years ago, two men, one goy (Seth Bullock) and one Jew (Sol Star), rode into Deadwood. Well, the real Bullock and Star rode into the real Deadwood over a century ago, but we're talking about the TV show here.
And what a
show it was! Fictionalizing the story of the real Deadwood, "Deadwood" wasn't your grandpa's cowboy show. (Unless your grandpa had a very colorful vocabulary...) Gritty, poetic, realistic, gory, and soulful, "Deadwood" is often sited as one of the best TV shows of all time. It lasted three memorable seasons, and was recently back for a reunion movie, ten years after the conclusion. And the swearing... oh, the swearing!
Interestingly, in real
life, the actor who played Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) is 1/8 Jewish, while the actor who played Star (John Hawkes), is not Jewish at all. Star's Jewishness did play an important role throughout the series, so we'll take it.
Hey, look, we wrote about "Deadwood", and didn't utter a single About that...