General Crook rolls into Deadwood with his troops, known as "Custer's avengers," and the Yankton magistrate, Clagett, prompting a parade and business solicitations from E.B. Farnum and Cy Tolliver. ...
The town of Deadwood, South Dakota in the weeks following the Custer massacre is a lawless sinkhole of crime and corruption. Into this uncivilized outpost ride a disillusioned and bitter ex-lawman, Wild Bill Hickok, and Seth Bullock, a man hoping to find a new start for himself. Both men find themselves quickly on opposite sides of the legal and moral fence from Al Swearengen, saloon owner, hotel operator, and incipient boss of Deadwood. The lives of these three intertwine with many others, the high-minded and the low-lifes who populate Deadwood in 1876. Written by
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For a long time there was a bar called Bullock's Tavern in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, which was originally owned by Seth Bullock's parents and was also the place he was born. See more »
The series shows Seth Bullock and Sol Starr witness Wild Bill Hickok's arrival in Deadwood, however in reality, Wild Bill arrived in Deadwood two weeks prior to Bullock. Bullock arrived in Deadwood on 1 August 1876, the day before Bill was killed by Jack McCall. See more »
Sometimes I wish we could just hit 'em over the head, rob 'em, and throw their bodies in the creek.
But that would be wrong.
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I write this beholden to no cock-sucker when I say that Deadwood is, quite simply, the best TV series of all-time. This show raised is light-years ahead of most of even the so-called great TV series around, for example, the Sopranos. HBO are a disgrace for canceling this show. The dialog , characterization, acting, plot, costumes - everything - is first rate. This is a TV drama which really makes you think. You can actually learn what makes people tick watching this show. Even though its set in a gold mining town, Deadwood, in the 1880s it's themes are still relevant to modern day life : people are still trying to cheat, kill, control, alter their state of consciousness, and get rich. Has that much really changed?
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