Deadwood: season 3 Reviews

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November 12, 2018
Deadwood is just littered with talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 9, 2018
The magic isn't gone, it's just that the early fireworks are missing.
June 9, 2018
Buoyed by a top-flight cast newly augmented by Brian Cox as an old chum of Swearengen's, the show is rife with sly humor while presenting a glimpse of the West that extends beyond mere revisionism...
June 9, 2018
For all the artificiality of the language, there has seldom been a show that felt more authentic.
June 8, 2018
"Deadwood" takes you past the familiar cardboard cutouts of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and "the Old West," and acquaints you with the real forces and peoples that converged to form our country.
June 8, 2018
Like last season, the plots are thick and quick-flying.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 11, 2018
Like most TV shows, it's shot well enough, and there are some incredible technicians behind the camera... But it's the language of the show that made it so beloved, and why it's one of the greats.
June 11, 2018
It's an upsetting way for such a wonderful series to end, but looking back on Deadwood as a whole is a reminder of how wonderful the show was and how much it has to offer to old and new viewers alike... even if we all wish there was more of it to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
June 9, 2018
It's hard to imagine "Deadwood" with a different cast because the current cast makes up one of TV's best ensembles.
June 8, 2018
Nevertheless, it is a show that is deeply missed. Deadwood remains a key text in the canon of modern American television.
June 8, 2018
It's like saddling up and putting the spurs to a drunk Shetland pony.
June 7, 2018
Deadwood suggested that, at its best, society can even us all out, can make us realize there's more to life than our own self-interest.
June 7, 2018
The first two seasons are solid gold, the third, flimsier, but Deadwood is about how communities get built - and all the dirty work that involves.
June 2, 2018
With assistance from some truly memorable acting by Ian McShane, Brad Dourif and Paula Malcomson, Deadwood's sometimes over-the-top representations never veer far enough from reality for its inhabitants to become just characters.
May 17, 2018
Despite being a decade or so older than the purported target audience, I certainly found this season difficult viewing - and certain scenes (not gratuitous but packed with emotional trauma) would doubtless be classed as "triggering".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2018
Deadwood was truly ahead of its time. If it premiered in today's prestige TV era instead of nearly 15 years ago, it could easily have doubled in seasons.
January 17, 2018
What makes Deadwood so fascinating is not the action we put up with; it's the language we listen to...
September 25, 2017
At its sharpest edge the series cuts into satire. There is a sense now the stakes are higher.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2017
This is where Deadwood ends. It's abrupt. It's unhappy. But it does not ultimately feel untrue to the spirit of the thing.
September 25, 2017
Overall, Deadwood: Season Three is imperfect but invigorating entertainment, vastly superior to just about any other show currently on television.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 27, 2014
I'll take a truncated Deadwood over most of the drivel that's on the air now.
August 27, 2014
Watching Deadwood is like stepping into the pages of a juicy Victorian novel. Every scene teems with an enthralling, fully realized vision of life, the kind of jostling pageant of humanity on display in the most satisfying works of Dickens or Trollope.
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