One of the ways that you reveal character is by getting a character into a situation and seeing what they do.
I'm sort of awkward with technology, and I think I'm the type of guy who would have something cool happen to him, and it would take, like, five days to figure out how to tweet it.
I played a lawyer once, and I had about three or four weeks before we shot, so I was able to go to court and watch lawyers at work. Some were good lawyers and some were bad lawyers, but it was essential. The more time you have to prepare, the better. Always.
I liked 'Deadwood.'
I love the 'Mildred Pierce' miniseries.