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Old 12-21-2009, 12:42 AM   #26
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Re: Deadwood Appreciation Thread

EB Farnum was an incredible character. He tried so hard to rise to a level approaching Al Swearengen, but just couldn't get there.

The best supporting character, imo, was Wu "Swidgen, San Francisco ****suka"
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:07 AM   #27
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Let us not forget teh greatness of Doc Cochran.

Now that is some ****ing praying.
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:15 AM   #28
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I thought the dialogue was great, but kind of ridiculous. Felt more like a Shakespearean play than 1870 America
This eventually got on my nerves so much I stopped watching.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:13 PM   #29
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Edges out the wire IMO for best of all time. Insane rewatchability factor too.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:24 PM   #30
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Also, my second favorite character Wolcott, in one of my favorite scenes....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK3IX_Q66AE
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:33 PM   #31
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yeah i think ricky jay (played eddie sawyer in season 1) said that there was more drama behind the scenes of deadwood than there was on the show
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:30 PM   #32
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2 hours + watching deadwood clips on youtube, going to fire up the DVDs for like the 7th time now.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:16 PM   #33
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hey guys, i've never seen deadwood but absolutely loved the wire. for the wire, i watched the first like 3-4 episodes and found it kinda boring and never got into it except i forced myself to watch it a few months later and was blown away by how good it was.

basically, is deadwood easy to get into after watchin the first few episodes or will it take some effort like it did for me to watch the wire? jus wanna make sure i dont watch the first 3 episodes then stop watching it and miss out on some greatness like when i delayed watchin the wire. (have not watched an episode yet, fwiw)
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:15 PM   #34
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Also, my second favorite character Wolcott, in one of my favorite scenes....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK3IX_Q66AE
I liked Wolcott, but it annoyed me that they had Garret Dillahunt who played Jack McCall back to play him.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:17 PM   #35
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hey guys, i've never seen deadwood but absolutely loved the wire. for the wire, i watched the first like 3-4 episodes and found it kinda boring and never got into it except i forced myself to watch it a few months later and was blown away by how good it was.

basically, is deadwood easy to get into after watchin the first few episodes or will it take some effort like it did for me to watch the wire? jus wanna make sure i dont watch the first 3 episodes then stop watching it and miss out on some greatness like when i delayed watchin the wire. (have not watched an episode yet, fwiw)
I love both of these shows, probably my 2nd and 3rd favorite shows of all time behind The West Wing. Deadwood has you hooked from the beginning all the way through. Don't expect a good payoff at the end though because it got canceled.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:30 PM   #36
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Ya, Deadwood will have you by the balls by the third episode easy. The show is just perfect.

Because I'm a simpleton I had to really engage myself while watching or I'd miss what they were talking about because the dialogue, like others have mentioned, is kind of dense.

Once you catch on to the characters you gotta find out what happens next.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:00 AM   #37
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yeah i think ricky jay (played eddie sawyer in season 1) said that there was more drama behind the scenes of deadwood than there was on the show
Could have a whole other thread for Ricky Jay awesomeness
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:00 AM   #38
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hey guys, i've never seen deadwood but absolutely loved the wire. for the wire, i watched the first like 3-4 episodes and found it kinda boring and never got into it except i forced myself to watch it a few months later and was blown away by how good it was.

basically, is deadwood easy to get into after watchin the first few episodes or will it take some effort like it did for me to watch the wire? jus wanna make sure i dont watch the first 3 episodes then stop watching it and miss out on some greatness like when i delayed watchin the wire. (have not watched an episode yet, fwiw)
If you don't like the first episode or two it's probably jus not for you
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:15 AM   #39
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Could have a whole other thread for Ricky Jay awesomeness
Incredible card mechanic. Really one of the finest sleight-of-hand artists I've ever seen.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:35 AM   #40
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I liked Wolcott, but it annoyed me that they had Garret Dillahunt who played Jack McCall back to play him.
How could that ever annoy you? Dillahunt is so ****ing money.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:19 PM   #41
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How could that ever annoy you? Dillahunt is so ****ing money.
I think he's amazing and I loved both characters, just seemed lazy.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:21 PM   #42
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Incredible card mechanic. Really one of the finest sleight-of-hand artists I've ever seen.
Been trying to find a video of any of his sleight of hand shows. I had a VHS of Ricky Jay and his 52 assistants forever ago but I wore it out.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:50 PM   #43
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I think he's amazing and I loved both characters, just seemed lazy.
sopranos did the same thing (vito was a civilian in S1, phil parese has a twin brother patsy), and honestly i didn't realize it was the same actor until i read it pointed out somewhere.
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Old 12-22-2009, 01:04 PM   #44
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Loved this show.

Any chance of it coming back?
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:03 PM   #45
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Been trying to find a video of any of his sleight of hand shows. I had a VHS of Ricky Jay and his 52 assistants forever ago but I wore it out.
Let's just say that if one were to look for it on a certain site where people share these things, one would probably find it.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:52 PM   #46
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****ing Wu
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:15 PM   #47
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Let's just say that if one were to look for it on a certain site where people share these things, one would probably find it.
I must have watched 45 minutes of Youtube videos featuring Ricky Jay last night. I had no idea he was a magician/sleight of hand master. Thanks OOTV.
I did manage to crack one of his tricks. The "Sword of Vengeance" trick was pretty easy to see what was going on.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:11 PM   #48
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Re: Deadwood Appreciation Thread

Alan Sepinwall posted on his Twitter page that Milch was a big fan of Ed O'Neill and that he was one of the stronger parts of John From Cincinnati. He then posted this which I thought was really interesting and would have changed a ton:

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Little-known Ed O'Neill/David Milch fact: Milch wanted O'Neill to play Al Swearengen, but HBO said no b/c he was too well known as Al Bundy.
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:28 PM   #49
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Most in the area consider Ricky Jay one of the greatest sleight of hand artists to ever live.

He's friends with tons of celebrity types. Pretty sure he and David Mamet are best friends.

Here's a trick I really love:

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Old 12-24-2009, 01:41 AM   #50
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i cannot imagine ed o'neil as al swearengen. how can the guy who was considered second best be that great at being al?
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