DEADWOOD (2004 – 2006)


Creator: David Milch.

Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker.

The town of Deadwood, South Dakota where a man hoping to find a new start for himself men like Wild Bill Hickok, and Seth Bullock, Both men find themselves on opposite sides of the legal and moral fence from Al Swearengen ( Ian McShane), saloon owner, hotel operator, and incipient boss of Deadwood. he lives of these three intertwine with many others, the high-minded and the low-lifes who populate Deadwood in 1876.

I love western series and here is an original one at his best. I think this series has got it right David Milch had to have a bunch of historian doing research on this big time. David Milch has introduced possibly the greatest character to ever come to TV or film…Al Swearengen. (Ian McShane) My favorite character in this series by long shot this deviant mean bastard at his best and cold too. The costume even was authentic and so were the town of Deadwood. The dialog is a little bit as  Shakespearean at times. The profanity was there back then big time based on religion. It is a town with out law and court Swearengen was pretty much the sheriff of sort, the main man. Also women was trapped in a man world they didn’t have rights or anything else they were hookers, madam, or rich women who had rich husband to take care of them. Plus there were a gold mine there also a little bit of a gold rush of sorts. It is a great western series with dark violent characters. If you love Westerns, don’t miss it.