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I should watch it again.

I agree that they stopped at the right time.
Fans want more, not realizing that there is some number of episodes that is right, and that going past that number will result in repetitive stories and bad quality.

What was the hospital show that went for 20 years? By the end they had to have helicopters crash into the emergency room to come up with a new story line.




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HBO should have given Milch one more season to wrap up the show.

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What was the hospital show that went for 20 years? By the end they had to have helicopters crash into the emergency room to come up with a new story line.


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Don't toy with my emotions HBO.

http://geektyrant.com/news/ian...deadwood-film-script

If you've been disappointed that you haven't heard anything since HBO announced plans for a Deadwood revival back in 2016, Ian McShane has an update for you. McShane revealed to TVLine in an interview that a two hour script for a film has been passed along to HBO and that it's now on the network as to whether or not they will move forward with greenlighting the film:

“If they don’t deliver [a finished product], blame them.”

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Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll try to give Justified another go. I tried to watch the pilot about five minutes after I finished the last episode of Deadwood and just wasn't feeling it. I liked Olyphant in Deadwood, but I liked McShane a whole lot more.


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Watch some spaghetti westerns.

I just watched once upon a time in the west, old school sergio leone and charles bronson. It was great.
 
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I always felt the true genius behind Deadwood was it's attention to the period detail and accuracy at portraying frontier life in general, if not it's accuracy to the actual events and persons of Deadwood in the late 1870's.

The season three Hearst storyline was just silly. I lost interest after that so it not being renewed wasn't that big a deal.

I wish Hollywood would stop trying to improve on the actual events they are trying to portray by creating fictions out of whole cloth.

The actual events that history records in Deadwood in the late 1870's are far more interesting, intriguing and dramatic than Hollywood could ever come up with. Sticking to that script, we may have had several additional seasons.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll try to give Justified another go. I tried to watch the pilot about five minutes after I finished the last episode of Deadwood and just wasn't feeling it. I liked Olyphant in Deadwood, but I liked McShane a whole lot more.


Yup - likewise ...





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I always felt the true genius behind Deadwood was it's attention to the period detail and accuracy at portraying frontier life in general, if not it's accuracy to the actual events and persons of Deadwood in the late 1870's.
One thing they weren't faithful to, and that's the language used by Americans in that period. They did not speak that way. Milch addressed this when the series was on and explained why this was so. I'll have to find his comments.
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The season three Hearst storyline was just silly.
What was really silly was the speculation in the forum at that time, that Hearst would be killed by someone in the show. I tried to point out that Hearst is an historical personage and it is a matter of historical record as to how and where he died, and it wasn't by being murdered in Deadwood in the 1870s. Roll Eyes

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Here ya go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...%29#Use_of_profanity
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From its debut, Deadwood drew attention for its extensive profanity. It is a deliberate anachronism on the part of the creator with a twofold intent. Milch explained in several interviews that the characters were originally intended to use period slang and swear words. Such words, however, were based heavily on the time's deep religious roots and tended to be more blasphemous than scatological. Instead of being shockingly crude (in keeping with the tone of a frontier mining camp), the results sounded downright comical. As Geoffrey Nunberg put it "… if you put words like 'goldarn' into the mouths of the characters on 'Deadwood', they'd all wind up sounding like Yosemite Sam."

Instead, it was decided that the show would use current profanity in order for the words to have the same impact on modern audiences as the blasphemous ones did back in the 1870s. In early episodes, the character of Mr. Wu excessively uses "cocksucker," his favorite derogatory term for those whom he dislikes. Wu is also fond of the Cantonese derogatory term "gweilo" which he applies to the camp's white males.

The other intent in regard to the frequency of the swearing was to signal to the audience the lawlessness of the camp in much the same way that the original inhabitants used it to show that they were living outside the bounds of "civil society".


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Para, thanks, I'm glad you posted that. The swearing definitely caught my attention as extremely modern, right off the bat. I chalked it up to a stylistic decision and stopped noticing it quite so much in short order. I'd say they achieved their intent without making it seem jarring in a way that would suspend the disbelief.

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Watch some spaghetti westerns.

I just watched once upon a time in the west, old school sergio leone and charles bronson. It was great.


You know, I've been thinking about that movie lately and I need to watch it again soon. Definitely high up on the list, but that's a very different flavor from Deadwood. Kinda the opposite, lol.


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Yeah, I should have included Miltch's explanation about the use of profanity.
 
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If you're looking for something to watch next, check out Hell on Wheels.




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Why did Hearst cut off Al's finger?
 
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Because Swearengen defied Hearst and told Hearst pretty much to go fuck himself. Hearst was showing Swearengen who was boss.


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If you're looking for something to watch next, check out Hell on Wheels.


Hell on Wheels lost me after season 2


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Hell on Wheels is nothing like Deadwood. Hell on Wheels was poorly written and even more poorly directed.


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Well decided I'd go back and watch the cocksuckers again, so finished season 1 and 1/4 into season 2 so far it's f'n great...



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Well, time to review the stats: http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...935/m/3430007324/p/1


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Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll try to give Justified another go. I tried to watch the pilot about five minutes after I finished the last episode of Deadwood and just wasn't feeling it. I liked Olyphant in Deadwood, but I liked McShane a whole lot more.


It's not Deadwood by a long shot. However, I tried watching it and after an episode or two decided not to. A year or so went by and I tried again, still not inspired. A couple more months and I had exhausted all the other bingable shows to watch so I tried again.

I sat through 3 or 4 episodes wondering why I was watching the show, it wasn't any good. All of a sudden the show changed a little, the characters roles began to flesh out and the serial story began to kick in. The first couple episodes are what I think of as Stand Alone, they build too slowly on one another to develop the story. After 4 or 5 the story kicked in for me and I went from not caring for the show to fully enjoying it all the way through every season.

Having Walton Goggins in it made all the difference for me. I very rarely find anything he is in that doesn't appeal to me, he has a great range and quality to his roles.

I do wish there could be another western drama on tv that could replace the void of deadwood, I just don't think writers are into that genre anymore.




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Watch the Lonesome Dove mini-series. Don't bother with the sequels or prequels. They suck.




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