Picks and Pans Review: Deadwood

UPDATED 07/10/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/10/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT

HBO (Sundays, 9 p.m. ET)

DRAMA

Well, I can't say I've ever been won over by this revisionist western, now in its third and final full season. It's beautifully made, in its way—a meticulously mucky world of mud, manure and timber—and the cast (Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Timothy Olyphant, Powers Boothe) is first-rate. But the dialogue is a dense, dense sludge of obscenities and stilted talk. ("You and I will have much to discuss on our evening perambulations.") Just about any hour episode seems to last 18 minutes beyond that. It's like saddling up and putting the spurs to a drunk Shetland pony.
[STARS 2]

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