View Full Version : Deadwood: Good News For Fans And For Those Who Are Not Yet Fans
12-30-2004, 01:57 PM
HBO is going to repeat the entire first season of Deadwood, two episodes per night, on Mondays starting January 3rd. My new DVD burner is going to get a good work out.
And Season 2 starts on March 6th.
I love this show, and a woman at work is such a fan, she schlepped her husband on vacation to the real town of Deadwood.
Word of warning to those who have never seen it...I am no prude, but the language is certainly XXX. It takes a bit to get used to, especially if your only experience in seeing westerns was Gunsmoke and Bonanza. Trust me, this ain't Gunsmoke or Bonanza.
I don't even like westerns, always hated them as a matter of fact, but Deadwood is not your typical western. If you have never seen it, give it a try - but send the kiddies to bed first.
12-30-2004, 02:22 PM
I'll certainly give Deadwood another watch. It was a great show, and Swearingen (sp?) was the ultimate anti-hero.
12-30-2004, 02:38 PM
OK, was anyone really bothered by all the profanity? Because IME, that's how people talk.
12-30-2004, 08:23 PM
They're going to do the repeats on Saturdays too. :)
And the DVD will be released early in February. :)
Yep, the language bothered a lot of people. Or at least they said it bothered them. I always thought that people who subscribed to HBO did so because of their original series, The Sopranos, Oz, The Wire, etc., so the language shouldn't have been a surprise.
But maybe not. If you only subbed for their theatrical movies, and then turned to Deadwood because you're a big western fan, the language could have been a bit of a shock. F*** us all for the limber-d*** c***s***ers we are. :) I loves my Ellsworth.
Can't wait to meet Seth's wife Martha, and the governess. Garrett Dillahunt will be back too, but not as the same character, of course. :)
12-30-2004, 08:48 PM
Oh man, apologies if anything I said constitutes a spoiler for anyone.
Warning: possible mild spoilers
I caught last night's episodes. I've probably seen each episode at least 3 times and STILL there were things I caught for the first time last night. Tim Driscoll's rant about the English holding markers on his people for the last 700 years--classic. So much happened in early in the first season that I'd forgotten: Alma's husband a/k/a The Dude; the incident between Wild Bill and Jack McCall ("I outdrew Wild Bill Hickok"); Seth and Wild Bill killing Ned Mason; the scene where Doc is treating the whores. It's a crime that Ian McShane didn't win an Emmy.
I love this show--can't wait for the DVD, can't wait for season two.
01-09-2005, 09:18 AM
Yikes! I just wandered in here for curiousity's sake and I've never heard of this show. and now y'all make me wanna buy it... :eek:
01-09-2005, 10:13 AM
You won't regret it. :)
KSO, I did the same thing, and like you, I had watched each episode several times before, and yep, there were still things to catch.
The first viewing is just to see what happens. The second is for the wonderful dialogue. The third is for the interplay between the characters. The fourth is for the little plot details, the minor stuff that will be important later. The fifth is for the setting, the way it looks. The sixth is for getting the hidden meaning of Preacher Smith's sermons as he's burying everybody. The seventh is for Alma's beautiful dresses.
The eighth is for the bathtub scene in Cy's place, with Joanie Stubbs kissing the Unnamed Whore (as we call her in the Deadwood Yahoo group).
It's the best TV I've ever seen. I can't imagine how the second season could possibly live up to the first.
01-10-2005, 11:07 AM
One of the really crummy aspects to moving back in with the parents. They ditched their HBO just as the show was really taking off. Missed the last couple of episodes of season one, and won't be able to catch the re-run.
Anybody know when the first season will be released on DVD?
01-10-2005, 11:25 AM
Amazon has the release date as February 8. $69.99 with their discount.
01-10-2005, 11:28 AM
Anybody know when the first season will be released on DVD?February. You can check Amazon for the exact date.
01-13-2005, 12:41 PM
Has anyone else kinda lost interest because of the length of time it's taken see the show again? When I first saw HBO's ads (only about a week ago) about the re-runs of the first season, and then the new season, I thought, oh boy, great -- the one "must-see" show of mine. But we tuned in for the re-runs....and it seems Mr. Sycorax and I have just lost interest. Yes, I still intend to tune in for the second season, but for some reason, we've gotten out of the habit. I just wonder if anyone else had just given up on it. Why does HBO have such different "tv seasons? Is this a marketing ploy of some kind? If so, it doesn't work for me. Since the first season, I'd checked HBO's web site, which gave no clue as to when we might get the second season. And now, here's the first season again, and another two months before the second season. There is very little on tv that interests me, and this crazy HBO schedule, with no announcements on their web site, has just pissed me off. I guess it's good to be reminded of what went on before, but why the hell does HBO wait so long to air the second season?
01-13-2005, 12:48 PM
I guess it's good to be reminded of what went on before, but why the hell does HBO wait so long to air the second season?First, they have a lot of great original programming. Second, it's only been a year in this case. That's the same as you have to wait for shows on the networks.
01-13-2005, 12:53 PM
How long you had HBO?
It's so de riguer for HBO that I don't even notice it.
And if I had to think about it, I kind of like it. You never really know when something is coming back, and you tend to forget about, then you start seeing previews and building back up for it. The airing of each season becomes an event unto itself.
Aside: We've tuned in for a couple of the reruns. They showed Alma's husband the other day, and my wife goes, "oh yeah, he's still alive."
Then we saw Wild Bill and I was like, "Oh, he's still alive."
Then we saw the Junky, "oh yeah, he's still alive".
Then the preacher, "oh yeah, he's still alive."
Then Jack McCall, "oh he's still alive. . .wait, did anyone even kill him?"
01-13-2005, 03:34 PM
I haven't lost interest in Deadwood. That might be partly because some of the actors are in the Yahoo group, and they've dropped a couple of hints about the new season. They're just as hyped and enthusiastic about the second season as they were about the first.
Milch said early on that they had enough material to last five seasons, easy -- just using actual historical characters and events.
If they keep doing such great work, I'll wait as long as it takes.
I'm bummed that they haven't been nominated for more awards though. Ian MacShane especially. He says more about a character with "I've been to Chicago" than Martin Sheen and others have done with whole speeches.
He says more about a character with "I've been to Chicago" than Martin Sheen and others have done with whole speeches.
Hell, he says more just by the look on his face at times. I guess he has to pay his dues for a couple of seasons.
Diogenes the Cynic
01-13-2005, 08:54 PM
A couple of other real historical characters who will probably turn up in the series are Wyatt Earp and Teddy Roosevelt. Earp came to town looking for the Sheriff's job shortly after Bullock took over. His stay was brief but I'm sure the show could tweak it for a storyline. IIRC, Bullock was only in town for like a day before Hickock was killed IRL and they used some license with that, so it wouldn't surpise me if they milked a bigger story out of Earp.
I'm not sure when Bullock met Teddy Roosevelt but I know they became good friends and that Bullock even became a Roughrider during the Spanish-American War. Roosevelt actually thought so highly of Bullock that he sent his own kids to summer with him because he thought Bullock could teach them good character.
That might be a season 3 storyline, though.
As for losing interest. once the new season begins I thnk that those of us who were into it the first time will be right back into it again.
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