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Weeds - Anyone a fan?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Was bored last night as I finally caught up on my stuff and looked through Netflix and came across this show. I had heard good things. I watched the pilot and it was very meh. Does it get better or is just more of the same?
     
  2. markymark_ctown

    markymark_ctown Active Member

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    first couple of seasons (or so) were great. not so much after that. that said, i did finish watching the whole thing...the last few seasons were awful imho.
     
  3. MonsterJoe

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    I've been stuck on the last season for about a year now I think.

    It started a little slow - then got really really good for a season or two...then started it's decline, IMO.
     
  4. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Maybe I'll stick with it for a bit. I was looking for a 30 minute show to kill time when I don't have more time. I don't really like watching hour shows and not finish them in one sitting.
     
  5. Timbeau

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    I don't think it's a show you want to watch all seasons at once. I watched the first few seasons over the course of a couple of weeks and was pretty bored with it when I reached the 5th season or so. I took a 2 month break and after that it was fun to watch it again. I then watched the rest of the seasons at a much slower pace and it did keep my interest.
     
  6. MonsterJoe

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    Ya - pretty much the same experience I had.
     
  7. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    We started season threads (as versus eps threads) for most of the seasons, so as you watch or finish a season, go back and find them for some fun commentary.

    I thought the first couple seasons were great fun, then they drifted a little off course, then got better, then got worse again, yada yada. Even at its worst, it was still a fun show to watch, and as you say, it's only 30 minutes.

    There were some seasons that really went on a tangent, but then the next season would have a way to get back on course and draw you in.

    As long as you're enjoying it, keep watching. There's nothing else like it on TV, and it was the first of the female-centric Showtime 30 minute dramedies. And they threw just enough MLP at ya' to keep it... interesting.
     
  8. tivoboyjr

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    My wife loved it. Probably her favorite show ever. I didn't make it through the first episode. To me, it seemed like an R-rated Desperate Housewives. I'm sure I didn't give it a fair shot, but the shows I really like always seem to draw me in immediately, and this one didn't.
     
  9. markp99

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    I loved some of it and only liked other parts of it. Overall it was good.
     
  10. nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

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    I like the first few seasons, and then it gets worse and worse. I never finished. By season 7 they wore me out with the plot retreads and my growing dislike of the main characters.
     
  11. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

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    Like most others in this thread, I loved the early seasons. And I have a huge crush on MLP. But wow, when it got bad it was really, really bad.

    Makes me worry about Jenji Kohans new show Orange is the New Black. I loved the first season of that.

    But I get invested in shows and somehow can't stop watching. Like 24. I should have stopped that 3 seasons in.
     
  12. Cainebj

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    Well. I just binge watched all 8 seasons in one week (mostly because I was home recuperating from oral surgery). I think it's great and like everyone else - the first seasons are superior but, I just went along for the ride and felt like the world of WEEDS was a world I could spend some time in.

    I do wish at some point the Nancy character would have stepped up and grown a pair... And in terms of binge watching - it is a little odd
    that the secondary character of Celia Hodes basically just disappears after the 5th or 6th season - not that her character was that strong but still...

    But I think this is a great show for binging on :)
     
  13. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

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    Since this thread got bumped, I can report that Orange is the New Black did indeed go downhill for me.
     
  14. Cainebj

    Cainebj Active Member

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    LOL - yes, I agree with that. and the new season is available next weekend.
     
  15. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    You might want to try Better Off Ted if you're looking for a good, funny half hour show.
     
  16. deli99

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    Absolutely. :up:
     
  17. ej42137

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    It was kind of perfect, they way they cancelled it while it was still great, before it could go downhill. Kind of like Firefly that way.
     
  18. dwells

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    Back to Weeds- I really think this show went off the rails towards the end maybe more than just about any show in history. We absolutely loved it in the beginning but it was downright awful at the end- almost unwatchable. Only reason we stuck with it was to see how they ended it.
     
  19. Cainebj

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    oh c'mon now, it wasn't that bad.
    which is why maybe binge watching now is the better way to see it.
    it did feel like they didn't have a plan and were making it up as they went along.
    my biggest issue is that Nancy remained a victim throughout and someone else always came to her rescue, and the sub-plots were ridiculous (the whole Kevin Nealon story could have been cut) and the direction they sent Shane's character was way off course. i much would have preferred if he had become a serial killer!
     
  20. ducker

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    Echoing the other comments in the thread. Weeds - starts off great, gets weaker, and then great again, and then weakens and ends flat.

    Orange - similar.. great at the start, second season weaker, and then the third I had to start a few times to stick through it, and then at the end I was like.. yea.. I dunno about season 4...
     

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