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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 1, 2004
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Starring: Dayton Callie, Paula Malcomson, Jim Beaver
  • Summary: In an age of plunder and greed, the richest gold strike in American History draws a throng of restless misfits to an outlaw settlement where everything - and everyone - has a price. Welcome to Deadwood...a hell of a place to make your fortune. From Executive Producer David Milch ("NYPD Blue") comes DEADWOOD, a new drama series that focuses on the birth of an American frontier town and the ruthless power struggle that exists in its lawless boundaries. The story begins two weeks after Custer's defeat at Little Bighorn, combining fictional and real-life characters and events in an epic morality tale. Located in the Black Hills Indian Cession, the "town" of Deadwood is an illegal settlement, a violent and uncivilized outpost that attracts a colorful array of characters looking to get rich - from outlaws and entrepreneurs to ex-soldiers and racketeers, Chinese laborers, prostitutes, city dudes and gunfighters. Collapse
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    Jun 18, 2013
    100
    Deadwood has become one hell of a great gimmick-free Western.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Oct 4, 2013
    100
    Magnificently profane and entirely engaging, Deadwood remains one of TV's best character-driven dramas. [4 Mar 2005, p.W-45]
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Oct 4, 2013
    100
    The greatest dramatic series in the history of American television. [6 Mar 2005, p.1]
  4. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Oct 4, 2013
    100
    But this much is true: Deadwood is cocksure brilliant. David Milch, who put the glory into "NYPD Blue," is clearly and defiantly uninterested in political correctness. He just wants to make a great Western for TV. In that, he's succeeded. [4 Mar 2005, p.E1]
  5. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Oct 4, 2013
    100
    When you care about everyone in a town like Deadwood, every hot argument, every passionate embrace, every sudden murder is liable to delight, disgust or surprise. Once a week, Deadwood is a phenomenal place to visit - but I wouldn't want to live there. [4 Mar 2005, p.127]
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Oct 4, 2013
    90
    Deadwood will never be everyone's cup of tea, but it stands as one of HBO's most fully realized dramas since "The Sopranos" and exhibits no signs of fading in the second leg of its run. [3 Mar 2005, p.4]
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Lipton
    Jun 28, 2013
    75
    In its second season this gritty frontier drama still boasts the most colorfully eccentric ensemble of any show on TV. But Al Swearengen, the malignly glowering saloon boss, played to the hilt by Golden Globe winner Ian McShane, is first among equals.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
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  1. Sep 20, 2013
    9
    In this western series could be several reasons. I really liked all the season third Good story great actor performances. I can highly recommend to everyone! Expand

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