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.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7809477'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.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7804498