Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Eating Pancakes In Deadwood

Longtime SLYDESBLOGGers will remember how much I love DEADWOOD, the best damn show on TV, period (In fact, if you peruse the archives, you can read the article where I named my picks for the top show on TV... surpsise! Deadwood came in at #1).

Well, HBO in their infinite wisdom has decided to cancel Deadwood after this current season ends. Not because the show is doing poorly; on the contrary it does pretty well in the ratings. Not Sopranos-type well, but well nonetheless. It isn't because the show doesn't get great reviews; it does, in boatloads, and has won numerous Emmys for their outstanding cast.

No, Deadwood is being cancelled because it just costs too much Damn money to make, and HBO is a notorious cheap network to be on. It's the same reason why they cancelled Carnivale right when it had ascended to the level on one of the best shows on TV, and right at the point of an awesome cliffhanger, thank you very much. But it was even harder to keep Deadwood afloat, since between the hugely expensive set (their set is basically a real-sized constructed small town), and the largest cast on TV, Deadwood is simply too expensive a show to make. HBO has announced that they will try to appease the masses next season with 2 2-hour Deadwood movies in an attempt to try to wrap up the series, but after the current spectacular job they are doing right now in season 3, that just isn't going to be enough to curb my Deadwood fix.

But that is neither here nor there. The YOUTUBEer I linked to below has made one of the funniest videos I have seen in awhile. That is, if you are a fan of the show. If you don't like the show (shame!), or have never seen it, you'd best just not even bother clicking below, because you just aren't going to get it.

But if you love the show... enjoy, cause damn this is funny.

Be warned: Curse words abound below (much like the show)... keep the kiddies in the other room.

I am SOOOO going to miss this show next year.....

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