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Captivating, Compelling, Consuming,
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This review is from: Deadwood: Season 3 (DVD)
Despite the exhortations of friends and co-workers, I nonetheless failed to catch DEADWOOD when it ran on HBO. Well, having purchased and watched all 3 DVD sets (Amazon delivered my Season 3 preorder early, thank you!), I was able to catch up very quickly.
DEADWOOD is, in my humble estimation, the finest piece of television that I have ever been fortunate enough to experience. Right up there with I CLAUDIUS, if I may be so bold. From top to bottom, the show hits on all cylinders. Simply outstanding in all regards, what else can be said.
My only regret is, of course, the show being cancelled. If HBO broadcast just 1 new episode of DEADWOOD each month, and ran Green Acres reruns the rest of the time, I would still subscribe without hesitation.
As time marches on, the promise of two 2-hour movies seem to be a pipe dream (sad).
Not that I watched that much TV before, but after experiencing DEADWOOD I just won't be able to stomach the mindless drivel that passes for entertainment on the major networks.
Let us hope that DEADWOOD blazes new trails for future production endeavors - in the meantime, I am so very grateful to have these 36 episodes.