Your Next Box Set - June 27, 2014

Your Next Box Set: Deadwood
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Your Next Box Set: Deadwood

On the lookout for a new boxset to fill your long, dreary winter evenings with? Each week, hmv.com will be recommending you a series that will have you wishing those cold nights go on for a long while…

This week, we recommend dusty bloodfest Deadwood and it’s biting script…

 

What it is?

Deadwood is a broken town in South Dakota and we find ourselves right after the massacre at Little Big Horn. The town has basically descended into a lawless mess, a lawless mess Seth Bullock wanders into.  After finding himself appointed Sheriff in no time at all, Bullock suddenly finds himself in a battle with Al Swearengen, a saloon and hotel operator with a host of other darker interests. And so it begins…

 

Who’s in it?

The show is principally anchored by Timothy Olyphant (who you’ll know from his star turns in The Girl Next Door, Hitman and now Justified) leads the pack as Seth Bullock, the town’s no-nonsense Sheriff, Molly Parker (now starring in House Of Cards) as fearsome widow Alma and British acting veteran Ian McShane as Al Swearengen, a brutal underworld kingpin.

 

Why should I watch it?

The show lasted for three series and was arguably cut down in its prime when it was cancelled by HBO. Full of cut-throat action, whipsmart dialogue and an effortless cool, it’s brilliant, compelling television.

 

Describe the show in three words…

Dirty, defiant and damn addictive.

 

Various editions of Deadwood are available to buy in hmv stores across the UK now. 

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