October 01, 2007

Shark Jumping in Three Seasons or Less?

Look, I used to love the show "Weeds." The first two seasons were really quite good. But, just like most people who smoke weed just a tad too much, the writers for the show seem to be out of good ideas, or just sensical ideas in general. You have an elementary school kid spouting political rhetoric that's about as out of place as a cowboy at a Star Trek convention--think current day Oliver Willis as a fifth grader, which isn't hard to do. You have a slacker 30-something guy who gets drafted into the army, only to be discharged part way through basic training after he unwittingly takes a cell phone video of a guy getting killed by a kind of military drone, and has his nuts squeezed by a overly stereotypical army segeant kind of guy. Now you have the slacker 30-something guy doing catering work for a porno outfit which, I'm all for naked people and all that, but on the believability scale, this show is officially off the charts.

Then again, I also watched "3:10 to Yuma" yesterday, which also strains believability, but which is also across the board awesome.

Posted by Ryan at October 1, 2007 08:16 AM | TrackBack

i'm with you - i loved the first 2 seasons, but as soon a i started watching the 3rd (which i haven't seen all of yet by the way so i stopped reading your post as soon as i realized it contained spoilers!!) i could tell it was way beyond anything plausible. ah well. Kevin Nealon *was* the whole show for me anyway.

Posted by: amy.leblanc at October 3, 2007 05:57 PM

Sorry for the spoilers, Leblanc. We watched the most recent episode last night, and it only got worse. They're flailing. Badly.

HOWEVER, as we were watching it last night, they introduced a character who looked oddly familiar. I kept trying to figure out who she was, and then it hit me: she played Catherine Martin in "Silence of the Lambs." She was the abductee in Buffalo Bill's basement well!

Posted by: Ryan at October 4, 2007 08:37 AM
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