasons past the expiration date...). But, I imagine that gets in the way of making money.

/ still might *cough* find *cough* the rest of the episodes online, just to see if they pull off something as good as the first season to end it
// mostly for any final glorious nuggets of Andy Wisdom
 
2012-06-14 11:38:54 AM
I called it quits after season 3. It seemed like such a fitting end to the all that had come before that it was a good stopping point.
 
2012-06-14 11:39:03 AM
The show jumped the shark when they moved them out of Agrestic and it went from a satire of suburban life and got more and more ridiculous.
 
2012-06-14 11:40:03 AM

Arkanaut: But Breaking Bad is on AMC...


Am I the only one worried that Breaking Bad should have ended with the final shot of the last episode (though I think it would have been even better... how to avoid spoilers... if it were not so clearly labeled)?

Still eagerly looking forward to its return, but I fear a possibility of another, "one or two seasons past where it should have ended" situation.

Hope I'm wrong.

On topic: Is it worth finding any Weeds episodes past season 6, or are they just going to make me stabby?
 
2012-06-14 11:40:36 AM
I watched up until the baby with the Mexican drug lord, that is when it went off the rails for me.
 
2012-06-14 11:43:14 AM
Yup. The show really jumped shark when...

Spoilers, I guess

They left Agrestic and took off after the fire. Maybe should have given it one more season to wrap up but yeah, it should have been over a few years back. That biatch would have been dead 20 times over by now even in my low-rent, backwater corner of the world much less dealing with Mexican cartels and kingpins.
 
2012-06-14 11:43:43 AM
How the hell is this sad. Im not usually too picky about writing in my tv shows but that show was unwatchable after season 1, Season 2 was already heading down the shiatter and I barely made it 2 episodes in to season 3 before throwing my hands up in disgust. And those kids?!?!?!?! GAAAAHHHHH Please tell me the kids die horribly in a cartel hit.
 
2012-06-14 11:47:11 AM
This show was ridiculous. The premise was great, the execution was terrible. It seemed like it was written by a bunch of people who had never even smoked weed in their entire lives. Not to mention like others have pointed out the biatch should have been killed about 20 times.
 
2012-06-14 11:48:48 AM
.....Fark it, I like the show.
 
2012-06-14 11:49:22 AM
Even though it peaked early, it's still better than 90% of the crap they put on TV now.

Sorry to all the 'shoulda stopped after season two' hipsters, it never got as bad as the best seasons of 2 1/2 men, Community or any of the other crap on network.
 
2012-06-14 11:49:25 AM
I'd trim her weeds, if you know what I mean.
 
2012-06-14 11:54:37 AM

Tom_Slick: I watched up until the baby with the Mexican drug lord, that is when it went off the rails for me.


Excactly THIS.
 
2012-06-14 11:54:40 AM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Even though it peaked early, it's still better than 90% of the crap they put on TV now.

Sorry to all the 'shoulda stopped after season two' hipsters, it never got as bad as the best seasons of 2 1/2 men, Community or any of the other crap on network.


Id watch that crap over Weeds any day of the week. Nice try thou.
 
2012-06-14 11:55:41 AM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Even though it peaked early, it's still better than 90% of the crap they put on TV now.

Sorry to all the 'shoulda stopped after season two' hipsters, it never got as bad as the best seasons of 2 1/2 men, Community or any of the other crap on network.


I've never watched any of those other shows you mentioned but it doesn't take a guy who tortures himself with bad TV to see when a show has run it's course.

Though I do appreciate when they make her get naked. So I guess the last few seasons have been good for that at least.
 
2012-06-14 11:58:21 AM

SFSailor: Arkanaut: But Breaking Bad is on AMC...

Am I the only one worried that Breaking Bad should have ended with the final shot of the last episode (though I think it would have been even better... how to avoid spoilers... if it were not so clearly labeled)?


They shot that episode the way they did because they weren't sure they were going to get picked up for another season, and they needed to be able to resolve it. That's why it's so farking awesome. It is supposed to work as an end of series episode.

I have no doubt season 5 is going to be even more awesome. They haven't screwed a single thing up on that show, and I don't think they'll start now, knowing that season 5 is the end of it.
 
