To me, the greatest western in American cultural history, and to a devoted following, the greatest TV show ever.
Thanks to the bean-counters at HBO, David Milch never got a chance to finish the story the way he intended — with a giant flood destroying Deadwood, and Swearingen committing suicide at a train station outside of town!
Here’s one of my favorite moments from the show. Merrick, the town’s newspaperman, has just had his printing press destroyed. Swearingen takes the opportunity to teach Merrick a lesson about enduring pain..
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