A 'vaginal vibe', are you fucking kidding me? Is it because the show has a female protagonist?SellyCat said:I put it down to the show's writers being from Sex and The City. I got a "vaginal vibe" off the show right away, but I like it. And yeah, some of the reactions are too "easy" relative to how serious their situations are.
What do you want? Some heavy-handed moralising in a show that is ostensibly about moral ambiguity?SellyCat said:First of all, Sex and The City was one of my favorite shows. Second, the adjective "vaginal" was in no way negative--I'm sorry if you percieved it that way. I'm a huge fan of this show; I just think that at some points it's a little too light-hearted.
Again, don't be expecting many Danny Tanner talks to conclude the epidoes here. There's lots of undercurrents and shit left unsaid that doesn't have to be wrapped in neat packages. One thing I really like about the writers is their ability to let things fester until the occasional breakdown occurs and fizzles, often with no resolution. It's part-in-parcel to the thematic crux of the show.For example, they never deal with the son deliberately puncturing his condom in order to get his girlfriend pregnant--that's the height of immorality. The situation resolves itself with the girl having to go through the trama of having an abortion, while the son gets a brand new car.
I hope they deal with it at some point.
You thought that about Sex and the City? I pretty much felt the exact opposite. As for Weeds, I'd like to give Kohan and crew more credit than to keep playing the ol' heteroempowrred rich white bitch card (at least not without the dark twist that interogrates the archetype). I think Mary-Louise Parker in her Golden Globe post-award press interview after beating down another gaggle of entitled white skeezs--this crew repping Westeria Lane--said it best, "I guess my housewife was just a little more desperate".And seriously, that vaginal remark was totally innocent. When I saw the first few episodes of the first season, my intuition told me that it was written by a woman. And I was 100% right; not only by a woman, but by a woman who wrote for a particularly female-oriented show. And before you say that it wasn't "100% female oriented, because it had male fans", it's obvious that SATC was exclusively about women, even if men were treated pretty fairly and not characatured for the most part.
I think it might be a bit premature to break out the sharks with the lasers...The show's run into a bit of a rough patch because they're trying to get all of these stories dealt with at once. But that's just the way the plot is (remember how simple it was back in Season 1 when the operation was small? Those were the days).JESuX said:i'm not looking forward to next week's episode.
in a mere, what, 17 epiodes (?) weeds has managed to jump a giant frickin' shark with a lazer beam attached to it's head over the MOON.
(for those who've seen the trailer for NEXT week's episode, you'll know what i'm talkin' 'bout.)
but i'll take the hot isreali broad for $1000, please, alex.
flashy - i LOVE MLP's facial reactions in tense situations! i can totally relate. it's almost as if she's doing the 'i can't even believe this is happening right now, it's so fucked up, i don't know whether to laugh or cry... this can't be my life' sort of reaction. totally emblematic of someone who's had SO much surreal shit to deal with in an unimaginably short amount of time - ie: constantly barely holding themselves together by a thread - only to have things keep on worsening with no signs of betterment in the near future.