Originally Posted by Spiral_Slave
I've never heard of Deadwood, what's it about?
It's one of those HBO dramas. Not currently playing, I gather. I don't have HBO myself -- I've just seen the first 2 seasons on DVD.
It's about the rise of a mining town in South Dakota in the years following the Civil War. It's sort of a Western, but not your typical Western -- it's about all the interpersonal, social, business, and political dynamics that go into shaping a community out of anarchy and chaos. Meanwhile, there's rampant gunplay, gambling, prostitution, murder, conspiracy, and more. It's completely badass.