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I watched all six seasons of Weeds last week. That was an interesting experience and I wish I'd stopped after season three (loved those first three seasons). I've never seen a show change so dramatically for the worse from one season to the next. It was like a completely different show (and not a very good one).

If I'd been watching Weeds in real-time, I doubt I would've stuck with it through the fourth season. Marathoning a show has a way of making you keep going, though — you always hope it'll get better soon and when soon is maybe two hours away instead of a month away, it's a lot easier to watch the next episode. Sadly, It never did get better and seasons 4-6 are just a blur of wandering mediocrity. WTF Weeds? How does that happen and why? Stagnation is bad, so I can understand wanting to change things up a bit, but throwing out everything that makes a show good and turning it into something completely different makes no sense at all.

I've read that season seven will be the last one, so when it airs later this year, I'll watch it just to complete the show and see how it ends. I think I already know, though.

We left off with Nancy implementing "plan C", which was for Andy and the boys to take off for Copenhagen while she gets arrested. Nancy, baby, Esteban and Guillermo walking out of the airport to the waiting police was a great moment. It was perhaps the best moment in a few seasons. The whole time they were walking through the airport, I couldn't understand why she didn't yell to a cop for help. Facing her crimes is surely a better option than ending up in a landfill, especially when she's got information to make a deal with! So I was pleased that her plan was a bigger, better version of that.

And now for my speculation about where season seven will go (or where I hope it'll go to wrap up the story)...

Nancy makes a deal with the Feds, agreeing to testify against Esteban and Guillermo in exchange for immunity (for herself and Shane). The whole Botwin family goes into witness protection because of this and they end up in a typical suburban neighborhood in Pittsburgh... where Nancy starts selling weed.

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spectralbovine
Jan. 19th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Weeds became a very different (and not as good) show once they left Agrestic. BUT. I actually really liked this last season, as they seemed to get back to their roots as a family show. I'm glad it's ending, though. It's time. Same with Entourage, whose last season I also liked.
roxybisquaint
Jan. 19th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
Did season 6 kick off in Nancy's hometown? I can't quite remember where 5 ended and 6 began, but I did like the stuff in that town. So yeah, season 6 was better than 5 (which I think was the worst season).

Did Entrourage end? I think I watched three seasons of Entourage before I got bored with that and gave it up. If I'd known it was in its final season, I probably would've watched again just to see how they ended it.
spectralbovine
Jan. 19th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
Season 6 kicked off right after Shane killed Pilar. It starts with the Botwins going on the run. So the whole season is them on the run.

Season 5 almost made me quit the show, yeah. Wait, Season 4 almost made me quit the show too. But I guess I'm glad I stuck with it.

Entourage hasn't ended yet. Like Weeds, the NEXT season will be the last.
tackdriver56
Jan. 22nd, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
Changes of direction...
It seems to happen pretty often in TV series. We're having a similar experience watching Heroes. It's like they fired the creative staff and brought in substitute writers unfamiliar with the 'verse.
roxybisquaint
Feb. 6th, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)
Re: Changes of direction...
I never watched heroes, but I've heard the tales (and then I was glad I never watched it). It's so weird when shows just go off in weird directions that seem so far removed from were they started. I can understand losing steam or trying something new, but when a show just up and turns a corner and heads in a completely different direction, it's a head scratcher.
tackdriver56
Feb. 8th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Changes of direction...
The odd thing is that even though we groan when a character does something, well, *out-of-character*, we keep watching. We're hooked by this fictional social group, this fictional universe, even when it no longer explores "The Question".

So the first three seasons of Fringe are worth watching?
devmackie
Jan. 22nd, 2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Validation
I am so glad to read this! I turned my back on the show at the S3 finale and never worked up the energy/courage to pick it up again. I believe I dodged a bullet.
roxybisquaint
Feb. 6th, 2011 06:09 am (UTC)
Re: Validation
If you watched the first three seasons, you truly saw all that was worth seeing.

Also hi :)
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