Deadwood


Deadwood DVD Poster, Season 1 After having finished “True Blood” for now (happily not for real – a third and fourth season will definitely follow), me and my girlfriend just started watching a new series that I have on my list of must-view series for quite some time now: Deadwood. I seem to be getting to like HBO productions a lot. After Six Feet Under and True Blood this is my third HBO produced series – and I still have The Sopranos on my must-view list as well.

Actually I did not really know what exactly to expect, when watching the first episode, and just now, after watching it, I am still a bit puzzled abut it (but positively curious about the next bunch of episodes).

Deadwood is a western drama that is set in the village of Deadwood, which actually is a real city in South Dakota, now. Even more interestingly, Deadwood is mainly based on real historical events. The series starts in 1876, when Deadwood was nothing more but a road with provisional housings (most of them are rather tenths). It attracted all kind of people as it was said to be near major gold deposits. Most of the people are criminals as Deadwood is also known to be a place with no laws, as it is in an area, that at that time is not under US juristrisction, but in the hands of the Native Americans.

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Timebomb / I will rise up


True Blood Poster, Season 2

As the title says, I just watched episodes 8 and 9 of the second season of True Blood, and it’s just, wow!

I am especially sad about the ending with Godric, cause I really liked him a lot. A well played character and a well chosen actor, who, though being so young (and small like hell – maybe even smaller than me?), manages to build up an aura of wisdom and authority – really managing to convince you that he is 2,000 years old. Really great.

Therefore his dead is really sad. Meanwhile there is so much tension building up, e.g. between Tara and Eggs, and her mother and Lafayet – I’m really curious about how this will develop. Still this whole Maryann story just puzzles me – I have no idea what so ever, on what to expect. But, from the beginning that I saw Michelle Forbes on the set, I knew she wasn’t for any good. Still, I didn’t recognize her, I just knew that I know her. It was my girlfriend that remembered her being Admiral Cain on Battlestar Pegasus. I guess that’s why somehow I’m prejudiced against her. But if I remember correctly, I already was, when I first saw her step out of the shuttle in Battlestar Galactica. Somehow she has an evil aura…

And then of course there’s also the story with Eric, Bill and Sookie. Now with Sookie having drunk Erics blood this relationship is also getting more explosive. Just recalls this blog post I recently found – which reminds me of one of the best quotes in this context:

But my blood is stronger than yours!

(Eric to Bill, when Sookie was attacked by Maryann)

Sadly, being at Episode 9 means that season 2 will be over soon. And it’s just such long time till June, for season 3 (and it’ll be even harder waiting for season 4).

At least I am happy that the Jason-Church-of-the-Sun madness just resolved. Even though Jason might be stupid, it somehow felt wrong from the first moment onward.

Godric, at the roof with Sookie