Interstellar was enjoyable in spite of me not completely understanding what was happening.
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.