Originally Posted by archiguy
Whoa, there fella.
Just take a deep breath, put the keyboard down, and back away slowly. There is absolutely nothing
in 'Dexter' that's in 'Deadwood's class. And that pretty much goes for anything on TV. 'Deadwood' is really in a class all by it's lonesome; only 'The Sopranos' comes close, and this past season, it can be argued, not even that.
Originally Posted by bvader
Exactly... Deadwood is the among the finest TV I have ever watched....... number 1 is still Band of Brothers...that is the
Singular Best Piece of TV/Film Making IMHO...
Dexter is fun...is good...MCH and crew are excellent... I like the premis (read the books)...plots and themes and writing.....but it has a way to go to make it into the above category...
Whoa there, yourselves, guys.
I watched Deadwood from the beginning, long before it became a cult classic and loved it from the start. Recall that in the beginning it was controversial and a lot of posters here hated it. But Deadwood was, indeed, one of the best TV series ever made, with stellar acting and writing.
Dexter is proving to have remarkably fine and inventive writing, wonderful characters, and an outstanding ensemble cast but whether it ends up being as fondly remembered as Deadwood remains to be seen, of course. Nevertheless, I stand my opinion that its multifaceted and constantly surprising characters are, indeed, in a class with those folks who walked the muddy streets of Milch's Deadwood Camp.
Remember, Howard Cosell was fond of saying that Sports are not played in Westminster Abbey." Indeed, TV shows are not made there either.