Monday, April 04, 2005

I SAW IT ON TV: Deadwood (or I guess not TV, cause it's HBO)

You have to love on demand TV, one of the best digital cable perks. Once we got the free week of HBO we got to watch CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM's fourth season, and to try DEADWOOD.

The second season is just underway, about four episodes in now. Deadwood's a great show, a bit weighed down at times by it's cast and some more tv-esque writing. Like the start of season two for example, it came in with a blaze of gunfire and then settled into a steady build, but there's always a payoff, and that's what it's all about. Last nights episode, Complications, took all the treading water of the last 3 or so episodes and started to give us some results. It was a darn tootin' good time, and figures to continue into the next episode or two. It's two central stars, Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane (pictured above) continue to mesmerize with their stellar performances, you really feel Al Swearengen's pain... every last drippy drip drop of it.

Pick up the Deadwood first season DVD's if you don't have HBO, or haven't checked out the show yet. It's thoroughly entertaining stuff.

More about Deadwood can be found HERE

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