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Deadwood Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:17 am
by stereosforgeeks
So what did people think of Season 3 premier?

I thought it set the stage for what will be another great season of blood, filth and politicin’.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:19 am
by havocSchultz

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:21 am
by stereosforgeeks
It will be after this season and the 4 hr movie.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:23 am
by Vegeta
Pretty good opening for S3. I missed alot of S2, but caught the finale Saturday night. Is Alma back on the opium again, or just having a rough pregnancy?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:56 am
by The Vicar
Are seasons 1 & 2 available on DVD?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:08 pm
by Fievel
The scene with Swearingen and Hearst was just awesome. Great dialogue and even better acting. Ian McShane owns that entire show and deserves awards and accolades everytime he speaks on that show. This season is going to be great.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:48 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Vegeta wrote:Is Alma back on the opium again, or just having a rough pregnancy?


I think she is having a rought time with the pregnancy and it seems did not even want to take drugs to ease her pain.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:09 pm
by John-Locke
Twas a good opener but I couldn't quite remember what had happened at the end of season 2 and it took me a while to catch up, the dialogue is so fast, rich & dense that I often find myself getting a little confused as to what is actually happening but by the end of the episode it was all clear in my mind, I hope this show goes out on a good note.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:24 pm
by TonyWilson
John-Locke wrote:Twas a good opener but I couldn't quite remember what had happened at the end of season 2 and it took me a while to catch up, the dialogue is so fast, rich & dense that I often find myself getting a little confused as to what is actually happening but by the end of the episode it was all clear in my mind, I hope this show goes out on a good note.




You fucking gentleman.
You still beat me with a broken computer. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH.
:wink:

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:26 pm
by John-Locke
And Entourage you tosspot, catch up you gentleman.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:34 pm
by TonyWilson
Aaaaah, I forgot about entoruage. I think I might cry. I have been getting the end of season 2 of BSG though. Just up to "Scar" now.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:19 pm
by StaffInfection
I thought it was a great setup for the inevitable Swearengen/Hearst bloodbath. Also, I loved watching E.B. get his ass kicked by Seth. I can't wait for the rest of the season! Btw, Alma didn't want to take the drugs, but Doc forced her.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:31 am
by Vegeta
John-Locke wrote:Twas a good opener but I couldn't quite remember what had happened at the end of season 2 and it took me a while to catch up, the dialogue is so fast, rich & dense that I often find myself getting a little confused as to what is actually happening but by the end of the episode it was all clear in my mind, I hope this show goes out on a good note.


I feel the same way. My girlfriend wil ask me (out of conversation... she's gonna take a little time to get into "Deadwood", if you know what I mean :wink: ) how the show was. But, I can only give her broadstrokes, as if too much happened to remember, mostly saying "Well, it was awesome... but, "complicated".
I caught it again tonight and picked up alot more. Basically, I've found, that I need to hear alot of the dialouge twice to catch it all. Some of the slang really throws me. :oops:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:45 am
by TonyWilson
Yeh, the dialogue is so fast, you are thinking about the first sentence and Al's already on to the next paragraph, it's always good to wacth twice Vegeta I pick up a lot more from it.
It was great opener, not like the 2nd season classic 2 parter, but it's building to some huge confrontations it's going to be a fantastic season.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:50 am
by John-Locke
I just got done watching episode 2, I wish people would stop talking in riddles in the show, the only reason I managed to sort of keep up with what was going on was through the actions, about 80% of the dialogue went straight over my head and confused the shit out of me.

Can someone please explain to me WTF happened in this episode.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:03 am
by RaulMonkey
The Vicar wrote:Are seasons 1 & 2 available on DVD?


Aye, Vic, Season 2 just came out a couple weeks ago. I can't participate in this thread though, 'cause I've only just finished Jewel's Boot Is Made for Walking, the second-to-last episode of Season 1.

Edit: Show title.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:33 pm
by Chairman Kaga
I love Deadwood.....though at times the language seems to shift from antiquarian to something more along the lines of Shakespeare.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:54 pm
by Vegeta
Chairman Kaga wrote:I love Deadwood.....though at times the language seems to shift from antiquarian to something more along the lines of Shakespeare.


I agree, last night the girlfriend and I were watching it and she kept asking "can you follow this?". And I was like "yeah, well, sort of... okay, here's what I think is going on...". :?
Oh well, I still like the show.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:09 pm
by Fievel
John-Locke wrote:I just got done watching episode 2, I wish people would stop talking in riddles in the show, the only reason I managed to sort of keep up with what was going on was through the actions, about 80% of the dialogue went straight over my head and confused the shit out of me.

