a) Gun them down, and the next person to show up at the gate after he's gone reports it to the police,
b) Show them how outgunned they are, in which case IF they let him in they can call for reinforcements (including the DEA agents tailing Nancy who'd LOVE to hang U-Turn's head on their wall), or
c) Try to buy them off. 40% chance at best and that drops exponentially with each guard more than one who's at the gate at that moment.
d) Jump a pizza delivery guy for the uniform and/or car. Plus, after all the threatening is done, free pizza!...but he didn't show up in a pizza delivery getup.
- Her neighborhood may not have cops. Most gated communities don't- just a gate.
- Way to frame your argument in a way that completely vilifies anyone who dares disagree with you, you could have quite a future in news punditry. What you see as "using its platform to show people with real problems" others see as exploitative and sensationalistic.
- Part of the show's original appeal was that it was, for the most part, realistic - something that has nothing to do with the skin color or socioeconomic status of the main character. The reason why people complain is because it lost this sense of realism: you went from the quirky, fun premise of "middle-aged suburban woman deals minor amounts of pot to get by after husband's passing" to "middle-aged sociopath weds Mexican drug lord, goes on the run from said drug lord for an entire season, ships her family off to Copenhagen, and finally makes a deal with the FBI to save herself." Add in the oodles of Cerberus Syndrome / Karma Houdini, and any sensible person should realize that these complaints are tied to shark-jumping, and NOT a lack of self-absorbed white people (you still have Nancy for that).
- I enjoyed the show more when it was in the suburbs, and not because it was about me. Before Nancy started growing, the extent of her trouble was maybe that her weed for one month got jacked. She was in control. However, once she started working for U-Turn, and everything was life or death, she was no longer in control, and suddenly it just began to feel a lot more like all the other stuff on the air.
- Nancy was never in control. No matter how much she says otherwise, Nancy has never been in control from the second she started selling drugs. She never has the slightest clue about how deep she's in it until a circumstance that she was entirely unprepared for walks up and slaps her in the face. Now, admittedly, her problems in Season One were small potatoes compared to later issues (that's sort of the point), but since the very first scene Nancy was riding a bike with no handlebars, barreling ever forward bouncing off one obstacle headlong into the next hoping beyond hope that she doesn't hit a wall.
- The fact that after getting punched by her father, Silas just gives up on Megan and the subplot is not resolved at all. Then Shane's girlfriend with the braces disappears after the season 2 finale with no mention of what happened. It just seems like whenever a Botwin boy gets a girlfriend, they will abruptly disappear for some reason.
- I disagree with this, I think there were seeds of the Shane we see now, right from the beginning. I mean, even in Season 1, Shane was shooting animals, making faux terrorist videos, and biting people he couldn't beat in karate. I think the whole point for him was how his dad's death and his mom's turn to crime in his formative years messed him up, and turned him into a sociopath who will do anything to defend his family. If you view his actions through this lens, his character is consistent, and retains at least a little bit of sympathy.
- This troper says derailment, possibly in an attempt at averting Not Allowed to Grow Up.
- Tim Scottson son of Nancys 2 late husband Peter Scottson
- As far as the accent, it would have to do with their respective ages when they emigrated. The way the language center of the brain develops, kids under the age of 12 or so immersed in a new language will speak it without a trace of their native accent. After that, the older they are, the more pronounced their native accent will be, and it's a steep curve with each additional year. If you assume the age gap is comparable to the actors portraying the roles (6 years), big sister Zoya learning English her mid-teens would sound fresh off the tundra while kid brother Demetri who was in elementary school would sound pretty American.