It’s been about a week since we said goodbye to Showtime’s comedy, Weeds. Maybe you said goodbye quite some time ago. That said, the show certainly went out on a high (yeah, I said it), with approximately 1.28 million viewers.
I needed time to decompress — and watch the finale on my DVR. I finally made it through that last episode, as I’ve persevered with every previous season and every previous episode.
Did it go downhill after they left Agrestic? Well, of course. However, it would have been lame if they were hanging around the same town, selling the same MILF weed to the same characters for eight seasons. Believe me, I’ve encountered plenty of people like that over the course of my life. None of them were sitcom material.
That said, I thought the show was just fine for the most part. I never really understood people that gave up on the show only to say it hasn’t been good since season [fill in the blank]. If they gave up on it, how the hell would they know? Maybe it got awesome!
Weeds never got awesome again, but it was entertaining enough. Frankly, it doesn’t really owe you anything. Actually, maybe an Elizabeth Perkins appearance. That would have been nice, but I’m guessing that she left the show in a real shit-storm or something. So many other characters got to make one final appearance. It reminded me of the Seinfeld finale. They even dragged out that guy from Shameless for a nice little crossover. Was he already on the lot or something?
Besides that, the Weeds finale left me with a few burning questions:
- Why did they bother having Andy and Nancy hook up one episode before the finale if they weren’t going to end up together? Yes, having them stay together would have been hokey, but perfect. It’s hard to believe that after carrying a torch for eight seasons, he would storm off after that steamy 3 minutes on that random person’s lawn.
- Why did Megan hate Nancy so much? Did I miss something?
- How could Shane go from being so smart and so resourceful to so stupid and without proper shaving materials? He looked like something out of a ‘70s porn movie — and not in a good way.
- Why the hell was the majority of the episode focused around future Stevie?
Otherwise, the ending was fair. It’s hard to wrap up any TV show. If you’re looking for the few that got it right, check out my article for TV Fodder on “Happy Endings: The 6 Best TV Finales.”