The Binge: Deadwood

(HBO 2004-2006)

Created by David Milch

Starring Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Robin Weigert, etc.

Deadwood is more than a town in South Dakota.  Once a gold strike location, then later the location of that fateful card game in which Wild Bill Hickok was shot, it has been the home base for countless films and television shows since the dawn of them moving picture.  But in the early 2000’s David Milch changed the game, and the face of that little South Dakota town, forever when he created the show Deadwood for HBO. Continue reading

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Column: The Binge

The Sopranos

(HBO 1999-2007)

Written by David Chase, Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess, Matthew Weiner (and others)

Starring – James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli (and others)

*Here there be Spoilers…so get over it.

I went through a period in my late teens and early twenties when I wanted to watch every single gangster movie I could get my hands on. I always knew that The Godfather was a great film, even before I saw it, but when I came to experience it I began to understand. Continue reading