I bought Deadwood: Complete HBO Season 1  [DVD] by Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant. I'd just finished The West Wing and didn't expect
anything to come up to that standard. But if you think the first
episode, and maybe the second, are unexceptiional, bear with it.
The longer it goes the better it gets. The writing is the secret,
a wonderful stylised old-world, articulate patter delivered with
speed and intelligence. The characters are miles from cliche and
arrive by the score, so much so you think you can't keep track. But
each has their own charm, and the period set, costumes and attention to detail make this wholly authentic and totally believable… Read more