Deadwood was one of those HBO shows that never got it's proper due, perhaps due to lack of proper marking or perhaps because the show center around actual real life characters. I personally never watched an episode while it was on the air and it wasn't until recently that I discovered the show even existed. I may have casually seen an advertisement for it but never really put much stock into looking into it further, which again reverts back to my point of "maybe it was marketing'. One thing I can say now is that I am glad I found this show, I hunkered down for two days and watched it virtually non-stop. It's one of those shows whose pilot does it very little justic, but sit through a few episodes and you will be hooked.
The show centers around a small town Sheriff who decides he's done working for the law and decides to migrate towards indian lands to open a hardware store for gold prospectors. Sherrif Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and his partner Sol Stark head on out to Deadwood a camp set up by Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) a lothario pimp and bar owner who has his hands in every ounce of criminal dirt that moves through the camp. From the first hour of the show you see the law man and the criminal at odds, leading to the promise of drama between the two. Trust me on this you will not want to miss out on when it all comes to a boil. The greatest single greatest aspect of this show is its variety in characters and their personalities. It keeps the show fresh and light while keeping you immersed in the pilgrimage of a wide range of characters. The show addresses the history of Wild Bill Hitchcock, Calamity Jane, The black widow, amongst others. In many ways this story would've made for an amazing film, but three seasons of the show do it a great deal of justice. Just take a look at the trailer we posted above. The entire seasons of the show are available on HBO GO and HBO on demand.