Thursday, January 22, 2009

Reviewed: Deadwood, the Complete Series

In the first sentence of this review it would probably be prudent for me to admit that I haven't actually even looked at all of the DVD's in this product. BUT...Deadwood is hands down the best television show I've ever watched. I kind of don't even need to finish this review because A) the box is super pretty and shiny, B) the DVD's are housed in a booklet of shiny cardstock sleeves and not crappy plastic molds, and C) Bullock.

"The Meaning of Endings: David Milch on the Conclusion of Deadwood" included as one of the extra bonuses you don't find in any of the three individual season DVD's, shows all the frustration, heartache and bitterness most fans felt over the show's cancellation. Milch walks around the deserted Deadwood set--a really extraordinary full-size city set--while bitching about the demise of his show. He's really an entertaining guy. 

But the design of the pages is really magnificent--full color stills from the series side-by-side with authentic black-and-white images of the real Deadwood. The portrait of Molly Parker dressed up in all her 1800's city-woman finery is to die for. 

99 stars. 

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