2012-06-14 12:01:30 PM

8 inches: Tom_Slick: I watched up until the baby with the Mexican drug lord, that is when it went off the rails for me.

Excactly THIS.


Same for me. I'm not even sure what season that was.
 
2012-06-14 12:04:06 PM

Shakes999: IamKaiserSoze!!!: Even though it peaked early, it's still better than 90% of the crap they put on TV now.

Sorry to all the 'shoulda stopped after season two' hipsters, it never got as bad as the best seasons of 2 1/2 men, Community or any of the other crap on network.

Id watch that crap over Weeds any day of the week. Nice try thou.


So would I. As shiatty as 2 1/2 men was/is it still made me laugh more often than Weeds ever did.
 
2012-06-14 12:04:47 PM

Shakes999: How the hell is this sad. Im not usually too picky about writing in my tv shows but that show was unwatchable after season 1, Season 2 was already heading down the shiatter and I barely made it 2 episodes in to season 3 before throwing my hands up in disgust. And those kids?!?!?!?! GAAAAHHHHH Please tell me the kids die horribly in a cartel hit.


shane was a cool kid but is just weird now and c'mon, the cybot, how can you hate him?
 
2012-06-14 12:09:33 PM
for the love of mobile users, start with the hot MLP pics already.

Do I need to remind you people what's important here?
 
2012-06-14 12:15:19 PM

tomWright: for the love of mobile users, start with the hot MLP pics already.

Do I need to remind you people what's important here?


Don't use the abbreviation "MLP" unless you're ready for clopfics...
 
2012-06-14 12:18:26 PM

Tom_Slick: I watched up until the baby with the Mexican drug lord, that is when it went off the rails for me.


Me too. Its almost like the writers wrote themselves in a corner, and the only feasible premise after that was to apparently marry a Mexican drug lord. Great show, but it's time to put it out to pasture.
 
2012-06-14 12:20:52 PM

Mrbogey: I thought last season was the last one. The show went off the rails a while back when it stopped being about a regular person in a neighborhood selling weed and became "crime mom".


Exactly how I feel about it. It had a lot of potential, too. I kept watching just because I like looking at Mary Louise Parker.
 
2012-06-14 12:22:31 PM

Mrbogey: I thought last season was the last one. The show went off the rails a while back when it stopped being about a regular person in a neighborhood selling weed and became "crime mom".


Interesting....I'm only on season 2. I've been holding out watching the rest of it until I get some weed. Seriously, this show is just a lot better if you're toking.
 
2012-06-14 12:27:03 PM

Fish in a Barrel: Sybarite: I say this as a fan from the very first episode; it was probably time to call it a day a couple of seasons back.

I have to agree.


Yes.
 
2012-06-14 12:27:43 PM
Good. The show has gone so far off the rails the last few seasons it's not even fun to watch any more. Plus they've made Nancy into a horribly unlikable biatch the last couple of years.

/yet I stick with it
//Mary Louise Parker is still super hot
 
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2012-06-14 01:01:39 PM
The only character I found myself really interested in or cheering for the last couple seasons was Doug. The letter to his wife at the end of season 5, and the take-down of the SEC last season were some of the best moments of the show. If Nancy is the one shot in the opener (she won't be), I think that would actually make the show better.
 
2012-06-14 01:07:03 PM
Sad tag, really? After about the 3rd season the show became ridiculous.

/Mary Louise Parker need to do more nude scenes than ever this season
 
2012-06-14 01:08:57 PM
I'm going to agree with other fans...it's time to pull the plug.

Last season just seemed so much more of a reach. Even when he was married to the Mexican drug lord, it was thinning out, but the writing was still good. Then the on the road season 6 was very meh.

It was a solid show the first 4 seasons IMO. When Celia became a cartoonish character, I felt it should have ended. But yes, I still watched.

My wife and I have a bet, on who shot her, she's thinking Celia made a foolish attempt at the drug game and needed some "credibility"...I'm going with a complete jumping of the shark, and that Judah is alive, and involved in the shooting somehow.
 
