'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 12: 'Sold Under Sin' (Veterans edition)

We've come to the end of our summer trip back through the first season of David Milch's epic revisionist Western "Deadwood," and we're continuing to do it with two separate but largely identical posts: one for people who watched the whole series and want to be able to discuss it from beginning to end, and one for people who are just starting out and don't want to be spoiled with discussion that goes past the current episode. This is the former; click here for the newbie-safe version. 

A review of the season finale, "Sold Under Sin," coming up just as soon as I report stiffness or numbness... 

"I'll be the fucking sheriff." -Seth

Because of David Milch's improvisational writing style, where he's constantly rewriting, sometimes right up until the cameras roll, his work often has a tendency to start out stronger than it finishes. "NYPD Blue" was particularly notorious for doing story arcs that opened with a bang and went out with a confusing whimper, and the final season of "Deadwood" was filled with story ideas that never seemed to go anywhere.(*)  Read More...



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