Oct. 12, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST
Oct. 12, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST
But full of potential.
Oct. 12, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST
This comes from someone who interacts with USMs on a near-daily basis.
Oct. 12, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST
but failed to realize it last season. Hopefully season 2 corrects the very many issues it has and reaches that potential.
Oct. 12, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST
and I'm even from Kentucky.
Oct. 13, 2010, 12:59 a.m. CST
I agree it couldn't decide its tone at all. One minute he'd be joking with the episodes bad guy and being good old boys together. Then he'd be shooting people in the face. It needs to decide if it wants to be hardcore like SOA, Breaking Bad or The Shield or a network show.
Oct. 13, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST
Mad Men and Breaking Bad are the best, but this is clearly on the next tier, and with a little something more to latch onto, this can jump to that top tier.
Oct. 13, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST
Agree with Xiphos_2, has serious potential, lets hope S2 kicks on.
Oct. 13, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST
Just kidding, I love Justified and can't wait for season two. The current batch of TV, outside of Cougar Town and Modern Family, maybe Parenthood and Terriers, has all been pretty tepid. Count me as excited.
Oct. 13, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST
I thought it was a really engrossing show. Hopefully it didn't completely blow its wad in season one.
Oct. 13, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST
by JT Kirk
I guess whiners who watch the soap opera masquerading as a sitcom might accidentally wander into an article about this cool show and cry their fucking eyes out over how a minor plotpoint will come to bear while Jim looks at the camera.
Oct. 13, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST
by SID 8.0
Easily the best new show last season.
Oct. 13, 2010, 6:03 a.m. CST
by Big Dumb Ape
I love me some Ava.<p>Actually, I love ALOT of Ava!
Oct. 13, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST
...including Justified, In Plain Sight and Chase, comes off as the most realistic to you, given your experience? Of course all are amped-up for TV, but does one or the other ring truer?<P> Said it before, and I'll say it again: Justified, and to a lesser extent Human Target, has truly eased the loss of 24! Olyphant was BORN to play a bad-ass lawman, and this is the best Western I've seen since his *other* great show, Deadwood. February can't come soon enough! Now when's the fucking blu-ray release?
Oct. 13, 2010, 7:26 a.m. CST
Justified will be the best show on in Feb since Sons of Anarachy will be done by then. The addition of Walton Goggins has really made the show alot more attractive. Olyphant and Goggins have good on screen chemistry and I like the two of them together. The show I thought floundered just a bit in the episodes without him and then it just took off once they developed a great story arc to finish off the season. Cant wait.
Oct. 13, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST
I know the show is getting a second season, but that looked like mostly (if not all) footage from season 1.
Oct. 13, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST
too bad DISH Network has dropped FX due to some price dispute! Damnit, I've got 6 eps of "Sons of Anarchy" DVR'd, and they pull this crap in the middle of the season. They better work something out soon, before Justified cranks back up.
Oct. 13, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST
Season Two of Sons was a huge upgrade; hope they do the same with Justified.
Oct. 13, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST
Olyphant and Goggins get in trouble with the SoA and kill all those greasehead donkeybrains (except for maybe that guy who's dating the porn star, cause he's the only one who's halfway cool.)
Oct. 13, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST
by Prof. Pop-Cult
Both were my favorite new shows from spring this year. I also watch the other USM series, Chase, but that totally feels like a live-action cartoon, which I guess is what they're going for on purpose.
Oct. 13, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST
by Prof. Pop-Cult
That's just his style, and the "Justified" scriptwriters are imitating his tone -- some of them manage to pull it off really well, while others not so. Leonard's style (in his novels) is actually a bit of a modern-day take on Raymond Chandler (creator, Philip Marlowe).
Oct. 13, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST
SoA, Rubicon, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Justified.
Oct. 13, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST
This is my favorite show on TV right now.
Oct. 13, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST
Show was at its best during the standalones like Gary's mix-up with the southern mafia, the Earl Brown stand-off show, and Stephen Root's Judge episode. I hope with No and his crew wiped out that the show becomes even more standalone next season. I wonder with Bo dead if the new arc is about whoever takes over the void amongst the criminal element in Harland county that now exists. I hope its not about Raylan helping Boyd in a vendetta against the Miami drug cartel.
Oct. 13, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST
this that are killing network TV. You watch a basic cable drama and are blown away. Then you watch network and you get watered town retread shit. <P> Networks have about five years to step up their game or become the AM radio of visual media.
Oct. 13, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
It looks like after this week, there won't be much if any compelling TV until 2011. The old faves are gone and the freshman crop this fall has been somewhat flat. I don't know about Boardwalk Empire, but the basic cable and network stuff lacks a must see show. I hope Justified builds on what they have, with the fact that Boyd is a regular.
Oct. 13, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST
Goggins and Olyphant are great.
Oct. 13, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST
can't wait for it's return and see where they take it
Oct. 13, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST
I guess I should have prefaced I didn't think it was a terribly authentic show. I haven't watched "In Plain Sight" and have only seen bits and pieces of "Chase." As far as Chase, there are no USMs that are as attractive as the female lead, so right there they lost me. As for Justified, there are a lot of things that don't make sense - why Tim Olyphant would go all across country with another Kentucky marshal to arrest someone in Los Angeles, for instance. They would just have an LA based USM do that