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Old 03-02-05, 04:00 PM
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Deadwood question?

I just got this and so far am very disappointed, I couldn't get thru the first 2 episodes because of all the cussing. I was expecting a good western not a cursing fest, I mean every few seconds its F this and GD and so forth, very much over-done. So, here's my question is the rest of Season One as bad with the cussing as the first 2 episodes?? I just don't want to waste any more of my time if that's the case.
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Yes. The rest of the season is as dramatically compelling as the first two episodes and exhibits the same dynamic characterization. If the swearing prevents you from seeing these things, you'll never enjoy the show.

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The cursing continues.

It's your life, and if you can't get past the cursing, so be it, but it's really high quality television, and "c***sucker" is just a word. Deadwood is a good western and a cursing fest.
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Once you get past the c***sucker and all the other cussing, you should find that it's a well-done show. But yeah, the cursing will continue, if not get worse. The show is quite gritty.
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I normally don't like swearing in any form in RL or in TV ...First time I watched Deadwood it did put me off a bit but I hung in there & Now I can honestly say that Deadwood is one of ,if not the best written TV shows I have ever seen.It's hard to explain,but without the bad language & amazing dialogue the show would not be anywhere near as good.
I've watched Season one at least 10 times & I like it more everytime I see it
I can't wait for season 2 .
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Thanks for your comments , I don't mine some cursing and enjoy it when its appropriate and funny but this show just goes way beyond that and its gets so tiring hearing it over and over, at least to me anyways. Guess I'll have to sell it now, too bad cause I really wanted to like it.
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Originally Posted by Sewso
I don't mine some cursing and enjoy it when its appropriate and funny
How do you feel about smoking and blasphemy?

Too bad you can't get into the show; I think it's the best thing on TV. My wife just thinks it's too grim to be enjoyed, but I guess that's why we have Comedy Central, too.
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Originally Posted by Sewso
I don't mine some cursing and enjoy it when its appropriate and funny .
That may be the problem right there ,Is it appropriate ? I'd say absolutely,for the time & place ..This is Deadwood ,a place where whoring & murder are an everyday occurance,no laws exist,every undesirable type person in land comes there to try to make a quick buck. ..Do you really think they would watch their language ?
Is it supposed to be funny? Not at all .(Except the Mr Wu ep maybe lol)

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I think the cussing dies down after the first 2 eps. Alot in fact. I thought that when I first saw it and as Im watching my DVDs, I notice it again. You can really see it in the "Elsworth" character, he cussed more than AL at first, than later on, barely a fucking word.

Oh and dont reviews mention all the cussing? Did you try reading those to see what they mention about cussing?

Besides the Wu episode thats hilariious, most anything with Jane cussing is great and even Al when he says stuff sarcastically to EB and stuff. Great show

Oddly enough, Im watching Lonesome Dove now... wow, that a difference!
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Originally Posted by wendersfan
How do you feel about smoking and blasphemy?
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Originally Posted by Sewso
I think the show is using bad language as a gimmick to attract an immature audience. Constant trash talk isn't dynamic or entertaining, its rather boring actually.

I don't think there's anything further from the truth,Try & watch at least 4 or 5 eps before you make up your mind , I think you may be pleasantly surprised.
Then again maybe not ,but there is no way that this show is targetting an immature audience,If anything its for a very intelligent,mature audience.

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Originally Posted by Ttiberius
I don't think there's anything further from the truth,Try & watch at least 4 or 5 eps before you make up your mind , I think you may be pleastly surprised.
Then again maybe not ,but there is no way that this show is targetting an immature audience,If anything its for a very intelligent,mature audience.
I deleted my last response, its not really fair after seeing only 2 episodes.
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The "Mr. Wu" episode is one of the few without much cursing.
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Originally Posted by Ravenous
I think the cussing dies down after the first 2 eps. Alot in fact. I thought that when I first saw it and as Im watching my DVDs, I notice it again. You can really see it in the "Elsworth" character, he cussed more than AL at first, than later on, barely a fucking word.
Agreed. After the first episode, I really only noticed two main cussers, Al and Jane.
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Sewso:

"Welcome To [email protected]#king Deadwood!"

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Wu: "WHITE C**KSUCKERS!"

Al: "I sure am glad I taught you that word."
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This aint no god damn little house on the prairie. Laura Ingles would have have been in a whore house and Ma and Pa shot dead. This here is mining town without laws. The place is run by a corupt ummm pimp. Vagina is leading industry. What did you expect in place like this. Hell there isn't more cussing than the average highschool.
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Why did you have to go and sully the good name of Walnut Grove?
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Its a great show. I just finsihed episode 4 and now I see what all the hype was about. Boy I hope Al gets killed at the end of the series, I HATE HIM!!! The show does have alot of cussing, but its not as bad as I thought it would be. Have you see Fargo or South Park:Bigger, Longer and Uncut? Those are two films where the cussing is ridicolous, but Deadwood isn't that bad, it wasn't distracting at all.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
Why did you have to go and sully the good name of Walnut Grove?
This is classic, I live the next town over from Walnut Grove and drive through it all the time...ha....
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Boy I hope Al gets killed at the end of the series, I HATE HIM!!!
OK- a bit off topic- but how can you hate Al? I think he's the most intriguing character on the show! He's definitely my favorite!
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I just re-watched the first episode and there was NO WHERE NEAR as much cursing as i remember and people are making it out to be
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Some interesting Deadwood facts:

The Gem Saloon took in an average of $5,000 a day, that is 1870's dollars not 2005.

The Gem was burned down in 3 fires, rebuilt everytime.

And as far as Al goes
Spoiler:
He was not orphaned, his twin brother and father both worked at times at the Gem. And he died penniless, killed by a train while trying to hitch a ride in Colorado.

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I'm glad I gave it another chance, the cursing fell off dramatically after the first 2 episodes. I re-watched the first 2 again and was able to follow the show better, I think the cussing was a big distraction the first viewing. I'm now into the show and enjoying it, I was sorry and surprised that Wild Bill got killed off so fast though.

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