Created by David Milch
2004 - 2006
I'm not a huge fan of westerns, but in spite of this shows setting, it's really not the typical Western in a lot of ways. Yes, it's set in the late-1800s, has outlaws and all that, but it doesn't rely on these tropes to tell most of its stories. More focused on characters and the politics then gun fights and showdowns, Deadwood may have been cancelled after three seasons with a huge cliffhanger left to simmer for over a decade now, but even with this detriment, it still stands as one of the most satisfying and fleshed-out TV shows of the 2000s.