Sunday, August 12, 2007

Weeds is Back

WeedsYeah, Season 3, tomorrow night, on Showtime...

You may remember that Season 2 left our heroine and heroes in something of a cliff-hanger: Nancy's deal went bad. U-Turn and his crew had guns on the Armenians who had killed Peter and now had guns drawn on U-Turn and company, with Nancy and Conrad in the middle. Everyone was looking for the dope - which, as it turned out, Silas had taken- but not for long, because Celia is about to have him arrested, for something else...

The first episode of Season 3 begins right where the above left off. Nancy (of course) is able to get out of this (you didn't think she'd be killed, did you?), but (of course) not without paying a price (and one which she will continue to pay all season)...

Meanwhile - that lunatic (Kat) who took Shane for a ride leaves him stranded. Uncle Andy and the Inuit bounty-hunter go out in search of him.

So, Season 3 looks every bit as dark and funny as Season 2 - and, who knows, bear in mind that we haven't seen Peter dead, not even shot with our own eyes, so Season 3 could even lighten up a little before its over.

The acting is superb, and it's been throughout the series. Mary-Louise Parker is looking and acting better than ever as Nancy Botwin. Elizabth Perkins is brilliantly bitchy as Celia, Romany Malco has just the right blend of sensitivity and street smarts as Conrad, and nothing Justin Kirk does as Andy is short of hilarious.

Good to hear Randy Newman do the Little Boxes honors at the beginning...

see also Weeds in Perspective

and reviews of other Season 3 episodes ... 2 ... 3: Appealing, Important Questions ... 4-5: Prius and Gluteus ... 6. Ray of Hope ... 7. Conrad Rules! ... 12: Nancy and Conrad! ... 13. Shane Pays the Price ... 14. Just Nancy Thought Things Couldn't Get Any Worse ... 15. Finale: The Fire and the Clean Slate

The Plot to Save Socrates

"challenging fun" - Entertainment Weekly

"a Da Vinci-esque thriller" - New York Daily News

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