Deadwood

DeadwoodI really don't watch very much television. If you take sports out of the equation, there are only a few shows I have to watch each week. The Simpsons and The Sopranos are probably the only two currently on my "must see" list now that Curb Your Enthusiasm is finished for the year and Six Feet Under is still a couple of months away.

TMN, the Canadian cable network that airs HBO's The Sopranos here, is airing another HBO series immediately following the exploits of Tony and the gang. It's called Deadwood and it's set in a lawless South Dakota mining camp in 1876. I've seen the first two episodes and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest. It's good.

One thing about Deadwood is the abundance of swearing. I'm used to hearing swearing in my television shows with all the HBO series I watch (Oz, Six Feet Under, Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Larry Sanders Show, Dream On, etc) but in Deadwood, it's really in your face. All the bad ones, all the time. Apparently, this is how they spoke in the wild west. Who knew?

I've added Deadwood to my short list of shows I want to catch each week. Quality programming is a rare thing these days, but it seems to grow like weeds on HBO. HBO really does produce television that's too good for tv.


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