Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Believe Care Invest: Weeds

Why Nancy might be hard to identify with: 
  • She realizes the teen she’s dealing to is dealing to 10 year olds, then, to get him to stop, threatens to reveal that he’s gay.
  • She’s hypocritical, saying to the PTA that they should ban sugary drinks from the school vending machines, but indirectly dealing drugs to them. You might think we wouldn’t, but we actually identify with like hypocritical characters.
  • The way she talks about race with her black suppliers feels refreshingly real.
  • Her husband just dropped dead and now she has to raise two kids.
  • She’s cruelly gossiped about by the other PTA moms, “I think she got a little botie between the eyes”
  • Nobody respects her. Her supplier Heylia says, “looking in the dictionary the other there, saw your picture sitting up in there, next to ‘dumb as white bitch’” Nancy responds, “Alright, alright, fine, I’m a bitch-ass bitch.”
  • She finds out the teen she’s been dealing to has been dealing to 10 year olds and genuinely feels bad about that.
  • She subtly trips the bully chasing her son.
  • She’s resourceful in solving her problems, even if it’s distasteful.
Five Es
  • Eat: She’s dieting, “I miss carbs”
  • Exercise: No.
  • Economic Activity: She’s a very active drug dealer.
  • Enjoy: She enjoys snarking.
  • Emulate: She wears an imitation bag to look like the richer housewives
Rise above
  • She cracks down on her dealer for dealing to kids, so there’s some money she doesn’t want.
  • She tries to keep Celia from fat-shaming her daughter.

1 comment:

June said...

I love The Shining like most people, but I have to side with those who feel Wendy is the hero - not Jack and not really Danny. Wendy seems to have some consistent rules to follow as she certainly supports Jack 100% in his endeavours but also keeps a vigilant eye on Danny. How can anyone think Jack is the hero? Wendy is fighting both the supernatural powers as well as a thug of a husband.