It occurs to me that, while praising the new TV shows I really like in comments for my last post, I completely forgot to mention one that has, in my mind at least, become a genuine standout: The FX series Justified starring Timothy Olyphant.
In case you don’t recognise the name (I know I didn’t), you might remember him as:
Thomas Gabriel, the leader of the Internet-based terrorist organization who
systematically shut down the United States in Live Free or Die Hard
The seriously bad-ass-gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 in Hitman
Anyway, according to Wikipedia:
“Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is something of a 19th century-style officer in modern times, whose unconventional enforcement of justice makes him a target with criminals and a problem for his superiors in the U.S. Marshals Service. As a result of a controversial but “justified” shooting of a mob hit-man in Miami, Givens is reassigned from Florida to Lexington, Kentucky, a district that includes Harlan County, a rural mining area in the east of the state, where Raylan was born and raised.”
This series has far too many things I love about it to list them all here. But if I had to pick just one, it would be all those wonderful “down-home” country accents – just like the ones I grew up with less than 200 miles from where the story takes place.
Here’s the original Justified trailer:
But I didn’t actually become a regular viewer until Season 3:
And last night’s Season 3 Finale more than lived up to this promo:
Oh yeah, were you wondering about my choice of titles? Well y’all just check out the Justified Theme Song:
Hot damn! 😀
I want ice water.
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