2012-06-14 01:09:31 PM

SFSailor: Am I the only one worried that Breaking Bad should have ended with the final shot of the last episode (though I think it would have been even better... how to avoid spoilers... if it were not so clearly labeled)?


If the show would have ended at the end of the last season, I would have been ok with that. It wrapped up just about all loose ends. Hard tos ee where they will go from there.
 
2012-06-14 01:13:55 PM

Geeves00: SFSailor: Am I the only one worried that Breaking Bad should have ended with the final shot of the last episode (though I think it would have been even better... how to avoid spoilers... if it were not so clearly labeled)?

If the show would have ended at the end of the last season, I would have been ok with that. It wrapped up just about all loose ends. Hard tos ee where they will go from there.


You know it's back to Aggrestic.
 
2012-06-14 01:18:39 PM
I will miss all the Mary Louise Parker cheesecake pictures, those things are so easy to stare at for long periods of time.

Also farking get Michelle Trachtenberg naked please.
 
2012-06-14 01:25:04 PM
There is a shocking lack of Mary Louise Parker pictures in this thread.
 
2012-06-14 01:27:38 PM

NutznGum: There is a shocking lack of Mary Louise Parker pictures in this thread.


NSFW

images.tvrage.com
 
2012-06-14 01:28:52 PM
Done in one

/first two seasons were some of the best tv ever!
 
2012-06-14 01:33:47 PM

arsonik: Good. The show has gone so far off the rails the last few seasons it's not even fun to watch any more. Plus they've made Nancy into a horribly unlikable biatch the last couple of years.


Yeah, I found her endearing for the first two seasons, and after that just an awful person all the way 'round. It's not like Walter White where you're supposed to hate him while rooting for him. She's just an a selfish dingbat that would have gotten herself and her family killed multiple times.
 
2012-06-14 01:52:49 PM
I still can't believe she is 47. At this rate, she will still be fappable at 60.
 
2012-06-14 02:16:09 PM

Sybarite: I say this as a fan from the very first episode; it was probably time to call it a day a couple of seasons back.


I'm with ya. It had a good run, but it has been long since time to call it a day.
 
2012-06-14 02:36:37 PM

thecompnerd: I still can't believe she is 47. At this rate, she will still be fappable at 60.


Why not? Dana Delany still is

girlsgallery.org

/hot like certain scenes in "Exit to Eden"
 
2012-06-14 02:37:35 PM

gulogulo: arsonik: Good. The show has gone so far off the rails the last few seasons it's not even fun to watch any more. Plus they've made Nancy into a horribly unlikable biatch the last couple of years.

Yeah, I found her endearing for the first two seasons, and after that just an awful person all the way 'round. It's not like Walter White where you're supposed to hate him while rooting for him. She's just an a selfish dingbat that would have gotten herself and her family killed multiple times.


As Breaking Bad is my favorite show on TV, that's the best comparison that I'm pissed at myself for not catching. With Walt, you see what kind of monster he's become, and his portrayal is spot on. You've seen him grow from dopey dad to Scarface in 50 or so episodes.
Nancy on the other hand, as you've said, is a selfish dingbat who only thinks 5 minutes into the future, and has since day 1, and makes really stupid decisions. In any show based in reality, she'd have been killed off almost right away. If it was Breaking Bad, she'd have been a one off gag character that Walt/Jesse/Mike/Gus would have killed 10 minutes into the episode, then spent the rest of the episode drinking beer and laughing about it.
And now I actually REALLY want to see that episode get made.
/Anyone from AMC on fark?
 
2012-06-14 02:53:14 PM

arsonik: Nancy on the other hand, as you've said, is a selfish dingbat who only thinks 5 minutes into the future, and has since day 1, and makes really stupid decisions. In any show based in reality, she'd have been killed off almost right away. If it was Breaking Bad, she'd have been a one off gag character that Walt/Jesse/Mike/Gus would have killed 10 minutes into the episode, then spent the rest of the episode drinking beer and laughing about it.
And now I actually REALLY want to see that episode get made.
/Anyone from AMC on fark?


My god, how awesome would it be if they had a nod-to-Nancy-character on BB, and did kill her within 2 minutes of her googly-eyed can't believe this is happening to me shennanigans.
 
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