History Series / Deadwood

28th Sep '17 5:09:26 PM ClintEastwood
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Two feature-length finales were planned, but never materialized.
16th Aug '17 4:01:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AxCrazy: Wolcott, most spectacularly in the episode "Something Very Expensive". He's too crazy even for Hearst--who himself cheerfully takes ''an actual axe'' to people who displease him--to continue to employ.

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* AxCrazy: Wolcott, most spectacularly Wolcott is a twisted psychopath who ultimately comes unhinged in the episode "Something Very Expensive". Expensive." He's too so crazy even for Hearst--who himself cheerfully takes ''an actual axe'' to people that Hearst, who displease him--to continue employs countless professional murderers, has to employ.fire him.



* BilingualDialogue: In a teeth-clenched way Al and Wu do manage to understand each other. One time where Al is sick and not available Dority remarks he is not smart enough for those puzzled conversations

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* BilingualDialogue: In a teeth-clenched way way, Al and Wu do manage to understand each other. One time where Al is sick and not available Dority remarks he is not smart enough for those puzzled conversations



** Merrick is about to throw his hat into the ring for the temporary mayoralty, but gets cut off. That night, he states to himself that he's not sought a political position because the fourth estate is more important. He then glares at Mayor Farnum with obvious envy.

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** Merrick is about to throw his hat into the ring for the temporary mayoralty, but gets cut off. That night, he states to himself that he's not he hasn't sought a political position because the fourth estate is more important. He then glares at Mayor Farnum with obvious envy.



* CallBack: In an early episode, Swearengen suggests saying "free gratis" instead of just "gratis" on a public announcement. Later, when Farnum asks if government positions will be assigned "ad hoc," Swearengen grouses, "Yeah. Ad hoc, free gratis."

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* CallBack: In an early episode, Swearengen suggests saying "free gratis" instead of just "gratis" on a public announcement. Later, when When Farnum asks if government town positions will be assigned "ad hoc," "''ad hoc''," Swearengen grouses, "Yeah. Ad hoc, mutters, "''Ad hoc'' ... free gratis."''gratis''," calling back to a previous conversation about [[AltumVidetur gratuitous Latin]].



* CityMouse: The Garrets

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* CityMouse: The GarretsGarrets are city swells who treat being in Deadwood almost as if they're on safari.



* DrowningTheirSorrows: With all the heavy drinking in the show, a lot of it is caused by sadness. Jane is particularly prone to spending days in drunken stupors.



* FrontierDoctor: Doc Cochran, with a bit of DrJerk thrown in.

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* FrontierDoctor: Doc Cochran, with a bit of DrJerk thrown in.who is implied to have been pushed to his remote practice by his grave robbing charges and alcoholism.



* GoingColdTurkey: Alma Garret.
* GoodIsNotNice: Doc Cochran is a mean-tempered, irritable sonofabitch at the best of times, but he cares deeply for the health of everyone in the town and for human life in general. It is revealed that his work treating casualties of the Civil War strongly shaped his desire to see people free from pain and death.

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* GoingColdTurkey: Alma Garret.
Garret has to do this with her addiction to laudanum.
* GoodIsNotNice: Doc Cochran is a mean-tempered, irritable sonofabitch at the best of times, but he cares deeply for the health of everyone in the town and for human life in general. It is revealed that his work treating casualties of the Civil War strongly shaped his desire to see people free from pain and death.suffering.



* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Inverted with Charlie Utter. The real Charlie Utter had flowing blond locks and dressed in fine clothes and carried a pair of pistols with pearl handles. He even bathed daily which was extremely unusual at the time.

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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Inverted with Charlie Utter. The real Charlie Utter had flowing blond locks and dressed in fine clothes and carried a pair of pistols with pearl handles. He even bathed daily daily, which was extremely unusual at the time.time. On the show, he's a portly, balding man who wears fraying, plain clothing.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Trixie.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Trixie.Trixie has a sharp tongue, but she does care about people.



* {{Irony}}: Brom Garret suspects he was cheated because he can't find gold in the concession he just bought and threatens Al Swerengen with an investigation. Swerengen suggests he look in the mountains instead of in the river [[spoiler: and orders Brom to be thrown off a cliff in an apparent [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]. The place he lands on? An unknown gold vein.]]

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* {{Irony}}: Brom Garret suspects he was cheated because he can't find gold in the concession he just bought and threatens Al Swerengen Swearengen with an investigation. Swerengen Swearengen suggests he look in the mountains instead of in the river [[spoiler: and orders Brom to be thrown off a cliff in an apparent [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident accident]]. The place he lands on? An unknown gold vein.]]



* LadyDrunk: Calamity Jane wears this trope like a badge of honour.

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* LadyDrunk: Calamity Jane wears this trope like is prone to drinking herself into a badge of honour.drunken stupor, often because [[DrowningTheirSorrows she's depressed]].



** Ellsworth is a cheerful nice guy, and well-liked by just about every character in the camp. His violent hatred of Hearst is thus a case of OOCIsSeriousBusiness.

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** Ellsworth is a cheerful cheerful, nice guy, and well-liked by just about every character in the camp. His violent hatred of Hearst is thus a case of OOCIsSeriousBusiness.



* NoEnding: Two full-length movies were proposed to close the show, but never came to pass. The show is now officially dead.

