History YMMV / Deadwood

11th Oct '17 2:50:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Somewhat justified, as one of the running themes of the show is the dichotomy between being a stereotypical outlaw "badass" and not getting put in the crosshairs of the US government (something that Al ''repeatedly'' expresses displeasure at the prospect of.). If Al and Bullock [[DeadlyEuphemism "took care"]] of Hearst the way that they wanted (and that he, [[AssholeVictim quite frankly, would have totally deserved]]), then no doubt the government would come in and arrest them for murder and put the Deadwood camp directly under the thumb of Uncle Sam: get rid of one problem, bring in an even more intractable problem.



* CreatorsPet: The theatre troupe in general in season 3 and Jack Langrishe in particular.

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* CreatorsPet: The theatre troupe in general in season 3 and Jack Langrishe come off this way due to the time we spend on them in particular.spite of their lack of relevance to the larger plot. They were supposed to have more impact in season 4, but the show got canceled, so they end up serving no larger point.



** Alma Garret for [[spoiler:her CartwrightCurse.]]

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** Alma Garret for [[spoiler:her CartwrightCurse.Cartwright Curse.]]
7th Apr '17 9:53:42 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RootingForTheEmpire: Until Hearst shows up as the BigBad, the [[DullSurprise rather wooden]] goodie sheriff Bullock doesn't hold a candle to the criminally magnificent Swearengean. Not a literal rooting as his early deeds are despicable enough, nevertheless Ian [=McShane's=] role is widely considered the most memorable character of the show.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Until Hearst shows up as the BigBad, the [[DullSurprise rather wooden]] goodie sheriff Bullock doesn't hold a candle to the criminally magnificent Swearengean. Not a literal rooting as his early deeds are despicable enough, nevertheless Ian [=McShane's=] Creator/IanMcShane's role is widely considered the most memorable character of the show.
26th Dec '16 8:49:14 AM cwf123
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mr. Wu.


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* MemeticMutation: White COKSOCKA!
24th Aug '16 6:56:00 AM supergod
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* VillainDecay: Tolliver is introduced as a rival to Swearengen. In fact, Al is a bit rattled when Tolliver comes to town. As time goes on, however, Tolliver's threat is significantly diminished. He's mostly limited to terrorizing his prostitutes and toadying to Hearst.
23rd Aug '16 7:40:04 AM supergod
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* AlasPoorScrappy: Steve the Drunk's big mouth was determined to tempt Karma, but boy, what happened to him in the end was '''nasty'''.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Al Swearengen.
29th Jun '16 7:19:48 AM GrecoRomanGuy
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** Somewhat justified, as one of the running themes of the show is the dichotomy between being a stereotypical outlaw "badass" and not getting put in the crosshairs of the US government (something that Al ''repeatedly'' expresses displeasure at the prospect of.). If Al and Bullock [[DeadlyEuphemism "took care"]] of Hearst the way that they wanted (and that he, [[AssholeVictim quite frankly, would have totally deserved]]), then no doubt the government would come in and arrest them for murder and put the Deadwood camp directly under the thumb of Uncle Sam: get rid of one problem, bring in an even more intractable problem.
1st Feb '16 2:08:39 PM Temmere
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* NightmareFuel: Doc Cochran helps Al [[spoiler: pass several kidney stones by inserting a large metal spike into his urethra -- while he's awake. This procedure causes so much pain that Dan has to keep administering smelling salts to prevent Al from passing out.]]
* RootingForTheEmpire: Untill Hearst shows up as the BigBad, the [[DullSurprise rather wooden]] goodie sheriff Bullock doesn't hold a candle to the criminally magnificent Swearengean. Not a literal rooting as his early deeds are despicable enough, nevertheless Ian [=McShane's=] role is widely considered the most memorable character of the show.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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Doc Cochran helps Al [[spoiler: pass several kidney stones by inserting a large metal spike into his urethra -- while he's awake. This procedure causes so much pain that Dan has to keep administering smelling salts to prevent Al from passing out.]]
** The fight between Dan and Captain Turner. Even besides the famously horrifying conclusion, it's one of the least "glamorized" fights in any medium: just two men using every ounce of strength they have to overcome the other, because anything less means death. It's not surprising that [[spoiler:Dan's recovery from it amounts to sitting alone in a room, weeping]].
* RootingForTheEmpire: Untill Until Hearst shows up as the BigBad, the [[DullSurprise rather wooden]] goodie sheriff Bullock doesn't hold a candle to the criminally magnificent Swearengean. Not a literal rooting as his early deeds are despicable enough, nevertheless Ian [=McShane's=] role is widely considered the most memorable character of the show.
20th Aug '15 8:25:06 AM bannermanner
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* NightmareFuel: Doc Cochran helps Al [[spoiler: pass several kidney stones by inserting a large metal spike into his urethra as Dan administers smelling salts to prevent Al from passing out from the excruciating pain.]]

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* NightmareFuel: Doc Cochran helps Al [[spoiler: pass several kidney stones by inserting a large metal spike into his urethra as -- while he's awake. This procedure causes so much pain that Dan administers has to keep administering smelling salts to prevent Al from passing out from the excruciating pain.out.]]
20th Aug '15 8:22:52 AM bannermanner
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* NightmareFuel: Doc Cochran helps Al [[spoiler: pass several kidney stones by inserting a large metal spike into his urethra as Dan administers smelling salts to prevent Al from passing out from the excruciating pain.]]
18th Nov '14 9:44:00 AM hbi2k
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* BadassDecay: Swearengen and Bullock are built up as ruthless, pragmatic, and proactive men who are willing (albeit sometimes reluctantly on Bullock's part) to ShootTheDog if necessary. Then Hearst shows up, and their big plan to deal with him? Write a StronglyWordedLetter to the editor about his labor practices and then wait until his boot is on their throats before sending someone to a neighboring town to see about maybe hiring some guns.

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* BadassDecay: Swearengen and Bullock are built up as ruthless, pragmatic, and proactive men who are willing (albeit sometimes reluctantly on Bullock's part) to ShootTheDog if necessary. Then Hearst [[BigBad Hearst]] shows up, and their big plan to deal with him? Write a StronglyWordedLetter to the editor about his labor practices and then wait until his boot is on their throats before sending someone to a neighboring town to see about maybe hiring some guns.
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