Critic Consensus: Weeds' mellow buzz gives way to constant peril in its third year -- luckily the series remains a delight, thanks to a talented ensemble spearheaded by the thrillingly unpredictable Mary-Louise Parker.
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as Shane Botwin
as Doug Wilson
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It remains a treat to hear the latest odd way Parker has chosen to deliver each of her lines... Elizabeth Perkins and, especially (and surprisingly), Kevin Nealon carry the comedy water even when the show around them has gone to pot.
Parker manages to act as though she's not acting. Every response seems natural, unforced, unpremeditated -- and, as a result, utterly beguiling.
Parker has taken a complex, vaguely dislikable character and turned her into a mesmerizing presence.
Romany Malco's performance as Conrad is a high point, and he has terrific chemistry with Parker, which would be sorely missed in later seasons.
In its second season, Weeds became one of the best plotted shows on TV, routinely ending episodes on cliffhangers that TV's best dramas should envy. That continues this season, even though there's an unwelcome hint of season one's depressing ennui.
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