Can someone please explain to me WTF happened in this episode.


First of all, watching it on a DVR is almost a must if you want to catch all the language. Although, Swearingen's first line of dialogue in the street didn't come in any more clear after 5 viewings!
My summary - Swearingen was shown that there is finally a real and direct threat to himself and his little empire - Hearst. I honestly didn't think Hearst (Major Dad!) would come across as such a hard-ass... whoops, my mistake! There also seems to be an allegience between Swearingen and Bullock with the way Bullock was ready to go after Hearst when he saw how hurt Swearingen was. Maybe they're just the best friends that can't really be? Judging by the preview for next week, Swearingen heals fairly quickly.
I still don't understand Tolliver right now. Is he crazy? Is he just screwing with those that he can screw with for his own enjoyment?
Calamity Jane getting naked in the tub - the most unsexy nudity I've seen (which was then topped in Lucky Louie), and that's really a shame because the actress who plays her is quite attractive.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:39 pm
by Vegeta
Fievel wrote:
John-Locke wrote:I just got done watching episode 2, I wish people would stop talking in riddles in the show, the only reason I managed to sort of keep up with what was going on was through the actions, about 80% of the dialogue went straight over my head and confused the shit out of me.

Can someone please explain to me WTF happened in this episode.


First of all, watching it on a DVR is almost a must if you want to catch all the language. Although, Swearingen's first line of dialogue in the street didn't come in any more clear after 5 viewings!
My summary - Swearingen was shown that there is finally a real and direct threat to himself and his little empire - Hearst. I honestly didn't think Hearst (Major Dad!) would come across as such a hard-ass... whoops, my mistake! There also seems to be an allegience between Swearingen and Bullock with the way Bullock was ready to go after Hearst when he saw how hurt Swearingen was. Maybe they're just the best friends that can't really be? Judging by the preview for next week, Swearingen heals fairly quickly.
I still don't understand Tolliver right now. Is he crazy? Is he just screwing with those that he can screw with for his own enjoyment?
Calamity Jane getting naked in the tub - the most unsexy nudity I've seen (which was then topped in Lucky Louie), and that's really a shame because the actress who plays her is quite attractive.


That sounds about right.

Also no one needed to see Loius CK's wang... :shock:

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:40 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Wow did Mrs. Ellsworth really underestimate Hearst!

Brian Cox was good in role as well and it will be interesting to see the theater group integrate into Deadwood.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:45 pm
by Chairman Kaga
Mrs. Ellsworth is a fucking idiot.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:46 pm
by Vegeta
It troubles me how disrespctfully Mrs. Ellsworth treats Mr. Ellsworth. She got lucky to get out of Hearst's room in one piece. The tension is certainly ratcheting up in Deadwood. I can't wait to see how this all turns out. Sounds like Dan is signing his own death warrant next week (if you caught the promo).

Mrs. Ellsworth PWN3D!
Seth Bullock PWN3D ON NOTICE!
Dan Doherty PWN3D IN WAITING!
The Cornish PARP PWN3D!
Tolliver PWN3D LIKE A DOG!
E. B. Farnum WHO DOESN"T PWN THAT FUCK!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 8:44 am
by Spartan
WHAT? Did no-one watch this weeks ep? It's the best show on TV and this season is even better than the first 2. The way Hearst has showed up as an ostensibly friendly man and then become a terrifying hardass is brilliant. And I love the way he's slithered his tentacles in to the camp even before his arrival and is now proceeding to administer the choke hold.
Swearengen is looking beat down and doubting. The last scene between Al and the whore was astonisihing, economy of writing and acting but so much to read into it. My only regret is I want the show to last 10 seasons not wrapped up in 4 hours next year.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:11 pm
by Fievel
Spartan wrote:The last scene between Al and the whore was astonisihing, economy of writing and acting but so much to read into it. My only regret is I want the show to last 10 seasons not wrapped up in 4 hours next year.


Yes, Swearingen's blowjob-induced monologues are the high point of each of the three seasons so far. I was suprised as hell to see the N-Word General return. I only wish that Bullock would have pummeled the life out of the guy that took over the stables when they left.

