Though the airtime was short lived, Deadwood, produced by David Lynch
, appeals to a different audience as it depicts a different plot than most traditional television shows. Lovers of Westerns and dramas alike will find great affection for this show which is set in the 1870s in Deadwood, South Dakota. After the great Custer Massacre, the town finds itself in the midst of crime and corruption. When Wild Bill Hickok and Seth Bullock arrive to Deadwood, they find themselves at odds with the so-called boss of the town and major saloon owner, Al Swearengen.
The men, along with other major and minor cast members as well as major historical figures, find themselves in the midst of the town as it fights to go from camp to a town. The show also exposes the corruption of The Business
and political aspects of Deadwood as it transforms.
As a modern day Western, Deadwood brings about a historical context with its displays of prejudices and poor treatment of women. Deadwood is not for The Faint
of heart due to its violence and language but is accurate in its depiction of corruption and capitalism.
With actors such as Timothy Olyphant
, Ian McShane
, and Molly Parker; Deadwood is sure to thrill with its action packed drama.