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'Oz,' 'Deadwood' join DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by totoros, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. GutBomb

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    They show Trailer Park Boys uncensored after 10 PM so I imagine if these are shown after 10 PM they will also be uncensored.
     
  2. anleva

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    Great, so I can be disappointed and frustrated all over again that Deadwood was cancelled prematurely without a proper finish. :mad:
     
  3. Jestr40

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    exactly:(

    Great show, I recommend everyone (who can handle it) watch it, BUT don't expect an ending!
     
  4. MEJHarrison

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    I think it remains my all time favorite HBO drama and I've watched Oz, Sopranos, Deadwood, Six Feet Under, Carnivàle, working through The Wire now. In fact, I've seen every drama show they did from Oz up to True Blood.

    Most comments I've seen would say the early seasons are better than the later ones. I think I'd agree with that as well.

    Regardless, it will be fun to re-visit both. I already have Oz on DVD, but haven't gotten around to picking up Deadwood (yet:lol:)
     
  5. oldschoolecw

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    The censoring on the 101 is kind of strange but I believe it works something like this. I watch Sleeper Cell and Trailer Park Boys, one starts at 9pm and the other 10pm both uncensored. I believe when the 101 promotes a show like the Tudors they censored it because of Showtime requesting it on reasons they allowed it to be on free TV. And if you wont to see boobs then you will have to tune in to Showtime and pay for the series.
     
  6. RoyGBiv

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    Deadwood season three finished airing, and shortly after HBO announced it would not make a season four. David Milch who created the series and did a lot of the writing was working on John from Cincinnati, which HBO picked up. It was unclear if it was HBO or Milch's decision. He claimed he was spending time on John from Cincinnati, and he had lost interest in Deadwood, but others thought HBO dropped it due to production costs. There was a big outcry from all those who loved it (including me), and HBO rapidly said they could work out a two-part, four-hour finale that would help "close story lines." No one expected it would ever get made, and it never did. It was quietly dropped.

    SMK
     
  7. ThomasM

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    When "oz" was first shown on HBO I subscribed and watched it whenever it was on. It was a great show. But I dropped HBO and am so pleased that the seasons of "oz" I never saw will be on the 101....without having to pay "premium" prices!!!

    Nowadays with DISH and cable in the ring, every little enticement helps!!
     
  8. xmguy

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    I got into Deadwood at the end. I'm excited to watch it all the way through.
     
  9. looney2ns

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    Deadwood, the show that sets a record for the number F-Bombs per minute.
     
  10. paulman182

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    I'm sure we've all seen the articles as to how historically innacurate such speech is in westerns.
     
  11. Jaspear

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    The guy that ran the save Deadwood campaign thought the finale would get made, even declaring victory after the handshake agreement between Milch and Albrecht. The whole sordid history is available on savedeadwood.net.
     
  12. jasonblair

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    I would love to see Deadwood if they cleaned up the language on the 101 like A&E did with The Sopranos. I was excited to see a good western come to HBO, and I made it about 3 minutes into the show before I shut it off. Just horrible language!
     
  13. Drew2k

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    I think the language is critical to establishing the character and "charms" of Deadwood and it's population, and can't imagine the series without the excessive profanity.
     
  14. paulman182

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    I can't give you a source, but there were articles when the series were being produced that quoted historians as saying the profanity was all wrong for the time period, particularly the large number of f-bombs. It's not that it would never have been said, but that the profanity of choice was very different back then.

    Someone associated with the show said they "updated" the profanities to have more meaning for today's viewers. I think that turns its supposed "realism" into somewhat of a joke.

    Edit: Now that I've posted this, I see that Wikipedia has a section on this topic under its listing for Deadwood.
     
  15. xmguy

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    I agree. Without it it has less impact.
     
  16. syphix

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    In the 1800's, "damn" was today's "f-bomb". But it doesn't offend many today, so they had to use salty language from TODAY in order for the viewer to understand what a rough group of ************'s they were.
     
  17. jasonblair

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    Well in any case, I won't watch it as-is. Realistic or not, it's not enjoyable with that much profanity.
     
  18. Drew2k

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    I'm not arguing that the language is realistic for it's time period, simply that without the profanity the should would not have the charms that I so enjoy. The language used by Milch is as much a part of the landscape as is the main thoroughfare and the Gem, and the tenor of the show would be changed if the language was toned down.
     
  19. BK89

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    Um, seriously? Do you want to watch this show with your kids or something? What's the problem??

    I will say that if you can't handle a little foul language - than the themes and violence of Deadwood are not going to be for you either - I would not recommend this show for you. Might I suggest the program offerings of this new channel may be more your speed:

    Hope Channel will be added to channel 368 on April 29, 2009. It will be on the Choice
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=156861
     
  20. jasonblair

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    Yes, I'm serious. I don't have any kids. I like most violence in shows. I am not a Seventh Day Adventist.
     

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