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#1 Posted on 21.4.05 0042.40
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Is no one here watching season two? When this show debuted after the Sopranos I found myself liking this show more. I was dying for Tony Soprano to quit acting like a wuss and finally break bad but it never happened. Thankfully Al Swearengen has taken care of my bad ass boss needs quite well. Al is so the f'n man.

A lot of plot turns are coming together now so if you have been missing it I suggest catching one of those three episode deals to get caught up.
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#2 Posted on 21.4.05 0057.55
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Oh it's the best show on HBO now. Al has to be my favorite character ever. When he was hurt for a couple weeks, the show just wasn't the same. Now that he's back talking again, it's amazing.

I would also say that Jane is awesome too. As are Al's henchmen. There are just too many great things here to mention.
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#3 Posted on 21.4.05 1343.22
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I haven't watched the show, but can't get over the guy that looks like Ryan Seacrest.
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#4 Posted on 21.4.05 1529.00
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    Originally posted by wmatistic
    Oh it's the best show on HBO now.

Bah! More proof that apparently I'm the only person in America watching The Wire.

That said, I really enjoy Deadwood. The musicality of the different character's voices is really wonderful, just the cadence and the pitches and the sudden angry stops are a treat to listen to. The show probably has more soliloquys than any other show on television. And they're catchy. (Personal selfish note: I was trying to fix the lines running to my washer, and things weren't going well. The lines had gotten clogged with hard-water minerals and had basically fused to the hot/cold water spigots. I was skinning my knuckles and basically having a hard time not breaking the pvc pipes, and the only thing that prevented me from a burst of insane rage was my keeping up a low murmuring stream of Deadwood profanity.)

Anyway, for those interested, the New Yorker recently ran a very long profile on the show's creator, David Milch. Someone over at TVTome dutifully reprinted it, and you can read it here:

It is a long profile, but it's worth it. Somehow it's not at all surprising that Milch was a drug-addicted gambling addict. It makes the show seem more natural that it would spring from his head.
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#5 Posted on 23.4.05 1554.14
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Deadwood is indeed a fantastic show. The dialogue is wonderfully eloquent and crass at the same time. I love it. Watching Deadwood is watching art unfurl before your eyes. I have Deadwood, sex, poker, and The Shield. It's good to be alive.
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