Weeds: Season 7
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• Gag Reel
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This season sees the Botwin clan relocated to New York City after Nancy is released from a 3 year prison stint. It's safe to say that the recurring theme of "no one ever changes, ever" is present and thriving, since Nancy picks right back off where she left off. At this point in the show, her actions are not necessarily surprising, but still insanely compelling. We have been with Nancy for 7 years now, so we know her well, just like her family we easily accept her descent back into crime. There are some differences of course, with Nancy having the smarts to reestablish her own team and openly fight for the things she believes in (instead of keeping them to herself). At least she seems to be learning, at least a little, from her past mistakes. The goddess Mary-Louise Parker still never hits a false note here. Mary-Louise always finds the comedy in Nancy's decisions and there is plenty of first rate wit coming from the actress in this season. After all, she is the reason we keep coming back to Weeds, and let me tell you, her performance this season does not disappoint! The season is best when Nancy is pitted against her nasty sister Jill (recurring guest star Jennifer Jason Leigh, who is perfection here, especially in the finale).
Andy (Justin Kirk) gets the least amount to do this season, unfortunately. His story is reduced to a fling with an artist in an open marriage (Lindsay Sloane) and the occasional comic relief. Silas (a very reliable Hunter Parrish) gets the most to do, besides Nancy, this season. He sets up his own team of dealers and eventually competes against Nancy.Read more ›
I guess this is sort of how I pretend the last season of Lost didn't exist ;)
But, while we really enjoyed the first couple of years of most excellent Weeds, and happily chuckled along with the next 4 seasons, I have to ask: what were they thinking with season 7?
Its just not that good. The writing is weak and the plot, as recently as season six being quite silly, is now verging on dumb.
In season 7 the Andy character is woefully under utilized, tho he usually got maybe 2 minutes of the best dialogue per show. Doug sees more lines, and really helps move things along. Shane and Silas are, as always, well acted and engaging or sympathetic. The supporting characters are almost all top shelf. Maybe, just maybe, there were two extended scenes in the whole season that reminded us of the quality of season 1.
The problem is Mary-Louise Parker and her Nancy character.
She isn't that good of an actress and we LOATHE her character. She has become soulless scum.
We'll watch season 8 just to hopefully see her get her just desserts. That, and we are mindless addicted zombies.
One horribly sad concluding note: what the heck happened with the final two minutes of this season? Did the writers literally run out of ideas? It was the biggest let down, no two ways about it, of the entire series. Shame.
I've stuck with "Weeds" through good and bad and defended it even when my opinion was contrary to others (Season 6 was one of my faves) but this is definitely the bottom of the barrel for the once-mighty Showtime series. It's a bad sign when an episode ends and I simply turn off the DVD and don't really care what happens next. Previous seasons had me compulsively watching 3-4 episodes in a row because the plots were so addictive and interesting. Not here, folks. Season 7 offers no excitement, even though we have a flash-forward 3 years and Nancy is now living in a halfway house in New York after her prison stint.
The writers try and give us some bizarre visuals to spice up the proceedings (A group of mimes at a funeral; Silus walking around in a giant transparent beach ball in his underwear at some avante-garde gathering) but everything falls flat.
The finale doesn't get interesting until the last few minutes and I figure there's two ways they can go for Season 8. I don't know if Mary Louise Parker is returning or not; if she is--they will probably make Season 8 a prequel to the final scene of S7.
Diehards like me will want to own this for their collection; everyone else should just rent it. A once-great show is sadly past its prime. Three Stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
2nd disc won't play all the episodes. Plays to certain spot and freezes. There is a ring on the back of disc. Thought I was buying new.Published 27 days ago by Jen
Love love love it! It's my new addiction ! Great show great cast.Published 1 month ago by Kathy hardy
Arrived in great shape and within only 72 hours of being ordered! Awesome!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Season 7, arrived in great condition. Love this series... too bad it has to end!Published 2 months ago by JR