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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 7, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
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  • Summary: Season seven jumps three years ahead with Nancy out of jail and in New York to complete her probation at a halfway house.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 27, 2011
    80
    While the move to New York opens new story lines, the first episode doesn't feel like a city show. It has a sprinkling of exteriors, but it doesn't feel as if it's really happening here yet. With a little time, though, Nancy can make just about anything work.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 27, 2011
    75
    It feels fresh and amusing. "True Blood" did a similar fast-forward, and both have benefited.
  3. Reviewed by: Sal Cinquemani
    Jun 24, 2011
    63
    It remains to be seen whether this season's Nancy will be more Daphne or Thelma, more damsel in distress or more protective mama bear, but by the end of the first episode, it's clear she's back to her old tricks.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 27, 2011
    60
    Tonight's episode feels like a reset, a fresh start for the characters but if they just lapse back into their old ways, I'm not sure what the point of another season of this show will be. And yet, if they do not return to selling drugs, some viewers may be disappointed.
  5. Reviewed by: Lesley Savage
    Jul 27, 2011
    58
    Mercifully, it seems as if tonight's episode will plant the seeds for a rebirth.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. Jul 1, 2011
    10
    new episode of weeds - After three years in prison, Nancy receives an early parole to a New York halfway house and discovers her promisednew episode of weeds - After three years in prison, Nancy receives an early parole to a New York halfway house and discovers her promised witness protection services are no longer necessary; Silas, Shane, Andy and Doug have settled into their new lives in Copenhagen. - watch here - http://new-tvseries.blogspot.com/search/label/Weeds
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  2. Jul 2, 2011
    10
    This season promises to vamp up the lack luster of last season! The characters have grown up (Shane looks so old!) and they haven't seen NancyThis season promises to vamp up the lack luster of last season! The characters have grown up (Shane looks so old!) and they haven't seen Nancy in a long time and judging from the first episode its going to be fantastic! Expand
  3. Jul 7, 2011
    10
    It never gets old watching craaaaaazy Nancy getting herself into and out of trouble. Plus, it takes place in my favorite city this season. IIt never gets old watching craaaaaazy Nancy getting herself into and out of trouble. Plus, it takes place in my favorite city this season. I still wish Celia would come back though... Expand
  4. Aug 13, 2011
    6
    It's alright. That's it. The **** Nancy gets into is kind of now getting annoying.The first few seasons, even the first season in Ren Mar,It's alright. That's it. The **** Nancy gets into is kind of now getting annoying.The first few seasons, even the first season in Ren Mar, Nancy was a widow trying to find a source of income to keep a family afloat -- by selling weed. But now it's just, I don't know, it's no longer the best show on television. Expand
  5. Jun 28, 2012
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The biggest problem I had with this season was that it ultimately didn't need to happen. Last seasons finale concluded the Botwin story, Nancy goes to jail and the rest of the family goes to Denmark, done right?. No, Nancy had to come back, and as much as I love Nancy and MLP she didn't need to. The whole series started (really the first 4 seasons) because Nancy needed to sell weed so that she could provide money for her family. The boys were too young to work, she was a widow and they lived in a really expensive neighbourhood and there was a large market for her to exploit. So she was doing all of that for her kids, which is something we can relate to and empathize with her. Now in season 7 the boys live in Denmark, they have their own life, they're making money, life is going well for them. So when they start back up the business, it feel more like she it doing it because she that's the only thing she knows how to do. She's not doing it for her kids anymore and at one point she goes against her child, Silas. We can no longer empathize with her actions. All that being said, they made the season and it was......satisfactory to ok. The writing was the main problem for me, especially some of Andy's speeches which dragged on way longer then they should have. Also I lever really liked Doug, I think Kevin Nealon is a good comedian but never liked the character. I always found him to be excessively rude and unaware of his surroundings. So every time he was in a scene I just felt bored. None of the characters developed (except for really only Silas). Also the stories were pretty boring. And what happened to Michelle Trachtenberg in the end? How did Doug save the company? How did enrolling in the police academy help Shane? A lot of things were left open and you have to just accept. There were some good aspects of this season. It's been really fun to see Alexander Gould and Hunter Parrish grow and develop their talent, and this season you can see it. They could both hold their own while acting up against MLP, who plays Nancy perfectly as always (I would just have liked to see better writing for her). The finale didn't really feel like a finale except for the last few minutes, it had the normal cliffhanger that any season finale would have. But again I felt like there was a problem with the writing. The resolution just happened, Andy talked to Nancy's sister and voilà every this is resolved and skip to two months later. I thought: Nancy spent a whole season fighting to get custody of Stevie, she turned on one of her sons, another one almost went to jail and she spent a whole episode arguing with her sister and Andy can just come up with a compromise and they become neighbours. If she was willing to do that, why didn't the two sisters just talk at the beginning of the season and come to some kind of compromise. Anyway I've stopped watching this show for its smart writing, I only watch it now out of loyalty and because I think MLP looks sexier than ever. I will no doubt watch the next season because of the cliffhanger and because I love the characters. But I'm happy that season 8 will be the last, hopefully they will get the last season they deserve. 5.9/10. Expand
  6. Oct 5, 2011
    3
    I gave this season a 3 out of 10, and I easily could have gone lower. I have watched every episode of Weeds, but half way through the 12thI gave this season a 3 out of 10, and I easily could have gone lower. I have watched every episode of Weeds, but half way through the 12th episode of this season I bowed out. During every episode of this season, I asked the same question: why am I still watching this? I never had an answer other than loyalty, but at some point that's not good enough.

    Where do I start with this? The last season (season 6) was quite good, but ended in an extremely precarious place, where you had to wonder where they were going with the show. As it turned out, they should have ended it right there. I don't want to spoil too much (though to be honest there's nothing to spoil, because nothing of consequence ever happens if you don't care about the characters), but I'll go through some things I find particularly abhorrent. Shane is now a psychopath. Sort of. Mostly, he just manipulates people and then smiles like an idiot afterwards. The show has started to focus on him way more, which is not a good thing because he is a terrible character played by a mediocre actor who cannot carry a scene. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop them from trying. I never really noticed before because of how much the show focused on everybody else. It should have stayed that way.

    Nancy is a full blown crazy person who has gone completely off the deep end. Before, it seemed like there was a method and purpose to her madness. Now she just walks around with a "this is not somebody who can function in society" grin on her face. There is no longer anything likable about Nancy, which I never would have believed if you told me that four seasons ago. And it's not like her character is harder or more serious. She's actually more loopy, which makes no sense considering she just spent three years in prison (not really a spoiler, what did you expect to happen after season 6 ended?).

    Andy is a good, likable character, but he has taken a back seat to everybody else and generally just whines about not getting any respect, which hasn't changed, only now he has no real redeeming qualities. Silas is really the only character in the show I find myself caring about, but not enough to make the whole mess worth watching.

    I realize that it was hard to come back from last season with a coherent story that made sense in the context of everything that happened previously. But that is no excuse for failure.I find it frankly baffling that this season and Wilfred have the same metascore and user score. There is no comparing the two. Wilfred is a smart show that doesn't pretend to be more than it is, but the acting is tight, the writing is solid, and the characters are likable. I would be lying to your face if I said the same thing about Weeds season 7. It was terrible.
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  7. Aug 26, 2011
    0
    The writers need to stop smoking weed and put some creative energy behind this dead show. It basically is a show about some pretty,skinny,The writers need to stop smoking weed and put some creative energy behind this dead show. It basically is a show about some pretty,skinny, sexy woman sucking a straw protruding from a cup of some caffeinated drink. Expand

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