another widely praised show. this one is deserving of praise, though, unlike girls. i’ve heard from a couple people that this is one of the best series of all-time and i can’t say i buy that level of hype, but it’s a solid first season and first seasons are hardly ever the best, so i’m willing to suspend my disbelief for now. it better get going quick, though, if it’s going to catch up with breaking bad, seinfeld, simpsons, etc. because it’s only a 3 season series.
it’s a show that demands your attention. you can’t exactly do other things while watching this show. the language is dense and unfamiliar, but understandable so long as you pay attention. it’s also occasionally funny and has a beauty to it from time to time. good writing overall.
most of the acting is good. mcshane is particularly good. olyphant is good, not amazing. the series begins with him as a sheriff basically murdering someone because a mob was going to do it anyway. in this way i guess he’s a shane type character when he arrives in deadwood. unknown to most, mysterious past, but seemingly fighting the good fight.
great sets.Watched on TV