Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday TV Special: Deadwood

By s. Saturday, October 22, 2011 ,
Plot: A show set in the late 1800's, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
Structure: Each episode tells another piece of the story - we see individuals coming to Deadwood in search of fortune and gold and those who already settled - plotting to hold the power over town.
Verdict: Although I'm not a big fan of westerns every once in a while production from that genre comes along that is so great I forgot all about it. "Deadwood" is simply addictive and from the first episode it  pulls you in with its complex intrigues, mischievous games and fantastic characters.
What makes it so great? Possibly the most amazing performance in the history of television - by Ian McShane, amazing lines, lots of thrills and humour and colorful supporting characters.
Who you may recognize: Ian McShane, recently seen as Blackbeard in "Pirates of the Carribean - on stranger tides", John Hawkes nominated for Academy Award last year for "Winter's Bone", Brad Dourif, sherif Dearborne from "True Blood" and Keith Carradine, Frank Lundy from "Dexter".
Who's behind it? Writers of "Lost" and "Sons of Anarchy".
Who will like it? Fans of HBO shows, good performances, westerns and fantastic dialogue.
When and where? All three seasons are available on DVD.

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