In which a Humboldt County resident reviews an episode of Weeds
[Featured comment by tra]
Well, six episodes into its seventh season and finally the show “Weeds” has worked Humboldt County into its plot line.
Unfortunately, the episode is a bit heavy on the shotgun-brandishing, booby-trapping stereotype. No actual local scenery (I’m assuming it wasn’t filmed anywhere near here). Nor was there any local “greenery” — the plants were super-fake looking, and even if they were real, I think any actual outdoor grower in Humboldt would be pretty embarrassed by those scraggly-looking things! But for a mainstream TV show, I guess it would be silly to expect something a bit more realistic.
I suppose we’ll have to see where the plot line goes from here (at the end of the episode, several of the main characters remain in “Humboldt,” so presumably we’ll see a lot more of that part of the storyline in the next few episodes). But in general it seems like this pop culture exposure will probably be good publicity for the Humboldt “brand,” for Humboldt’s biggest cash crop — especially the outdoor variety. (The characters have a little talk about how although indoor/hydro is “flawless” outdoor is much more “beautiful.”)
Wouldn’t it be great if in some of the next few episodes, the characters discover at least a few of the other wonderful and unique things about Humboldt — the amazing landscapes, beaches, rivers, mountains, our quirky little towns and cities, etc.