Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

Old 05-27-11, 10:30 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,084
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

Press release:

MARTIN SHORT, AIDAN QUINN & MORE TO GUEST STAR ON SHOWTIME’S HIT COMEDY SERIES WEEDS New Year, New Faces, New York on Tap for Season 7, Premiering June 27th LOS ANGELES, CA (May 26, 2011) – Some big changes are brewing on the hit SHOWTIME comedy series WEEDS – a three-year time jump, a Big Apple move and the addition of Martin Short, Aidan Quinn, Lindsay Sloane and several notable guest stars, including returning special guest star Jennifer Jason Leigh, all shaping up for an exciting season 7. Production on the new season’s 13 episodes is currently underway in Los Angeles for a Monday, June 27th at 10p ET/PT premiere. WEEDS is produced by Lionsgate and executive produced by creator Jenji Kohan, Roberto Benabib, Matthew Salsberg and Mark A. Burley. SHOWTIME’s top-rated comedy WEEDS stars Mary-Louise Parker, in her Golden Globe® Award-winning role as Nancy Botwin, a former suburban mom-turned-pot dealer. Last season’s cliffhanger had our favorite quick-change artist surrendering to the FBI for the murder of Pilar Zuazo. We pick up the new season as she has just completed a three-year stint in Federal prison. She’s now in New York , but no free bird - she must complete her probation in a strictly monitored halfway house, which means she’ll have to deal before curfew. A now bolder Nancy has to re-start the business from scratch. Meanwhile, the boys - Andy (Justin Kirk), Silas (Hunter Parrish) and Shane (Alexander Gould) - who were camped out in Copenhagen - are now Big Apple-bound with Doug (Kevin Nealon) in tow, of course and will be stirring up major trouble. The legendary Martin Short (Damages) headlines the guest star roster as an eccentric attorney in at least 3 episodes, while Aidan Quinn (Prime Suspect) will play a charismatic investment firm CEO in at least 4 episodes. Jennifer Jason Leigh returns for 4 episodes as Nancy ’s estranged sister Jill Price-Grey who has been watching Little Stevie while Nancy was incarcerated. Lindsay Sloane (Grosse Pointe) has signed on for 6 episodes as Maxeen, an eccentric conceptual artist who Andy (Kirk) meets at a gallery event, and noted actor David Clennon (Ghost Whisperer) will play her husband, Charles. Pablo Schreiber (Lights Out) will star as Demetri Ravitch, an army supply sergeant and brother of Nancy’s former cellmate Zoya (guest star Olga Sosnovska), who begins to supply Nancy in her newest endeavor. And Gary Anthony Williams (Mad, The Boondocks) will play Ed Watson, Nancy ’s halfway house counselor.

***********************************************************************

Might as well get this going now since some details have emerged. I'm glad it's getting a major shakeup.
Old 05-27-11, 10:33 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Marina Del Rey, California
Posts: 10,044
Received 13 Likes on 9 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

I've been a huge supporter of the show and even enjoyed seasons 4 and 5 (Blasphemy! I know). But season 6 was just plain bad. Its time to wrap this show up. I'll be watching, but mainly out of habit.
Old 05-27-11, 10:34 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Raul3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Picture a cup in the middle of the sea
Posts: 10,706
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

I think most people, at least here, though that the last season was the best in a long time.
Old 05-27-11, 11:41 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
kstublen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,631
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
I think most people, at least here, though that the last season was the best in a long time.
Yep. Season 4 was really bad and Season 5 was a disaster. But Season 6 actually showed signs of improvement. I think jumping three years into the future and getting rid of the Mexican Cartel business is the best thing this show could possibly do at this point. Also, it's nice to hear that Nancy will have been to prison and is still on probation and living in a halfway house; that at least gives those of us who wanted to see Nancy punished at some point a bit of satisfaction.
Old 05-27-11, 11:54 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
JohnSlider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Detroit, Michigan PSN: JohnSlider
Posts: 3,507
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
I think most people, at least here, though that the last season was the best in a long time.
Absolutely.
Old 05-27-11, 11:56 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Raul3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Picture a cup in the middle of the sea
Posts: 10,706
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

I hadn't read the article. Interesting. Yeah, major reboot of the series. And yeah, although the last season was good, they really needed this reboot.

