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Evolution

Weeds has evolved into border dealings and latino-white interactions, which is crucial for capturing even a comical rendering of drug subcultures in So Cal. In the early seasons, it explored white privilege, black-white race relations, and hypocrisies of white suburbia, juxtaposed with a Mild view of ghetto life. Although the main character Nancy starts out with intentions of do no (or little) harm, she rapidly gets pulled into increasingly egregious dealings.


Although Weeds' portrayal of drug cultures, race relations, and poverty pales in comparison to the initial seasons of The Wire, its satirical bent and privileged Caucasian focus makes Weeds palatable to a broader audience.

Comments

Default avatar cat
Sep 11, 2008 10:43AM EDT
Beautifully written! I couldnt agree more! But, I got hooked on Weeds for of how real, yet comical, the first and second seasons were. The last two seasons are necessary, i suppose, to keep the show alive after burning the entire setting to ashes, I just hope the show could devolute to the similar plot of the early seasons. Im tired of border tunnels, Mexicans, and the DEA! I want black people and I want to see Nancy doing her own deals again! I miss the MILF Power!
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