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2nd May 2006 20:35  #1

Aftermath Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
Deadwood...Any good? or just dead(wood)
Just wondering what the consensus is on Deadwood in general? Been hearing some realllllllllly good things but thats cos most of my friends love their westerns like crazy. I like westerns but only when its done properly.

Ive been thinking of buying the boxsets but want to know what the majority think

2nd May 2006 20:52  #2

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,487 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I adore Deadwood. The poetic yet raunchy dialogue is great. I recently bought the cheaper HK season one disc, and was a liitle disappointedto find that it doesn't have THAT much rewatch value, but it's still pretty great. Probably the only HBO series I've fallen in love with, I was never a big fan of The Sopranos.

2nd May 2006 22:56  #3

Aftermath Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
wow never got into Sopranos?! I would buy the Boxsets in a heartbeat but they're waaaaaaaaay too expensive for me and will only buy em if I can see  a good deal somewhere...thanks for your comments about Deadwood though

2nd May 2006 23:48  #4

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
I love Sopranos from the bottom of my heart, this is better. The acting is great, the photography is great, everything about it shines. Its more of a mood show that Sopranos. Hope that helps you out.

3rd May 2006 0:15  #5

Aftermath Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
definately does, I'm gonna buy me the boxsets thanks dudes

3rd May 2006 13:24  #6

stuart bannerman Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 139
Deadwood is excellant. I was a little unsure until about 3 hrs into the series but from them on I was hooked on the goings on. I have Season 2 but havent watched it yet.
The Sopranos is excellant but the best HBO series you can get is Oz   (VERY closely followed by Band Of Brothers)

3rd May 2006 22:40  #7

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Oz really was an amazing show, probably my favorite right next to south park when I was in college. That show isnt exactly for everyone though. BoB was amazing too but it was only a mini series

3rd May 2006 23:36  #8

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Deadwood gets a so-so from me. I've never really connected with the characters, who are all mainly shades of grey rather then the traditional white or black hat.

4th May 2006 3:07  #9

77MiKe77 Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 66 Send a message via AIM to 77MiKe77 Send a message via MSN to 77MiKe77 Send a message via Yahoo to 77MiKe77
deadwood is pretty decent but I'm not into the whole wild west cowboy criminal thing so I think i'll just stick to the sopranos

4th May 2006 8:30  #10

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
Jonny "Me You" wrote: Deadwood gets a so-so from me. I've never really connected with the characters, who are all mainly shades of grey rather then the traditional white or black hat.
i think thats why the show is so appealing, its how the wild west was. It was everyman for himself, do or die. Not exazctly the Lone Ranger type thing.

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