While I and most other critics have been focusing on tonight’s Showtime debut of Nurse Jackie, the network also premieres season 5 of Weeds, something I usually look forward to every summer. And not just because it means another cheesecake publicity photo of Mary-Louise Parker every year. That said, I’ll admit that season 4’s Mexican escapades took the show a little far over the top and lost me, so while I’ll give the fifth season another chance, I’ll be watching it in real time with the rest of you.
I haven’t given up: Rescue Me has proven a show can catch a second wind in its fifth year. Will you rejoin Weeds, or has Breaking Bad taken the only unlikely-drug-kingpin spot in your heart?