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What TV SHOWS are you watching?
jason10mm wrote: I think you should just watch the first season of Deadwood and then switch to Justified and pretend it is in universe.
I was not a fan of all the Hurst stuff.
Hurst grew on me. I wasn't a fan of the theater people. I get its to show the progression of the town towards civilization but their character scenes never amounted to much.
Hurst was fine and presented a worthy adversary. The theatre arc was a waste of Brian Cox’s talents. I think the goal was to, in future seasons, show the transformation of Swearengen’s bar into a theater, as IIRC that’s what happened IRL.
The fight between Dan Doherty and Hurst’s man was easily the most brutal fight I’ve ever seen on TV.
And that is the only problem that I have with Deadwood after two episodes: Olyphant and McShane are so good on this show that it's obvious they won't get killed anytime soon. Otherwise, this show is just shimmering with tension and profanity, constantly on the edge of spilling over into mayhem. Some other actors are fine, like the guy playing Wild Bill, but they lack the impressive range of Olyphant and McShane.
Gary Sax wrote: I love the performance, but I would not call Olyphant's performance one with range. He pretty much only has one character.
McShane, on the other hand...
Olyphant may not have range, but he’s damn good at what he does. See: JUSTIFIED. I am looking forward to his stint on THE MANDALORIAN this season.
Put Lonesome Dove on your list.
Shellhead wrote: Whoops, I heard Ricky Schroeder was in a great western show years ago, and I got Lonesome Dove (which I also haven't seen) confused with Deadwood. In that case, that dude who is resentful of Wild Bill is not played by Ricky Schroeder and he will likely be taking a dirt nap soon.
I would say that McShane is pretty one note though. Hard to find differences in him between American Gods, Deadwood, and John Wick roles. The one note is pretty fun, but you know exactly who you are getting when his name is in the credits.
the_jake_1973 wrote: Olyphant was able to show range in Santa Clarita Diet as a husband trying to hold on to some scrap of sanity and keep repairing that thin veneer of normalcy while his wife is a zombie. His Justified and Deadwood characters are the same though.
Was just about to say the same thing. Santa Clarita Diet is fantastic. And Olyphant is great at comedy. Go on youtube and check his various visits to Conan O'Brien some time.
the_jake_1973 wrote: I would say that McShane is pretty one note though. Hard to find differences in him between American Gods, Deadwood, and John Wick roles. The one note is pretty fun, but you know exactly who you are getting when his name is in the credits.
Well there's a big freakin' gap between all of that and Lovejoy so I guess that's something? When I first heard of Deadwood my initial reaction was "who is playing who in what now?!?" as prior to that he was always filling roles for "handsome charming rogue who gets away with being a bit of a shit because he's so loveable" and Al Swearengen was a bit of a hard turn on his typical casting. If anything I think that his role in Deadwood was so well regarded that it's kind of fixed him into a pop-culture persona and it's easy to forget his more diversive roles in stuff like Lovejoy and Pillars of the Earth.
Shame Walton Goggins didn't appear om Deadwood.
Not sure where they go with season 3. There are so many open threads from S2 but without a significant time skip it's gonna be hard to keep it going.
I do expect them to take this from the comics though