Deadwood: The Complete Second Season Deadwood: The Complete Second Season 's gamble — turning cuss-happy Al Swearengen into a mute patient for several episodes as the frontier town prepares to… Deadwood: The Complete Second Season Deadwood: The Complete Second Season 's gamble — turning cuss-happy Al Swearengen into a mute patient for several episodes as the frontier town prepares to…
DVD Review

Deadwood: The Complete Second Season (2006)

SILENCE IS GOLDEN Keeping Al Swearengen quiet for much of ''Deadwood: Season 2'' let characters like Alma Garret (Molly Parker) get a word in edgewise
Image credit: Deadwood: Doug Hyun
SILENCE IS GOLDEN Keeping Al Swearengen quiet for much of ''Deadwood: Season 2'' let characters like Alma Garret (Molly Parker) get a word in edgewise
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: May 23, 2006; DVD Release Date: May 23, 2006; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Drama, Western; With: Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant

Deadwood: The Complete Second Season's gamble — turning cuss-happy Al Swearengen into a mute patient for several episodes as the frontier town prepares to join civilization — pays off. Ian McShane remains an acting juggernaut without dialogue, and his verbal hiatus gives us time to enjoy new characters.

EXTRAS ''Trusting the Process'' reveals how creator David Milch alters major story arcs and confers with actors about character subtext. ''Quite honestly, I don't think I understand 50 percent of the stuff he's saying,'' admits costar Timothy Olyphant. ''But when he's done talking, I think, We might win a Nobel Prize.''

Originally posted May 19, 2006 Published in issue #878 May 26, 2006 Order article reprints
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