Weeds and The Big C Return!
Last night “Weeds” and “The Big C” returned on Showtime. I actually stopped watching “Weeds” halfway through last season. The whole “on the run” storyline annoyed me and bored me at the same time. So why I watched the season premier I don’t know. I did enjoy it, the relocation of Nancy to New York . . . soon to be followed by her friends and family coming home from Denmark where they’ve been hiding. I’ll probably keep watching for a bit . . . till I end up annoyed again They supposedly killed off Esteban and Nancy is safe and all that jazz now . . . . but I also read somewhere that it would turn out Pilar isn’t dead. I hope that’s not so, cause enough with the Mexican Drug Cartel stuff!
On “The Big C” the show is now in the fall, not having moved too far forward from last year, which was the summer. I loved that even though she’s dead, Marlene is still on the show as a ghost . . . or at least a figment of Cathy’s imagination. I was devastated when they killed her off last year! I loved the premier, but as usual I missed her favorite problem student with an attitude Andrea.
The Big C – Post Season Thoughts
Just some thoughts on “The Big C,” which finished it’s first season this Monday. I watched the whole thing, though often forgot about it and had to watch on demand. However I just loved it!
Some brief thoughts on the show and the season . . . .
I never thought Kathy and Paul would get back together, nor did I really want to see them together, but it was sweet that they did in the end. At the same time, it’s clear her doctor is confused over his feelings for her . . . I sense a possible triangle in the future perhaps? I’m not sure as the season finale seemed to have Kathy and Paul in a good place.
I was not a fan much of Kathy’s brother’s storyline with Cynthia Nixon much. I didn’t get the need for it really. However at the end with them having a baby, it made some sense. As Kathy may be going out, a new life is coming in.
I missed Andrea the last few episodes, and would like to have seen some resolution to her character. I’m guessing she completes Summer school. I really hope she’s back next year, she was one of my favorites.
I was STUNNED that they killed Marlene! STUNNED! She was so funny, and I did not see it coming. I would like to see her back next year too, but I guess she’ll have to be a ghost. Maybe Kathy can see her at certain times, like when her treatment is making her weak.
The end with Adam finding all the car and all the presents his mom had been buying him was heartbreaking, yet perfect!
It will be a long wait till next season sadly.
Oh, I completely gave up on “Weeds.” I just lost the desire and honestly can’t believe at this point the show was renewed for yet another season.
So I haven’t posted about either of these shows in awhile, so I thought it was about time.
I thought “Weeds” started off great, but quickly became bored with the show. I can take it or leave it now. The family being on the run was fun at first, but now it seriously feels like the show has no stability. In fact that was addressed in the latest episode where little Ari/Stevie was ill and the doctor told Nancy babies need a stable routine otherwise they get sick.
I’m still loving “The Big C,” but it too has become a little depressing as of late. It’s about terminal cancer, so that was expected. The episode where she told Shawn she was dying and he broke down, then she took it back and pretended like she was joking was just devastating.
I am actually missing Andrea’s character on the show. I think that actress is great and brings a lot to the show. I was glad to see her back this week, if only briefly.
Weeds Returns, The Big C Debuts
Last night was the 6th? season premier of “Weeds.” I have to say, if the rest of the season is anything like last night, it should be a good season. I laughed out loud several times, mostly because Nancy was drunk the entire episode in order to deal with Shane killing Pilar. Shane was also amazing with his calm, cool reaction . . . though possibly a future serial killer too.
Unfortunately there were some losses/downsides. We came into this season knowing Elizabeth Berkley/Celia had been written off, and now it looks like the housekeeper/nanny is gone along with Alanis/Audra. I HATED that Andy was such a wuss and lost Audra because he basically is Nancy’s lapdog. Though I guess this whole show the past few seasons has in a way been geared toward these two ending up together. I don’t think I want that though, and I hope Audra returns at some point.
“The C Word” . . . . Make that “The Big C” also premiered. Too many commercials for “The Real L Word” on showtime, confused my titles I tuned in because I love Laura Linney, and she did not disappoint in this show. What should be a downer of a show given its subject matter is in fact clever and funny! Give it a try.
Casting Bits: B&S, 90210, Army Wives, Housewives, Weeds
These are various casting bits, most of which I’ve posted links on Twitter already. In case some haven’t seen them though . . .
By now most everyone has head that Emily VanCamp (Rebecca) is departing “Brothers and Sisters.” She will appear in a few episodes, then head out somehow. We still don’t know. Emily gave an interview on it here.
Jill Biden, the VP’s wife, will appear on the August 15th episode of “Army Wives.” She is playing herself in the episode, that’s all we know at this point.
TV Guide is reporting that we’ll see Harriet Sansom Harris return as Felicia Tilman on “Desperate Housewives. She’s the woman who got Paul Young sent to jail for killing her sister. She’s back to explain why Paul is now OUT of jail!
Ausiello is reporting that Miguel #3 from “Passions” is joining “90210.” Blair Redford joined the show and was Miguel after he escaped hell (and went to DirecTV). He’ll be playing Oscar, a British character who moves in with Ivy and her mother.
Finally news broke awhile ago that “Weeds” will be a major character short this season. There will be no drunken Cecelia! Can the show survive another major character loss? We never got Conrad or Heylia back after season 2 (3?).
Weeds: You Oughta Know Alanis Comes Next Week!
So the previews for next week’s “Weeds” indicate it will be Alanis’ first of many episodes. I cannot wait! Though I don’t really think I want to see naked Alanis. Some celebrities I just don’t want to know what they look like naked!
I loved Jennifer Jason Leigh as Nancy’s sister, I hope they bring her back. However I really loved this latest episode. The way Nancy threw lit matches at poor Celia was hysterical. I want more of Celia’s daughter Isabelle though, she was one of the best characters on the show.