Brian Cox had best turn into a bad-ass before his stint on this show is done or he's going to lose Man Points in my book.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:28 pm
by Evil Hobbit
Deadwood to me, greatest show on television these days. It's building up to a climax so intense almost impossible to discribe. The suicide came extremely hard, pulling the eye was insane and the ending terrific. Once again Al has the punchline, spilling another classic; "not a fucking word comes to press"

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:14 pm
by Fievel
Evil Hobbit wrote:Deadwood to me, greatest show on television these days. It's building up to a climax so intense almost impossible to discribe. The suicide came extremely hard, pulling the eye was insane and the ending terrific. Once again Al has the punchline, spilling another classic; "not a fucking word comes to press"


Wow... what an episode!!! :shock:
I don't understand why Hostetler killed himself. I wish he would have killed Steve first anyways. And Steve.... what a gumpy name for someone in a place like Deadwood.
The Fight Of All Fights was wicked. It definately topped the Bullock/Swearingen fight of the season before. It reminded me of the Gladiator fights where the victor looked for guidance as what to do.... (thumbs up or down). Hearst's man looked at him and Swearingen's man at him.

But... what I really didn't understand..... Why didn't Ellsworth bang his own wife? Does he know she's all hopped up on drugs?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:15 pm
by Spartan
Yeh I'm fairly sure he knows Mrs Ellsworth is back on the dope. That line about not forgetting Sofia seemed to speak volumes.

Again this was stupendously good. The language seems to have got a little less convoluted over last season which is a blesing in some ways but I did like having to watch a scene 2 maybe 3 times to glean everything from it.

The fight, well wow. What can you say? Brutal, realistic (two f@tt guys wrestling is never going to be pretty) and a hell of an ending to it.

It's things like Hearst's idea of being above the law and Al having the press in his pocket that make this show a level above everything else, seeing the beginnings of modern America, born in the most violent, corrupt, exciting, hopeful of times and places.

Why aren't more people in the Zone watching?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:24 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Spartan wrote:Yeh I'm fairly sure he knows Mrs Ellsworth is back on the dope. That line about not forgetting Sofia seemed to speak volumes.


Definitely agreed on that point. I, also, think Ellsworth is a little pissed about the whole Bullock thing still.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:01 pm
by Evil Hobbit
stereosforgeeks wrote:
Spartan wrote:Yeh I'm fairly sure he knows Mrs Ellsworth is back on the dope. That line about not forgetting Sofia seemed to speak volumes.


Definitely agreed on that point. I, also, think Ellsworth is a little pissed about the whole Bullock thing still.


Good thoughts well payed of in current episode. Which was once again superb. But a real filler. I loved the opening with Charlie raving against Hurst. And the ending was a real good one to. 'How's the fucking ear?!' "Good Bullock Good" :D

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:16 pm
by Vegeta
Still my favorite line so far this season was from episode 3 or 4:

Hearst: "Morning"
Doherty: "Best time of the day to go FUCK yourself!"

Seriously though, I can't wait to see how this plays out. The streets will definetly run red with blood. :twisted:

Spoilers

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:07 pm
by StaffInfection
This season has been outstanding! Do you think the telegram Hearst sent is to Wyatt Earp? Wyatt and Morgan show up in Deadwood in episode 8. Another option could be that Dan brings them back with him. Man, these last few eps are going to be intense! :)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:21 am
by Evil Hobbit
Great fucking letter. But what's with the ending? Watched it twice, then rewinded to watch it again. But somehow my lack of english (I'm Dutch) just can't figure out what is the meaning of all that. Anyone?

Oh and vegeta, I decided yo join camp Swearengen to ;)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:00 pm
by TonyWilson
Why the hell isn't this thread a sticky? It's Deadwood for crying out loud!!! Come on mods, this deserves the same status as Lost and 24. Hell it deserves MORE than that.

Well I'm cought up fully now. It's still getting better. In a way it's like season 3 of the Wire, it's become less convoluted but the scope and range has extended massively. It's like The Godfather now, America is being born there in all it's ugly glory.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:03 pm
by John-Locke
I just made the thread all sticky with my Mod Glob, are you happy now?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:05 pm
by TonyWilson
John-Locke wrote:I just made the thread all sticky with my Mod Glob, are you happy now?



Mmmm Mod Glob. Salty!!!! :lol:

Cheers JL, you been watching?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:52 pm
by Vegeta
Whoa!!! Evil Hobbit you are totally scamming on my sig!!!!

I would cease and desist, if you know what I mean :evil:

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:54 pm
by Fievel
I wanna watch a Mod Glob.
It's okay... I'm extremely quiet - you won't even know I'm there.

