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Deadwood

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Crown Royal, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Crown Royal

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    HBO usually takes their sweet time letting others use their original material. It might be 2020 before anyone else has it. But these days, who knows.
     
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    If you have Prime, I think you can sign up through them for a free HBO trial for 7 days. Watch it, and then cancel before you're charged.
     
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    I liked it. Way too short to do all the characters justice but still top notch deadwood. Bit of blue balls as the third act ramped up like the 3rd season’s final episode did but no big showdown payoff. My hopes is it was left open enough for a follow up movie(s) or limited series.
     
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    It was good(did what Rush recommended and got the free trial). I don't think they're going to make another movie though, since

    Pretty sure Swearigen died and for damn sure Utter did

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    Where the fuck was Adams? And am I the only one surprised they let Merrick in the movie?

    Edit: Also it needed more Wu.
     
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    Is it my imagination or did the guy so played one of Hearst ' guy also play Leon the junkie?

    Also, did I see a cameo by Garett Dillahunt towards the end?
     
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    I really enjoyed it. When Bullock left the auction to fuck some boys up, I literally was on the edge of my seat.

    In all, solid entertainment in the Milch style. Happy they did it.
     
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    Adams couldn’t be in it because the actor was committed to his show Bosch. Too bad his dynamic with Dan was great. Also surprised Merrick was even given a cameo role given Jeffery Jones history and today’s climate against sex crimes in Hollywood (he was hired originally for the role after his charges).

    That Irish hitman was not the same guy who played Leon. He did play the man on the wing of the plain in the Twilight Zone movie.
     
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    Okay thanks. Looked an awful lot like him, I thought.
     
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    That surprised me too. Dude hasn't had meaningful work in years, and his crimes weren't so much the "grab an actresses ass" as they were "solicitation of a minor and possession of child porn."
     
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    He certainly had a blink and you miss it cameo role.
     
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    Watched it again and really think they did the series justice in the limited time they had. D&D should take note on how to maintain quality.

    I would say the ultimate resolution with Hearst was underwhelming for what was set up in season 2& 3. He had been working on a ruthless level that even Al couldn’t comprehend. Add to that consolidated power politically and he would be an unstoppable force. To have him bring in two powerless lawmen that Bullock immediately waves off felt limp. Given 15 more minutes having him try and destroy the town only to have his actions exposed to the world via the communication he championed would have been great.
     
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    Also, it would have been nice to see Brian Cox reprise his role, if only for a cameo.
     
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    I haven't seen the movie yet, but I gotta jump to my girl's defense here.

    First off, Calamity Jane has some of the sickest lines of the whole series. "Every day takes figuring out all over again how to fuckin' live" is probably the most resonating line of the whole series, in my opinion.

    Secondly, she is a representation of the glorification of the West and how utterly wrong most legends are. She scouted for General Custer, was friends with Wild Bill Hickock (some legends purport they had a more intimate relationship), and her legend tells that she was ostensibly this wild gun that was fearless and badass.

    In reality, she was a total drunk coward with few recommending qualities. The reality of the legend. The show is pretty realistic about all these historical figures being what they are, but there is still some glory there, because they're main characters and you have to kind of like them (Swearengen being way cooler in Deadwood than he was supposed to be in real life, same with Bullock). Jane is unapologetically what the reality of her legend was, and also a real "Western" character. If Deadwood is showing us the slow confrontation of civilization meeting the West, Jane stands as a precursor to what will happen to the spirit of the West: mired in civility with nowhere to roam, no adventures left, there's nothing to do but wait to die.

    I fucking love Calamity Jane.
     
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    Finally finished watching all 3 seasons and the movie. Really enjoyed all of it. Chalk me up as another person that cant believe they canceled it when it was really hitting its stride. The writing was excellent and the characters, at least most of them, were great. So Garrett Dillahunt played 3 different characters throughout the show? Thats insane.
     
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    I’m rewatching the series before I watch the movie. Still great on the re-watch.
     
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    I think Dillahunt only played 2 in the TV series? Apparently, he is "Drunk No.2" in the Movie, which I guess would be the third role. (I haven't seen the movie yet)
     
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    Yes he is. Hes a background character, that they very deliberately bring to the foreground for a moment.