Wow what a show this is. One of the greatest of all time and that's not an exaggeration. I loved 24, I loved The Sopranos, and I loved The Wire. Deadwood stands easily along side these shows, and I'm an absolute freak for 24 so I don't say such a thing lightly. The worst thing I can say about Deadwood is that there is no season 4. I feel like I've been left with an itch I can't scratch and I hope (in vain I feel) for a movie to give all us fans some closure.
Assembling some of the most truely despicable characters you're ever likely to come across the writers some how manage the impossible and you end up liking these guys and gals. Al Swearengen being the most obvious case in point. Ian McShane is absolutely magnificent but he's not alone in his performances, however I'd be here all night if I was to single everyone out.
The violence is not frequent but when it occurs it's brutal. Wonderful script, wonderful acting, some laughs, some crys, this show has it all.
This boxset is a snip at the price being offered. Go for it, you won't be disappointed.
Let this not be the end, Deadwood has unfinished business.