Moving Pictures
Jun 19, 2008, 10:40AM

Lost In The Weeds

Showtime's original series Weeds generated all sorts of excitement when it debuted because a suburban mom dealt weed. But then it kind of lost steam when everyone got over imagining their mom selling drugs. With a new season this reviewer explains how they're bringing new life to the show.

When a sitcom begins to lose viewership or garners a bit of negative press, the program's writers always seem to do one of two things: have one of the show's children sneak a monkey (it's always a monkey) in the house, or throw a guest star into the mix for a couple of episodes.

While Showtime's third best series, "Weeds," hasn't lost a great deal of viewers or slipped much in popularity, the show's third season did mark a dip in quality.

After three seasons of being stuck in suburbia, Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) and her single-mom, pot-dealing ways had exhausted its send-up of the white middle-class that had grabbed audiences at the beginning.

Comedic legend Albert Brooks got all worked up on the small screen for the first time in years as Lenny Botwin, Nancy's father-in-law.


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