Deadwood and Other Big and Small Screen Stuff

:: The third episode of the 5th season of The Sopranos tonight was a good one (but no Lorraine Bracco for the second week in a row, and no Edie Falco in this one either). I also watched the debut episode of David Milch’s new western series, Deadwood, based on the mid-1870s history of the real town in South Dakota. Deadwood’s local magazine, called, oddly enough, Deadwood Magazine, has a feature on the new series in the Mar-Apr 2004 web edition. The HBO website has a page called “The Real Deadwood“, which gives more background about and history of the town in South Dakota.

David Milch has been around for a while, having worked on Hill Street Blues in the 80s, and co-created NYPD Blue. He also co-created one of my favorite series of the past few years, The Big Apple, set in an NYC FBI office. The series only lasted a few episodes.

If you saw the first episode, you may have been caught off guard by the language – needless to say, the profanity spews forth with such rapidity and volume that I thought for a moment I was watching Oz. But Milch insists this is how the residents of Deadwood spoke of and to each other in 1876.

:: Saw four movies this weekend: The Corporation, Dawn of the Dead, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and Spartan.

:: I’ve been working on changing a few eating habits. I discovered recently that I enjoy snow peas, which are selling at a low price at the local grocery stores. Mixed together with grape tomatoes and low-fat mozarella cheese, it’s healthy and tasty.

2 Responses to “Deadwood and Other Big and Small Screen Stuff”

  1. cindi Says:

    There was a really interesting review of Deadwood on Fresh Air the other day. I was intrigued, but not enough to subscribe to HBO. I’ll wait for the DVD, thanks.

  2. randy Says:

    Thanks, Cindi. I’m listening to it right now!

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