Monday, July 10, 2006

Welcome to Fuckin' Deadwood

Instead of idly ingesting the usual Sunday night television fare secured safely on my couch, we went watchin' them there hippies throw around the ol' Frisbee on the fresh-to-the-public grass of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, site of that 1969 stabbing-free music festival of import.

I had the opportunity to catch up on my stories after work today, and it's one of these programs I would like to discuss with youse now. Is anyone watching Deadwood this season? Is this not the best full season of television you've ever seen? From the reversal of trust between Hearst and Swearengen in the season premiere to the all-out war we're witnessing now, has there been any show in recent history with a slate of episodes this consistently stellar? Is E.B. Farnum not the best-written ensemble character in recent history?

That isn't rhetorical. I'd really like to know. Let's chat, cocksuckers.

2 Comments:

At 11:02 AM, Blogger MDS said...

That fight was the single greatest scripted fight in human history. Nothing on television, movies, theater, pro wrestling, or anything else has equaled it. David Milch has written a truly one-of-a-kind television show, with dialogue that sounds like its own language.

The wife and I took a road trip to the real Deadwood in May. Highly recommended.

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

The best part about that INCREDIBLE fight scene is that both men moved so slowly during it. It was as if each of their blows really affected the other man involved -- I hate any fight scenes where a guy can absorb these crushing blows and somehow they have no effect whatsoever. These guys looked like each shot took a toll on them. Dan looked like a concussed and confused mess after that fight, as he should be. And Al and Hearst on the rooftops watching that from on high was just off the charts.

Milch is a genius.

 

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