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It's almost time.

Critics are calling this the best season of the three. We know the series will have a rightfull ending, so we can sit-back and enjoy S3 of the best show ever made.

Anybody being "fed to the pigs" tonight, other than the guy who works for Hurst that has already been teased?

Is Alma and Seth's relationship really over? What about Ellsworth? Martha?

How is Cy feeling after being stabbed at the end of S2? Is Joannie going to help him? Will he kill her?

Charlie Utter? Jane? Dan? Jimmy?

Al "THE MAIN MAN" Swearengen?

Wow...what an amazing show!

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Here are just a handful of the many stories and reviews relating to "Deadwood" posted on the Hot Off The Press sticky during the past few days.

Feel free to get your "Deadwood" fix from that thread:

'Deadwood': Watch carefully
By Ellen Gray Philadelphia Daily News June 08, 2006
There are only a few TV shows that actively discourage multitasking.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7793856

Cleverwood
By Maureen Ryan from the Chicago Tribune TV blog June 07, 2006
Here's why I'll miss Everwood. Not just because the show, which ended Monday, proved that sentiment could be blended with a sense of humor. Not just because it demonstrated on a weekly basis that compassion and sincerity don't have to be treacly and condescending. Not just because the cast was so frakkin' good.
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HBO's Sunday Tripleheader
Deadwood, Entourage shine in third season; Louie not so lucky
By Matt Roush TVGuide.com TV Critic
Let's not dwell on this being probably the last season of Deadwood (9 pm/ET), the tragicomic Western anchoring HBO's new Sunday lineup. Let's be grateful it's still so pungently riveting bristling with deadly conflict, sordid secrets and treacherous alliances.
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'Deadwood' suits up for death dance
The third (and final) season premiere crackles with sudden violence.
By Paul Brownfield Los Angeles Times TV critic June 9, 2006
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After 'Deadwood' dies, we foresee HBO as a not-so-premium channel
By Melanie McFarland Seattle Post-Intelligencer TV Critic Friday, June 9, 2006
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Here are just a handful of the many stories and reviews relating to "Deadwood" posted on the Hot Off The Press sticky during the past few days.

Feel free to get your "Deadwood" fix from that thread:

Cleverwood
By Maureen Ryan from the Chicago Tribune TV blog June 07, 2006
Here's why I'll miss Everwood. Not just because the show, which ended Monday, proved that sentiment could be blended with a sense of humor. Not just because it demonstrated on a weekly basis that compassion and sincerity don't have to be treacly and condescending. Not just because the cast was so frakkin' good.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...page=400&pp=30

Umm, fredfa? I never watched it, but being that it was a network TV show, I'm pretty sure that the words coc#$*cker, mother$*&## and many, many other unprintables were never uttered on Everwood. I think you got your Woods crossed.
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Woods are easy to confuse.

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Woods are easy to confuse.

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Umm, fredfa? I never watched it, but being that it was a network TV show, I'm pretty sure that the words coc#$*cker, mother$*&## and many, many other unprintables were never uttered on Everwood. I think you got your Woods crossed.


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But here are a few more real "Deadwood" items from the HOTP thread the past few days:

"Deadwood" going without much of a bang
By David Kronke Los Angeles Daily News Television Critic June 11, 2006
Perhaps it's best this way. In the past few weeks, "Deadwood," David Milch's inside-the-sausage-factory glimpse of the creation of a society in the late 1800s, has ascended from merely being considered in some erudite circles the finest achievement in television history to the martyr in the struggle between art and commerce.
HBO declined to renew "Deadwood" for a fourth season, one which Milch had previously said would provide closure for the series.
Instead, the saga will be somewhat hastily wrapped up in two TV films.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7811156

'Deadwood' Gets a New Lease on Life
By Jesse McKinley The New York Times June 11, 2006
For all intents and purposes, the set of HBO's "Deadwood," David Milch's blood- and profanity-drenched western, is a real (your favorite expletive here) town.
Located at Melody Ranch, a film studio about 35 miles north of Los Angeles, "Deadwood" the town and the show has real streets, real buildings and real manure. And when one of the residents of the town needs a fancy new house, HBO builds a fancy new house, from the stone foundations to the lacy curtains. If you were willing to do without indoor plumbing, you could probably be very happy there.
But about three weeks ago, something very strange happened: "Deadwood," which begins its third season Sunday night, started to disappear.

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'Deadwood' back in all its savage glory
By Rick Kushman Sacramento Bee TV Columnist Friday, June 9, 2006
For a moment in Sunday's third-season opener, "Deadwood" looks like a peaceful Western. Dawn is giving color to a quiet main street, and saloon owner Al Swearengen is standing on his balcony, coffee in hand, looking over his town.
But if you know anything about the sterling HBO drama, you know this festival of ambiguity, subtext and rampant human nature is like no Western before it, and there is no peace to be found in Deadwood.

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I think I may have to get HBO for this show, watched the 1st 2 seasons on DVD.

Question, when looking at my local listings, I didnt see Deadwood being shown on HBO HD. Is it shown in HD on regular HBO, or does it re-air later on the HD channel?
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I think I may have to get HBO for this show, watched the 1st 2 seasons on DVD.

Question, when looking at my local listings, I didnt see Deadwood being shown on HBO HD. Is it shown in HD on regular HBO, or does it re-air later on the HD channel?

