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Originally posted by Random Thoughts Random Thoughts wrote:

Is Weeds only netflix? Never watched it.

yeah, it's on there.  season 6 is where it goes downhill...so overall it's still a really good show.
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Weeds was on Showtime
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eta: nvm.

i need to get showtime again.


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Better than I thought it would be. It's really strong when they aren't focusing on the protagonist and instead focusing on the colorful prison inmates, which fortunately happens about 50% of the time.

Not quite as good as House of Cards, but I watched all 13 episodes this weekend with my s.o and enjoyed it.

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Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

i'm conflicted about it being from Jenji Kohan...Weeds started out great and completely torpedoed...like no redeeming quality left.  This lead character will probably be just like Nancy, so i can expect to hate her more and more as the show goes on.  i'll pass.



agreed.  I luved weeds but ever since they went south....it went south.  I was trying to catch up but i'm not even that interested....be leaving the room and on the phone n'sh*t when before u bet not call my phone when Weeds was on.

That show went to the sh*tter i'm sorry to say.  the last bit I saw that I remember Nancy fucced Mark-Paul Gosselaar and they got kicked outta some weird shanty mobile home town.
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im watching the penultimate episode right now; i don't give a sht about the lead character but I really like how in depth they go into the peripheral characters
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Originally posted by tbaby123 tbaby123 wrote:

im watching the penultimate episode right now; i don't give a sht about the lead character but I really like how in depth they go into the peripheral characters


Exactly. The peripheral characters and the look backs into their pasts before prison are pretty awesome. The lead character and her white people yuppie problems are really the only (major) negatives I saw in the first season.


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Hmmmm...ya'll think they put that white lady in there so the show can be more heart tugging(?) as opposed to a hard core show with a bunch of black, ghetto, raping, dikes (no offense) in prison. If she weren't there it would be a female......Oz(?) instead?  Cause most would not watch a show centered around black folks unless it was...like that?
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The show doesn't have a bunch of hard "dikes".  I mean they are there as tropes but they aren't just cardboard cutout caricatures. They are explored as humans and it works pretty good. The first season is actually pretty well represented with latina, black, and white characters. All of them have major subplots and character archs. It seems like it will be more hard and ghetto and whatnot from the trailer but it's way more lighthearted than something like Oz.

I think the series could absolutely be just about the inmates and be a hit because they really have interesting backstories, but I guess the white protagonist gives the series a fish out of water angle. And yeah, I think that without that central white perspective, Netflix wouldn't have known how to sell the show. It is what it is.


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^^^but that's what i'm asking...if that white character was not there...would the show be something else?  Are they only exploring the side characters because of that white centerpiece?



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