The last few days we've been catching up on an HBO series we weren't sure about at first - Deadwood. Deadwood is based on events in the town of Deadwood, South Dakota in 1876. This is one of the nice things about a ReplayTV, btw - we had been saving the shows, but hadn't really decided whetehr to watch them - when we had time, we started. It turns out that they are pretty good. Now, I was sleepy last night, so I was dozing in and out - when suddenly there's McCall, shooting Wild Bill Hickock in the back of the head in a poker hall. That woke me up - everyone knows about the "Dead Man's Hand" (Aces and Eights). So off I went to Google, looking for information on the show and on Deadwood itself. Here's the info page from the series - it seems to be based on actual events, with some additional material added in for storytelling.
It's been entertaining so far - I think I like this better than "The Sopranos" (which has been getting tired this season, IMHO). It's been more compelling than "24", "Alias", and "Enterprise", that's for sure. Highly recommended - watch it on Sunday's, or limber up that Replay or TiVo