A smartly written western with a great ensemble (a usual thing for HBO!). Excellent eye to details and rich dialgue. The colorful language is fun for a short while, but also overkill's the flow of the series sometimes. Some characters were also criminally underused and it deserved a better ending.
Tv has taken over as the auteur driven form of entertainment as movies have turned into global cash ins starring comic book heroes. This is the quintessential western on prestige tv era. Amazing in every way most of all it's themes of the down and dirty philosophy of the American way, warts and all. Capitalism !