The first three seasons of Weeds had a fairly simple story: suburban mom starts dealing pot after her husband's death to keep her kids living nice lives in their comfortable McMansion. But starting with season four, the show blew up that formula completely, leaving behind the boring subdivision and moving the Botwin family to the Mexican border, where many of their old Agrestic associates have now relocated as well.
I still miss some of what Weeds left behind in Agrestic — Conrad and Heylia, mostly — but the show did pick up a new sense of urgency and danger when it moved closer to the heart of a Mexican drug ring. Looking back over the five seasons, did you prefer Weeds when it was set in suburbia? Or did you start to like the show more when it broke away from those "little boxes" and headed to the border?
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