Araya’s Top 10 All Time TV Shows: #7 – DEADWOOD

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Araya – #7 DEADWOOD


If you’re a student of humanity and you’re fascinated by the Darwinian ways we go about forming fucked up societies, then you’ll understand why this wild west frontier tale’s a top tenner. Forget Kid Nation, Deadwood shows us how civil institutions are formed from the ground up and how scarce resources get divvied up amongst greedy, unsentimental power brokers who share the capitalistic DNA of Halliburton boardroom members. And oh yeah, for you sappy types, the whores have hearts of gold. Very Disney.

Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, John Hawkes, Paula Malcomson, Leon Rippy, William Sanderson, Robin Weigert, Sean Bridgers, Bree Seanna Wall, Jeffrey Jones , Jim Beaver, Kim Dickens, Powers Boothe, Ashleigh Kizer, Titus Welliver, Peter Jason, Anna Gunn, Larry Cedar, Geri Jewell, Keone Young, Ralph Richeson, and Garret Dillahunt.

Plot: The outlaw camp of Deadwood marches slowly towards civilization, facing its first elections. But the power struggles continue over everything in Deadwood—influence, money, and whores—as the founding camp members form strategic alliances to face down the threat of a powerful newcomer, seeking to remake Deadwood in his image.