Deadwood: Season 1 Reviews

June 11, 2018
Deadwood is a funny show alright, but that's because, in the unflagging brilliance of its execution, it fulfills its ambition.
June 8, 2018
Maybe we're just not ready for a David Milch Western.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 8, 2018
In a medium where chance-taking is rare enough but exceeding one's reach is virtually unheard of, you have to admire the spectacular, co-joined vision of David Milch and HBO...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2018
It's worth a visit. Just so long as you don't mind getting a mite dirty.
June 7, 2018
In fact, disconcerting as this retro streak of HBO's has been, "Deadwood" is engrossing, refreshingly well written and oddly relevant.
June 7, 2018
Dourif steals every scene he's in, and Weigert finds in Calamity Jane an unusual toughness that makes her more credible than in previous incarnations.
June 7, 2018
In the same way that "The Wire" showed there is an HBO way to update that staple of regular TV, the cop show, "Deadwood" demonstrates that the western can be revitalized, too, with a dose of extreme realism.
June 7, 2018
HBO just might have found its next great dramatic addiction - a vulgar, gritty, at times downright nasty take on the Old West brimming with all the dark genius that series creator and writer extraordinaire David Milch has at his fingertips.
June 7, 2018
It was like McCabe & Mrs. Miller with more depressing sex scenes.
June 1, 2018
The language, and the characters, will take some getting used to, but get used to them. It's the kind of rich tapestry that rewards repeated viewings.
January 26, 2018
Deadwood, somewhere between Casablanca and No Exit, is Hobbesian.
October 3, 2017
As much as any other Western town in any other Western, Deadwood seems really to exist, so vivid are the characters and so rich the texture.
September 22, 2017
Deadwood is indeed small and brackish, and it is in its own way as absorbing and addictive as The Sopranos.
September 22, 2017
Deadwood is a wonderful programme.
August 27, 2014
Milch, the man who gave NYPD Blue its most pungent police dialogue, has come up with a horse opera that makes the West wilder than you've ever seen it, while retelling tales of legends like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 27, 2014
HBO's extraordinary new Western, Deadwood, is not your father's horse opera and that it stands proudly beside the bleak, unromanticized likes of Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven and Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove.
August 27, 2014
Deadwood is about a great many things, but one of the things I think it doesn't get enough credit for is just how much it is a series about kindness, about the ways that we can be good to each other and treat each other well.
Full Review | Original Score: A