Just like Soprano's. HBOHD for all original airings. First of season three tonight at 9 est.
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I think I may have to get HBO for this show, watched the 1st 2 seasons on DVD.

Question, when looking at my local listings, I didnt see Deadwood being shown on HBO HD. Is it shown in HD on regular HBO, or does it re-air later on the HD channel?

Same time as the main HBO channel.
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And there it was....a great 1st episode.

According to the "sneak peak" next week, it looks like Al gets "thwacked" by Hurst and Co.

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Will be shown on MC HD in western Canada ... Bell ExpressVu, Star Choice & Shaw Digital Cable.

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And there it was....a great 1st episode.

According to the "sneak peak" next week, it looks like Al gets "thwacked" by Hurst and Co.

Anyone else like the first episode?

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This show is so consistently good. For a moment I was worried Bullock might kill EB, but fortunately he lived to have another classic conversation with Al.
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Great episode. Hopefully Al doesnt die next week. Maybe just knocked on the head. He is pretty much the whole show IMO.
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All the excitment that the Sopranos promised this season, but rarely delivered. And unlike the Sopranos "Next week on...." teasers, you can almost be assured that the excitement that is teased next week will actually be there and not some misdirection.

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We know the series will have a rightfull ending

I missed this...how do we know that? Last I heard season 3 was created before Milch knew there would be no season 4, so it seems season 3 would end with a lot of unresolved plot points.
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Read the first Fredfa article in this thread. Last night was wonderful. It's good to be back in Deadwood.
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I missed this...how do we know that? Last I heard season 3 was created before Milch knew there would be no season 4, so it seems season 3 would end with a lot of unresolved plot points.

Milch and HBO agreed to do 2 - 2 hr. movies in place of season 4. So it will be abbreviated compared to the full fourth season, but it should allow them to accelerate the timeline and address the same issues they would have.
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Great episode. Hopefully Al doesnt die next week. Maybe just knocked on the head. He is pretty much the whole show IMO.


Don't want to spoil the suspense, but history tells us Al Sweringen met a different end. Like most of the characters in this breathtaking drama, he was a real person who was instrumental in the development of Deadwood.

No, this is not a "spoiler"; it is documented history.

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Yes .... but they've already "rewritten" history wrt Wild Bill, so anything would seem possible. 'It's not a documentary ... it's HBO'
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And what part of history was rewritten wrt Wild Bill?

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For starters, Wild Bill was dead and gone a few months (or at least weeks) before Bullock arrived at the camp.

See discussion of season one.
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I've said it before, without "Deadwood" or "Rome" there is no HBO for me.
Loved the bonus disc in season 2 DVD set. It shows how this brilliant man
creates this show. Very different process from norm.
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What a great show.
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First let me say that I have been an avid fan of Deadwood since its inception and have watched every episode at least twice. I thought lasts night episode was great. However during the hiatus beween seasons my abilities to comprehend the "Deadwood-speak" has greatly wanned. Several times during last nights episode my wife and I looked at each other and said "Did you understand any of that ?". Anybody else out there have these kinds of translating problems ?
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First let me say that I have been an avid fan of Deadwood since its inception and have watched every episode at least twice. I thought lasts night episode was great. However during the hiatus beween seasons my abilities to comprehend the "Deadwood-speak" has greatly wanned. Several times during last nights episode my wife and I looked at each other and said "Did you understand any of that ?". Anybody else out there have these kinds of translating problems ?


I had to re-watch Bullock and Utter's conversation when they were talking about giving E.B. a beating. Re-watched the Al and Hearst's meeting just because it was classic. Sometimes I think Wo is the easiest to understand.

Jane's story about Custer was great.

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First let me say that I have been an avid fan of Deadwood since its inception and have watched every episode at least twice. I thought lasts night episode was great. However during the hiatus beween seasons my abilities to comprehend the "Deadwood-speak" has greatly wanned. Several times during last nights episode my wife and I looked at each other and said "Did you understand any of that ?". Anybody else out there have these kinds of translating problems ?

I usually turn on closed captions just so my wife and I can catch the nuances in the dialogue. Didn't do that last night, so I'll have to re-watch portions tonight or tomorrow. Gotta agree with several of you guys -- what a great show! So glad it's back.
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First let me say that I have been an avid fan of Deadwood since its inception and have watched every episode at least twice. I thought lasts night episode was great. However during the hiatus beween seasons my abilities to comprehend the "Deadwood-speak" has greatly wanned. Several times during last nights episode my wife and I looked at each other and said "Did you understand any of that ?". Anybody else out there have these kinds of translating problems ?

That's too funny. Late last week I watched the final three Deadwoods from last season using On Demand. My wife asked why I couldn't just wait a couple of days for the new season to start to get my Deadwood fix, but I told her it was to bone up on my Deadwood Pentameter so it wouldn't take me a couple of episodes to get back into the linguistic flow. I must say, it worked wonders.

Great start last night.
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For starters, Wild Bill was dead and gone a few months (or at least weeks) before Bullock arrived at the camp.

See discussion of season one.

According to Deadwood history, Seth arrived and Bill died on the same day, August 2, 1876.

http://www.deadwood.searchroots.com/deadwood.htm

So, yes, there is a little bit of overlap here, but who's counting.....

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Welcome back to f***ing Deadwood c**ks***ers!

I had almost forgot how good the show was. The above method of watching a few reruns before hand definetly makes a difference.
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