Posts tagged deadwood
Posts tagged deadwood
So…..all the devastatingly EPIC facial hair/disguises in this week’s One Piece gave me some serious Deadwood vibes.
And now I must go find some sort of Deadwood/One Piece crossover. This is the internet, so it’s bound to be out there, right? If not, I will make it so.
My friend recommended “Hell on Wheels” to me, since she knows how much I adore westerns, and because I thought it was a reality trucker show or something. Anyways, I started watching it, and……I’m sure it’s been talked about to death when this first premiered, but I can’t help but compare it to Deadwood.
And it pales in comparison. Then again, what doesn’t? But it’s still not bad, and of course, I’ll sit down and watch any gorgeous period piece, most especially if it’s American history.
This is the first of what seems to be a growing list of western/historical things to watch: Hatfields & McCoys, Copper, Lincoln, and…if anyone has any thing else to recommend, please do.
And another good thing - the friend who recommended Hell on Wheels is finally interested in Deadwood, and that’s all I needed to hear. I’m like, “Here’s the whole series, marathon it during Thanksgiving, you won’t regret it.”
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Deadwood (2004-06 - 3 Seasons
I just finished the second season, anxiously awaiting and simultaneously dreading the third and final season.
I watched the first episode a few weeks back, and was rather alarmed by the brutality and profanity (I’m pretty prudish). And here I thought Game of Thrones was pushing the line.
So I wasn’t going to watch any more after the pilot. But then I kept reading about it’s universal praise and reviews, and I figured I’d try more since I rarely like the pilot episode of any show, anyways.
I am so glad I did.
Probably one the the best, most intricate, most human things I’ve ever seen. I could just be saying that in the heat of the obsession, but it’s amazing.
The cast is perfect. There is not a weak link, which is no small feat when there are like, 20 main characters and at least 20 supporting characters. It rivals Game of Thrones in that aspect, but I actually care about each and every one of the folks in Deadwood.
I love Ian McShane and Brad Dourif. Neither of them disappoints.
The ladies of the show are amazing. Again, like GoT, women in a time when the world viewed them as objects and property, and how they find different ways to stand up for themselves.
JIM BEAVER! I guess this is what made him ‘famous’, but after seeing him in Supernatural for so long, it was awesome to see him here. So fantastic.
AND I’ve also been listening to all the commentary. I never do that. There’s some interesting/funny stuff in there. I liked the creator’s explaination for the copeous profanity, which at first I thought was dumb, but he explained he wanted to get across the brutality of the time, and the idea that their language was their expression of them living outside the law. We wouldn’t get that same effect with “goldarn” and “dagnabit” and such.
Wikipedia had this fun fact: “The word “fuck” was said 43 times in the first hour of the show. It has been reported that the series had a total count of 2,980 “fucks” and an average of 1.56 utterances of “fuck” per minute of footage.”
And yet the language is so beautiful and lyrical and pretty, even. It’s amazing.
Oh man! They absolutely got this one right!!!