By Matt Zoller Seitz
"Deadwood" creator David Milch once said that his panoramic western drama was actually all about one character, "the human organism."
That sounds grandiose and abstract until you watch "Deadwood," a show featuring at least 60 recurring characters, each one of whom is not just psychologically complex, but rich in undiscovered potential. These people travel through life, interacting with government, business, law enforcement and religion—making and sometimes ducking moral choices, chasing dreams and fleeing demons, evolving as they go, and illuminating the constants of human experience.
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