Monday, August 16, 2010

Review - Weeds Season 6 Episode 1 Thwack

In my estimation, Weeds has decreased in quality about 10% each season, more in the later two. The show has become a mere shell of what it once was, an incomplete, soulless arena where detestable characters have their fun amidst the ruin of society. Even Nancy, once a very likable character, has become but another hideous aberration, clawing at those around her until there is nothing left. Left behind are Silas and Shane who bear the brunt of their mother's recklessness and Andy, whose chauvinism precludes any good intentions he may have. As the plot continues to spiral out of control, Weeds hangs on a thin thread which feels like it'll snap at any moment.

Continuing from last season's finale, "Thwack" ties up several threads and the Botwins move on, once again heading to a location where their past will inevitably come back to haunt them. Just like Agrestic was burned out of the storyline completely, with Conrad and Heylia and cut out, I wish the whole Mexican cartel stuff would end, but it doesn't look that way.

"Thwack" is essentially a reset episode like most season premieres. Having killed Pilar, Shane is deep trouble and Nancy decides to take the family and run, leaving behind a nice life and husband for the sake of her children. Andy, after bolting like a girl from the crazy abortion guy, goes with Nancy too, proving to Audra that his commitment isn't where it should be. On the other side of the border, Guillermo deletes the incriminating tape, but there's sure to be huge fallout.

I won't be reviewing Weeds each week since I probably be whining about one thing or another, but if there's an episode I really like, I'll make a post or make a comment on Twitter.

Score: 8.0/10
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