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(Variety)   The c*cksuckers at HBO will celebrate the tenth f*cking anniversary of Deadwood by airing a marathon featuring all 36 f*cking episodes for all you c*ckholes out there   ( variety.com) divider line
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2014-03-07 10:54:14 AM  
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gingerjet: 30yrs2l8: The HBO Exec that decided to cancel Deadwood without wrapping up the story line needs to be fed to Wu's hogs.

I don't remember why Deadwood was cancelled but Rome was cancelled because of the huge cost of doing the show.  But based on what they learned on Rome - they were able to figure out how to deliver Game of Thrones in a reasonable fashion.  And I think that was worth it.

Deadwood was also really expensive, but after season 3 HBO proposed doing a shortened season to wrap things up. David Milch (the shows creator) wasn't into that, so they proposed two feature length movies. He started telling actors the show was cancelled, and it was leaked to the press (and that is how HBO execs say they heard about cancellation). I think a big part of it was that by that point David Milch had sort of moved on and was focusing his energy on John From Cincinnati. The fact that he moved on, at least I think, is a big reason why the movies weren't made, since for a long time a lot of the actors were saying that if there was a Deadwood project they would want to be in it.  Alan Sepinwall's book"The Revolution Was Televised" has a chapter on Deadwood and they talk about the cancellation.
2014-03-07 01:52:03 AM  
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jeffjo52: ilikeracecars: Am I the only person that couldn't get past the mindfark that was hiring the same actor to play a second part?

Yes, because the actor looked so much like each other while in charactor. It was amazing... they were twins.

You are a stoopid farking fark. Talented actors should be used more often.

Garret Dilenhunt is my second favorite "that guy" guy (after William fitchner).

I'd love to have a beer with him and just chat. His roles have been crazy across the board.

The road
Non country for old men
12 years a slave
Sarah Conner chronicles

And I flippin love Burt.
2014-03-07 01:40:20 AM  
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One of my favorite scenes from Deadwood:

The Doc is alone in his cabin, breaking down as he rages against God to end the Preacher's suffering.

In his grief he lapses into a flashback of his experiences treating Civil War wounded on the battlefield.

For whatever reason this scene always stuck with me.
2014-03-07 12:31:31 AM  
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The HBO Exec that decided to cancel Deadwood without wrapping up the story line needs to be fed to Wu's hogs.
2014-03-06 11:46:11 PM  
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I really need to watch the series again. Probably one of my favourite shows of all time Just hard finding the time when you have a 3 year old who always wants to know what you are doing. Too many words there she doesn't need to take to preschool.

That said with regards to the cancellation, there is tons of blame to go around. I mean yes HBO did pull the plug, but at the same time from what I read Milch was pretty much checked out after the 3rd season. I mean they gave him the chance to do a shortened season, not to mention the movies.The fact that those didn't get made seems to be all on him.
2014-03-06 11:38:31 PM  
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Sgygus: Shakespeare wrote endings.


GRCooper: Awesome show - I even liked the ending (the badasses got biatchslapped by someone infinitely more ruthless and powerfull)

Exactly. Sure, more seasons would have been nice, but the ending is perfect for what Milch wanted to say. There is no frontier in America, there is no freedom, there's only brief pockets of agency and relative innocence before it's irrevocably corrupted by those with money. At the end of the final episode, what's happened: Hearst gets away with everything, Deadwood is more city than camp, Swearingen and Bullock are left to watch Hearst ride off, mouths agape and impotent, as nothing they could do could "save" the camp. We don't need to see gunfights with Hearst's mercenaries to know that Deadwood, as it was in the hearts of its founders, was long since dead.

It's all just amalgamation and capital. And the most telling moment of the series is that Bullock did not know the import of that expression.
2014-03-06 10:27:59 PM  
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I miss that show.  But at least Hearst's descendant is Raymond Tusk on House of Cards.
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