Quick Take: WEEDS and EPISODES on Showtime

Tonight on Showtime, WEEDS Season 8 (the final premiere) starts at 10/9c, followed by the Season 2 premiere of EPISODES at 10:30/9:30c.

When we last left the Botwins and friends, there was a red-dot trained on Nancy’s head, and as we cut to black, a shot rang out.  When Season 8, the final season, starts tonight, we start right where we left off – the identity of the victim is revealed, the fate of the victim is revealed, and in somewhat of a surprise, we find out who the shooter is almost right away (don’t worry – we’re not spoiling anything about it).  The episode sets us up for a possible return to the quaint suburban world we started in.  Most notably, and my favorite thing about the premiere and second episode so far, is that the opening credits are back, with “Little Boxes” and different singers and general awesomeness.   Justin Kirk continues to be the best thing about the show, and his rapport with Jennifer Jason Leigh is divine!

Tune in for the season premiere of EPISODES then, an episode that finds Beverly, Sean, and Matt LeBlanc dealing with their terrible show, and their splintered relationship after what happened in Season 1’s finale.  With the show finally premiering, the team is all left to deal with the fallout – Matt has an interesting new relationship; Bev and Sean are struggling with their past and what’s next for their future; Carol and Merc continue their weird relationship, and notably, Myra is THE BEST THING EVER.  Give the show a shot, and let us know what you think after the premiere!