We will see if they can keep it fresh.
Old 05-28-11, 10:08 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ^ Kristen Bell
Posts: 19,569
Received 31 Likes on 29 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

Originally Posted by John Slider View Post
Absolutely.
I hated it. I had it from Netflix for a month, watched a couple and then really had to force myself through the next seven or so eps. The last 3 or 4 were good but that was it.
Old 05-29-11, 09:11 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Me007gold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 3,231
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

More Doug is more gooder
Old 05-29-11, 10:45 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Hero
 
PopcornTreeCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 25,913
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

Sort of surprised there isn't a bigger promo for this yet. Should be interesting to see NYC but I always preferred watching it for the California suburbs.
Old 05-30-11, 02:14 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
kstublen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,631
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

What happened to Celia? Last thing I remember she was selling drugs through the makeup kit and thinking about going lesbian with the sales rep, but I don't remember what actually happened with that storyline. Was it ever resolved or did they just abandon it entirely?
Old 05-30-11, 02:44 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
DaveWadding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 3,909
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

I totally missed all of last season. Will have to Netflix it to catch up.
Old 05-31-11, 04:08 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 3,673
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
I hated it. I had it from Netflix for a month, watched a couple and then really had to force myself through the next seven or so eps. The last 3 or 4 were good but that was it.
Exactly. Once they found out what was going on with this season, it got... okay. But the stuff in Seattle and on the road was meandering, pointless and would usually reset itself by the end of the episode.
Old 05-31-11, 12:24 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 20,387
Received 168 Likes on 138 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

I haven't seen seasons 5 or 6 yet since I thought it started to slip in season 4. I kind of am interested in seeing the newer episodes though just to see the fate of the characters and see if they can redeem the show a little.
Old 05-31-11, 06:42 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Chrisedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Part of the Left-Wing Conspiracy
Posts: 6,971
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
I think most people, at least here, though that the last season was the best in a long time.
Who? I gave up last season.
Old 05-31-11, 06:47 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
BearFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Corinth, TX
Posts: 8,102
Received 9 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

Last year was an improvement IMO from the previous 2 seasons, but still a big step down from the early days of the show. I like the general plan they have for this next season, I have hope that this will get the show back on track. If not, they should call it quits.
Old 06-01-11, 03:01 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Raul3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Picture a cup in the middle of the sea
Posts: 10,706
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

Originally Posted by Chrisedge View Post
Who? I gave up last season.
so, what are you doing here?
Old 06-01-11, 03:33 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ^ Kristen Bell
Posts: 19,569
Received 31 Likes on 29 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
so, what are you doing here?
Talking about the current season about to start and responding to people who mentioned hat season six stunk.
Old 06-01-11, 03:49 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Detroit
Posts: 3,518
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Weeds: Season 7 discussion thread

We need U-Turn back.
Old 06-27-11, 09:32 AM
  #19  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Osiris3657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,637
Received 20 Likes on 16 Posts
Weeds Season 7 premiere -- "Bags" -- 6/27/11




"In the Season 7 premiere, 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."

Episode 1 of 13.

Clip
<param name="movie" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="flashVars" value="videoId=1017289887001&playerID=29474209001&playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAAAAA9pg~,GnOHJwU2r3sFsJRSf1bvZ_iPYmWg8io0&domain=embed&dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashVars="videoId=1017289887001&playerID=29474209001&playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAAAAA9pg~,GnOHJwU2r3sFsJRSf1bvZ_iPYmWg8io0&domain=embed&dynamicStreaming=true" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" name="flashObj" width="486" height="412" seamlesstabbing="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="true" swLiveConnect="true" allowScriptAccess="always" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash"></embed></object>

Series creator Jenji Kohan says this is likely the final season.
Old 06-27-11, 11:14 AM
  #20  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 92
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Weeds Season 7 premiere -- "Bags" -- 6/27/11

The episode is already ON Demand (for me anyways).
Old 06-27-11, 12:01 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Raul3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Picture a cup in the middle of the sea
Posts: 10,706
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Weeds Season 7 premiere -- "Bags" -- 6/27/11

Who's your provider?

Edit: Just checked and it seems it's available in Comcast, my provider.
Old 06-27-11, 12:47 PM
  #22  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 92
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Weeds Season 7 premiere -- "Bags" -- 6/27/11

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
Who's your provider?

Edit: Just checked and it seems it's available in Comcast, my provider.
I have ATT Uverse.
Old 06-27-11, 12:58 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Marina Del Rey, California
Posts: 10,044
Received 13 Likes on 9 Posts
Re: Weeds Season 7 premiere -- "Bags" -- 6/27/11

I'll be watching. But I'm also ready for this one to end.
Old 06-27-11, 06:21 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Osiris3657's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,637
Received 20 Likes on 16 Posts
Re: Weeds Season 7 premiere -- "Bags" -- 6/27/11

I still love the show, I'll be sad to see it go.
Old 06-27-11, 09:22 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Gizmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Formerly known as "GizmoDVD"/Southern CA
Posts: 30,538
Received 12 Likes on 11 Posts
Re: Weeds Season 7 premiere -- "Bags" -- 6/27/11

Cool! I'll be watching.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.