Any other Deadwood fans here? I just saw episode 5 last night and was completely blown away. After the climcatic scene, I was reeling, not believing what I had just seen. Without touching on spoilers, that was some of the most intense TV I've seen in a long while. Unreal.
Patton Oswalt, a geek comedian who follows such things, has a great blow by blow of the episode on his myspace blog here. (click on the 'Deadwood Play By Play' link in his blogs.)
Wow. I'd expected there to be more fans for some reason. If you haven't ever seen the show, netflix the First Season immediately. It could be the best show I've ever seen, and not just because it's filled with naughty words and prostitutes.
i got the first and second seasons on DVD without watching it on TV. Really intence and well done. Its about time our generation puts out a western show worth watching. Im really looking forward to getting season three.
Here's the best I could come up with. The philosophy of Al.
Al Swearengen: Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair or **** beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.
... and more...
Al Swearengen: In life you have to do a lot of things you don't **** want to do. Many times, that's what the **** life is... one vile **** task after another.
(censorship is mine)
I am also watching season 2 now, and I have passed the word on to others who are now enjoying it. Thanks Beatnik!
Deadwood is the best show on TV, past or present, IMHO.
If you've wanted to start watching it but never have, I encourage you to do so. You will not be disappointed, as long as you are not easily offended. The intelligence of the writing makes up for the off-color language.
Support the show if you can - this could be the last season due to financial strains for HBO. Apparently the show is VERY expensive to produce, with the elaborate sets and stellar cast. In fact, watch anything created by David Milch. He's a creative genius if there ever was one.
For those who don't know, Deadwood, South Dakota is a real place. The show is based on the actual history of that town, and many of the real inhabitants of the town are people on the show. I would advise against reading that history if you plan on watching the show, because you will uncover spoilers.
Yeah this is indeed the last season. I'd heard a couple spoilers from the real history of the town, but am keeping my ongoing exposure to a minimum until the series is over. Then it's time to read up on it, and start all over with Season 1, Episode 1 again.