Deadwood

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  1. Flashy

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    you know, it has been two years since Deadwood has gone off the air, and i still miss it :mad:...fucking HBO. right now it would be in Season 5...but nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo... HBO instead poured its money into making a crap film like Sex and the City, about a bunch of shallow, obnoxious chicks shopping...

    Totally sucks...i still hold out hope they'll make the two 1- hour movies, but i know it won't happen.

    Cocksuckers.

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    Worse! HBO canceled it because Milch wanted to work on John From Cincinnati!!!
     
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    That was what i thought originally too, but it turned out not to be the case.

    In interviews, both McShane and Brown (Ellsworth) both stated that the original concept was for John In Cincinnati to be developed side by side, filmed and released in the different seasons.

    I blame Milch alot less than i blame HBO...Milch actually went looking for independent financing for the show to keep going, because HBO would only offer them a season 4 that had only 6 episodes, because of how expensive the show was to produce....not to mention the actors contracts were up in July 2006 as well, and the 5 year lease on the set was due to end in 2007 and they were afraid of the expected strike at that time...

    it was ultimately alot of costs and politics and lack of vision by HBO that killed Deadwood...which is really too bad, as it was perhaps the most unique show on TV, and one of the best written shows of all time.

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    I don't. From what I heard Milch found he couldn't do both at the same time and when push came to shove, Deadwood lost out. I do blame HBO too. How they ever could have let Milch push that turd of a show on to them I don't know. I would have stood up at that meeting and said straight out, "There's nobody to like in the entire show. People won't want to watch it." Sadly I don't have a marketing degree so, naturally, I would be wrong.
     
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    yeah, i see that point of view...i found JIC totally boring i don't think i ever watched again after the first episode...

    Deadwood was so much more interesting and there was still alot more material/storyline to work with...it had not yet run its course. It was just beginning to hit its stride, like most of these HBO shows do around the 3rd through 5th seasons, they peak, the writing is awesome and the shows are fantastic, and if that is when the show ends right as it starts to slide a bid, it is not as bad...but Deadwood ending so abruptly, without any resolution and right as it was in the ascendancy is really upsetting :mad::mad::mad:
     
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    Deadwood was one of the best shows on tv. Its really sad HBO got rid of it.
     
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    Cocksuckers! That's all I have to say. Deadwood was some of the best TV ever. What the hell happened to HBO, anyway. At one point there was The Sopranos, Deadwood, Six Feet Under, Carnivale, Rome, etc, and then suddenly nothing.

    Did someone take the stupid pill or something? Its time to go to Showtime and watch the lovely Mary Louise Parker sell Weed.

    But then, there is always Battlestar Galactica on the SciFi channel.
     
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    It was all about John From Cincinnati and Big Love. Flight of the Choncords was a single joke stretched into a series though it had some good moments, and Entourage was just plain dull. None of it was good enough for me to keep my subscription after The Sopranos ended.
     
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    I forgot BigLove. That was entertaining, actually, but it didn't have the almost Shakespearian quality that Deadwood had.

    Remember EB Farnum, cleaning up the blood on the floor of the hotel room? That was a Shakespearian soliloquy if I ever heard one. Here is is. Listen to EB complaining about Al Schweringen in a soliloquy where he speaks in the person of Al referring to himself, EB.

    Al interrogates EB. Al being a better Tony Soprano than Tony. Somehow I can't imagine Al at a shrinks office. This is Al on the nature of misfortune.
     
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    yeah, Big Love was boring, and i really don't care for Entourage at all. :frown1:

    Deadwood's dialogue was poetic and like iambic pentameter.

    plus the Fucks Per Minute Index was absolutely classic.

    there is a funny youtube clip that shows one full episode with only the cursewords LOL

    here it is

    YouTube - Deadwood Swearing
     
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    best show ever on HBO..just catching it this re-peat...has it all...plus more...i will miss it when it is over...
     
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    i have been watching this whole repeat marathon as well.


    You can always buy the DVD's :smile:
     
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    How did I know you like Deadwood? Hmmmm.....

    Deadwood was superior to everything HBO has cranked out since Deadwood died. The characters were brilliant, complex, and fascinating in every respect. My one peeve is that we never got to see Calamity Jane kicking ass. I think the series made her a little too pathetic.

    Al is one of the greatest characters ever created for television. I see Al and EB as Prospero and Ariel playing Richard III and Buckingham. I'm sorry that HBO didn't have the sense to continue the show, but perhaps Deadwood demonstrates that there is an audience for this kind of drama and we will see more of it; if not from HBO then another producer.

    At least HBO had the good sense not to create a spin-off based on Wu, EB, and Doc moving in to a small apartment together where hilarity ensues as they each try to court Alma and her millions.
     
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    Hell I'd pay money to watch a new series where Aunt Lou, Richardson and Jewel all join Blazanov in creating the first luxury five star bed and breakfast in the Black Hills area.

    :biggrin1:
     
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    Jane! Now there was a piece of work, n'est-ce pas? Classic Jane:

    Someone yelling to Jane: "Be quiet!"
    Jane: "Be fucked!"

    or as she is philosophising with Joannie Stubbs: "Everyday takes figurin' out all over again, how to fuckin' live."


    As for you spin-off idea, you forgot to mention the wacky hi-jinks as Wu, EB get into Doc's tank of laughing gas.
     
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