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.




JUSTIFIED (2010 – 2015)


Creators: Graham Yost.

Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Joelle Carter, Nick Searcy.

Deputy Ralph Givens who is a U.S. Marshall Old west Lawman Living in modern times whose unconventional enforcement of justice makes him a target of criminals. As a result of a quick draw shooting of mob hitman Tommy Bucks in Miami, his bass gets him reassign in Kentucky Ralph ‘s home town Lexington. Givens is a calm and soft spoken but deep down inside his an angry man.

I love this show a totally new approach  of lawman in the modern day. Timothy Olyphant, and co-stars Walton Goggins are perfect for this series, the chemistry is there. Justified is rich in story telling and that is a plus those days. he catches bad guys unconventionally And if he had to draw then it was over .Boyd Crowder specifically plays a violent, sociopathic,  he’s also quite educated, and perhaps the most knowledgeable character on the show, Walton Goggins has done a great job here he is definitely a character actor. The there is Olyphant who is also great at it. he also has a bit of a weakness for pretty girls, sad stories, and impossible situations. he can talk down a hostage situation with whiskey and a bucket of fried chicken, or shoot a guy for taking one more step.The dialog is perfect and Justified is a show that you are going to love.