I discovered this video essay which is so great! It perfectly describes the show. If you haven’t seen Deadwood the video is still a great watch as it will make you want to watch it right away. Deadwood is about a wild community trying to remake itself into a civilized one. And despite all the violence and cruelty it is ultimately optimistic. I’ll be posting an episode review later today, but for now check out the video which outlines the show’s characters and it’s subjects.