I also loved when the FBI agent got, um, aroused while chained up next to Nancy’s body guard and they were kick fighting each other. “No way, I don’t want to fight with you anymore!”
I’m assuming that the FBI agent is dead, taken care of by Nancy’s baby daddy. I’m not yet sure how much I like him anymore. Last season he was fun, sick and twisted, but fun. Now though . . . not so romantic anymore.
Spoilers also say a series original is supposed to make a surprise return this season. Conrad? Heylia? I can’t think of anyone else, and I could see Conrad coming to try and rescue Nancy. Thoughts?
So I’ve been mulling over what to say about the “Weeds” season premier. Basically it was good to have it back, but I guess I was expecting a little more.
Nancy’s life was spared by the Mexican mayor/drug lord because she’s pregnant. However he has his second hand man Caesar basically following her like a dog. Andy and the others found out she was pregnant and weren’t too happy. Nancy wants Andy to take Shane to stay with her sister, aka “Bitch Face,” while Silas, Doug and Andy are planning to grow pot in the cover of a national forest.
Celia meanwhile was held by her estranged daughter and her boyfriend, who called everyone they could to try and ransom her off. Nobody would pay for her. The daughter decided to just kill her and sell her organs, but because she had chemo they wouldn’t take that. In the end the daughter’s boyfriend dumped her because she was a mean nasty women, probably setting him up to be Celia’s new love toy for a few episodes.
The Celia stuff was great, the Nancy stuff . . . not so much. Next week Jennifer Jason Leigh joins as Nancy’s sister, so their interaction should be great. I still miss Conrad and Helia, who apparently won’t be back this season either.
Weeds Returns Monday June 8th!
You can watch the trailer Here
(I tried to embed it, but it embedded the wrong video :-\
As with the past few seasons, I’ve had my ups and downs with this season of “Weeds.” Some stories worked, others didn’t. Actually I felt like a lot of them didn’t.
I didn’t particularly find the whole Silas and his “milf” storyline entertaining. I also wasn’t a fan of Andy and Doug becoming coyotes, which seemed to go nowhere. Frankly I think Doug needs to be written out of the show at this point since I don’t even think he’s bringing anything funny to it. Sorry Kevin Nealon!
I did however love the whole Nancy romance with the Mexican Mafia leader, as well as Celia’s drug addiction story. In the season finale these were the two stories that wowed me. Celia being kidnapped and held for ransom by a daughter who hates her guts and we had never met was great. Nancy’s story, wow! As she was driving to Mexico I thought she’d end up in a car crash and that’s how it would end things. I never expected her to face off with the guy let alone say she was pregnant. Way to save one’s life.
What’s next? Andy, Silas and Shane are discussing moving to Mexico. How convenient. Celia’s being held for ransome there and something tells me Nancy is about to be locked up, at least long enough to give birth. I guess we won’t know till next summer and the next season of “Weeds.”
Weeds: Nancy Went To Mexico And Back
Okay I know, it’s been awhile since I posted on “Weeds.” It’s one of those shows I enjoy watching, I just find difficult writing about. I also seem to have a love/hate relationship with the show. Either I think an episode is really on the money, or misses the mark all together. Here are my thoughts on a bunch of the story lines that have gone on since I last wrote about the show.
Doug and Andy have decided to become coyotes. We aren’t talking about the dancing on the bar half naked ones, we are talking about people who help smuggle Mexicans across the border. Doug is in on this because he’s fallen in love with a Mexican girl and is trying to find her. For me this story is a miss. I am just not that into it. I think my main problem is the whole Doug aspect of it. I hate to say it, but so many other characters from last season were dropped or written out, Doug should have been one too. I am just not seeing the point of him being there still, and think he’s only still there because he’s Kevin Nealon. Even Nancy said to him in the latest episode “Didn’t I tell you to move out?”
Isabelle came to live with her mom Celia when her dad moved away and got a new job. Thank you “Weeds!” Isabelle is one of my faves on the show, I actually like her more than Nancy’s kids. Now I just want them to use her a bit more.
Celia has become a full fledged junkie, giving away merchandise at the store in order to get cash to by blow and heroine. Too funny that “Mrs Say No” is now a junkie. She was always the goody goody, the moral one of the show. Intervention time!
Nancy has started up a relationship with Esteban, who is not only the drug lord behind her whole operation right now, but the mayor of some city in Mexico. These two are actually smoking hot together, but I’m worried where things will go. Esteban’s own men are telling him that Nancy is a problem and he’s getting reckless. I think the sweetness of this (as sweet as this situation can be) will soon come to an end when Esteban realizes he has to do away with Nancy . . . permanently. I think that might be how the season ends, with a hit going out on Nancy.
Sylas is having sex with his neighbor, the hot mom Andy liked. Not only that, they are running a grow house in the back of her cheese shop. The one thing I liked about this story was Nancy confronting them, basically telling them they had no idea what they were doing or how to do it and of course telling the woman that her son would be 18 one day very soon! Go Nancy! This is another storyline that’s pretty much a miss for me.
Shane’s story has taken a hilarious, yet disturbing turn. Not wanting to be the bullied nobody at school, he smashed the most popular kid in the face with a lunch tray. Rather than make him popular, he’s now feared! The entire school thinks he’s nuts, and the goth girls love him. This is going to be hilarious, now just get Isabelle in as the side-kick. On the disturbing side of things, Nancy and Andy caught Shane with naked photos of his mother that he was, well, spending a lot of alone time with. Grooooossssssss! Nancy’s talk to him (and Sylas) was hilarious, and how she ended them with how they would never ever speak of this situation again.