This episode had better not show more not-so-hot woman on woman kissing.

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:59 pm
by Vegeta
Vegeta wrote:Whoa!!! Evil Hobbit you are totally scamming on my sig!!!!

I would cease and desist, if you know what I mean :evil:


Okay, fair enough, I will get the mods off of you.... thanks for the props :D

Any chance you could change your slogan to "I'M WITH SWEARENGEN TOO, COCKSUCKER!" or something? Otherwise I may cry gimmick infringment. :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:02 pm
by TonyWilson
Fuck me the Leviathan is indeed rising.

Anyone see this weeks ep? Wyatt Earp's arrived, he's already pissed of Bullock and Swearengen AND formed an alliance with Hearst due to manipulation by Tolliver, not to mention the badass reinforcements Hearst ordered arriving in the very last seconds.
There will be fucking blood.
Best show on TV period,The Wire is going to have to be pure unfiltered genius to beat Deadwood season 3.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:39 pm
by Vegeta
I completely agree, my guess is Bullock's house is gonna burn about one minute into the next episode. Leviathan smiles indeed. :evil:
The letter was a waste of time, as some kind of half assed olive branch. It only appears to have enraged Hearst further. Looks like everyone better get their ammo and weapons together, for the streets are more than ready to fill with blood.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:38 pm
by Evil Hobbit
I love it when Bullock grabs someone by the ears! You'd think it'look stupid but somehow it's so intense and aggressive when Bullock grabs a ear. :D

Vegeta: I'm with Wu now.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:40 pm
by Vegeta
Cool and the gang EH! At least your not a San Francisco Cocksucker!

I agree, Bullock's ear grabs are pretty funny. I liked when Utter punched that Pinkerton cocksucker in the face through the jail bars too.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:45 pm
by Fievel
Wouldn't it be something if at the end of the series next year, Richardson pulls of a Keyser Soze at the end? There just always seems to be a little more to that guy every time he's on the screen.

I loved the ending of this last episode... except I was waiting for Swearingen to utter a delayed "cocksucker" after he finished singing.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:42 pm
by Retardo_Montalban
Speaking of which, anybody know what song Al was singing?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:09 pm
by Vegeta
HOLY SHIT!

The season 3 of DEADWOOD has rev'd up again into a flurry of a shit storm!




***SPOILERS***

Damn, Alma getting refuge from Swearengen, whilst Bullock is out of town campaining! :shock:
Her long walk back to the Deadwood bank.
A Pinkerton beatdown courtesy of Swearengen and his subsusquent taunt to Hearst! 8)


Whatever happens, I am glued to the seat for the last two episodes.

Dishonorable mention for the two story lines that are wasting our time:

***SPOILERS***

Langrishe's acquuisition of the new actress and his fellow actresses reaction.
REACT: WHO CARES?
The Joanie Stubbs and Calamity Jane lesbian story line. :roll:
REACT: WHO CARES?
A shame really, because I really like Joanie's character, but this angle (of redemption, I suppose?) is tiresome.


Regardless, of any small negatives, I will watch this episode, probably three or four times before the Episode 11 premiere next Sunday...

HUZZAH!!!!
:D

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:11 pm
by Evil Hobbit
couldn't agree more vegeta, though I realy enjoy Langish as a character and old friend of Al's. But Al jumping of his balcony and all the things you mentioned. Fiewwww, what an episode. And spitting on EB's clamy face. Awesome.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:52 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Vegeta, while I find the story of Jane and Joanie's "romance" tiresome i find the acting in those scenes to be absolutely incredible.

It's actually turning around my oppinion of Joanie, who I have hated since day 1.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:09 pm
by Vegeta
stereosforgeeks wrote:Vegeta, while I find the story of Jane and Joanie's "romance" tiresome i find the acting in those scenes to be absolutely incredible.

It's actually turning around my oppinion of Joanie, who I have hated since day 1.


Fair enough, I just sit there wishing Joanie would get with Charlie Utter and be happy. Although, it seems that her character is based on being completly betrayed by MEN.
Her Fateher convinced her to make her sisters whores, then sold her to Tolliver for like $10(?). I can see being a little bitter and perferring the company of woman.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:32 pm
by ONeillSG1
SPOILERS

Swearengen went all BATMAN on the situation!!!

AWESOME!!!

And Hearst's stooge getting the slit!!!

RIGHTEOUS!!!

What a show.