I missed the second season of Weeds, but I watched the third and (I think), fourth, which just finished this week. The show is wildly uneven, which is a nice way of saying that it's good enough for me to keep watching it, but not quite good enough for me to recommend it to my friends.
On the other hand Dexter is absolutely worth adding to your Netflix queue, as is Mad Men.
I keep hearing good things about Mad Men, but I've only seen one episode and had no context. Adding them both to the queue--after I'm done with The Wire.
I also dug the first season or two, but it jumped the shark big time, and the latest season borders on the insulting what with the mexican drug lord stuff..
I'm about to jump into 'The Wire' myself, greencine keeps sending me disks from the middle of season 1, so I think I'll have to just rent 'em from the local video store.
2008-09-17 10:02 pm (UTC)
I think the fourth season is almost as good as the first season! The third season almost made me stop watching though.
Really? Hmm. I only have a few more episodes of the third season left, so I'll go ahead and watch them. Maybe the next season will make it worth it.
2008-09-19 03:10 am (UTC)
Well my opinion is (given at least one of the other comments here) certainly not universal. But in my opinion, yes, really for sure!
I know what you mean about her character: they kept throwing stuff in -- even with how she 'parents' and it's like: Wha-- ?! Still has fun moments, but it not exceptional. I just got to where they're leaving Agrestic. Not sure if I'll watch the next couple seasons.
I'm almost done with The Wire, so this will help extend that goodness.
a) I never knew "Little Boxes" was inspired by Daly City. Huh.
b) This reminded me to go check up on the co-writer of the MTA song (Jacqueline Steiner), whom I once attended a writer's workshop with.
2008-09-19 03:11 am (UTC)
is in a writing group with the daughter of the woman who wrote that song. Small world!
Anyway, I loved the first half of the first season of Weeds. Then it turned into a very different show, and started to go downhill for me fast, and Season 2 just tanked completely. I decided not to watch anymore.
Maybe the universe is trying to tell you something about watching the rest of it. heh.
Seems I did have those two episodes on the first disc. What lousy UI design.
Having just watched season 3, I want to make sure you didn't make the mistake I almost made: episodes 4 and 5 are on disk one, but you have to scroll to a second screen to find them.
Season 3 is better than season 2, IMO, but still doesn't match the first season...
ARGH. Crap. I guess I need to reorder the first one, then.
yeah, first season = good. The rest = worse and worse.
It's disappointing. I wonder what happened--did a different writer take over or something?
I LOVE The Wire. It took me a while to get around to watching it, after having been threatened repeatedly by a friend of mine, but wow was he right.
And, yeah, everything I liked about Nancy in the first season is gone. I spend lots of time yelling, "Shut up, Nancy!" while watching it now.