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* NoEnding: Two full-length movies were proposed to close the show, but never came to pass. The show is now officially dead.was canceled after its third season, which provided no conclusion for the town or any of its characters beyond [[spoiler:Hearst leaving town]]. One or two concluding films have occasionally been close to going into production, but have not.



* NonSequitur: During the camp meeting to establish a government, Eddie suddenly asks women will have equal opportunity to open brothels. No one understands what this has to do with anything. The viewer knows, however, that Eddie is looking out for Joanie's business interest.

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* NonSequitur: During the camp meeting to establish a government, Eddie suddenly whether asks women will have equal opportunity to open brothels. No one understands what this has to do with anything. The viewer knows, however, that Eddie is looking out for Joanie's business interest.



* StealthInsult: Disgusted by the innocent verdict of Jack [=McCall=], Merrick raises a toast at the Gem, stating that if it were ever his misfortune to kill a man, he'd want it to happen in Deadwood. This is taken from the real Merrick's actual article on the trial.

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* StealthInsult: Disgusted by the innocent verdict of Jack [=McCall=], [=McCall=]'s acquittal, Merrick raises a toast at the Gem, stating that if it were ever his misfortune to kill a man, he'd want it to happen in Deadwood. This is taken from the real Merrick's actual article on the trial.



* UpperClassTwit: Brom Garret. More or less averted with Alma, who's much more canny about people and has the sense to consult experts on things she doesn't know about.

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* UpperClassTwit: Brom Garret. More or less averted with Alma, who's much more canny about people Garret comes from an upperclass background and has is clearly out of his element in the sense to consult experts on things she doesn't know about.cut-throat town of Deadwood. He's easily duped [[spoiler:and later murdered]].



* WesternUnionMan: Blazanov.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Two feature-length finales were planned, but aren't going to happen.

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* WesternUnionMan: Blazanov.
Blazanov, who is almost pathologically dedicated to the integrity of his profession.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Two feature-length finales were planned, but aren't going to happen.never materialized.
16th Aug '17 3:28:19 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* CallBack: In an early episode, Swearengen suggests saying "free gratis" instead of just "gratis" on a public announcement. Later, when Farnum asks if government positions will be assigned "ad hoc," Swearengen grouses, "Yeah. Ad hoc, free gratis."
3rd Aug '17 4:24:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the first episode, Swearengen wears a dapper waistcoat beneath his suit jacket and has the points of his mustache waxed. In the rest of the series, these costuming details are removed to give him a more rustic look.
28th May '17 8:42:26 AM DevinMeenan
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''Deadwood'' premiered on March 21, 2004 and ended after 36 episodes on August 27, 2006. Early in 2016, HBO announced they were working with Milch to create a concluding film for the story.

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''Deadwood'' premiered on March 21, 2004 and ended after 36 episodes on August 27, 2006. Early in 2016, HBO announced they were working with Milch to create a concluding film for the story.story, with McShane confirming a script had been completed in April 2017.
12th Dec '16 1:36:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* QuickDraw: Bullock and Wild Bill quick-draw their pistols to kill a murderous highwayman. Bullock establishes his BadAss credentials by drawing about as fast as the legendary gunfighter, though he modestly gives the edge to Bill.

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* QuickDraw: Bullock and Wild Bill quick-draw their pistols to kill a murderous highwayman. Bullock establishes his BadAss badass credentials by drawing about as fast as the legendary gunfighter, though he modestly gives the edge to Bill.
10th Nov '16 10:34:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Seth Bullock, Wild Bill Hickok, Al Swearengen and Dan Dority.
24th Oct '16 4:39:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor: Geri Jewell, who plays Jewel, actually has cerebral palsy.



* YouLookFamiliar: Garret Dillahunt played the coward Jack [=McCall=] on the first season of Deadwood, then came back the next season to play murderous psychopath Francis Wolcott. [=McCall=] has a drooping eyelid and Wolcott has a full beard, lessening the facial similarity between the two. Dillahunt has since been predominantly typecast as either slack-jawed yokels like [=McCall=] or seething psychopaths like Wolcott.
17th May '16 9:14:19 AM CaptainCrawdad
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'''Hearst:''' You keep calling yourself Alcibiades to my Socrates, are you suggesting some sort of homosexual connection between us?\\
'''Jarry:''' ...I forgot [[LoverAndBeloved that part of the story]].

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'''Hearst:''' You keep calling yourself Alcibiades to my Socrates, are Socrates. Are you suggesting some sort of homosexual connection between us?\\
'''Jarry:''' ...'''Jarry:''' I forgot [[LoverAndBeloved that part of the story]].
16th May '16 3:10:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BlatantLies: Merrick is about to throw his hat into the ring for the temporary mayoralty, but gets cut off. That night, he states to himself that he's not sought a political position because the fourth estate is more important. He then glares at Mayor Farnum with obvious envy.

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* BlatantLies: BlatantLies:
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Merrick is about to throw his hat into the ring for the temporary mayoralty, but gets cut off. That night, he states to himself that he's not sought a political position because the fourth estate is more important. He then glares at Mayor Farnum with obvious envy.envy.
** The "Nigger General" Fields claims to be a Civil War general, which no one believes for a second. The real Fields did in fact make this claim, and was treated as a local celebrity much like San Francisco's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton "Emperor" Norton]].
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