Part 5 of 13
The fifth season of King of the Hill featured the obligatory election episode that almost every TV show during the ’99-’00 season had to have. Most of the references are dated, but one thing that’s not dated is Dale Gribble’s policy to flee to Mexico on election day in the event of a mass uprising.
In 2006, Deadwood might have been one of the greatest television series of all time.
…but as Slim Charles so bluntly put it, “The thing about the old days – they the old days.”
Usually I don’t do this but uh, go ahead break em off a little preview of the speed run:
In 2005, the sophomore slump was alive and well. More than a handful of TV shows had less than stellar second seasons, and Deadwood wasn’t immune to the pressure. If you were into a lot of the boring stuff that happened during the first two seasons of Boardwalk Empire, you might be into the second season of Deadwood. Season two had everything: kidney stones, anti-climactic weddings, horse-on-boy fatalities, etc.
Deadwood is the kind of show that makes you question whether people used the word ‘fuck’ in the 1800s (they did). It also makes you Google the word ‘celestial’ when used in a racial context.
Season four marks the first appearance of Bill’s Tennessee Williams-esque cousin Gilbert Fontaine De la Tour D’Haute Rive and he does not disappoint. While it doesn’t really make sense for Hank and company to go to New Orleans for a half-time contest featuring former Dallas Cowboy Don Meredith, all is forgiven when Gilbert tells Bobby that every gentleman should know the difference between velvet and velveteen.
Did you miss me little priests? Carcosa had to work the night shift mowing lawns this entire week. What’s worse is that I moonlight during the day painting houses/elementary schools. This means poor Carcosa barely has any time to do weird stuff on the internet because I’m too busy doing weird stuff in real life (you know what I’m talking about little priest). But have no fear: this week Carcosa brings you a double dose of the occult.
In The First of His Name, you may have been confused by the mixed signals GoT writers are sending about Jaime Lannister. That’s the work of yours truly little priest – Carcosa is responsible for all incestuous relations, no matter how quickly their perpetrators revert back to being noble. The Yellow King is also very much a fan of how Lysa Arryn casually drops a huge curveball about the death of her husband.
For those reasons, Carcosa gives The First of His Name two ‘yumms’ up for being deliciously evil.
The Laws of Gods and Men is a different story. Carcosa is not a fan of legal systems in general. If it were up to me, Tyrion would live a quiet life in a hoarder plantation house, free from the judging eyes of modern society. Unfortunately, it can’t be that way and things might not be the same again. Some viewers might even think nothing will be the same. Carcosa could spill the beans on some major deaths, but if there’s anything Carcosa hates more than the legal system, its spoilers.