With WEEDS making its long-awaited return to the airwaves tonight on Showtime, this TV Addict thought he’d pose an interesting question.
WEEDS. Best Show Ever? Discuss.
Now admittedly, the ‘best show ever’ classification might be a slight over-exaggeration. That or a symptom of this TV Addict’s post-May Sweeps depression. I mean seriously, PASSWORD and SWINGTOWN? Who’d have thought that outside of my burgeoning GREEK and BUFFY addictions I’d have CBS to thank for getting me through the summer! But I digress.
Having caught the show’s first few fantastic episodes, I can unequivocally say that the fourth season of WEEDS continues the show’s tradition of hilarious, albeit slightly dark humor. More importantly, it got me thinking, in all seriousness. What is there not to love about the show?
Be it the unique voice of creator Jenji Kohan, the witty social commentary, the brilliance that is Mary-Louise Parker, Elizabeth Perkins, Justin Kirk, Kevin Nealon and now Albert Brooks. In a nutshell nothing. The show is one of those rare comedic gems that never disappoints.
Except that is until the credits role and you realize that thirty minutes goes by way too fast when you’re having this much fun.