Ever since Nancy Botwin hopped on that scooter at the end of the third season of Weeds, I've been waiting to see what the writers would come up with for season four. The new season premieres two weeks from tonight, on June 16, and frankly, I'm still not entirely sure how it's going to look.
What news has slipped out about this season has been interesting, though some might find it troublesome. Without getting terribly spoiler-y: Nancy's living somewhere new, and Heylia and Conrad are no longer regular characters (where to go for my Romany Malco fix?). There's something to be said for reinventing a show in its fourth season — but will it be the same Weeds we know and love?
The video clip below, which has interviews and a few short scenes from the start of season four, doesn't necessarily answer that question — but it does whet my appetite for more. We see Nancy's new home, her new drink (diet root beer — presumably there's no It's A Grind where she's living now), and the new Botwin: her father, played by Albert Brooks.
The show's third season got mixed reactions (at least among my friends), but while I missed some of the lighter bits from earlier years, I still liked it enough to make the new DVD set one of my must-haves for this month and circle June 16 on my calendar. What about you? Will you be back for more, wherever the show might wind up? To check out the video, just
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