Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What I’m Watching: Weeds

Weeds: Season 5, Episode 3 “Su-Su-Sucio” (B+)

Things started coming together this episode, even if it appears they won’t stay that way for long due to the disappearance of one smelly Sucio. Silas and Doug’s venture has turned from aimless to amusing, as they try to get a permit for their medical marijuana shop and then bribe a government official to get their plan approved. I especially enjoyed Doug offering the woman her own food and the bickering about the official’s cut which resulted in confusion on the part of both idiots. Celia’s been forcibly removed from her vacation in Mexico and transplanted to Texas, where I suppose she’ll eventually find something to do. Jill’s interaction with Nancy and the family is fun, and Shane’s newfound perverse form of maturity is rather entertaining. The best part of the episode, however, is Nancy herself. She’s just an inimitable character, who can stand there slurping her soda while she jokes about Sucio shooting her sister but not her kids. It’s one of Mary-Louise Parker’s best skills – playing indifference to a wonderfully deadpan point, and here it works extraordinarily well with both Cesar and Sucio. Where things go from here, I have no idea, but this episode was impressive and fun.

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