There seems to be a pretty pervasive consensus that Weeds should have ended a few years back. And watching the show parsed up from week to week might bear that out. Maybe. But in readying television sets for the show’s sixth season, it’d be a great service to revisit the show, in sequential order and in its entirety.
It’s easy to dismiss any show that moves on past season three or four – The Office is a pretty strong example of that. And while it’s difficult to keep the faith, as it were, the minds that created this universe are still working on the show. So there’s that if nothing else. Yeah, it’s difficult to get that lemonade from a cart full of lemons, but that’s all we’ve got.
In 2020, Dr. Nasreen Chaudry leads the deepest mining operation in human history, but she unwittingly awakens some old friends of the Doctor's. Retaliating, they capture Amy Pond and two others, and the Doctor finds more than he bargained for, as an ancient civilization awakens in "The Hungry Earth", the eighth episode of the 2010 series of Doctor Who.
Following a cold open so predictable that it could only be Doctor Who, the Doctor, Rory and Amy find themselves in a small Welsh village, where Dr. Chaudry (Meera Syal) and Tom Mack (Robert Pugh) oversee a drilling procedure that burrows 21 kilometers (13 miles) into the Earth. But one of their workers, Mo Northover (Alun Raglan), has gone missing, and there's a mysterious hole in the floor of the drilling station. As the drill operations restart, an earthquake causes large, steamy cracks to open in the ground. While trying to help Tom escape, Amy is pulled through one of the cracks and into the Earth.
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The history of racist music includes a huge list of names. This particular entry into the Boondocks’ cannon focuses on Jimmy Rebel, a sort of hillbilly outlaw. And yeah, his lyrics are given over to overtly racist stuff, but honestly, if you like country music, you’d probably like his discography.
None of the following is meant to sanction music purveying a racist message, that’d be ignorant. But there are a few issues that need to be addressed. Firstly, there’s unquestionably some anti-white sentiment in rap music. It’s not pervasive by any means. And of course, Tipper Gore’s cohort would be up in arms after listening to some Brand Nubian tracks, but it’s worth noting the existence of the form.
Mirroring the reinvigorated film market, television during the seventies seemed to ape a concerted politicism that was largely absent from the medium up until that point. Beginning with Archie Bunk and his cohort on All in the Family, the Norman Lear developed show examined a working class family whose neighborhood would eventually become integrated, much to the consternation of its figure head.
Incorporating black characters into a predominately white show in 1971 was unheard of unless there was a maid or servant to play. But including the Jefferson family as Archie’s racial foil worked and generated a slew of spin offs. Most success was the Jeffersons, which followed the family from Archie’s neighborhood to the upper west side of Manhattan.
Five years after parting ways, the Doctor visits Rory and his very-pregnant wife Amy - or does he? The trio wake up in the TARDIS, confused and disoriented, but remembering every detail of their dream - or do they? Amy must make the choice in the seventh episode of the 2010 series of Doctor Who, as the Doctor confronts a deadly danger in both the dream world and the real world.
After the first few episodes of the Boondocks this season almost completely focused on deep political and social concerns, it couldn’t have been too long before the show’s creator, Aaron McGruder, endeavored to write up a slightly less pedantic offering.
That might be a bit misleading seeing as “The Red Ball” still retains enough cultural critique to pass it off as almost political, but framing the entire thing within the realm of kick ball was a wise move, even if some folks didn’t particularly care for the episode.