Monday, May 23, 2005

I SAW IT ON TV: Roll 'em up, move 'em out!

Yep, Deadwood's a wrap.
Season two that is.
Episode 24, the finale of the second season was a strong ending, with a densely intricate series of events capping off most of the plot threads from the season, and yet it felt a bit light. Strange. Perhaps it's because most of the events were staged so well, and played out so naturally, and without too much gunfire. That's the key. The season started in a blaze of gunfire, but the finale was more stealth. Creepin, an slittin. Hangin an stabbin.

If you still haven't seen Deadwood, give it a shot. It's filled to the brim with fascinating characters, great acting, and often fabulous writing. I thought the second season seemed a bit too polished, almost over-written, the characters all spoke so intricately as to be unbelievable at times, but it was still great television. Pick up the DVD or tune into HBO HERE

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