Effing Deadwood is effing epic, you c.s.m.f.s.o.b’s.

BELATED LANGUAGE ALERT.

Deadwood is pretty addicting, I’ll be watching it today up until the Superbowl. Chores be &*%$&*’ed.

The first I heard about it was in conjunction with its foul tongue. And it’s true. Deadwood is almost pure potty-mouth. The language is so bad it’s occasionally hilarious.

But in addition to being profane, Deadwood is also brilliant. It’s obvious why it has a 9.2 (out of 10) at imdb.com. Go ahead and assume the obvious–excellent writing, acting, directing–and proceed to societal explorations. Deadwood probes the phase change between the rule of men and the rule of law, with a setting modern enough to resonate with 21st Century viewers.

Rather than provide further critique, I’m going to watch the next episode.  But one last thing.  “Calamity” Jane is the personification of belligerence.  Seriously.  I may never hear that word again without thinking of Robin Weigart‘s performance. 

That is one pissed-off woman.

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I've accepted that all of you are socially superior to me. But no pretending that any of you are rational.
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7 Responses to Effing Deadwood is effing epic, you c.s.m.f.s.o.b’s.

  1. D.J. says:

    …is it sad that I actually was able to parse through the obfuscations to get to the core meaning? Or is it simply a testimony to the redundancy built in to the English language?

    • wormme says:

      Well, none of those three acronyms is exactly a secret. Putting them together maybe makes them seem a little less familiar, but no Rosetta Stone is required.

  2. Mycroft says:

    Haven’t seen Deadwood, but I have started watching Spartacus on the Starz channel. Lots of profanity, lots of nudity, lots of violence – mostly done with “300” style and slow motion. I started watching it because Lucy Lawless is in it. After the initial shock though, the writing and acting are exceptionally well done.
    I’ve watched all 13 original episodes and have started watching the “prequel” that just started a couple of weeks ago. Both are available on Netflix.

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  4. Mazzuchelli says:

    I will reiterate, no one spoke in that manner during that time period. Like Carnivale, Deadwood is another compelling and entertaining historical revision and slam of the U.S. The jackwagons behind it’s production can kiss my RW&B behind.

    • wormme says:

      Yeah, it’s an alternate reality. The Profane Dimension. And the end of the show was really annoying, storytelling-wise. I had to whine about it in my wrapup post.

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