Weeds Season 6 Showtime On Demand FreeviewAugust 20, 2010
On Demand Weekly provides reviews of TV Series and hot movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: “Weeds,” Season 6, Episode 1, part of Showtime On Demand FREEview.
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It’s FREEVIEW time on Showtime On Demand! But be warned: this is what crack dealers do. They give you a free taste, and then you will want more! Lots of Showtime’s titles are available for free On Demand right now through October 6th. Last week I watched “The Big C” and this week it was the first episode of the new season of “Weeds.” Oh, yeah, I’m smoking the Showtime crack!
Nancy’s (Mary Louise Parker) life has gone from bad to worse. She has to bundle up her family, “borrow” Andy’s (Justin Kirk) van, rescue Dr. Kitson (Alanis Morissette) from her crazy, abortion-foe stalker, and drive off who knows where since her son just murdered Pilar with a croquet mallet...
This is the show you want to watch to validate your life choices because no one could possibly make as many bad choices as Nancy Botwin. The train wreck that is her life is still fabulously enjoyable as it enters its sixth season. (There seem to be a few Jaws references. Is it because the writers are afraid they’ve jumped the shark?) The plots are definitely getting crazier, but the acting ensemble keeps it all well grounded.
Special kudos go to Alexander Gould whose character has grown from adorably nerdy bully-magnet to sociopathic killer over the last 6 years. He reminds me a lot of Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY movie. And even though it seems as if Dr. Kitson’s relationship with Andy is over, I hope we’ll see more of Alanis Morissette, who’s dry humor makes her a terrific addition to the cast.
"Weeds" is Available on Shotime On Demand from 08/17/10 to 02/08/11
Rating: TV-14 / Running time 32 minutes
- Jean Tait
Jean Tait is a new contributing writer to On Demand Weekly. Currently the Director of Programming for the Connecticut Film Festival, Jean has programmed for the Jacksonville Film Festival and Sundance Channel.
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