Average review score based on 18 user reviews
Never cared to watch Deadwood when it was "on".
A friend I highly respect shared with me that Deadwood was, as the original Star Trek once was, ground breaking.
I tried season one and couldn't stop watching. The REAL Wild West it is; with no holds barred. I grew up with "Westerns" At first I thought Deadwood was a kind of excessive "gutter" work and I did not dismiss it. I kept watching. By the end of the 2nd episode I was aware of how far "back" I had to keep stepping back to take in the magnificent reality (based on reality by the by) that this "Series" gave to me, no holds barred.
The utter dangerous nature of America in 1875. The fact of no law was THE law. Then, the totally unexpected shift (before I realized it) to poignant tenderness, kindness, then, to feeling of the toughness necessary to survive. The Brilliance of all the cast (congrats to casting), each reflecting a perfect picture of all the players one meets today. The difference being "then" was immediately real.. . Today, it's all the same but very well hidden and manipulated by "the culture" we've created. You've got to try 2, no, 3 episodes and you will KICK yourself for not having purchased the whole set.
I bought this one to share with loved ones/friends (the same to me).
Have no doubt. This is as good as it gets. There WILL be a movie or two made of this someday.
Blessings on you and yours and remember;
This HBO show was well produced and told a story of the American past. Deadwood is a real town in a real time. It is the true story of Wild Bill Hitchcock's death. and how a town emerged out of the rush for gold back in the 1800's. It has a great story line with edge of your seat, intriguing plots. It's the Soprano's of the 1800's
As a devoted fan of HBO's original series. Deadwood is one of my favorites. The story line take us back to a certain time in the history of our country and teaches us how people had to survive under a series of scarced resources. Deadwood depicted an era in which a small town began to grow and progress along with the corruption of the riches came to alter its normal life style. Deadwood season Three will leave you wanting to see more, unfortunetly, I think its conclusion was left up to the minds of us -- viewers and fans.
This series is brilliantly written and acted. The story studies the interaction of a group of people with real human foibles trying to develop a town in the wild west. The plot develops somewhat like a soap opera, but if you Google the characters, they are mostly real historical people. Great Fun! One of the best parts is the end of each season's How It Was Made DVD. One of the most intelligent series I've ever seen. One caveat: gird yourself for the language, it's brutal. I loved it.
Without a doubt this is the most vulgar show with the foulest language I have ever seen and it is absolutely awesome! Im sure they have taken liberties with artistic licenses but this is one of the best shows HBO or any network has ever put out. We cant let the little one watch but for good adult entertainment without being X rated, this is a great show.
I love this series. My experience with this purchase ( being my first on Ebay) was exciting and felt victorious when I watched it, after it arrival, at home. Its a great (very adult) show of the 1800's when a certain territory, not annexed by the US yet, was ran by brothels and coalminers... The incite and entertaining stories are fun and addicting. If u haven't seen it yet, buy it...rent it...Its worth it!
Not for anyone opposed to violence, swearing and basically any behavior ruled inappropriate.
As HBO's other series, Deadwood runs as a series of short (55minute) films. Top quality, top acting, top writing.
I wanted the complete collection at one time, these 3 DVD sets have it all. There may be an additional DVD in the 3 season collection but not sure.
Fantastic job by HBO too bad they cancelled it like they tend to do to anything that interests me. CAUTION THIS SERIES IS SURELY NOT PC OR FOR CHILDREN. but it does give a reasonably close glimpse into what life and death was like during the gold rush period of the Black Hills
I was Wyatt Earp in my last life. Been to Tombstone, Dodge City, Hays, Ellsworth and the rest of them. Deadwood really brought back memories. This movie WAS Deadwood, Dakota Territory.
Heck, Hickcok, Jane, Seth, Al and the crew are STILL there. Life was up, down, funny, but most of all wet, muddy and dirty. Trixie was a tease, but really didn't smell too good.
Tombstone, Wyatt Earp, Young Guns and the Shootist were phenomenal movies. Lonesome Dove and Open Range were great, but DEADWOOD wraps 'em all up in a nice but gritty blanket!
Truly, the most authentic real western ever...the way it really was. I know, I was there!
Wyatt B. S. Earp [Berry Stapp, not the other BS]