At Christmastime, I picked up the Complete Deadwood. I'm a bit embarrassed to say I hadn't watched it, other than a stray episode here and there, until this point. But since the New Year, I've been watching it as often as possible, and today finished up with the second season. At first, it was just a great western show, but three or four episodes into Season Two it all became clear to me.
Deadwood is modern day Shakespeare.
The language became more poetic (even with the amazing amount of swearing), the monologues more frequent, and the plans of the wicked and just more labyrinth-like. With each passing episode, I yearn more and more to see Ian McShane run wild with his speeches.
Of course, I'm not the only one who has come to the Milch/Shakespeare comparison. The internet is loaded with essays concerning the topic, many of which I plan to read. But I'm addicted to quizzes, so I couldn't pass this up.
Don't bother filling out any of the dating BS if you don't want to, just click for your results. I'm pretty happy with my 83% especially considering I haven't watched Season 3 yet. I'd love to hear how others scored.
I'm only adding this because I've been asked a few times, but yeah, I always accept review/preview copies. Who turns down free stuff? Email me at email@example.com for my mailing address. And thanks.
Dan Fleming is the writer/co-creator of Warrior Twenty-Seven, the independant comics anthology. He's been known to bury his nose in books since the earliest of ages, and has been busy writing a crime novel for a few moons. His comic work can be viewed at www.warrior27.thecomicseries.com. He is also one half of the podcasting duo, The Potato League Podcast, which can be found on Podbean. He can be contacted at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com