Welcome to the roughest, most profane, brilliant TV Western of them all
It's time once again for this year's summer DVD rewind here at What's Alan Watching? In summers past, I've dealt with the likes of "Freaks and Geeks," "Firefly," "Sports Night" and the first few seasons of "The Wire," among others. This year's candidate is a show whose existence straddled my career as a blogger (you can find my season three reviews here), and is one of a handful of shows with a legitimate argument as the best drama ever in the history of American TV.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to bleeping "Deadwood." It can get combative, and the language can get salty. (And after the jump, the real swears will be featured.)
After giving it some thought, I've decided to divide these reviews up, in a similar but not identical fashion to the way I did "The Wire." There will be two identical copies of each review, posted at the same time. The content of what I write will be the same in each most weeks, but in one, commenters will be free to discuss events from the life of the series (plus stray historical details about Swearengen and company), while the other will be designed for a discussion among people who are watching the show for the first time and don't want to know what's coming next. This is the latter version (so no talking about anything that comes after this specific episode); "Deadwood" veterans should click here for that post.
Thoughts on the series' premiere, also titled "Deadwood," coming up just as soon as I spit in my hand...