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Deadwood – The Complete Second Season

May 23, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

  • 1877. A new day is dawning in the Black Hills outlaw camp of Deadwood. For better or worse, times are changing, and the transformation from camp to town is imminent. Unsavory new arrivals – looking to cash in on the lucrative anarchy — and a government of outsiders usher in an era of hard decisions and brutal power struggles among the camp’s founders, all learning the hard way.fortune comes with

1877. A new day is dawning in the Black Hills outlaw camp of Deadwood. For better or worse, times are changing, and the transformation from camp to town is imminent. Unsavory new arrivals – looking to cash in on the lucrative anarchy — and a government of outsiders usher in an era of hard decisions and brutal power struggles among the camp’s founders, all learning the hard way…fortune comes with a price.DVD Features:
3D Animated Menus
Audio Commentary
Photo gallery
Deadwood: The Complete Second Season continues the Shakespearean brilliance of the landmark first season, created by NYPD Blue head writer David Milc… More >>

Deadwood – The Complete Second Season


5 Responses to “Deadwood – The Complete Second Season”
  1. The overuse of profanity and sexual scenes really detracts from what Deadwood could really be. It’s too bad that it has to sell itself to sex and profanity starved people in order to survive.

    For Example, “High Noon” starring Gary Cooper is the best western ever made and it has not sex or profanity, just great acting, a great story and great music. I would recommend that people avoid this series like the plague until the writers and produces stop relying on the aformention central theme of how cool non-stop profanity sound in someone’s living room.


    St Paul
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. “Deadwood” does a good job of portraying how violent and depraved Western Civilization can be. After slaughtering the Native people, or sending them off on forced marches, etc., people made a living scrambling around for gold in them thar’ hills. Same story in California and other places. In fact, it’s the same story today, where mining firms like Newmont (located in Denver) turn ecosystems of indigenous people into dead zones. Once the local economies and ways of life are destroyed, people struggle to get by through working for the mining firms, or the lumber companies, or for the massive hydroelectric projects. Corruption of politicians helps the projects go forward, oftentimes officials are seduced via sexual favors. All this is exposed in “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins. Although, when someone reads a book by Perkins, or maybe “Resource Rebels” by Al Gedicks, there is nothing appealling about it. “Deadwood” seems to try to normalize and even glamorize the worst of human behavior.

    It’s kind of sad to consider all of the youth, not just in this country, but around the world, who will view these DVDs and come away thinking that being a thug or a prostitute is the way to go. The objectification of women and the crude language will be another regressive contribution toward our sick society. There’s a scene where a character says “A lot of screaming comes from Al’s room.” Al is a character who some reviewers feel is likable. That he sexually brutalizes and exploits women doesn’t impress me.

    The gun, tobacco and liquor industries must really appreciate all the product placement they receive in this series. I imagine the directors probably received some bags of money for their efforts.

    I guess I was hoping for something thoughtful and well-written like “Northern Exposure” Northern Exposure – Seasons 1-3 Bundleor “Six Feet Under” Six Feet Under – The Complete Series Gift Set. Instead, just endless moments of depravity. I guess it makes the violent and corrupt corporatists of today feel good about themselves and their role in the world, kind of like how “The Sopranos” celebrates the worst sort of human.

    How people come to see this sort of thing as entertaining is beyond me.

    Maybe I’m missing something, and I’ll watch a few more episodes to see if something worthwhile comes from this show. It all seems very negative to me, and it’s kind of fitting that another reviewer expressed his anger over the show being cancelled by saying he wanted to “put a bullet in the head of an HBO executive.” That’s exactly the sort of energy this show casts off – violence and aggression – along with deceit and greed. The same is found in Shakespeare, which is probably why we’re all supposed to worship him in Western Civilization; but writers like Rumi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Joseph Campbell and Alice Walker are more my speed. If people are so fascinated by violence and corruption, they should check out the writings of William Blum. I doubt his “Killing Hope” will be turned into a tv series, but at least people can feel a bit closer to the action since we invest our tax dollars in the bullets and cluster bombs.Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II-Updated Through 2003

    My hope was to at least find this program bearable enough to use as a tool to study Spanish. I use the audio options to read Spanish subtitles, or to hear the Spanish dubbing and read the English; but Deadwood is just so ugly and boring that I think I’ll re-watch episodes of Six Feet Under, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Weeds instead.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. HBO store says there are eight. What’s up with this?????
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. Lynn says:

    I needed to return this item to Amazon. There was a manufacturing defect with the dvd package. The dvd was marked “Second Season” however when I went to watch it, it was the “First Season”. I checked each dvd in the package, and they were all the same.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. C. Smith says:

    First season was awesome. I watched it three times. This season is not so good. Why is the actor who played Jack McCall back with a beard on his face? It’s so obviously him that it ruins the new character. This guy must be the producer’s brother-in-law or something to come back as another person. Lame. Also the dialog in this season is jacked. Put away the thesaurus, writers, and let people talk normal. Half the time, it sounds like Mrs. Garrett slept with a subliminal “vocabulary builder” cassette playing in her headphones. Another problem with this season is so many people are out of character. Trixie can’t say a line without the F word when she wasn’t like that before. Just listen and you’ve got to admit it sounds stupid, like a seventh-grader when he’s learning to curse but can’t do it the right way. I’m a fan of dirty language and all, but I gotta laugh at some of these actors. And what’s with the overdubbed audio scenes where you hear a character talking like a narrator? I think that takes away from the realism which the first season had. Swearengen and his crew are still interesting, but I’m tired of the same old Bullock. He doesn’t look tough, makes tempermental, hasty decisions that would have buried him long ago, and I just can’t buy him as the Mike Tyson of his day. Maybe a gunfighter, but they don’t make him out to be that. I read what some others have said, that the actors contracts have not been renewed and Deadwood may not go on after the next season. Maybe it’s just as well. Maybe the show has run its course like Oz. I expect a Matrix-like decline from this point. The second season has been a step backward for me, so if history repeats in the third season, I’ll probably not care anymore.
    Rating: 3 / 5

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