A thread for JUSTIFIED, a TV show on FX starring Timothy Olyphant

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Pilot was promising. Anyone else watching this?

Nhex, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 04:49 (eleven years ago) link

was that the first episode? weird, I thought there was a "previously on" at the beginning

it seemed ok, need to see more

dmr, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 04:53 (eleven years ago) link

I've heard it's pretty good, thought I missed something so didn't keep watching

dmr, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 04:54 (eleven years ago) link

The pilot was last week - this week's episode was all right, though not as interesting.

Nhex, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 04:55 (eleven years ago) link

i liked the first ep; second ep is on the tivo.
i have goodwill for olyphant post-deadwood; he reminds me of rawhide era eastwood. Dude only has about three gears.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 04:56 (eleven years ago) link

pilot was kickass. nice to have something decent on tuesdays (don't care about LOST.)

Simon H., Wednesday, 24 March 2010 07:32 (eleven years ago) link

follow up was pretty good i thought; the dialogue is pretty consistently bright, if only occasionally sensible.
i like that it inhabits a world where people don't shoot at each other unless they have very damned good reasons or are unbelievably stupid

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 16:22 (eleven years ago) link

loved the pilot. Honestly, I think I only like Olyphant in 'sherrif' roles. ie, Deadwood and this. I don't seem to care for him much in anything else. Loved that opening scene in the pilot: closeup shot to make you think he's standing in the middle of Deadwood or something & they pan back and he's standing by a pool in Miami.

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 19:14 (eleven years ago) link

should see the crazies then, dude plays a lawman who opens the film by sipping on coffee, putting his hand on his hip and saying something like "i don't care what they say, the first day of spring is the first day of high school baseball season." it's awesome.

da croupier, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 20:21 (eleven years ago) link

Olyphant was also pretty good in the second season of Damages. In a show filled with great character actors with suspect motives and allegiances, he fit in perfectly (much like Martin Short is doing this year). I didn't see it, but I heard he was similarly entertaining in A Perfect Getaway.

Nhex, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 20:46 (eleven years ago) link

he was indeed, but he played a lawman in that as well (if you count special ops guys as lawmen, and why wouldnt you)

, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 21:36 (eleven years ago) link

shows that died were justified

Lamp, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 21:48 (eleven years ago) link

Third ep was awesome, I am really digging the direction this show is taking.

Simon H., Wednesday, 31 March 2010 08:02 (eleven years ago) link

ep 4 possibly the best one yet. one of the better hours of self-contained telly i've seen in a while.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 11:10 (eleven years ago) link

high praise!

etrian odysseus (cozen), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 11:16 (eleven years ago) link

i dig it when some dudes are just being cool as shit and all.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 7 April 2010 11:23 (eleven years ago) link

Ruck nailed that.

Simon H., Wednesday, 7 April 2010 14:42 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, Buster: "JFK was alive for HOURS!"

Nhex, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 04:13 (eleven years ago) link

"There are other things than 'smart'."
"Yeah, and they're not smart."

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 14:01 (eleven years ago) link

didn't realize there was a thread for this, otherwise i woulda saved this exchange from 77 for here:

first two eps were GREAT, third was horrible, fourth and fifth await

― forksclovetofu, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:51 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i'm in like the total opposite camp -- first two episodes and the whole dynamic with the main characters bored the shit out of me, then w/ the more episodic/procedural style of the next couple episodes (especially the Alan Rock stuff in ep 4) it started to finally entertain me.

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Spiney G. Porcupinegarden (some dude), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 14:08 (eleven years ago) link

i think part of my problem is i keep comparing this in my head to another FX show i like more, Sons of Anarchy. but seriously the whole thing with the friend-turned-enemy and the old flame? i just can't muster the slightest bit of interest in that stuff, very relieved that it looks like a lot of episodes won't center on it at all.

Spiney G. Porcupinegarden (some dude), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 14:10 (eleven years ago) link

Con Stapleton guys

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 14:37 (eleven years ago) link

I'm surprised how well the procedural episodes are appealing to me too. This show's pretty good at drawing these criminal-of-the-week characters, and basically any excuse to have Timothy Olyphant tell corny stories in his self-assured way to a person is... great!? Yes! I still do like the stuff with the old friend and the ex-wife, but am secretly hoping it doesn't take over the show if they can keep writing great standalones.

Nhex, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 18:37 (eleven years ago) link

now the good reverend.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 28 April 2010 15:52 (eleven years ago) link

"People are entitled to their hobbies, and I’m entitled to think those people are creepy.”

President Keyes, Sunday, 2 May 2010 19:20 (eleven years ago) link

Renewed for a second season btw

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Tuesday, 4 May 2010 11:48 (eleven years ago) link

yeah the procedural criminal-of-the-week stuff is what's hooking me now, they're really good at that stuff. loved the Hitler paintings episode.

hey lol hipster (some dude), Tuesday, 4 May 2010 12:32 (eleven years ago) link

and weirdly i watched that episode the same week i watched an old West Wing that Robert Picardo was also in. that guy is a TV guest star MVP imo.

hey lol hipster (some dude), Tuesday, 4 May 2010 12:34 (eleven years ago) link

This is one of the best new shows this season. After all of the death and mayhem in previous episodes, last night's episode very interesting in terms of bloodletting: "Some bumps, bruises and a couple of cracked ribs."

righteousmaelstrom, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 20:10 (eleven years ago) link

Premiering on five USA in the uk tonight.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 20:14 (eleven years ago) link

Last night's was a pretty good mix of super-corny-yet-charming cliched cop show plot mixed in with the ongoing storyline b/w Raylan's wife's new husband's shady stuff and the Crowder family, usually they seem to have go on one side or the other. M.C. Gainey is a perfect casting choice to be Boyd's father, W. Earl Brown from Deadwood was pretty good too.

Nhex, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 21:24 (eleven years ago) link

this whole layout is feng shui, designed to encourage spending.

давай давай!! (☆), Wednesday, 12 May 2010 23:14 (eleven years ago) link

I'm a coupla episodes behind, but damn, loved Ray McKinnon showing up as the hitman "Mr Duke" (Deadwood holla!). He'll always be the Reverend to me, though...

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 23:47 (eleven years ago) link

yeah i love this show's steez. already taking Rayland down a few pegs.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Thursday, 13 May 2010 01:42 (eleven years ago) link

I did not realize until this last ep that Gary was Herman on 'Herman's Head.' I knew about Jere Burns, but not William Ragsdale.

But yeah knew he was coming back to the bar and thought it was going to be some sort of bad ass-kicking but that is what is great about this show -- it throws just the slightest curve ball.

righteousmaelstrom, Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:17 (eleven years ago) link

Herman! Wow. Did not recognize the dude at all.

Nhex, Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:19 (eleven years ago) link

Dude was in how many episodes until the last? But yeah did not see it until last night. Almost like Win Duffy: "I know we've met somewhere before."

righteousmaelstrom, Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:27 (eleven years ago) link

Sorry, lotsa of "but yeahs" right now. It's the vodka-tonics. Please cut slack. Thx.

righteousmaelstrom, Thursday, 13 May 2010 05:28 (eleven years ago) link

Tahiti lols: "Too many mosquitoes. Everyone speaks French. Only one movie theater..."

VegemiteGrrrl, Friday, 14 May 2010 05:02 (eleven years ago) link

Liked tonight's set-up episode for the finale. Probably the least actual story we've gotten from any episode so far, but I liked how they seemed to bring in as many characters as possible, like that corrupt sheriff from a few episodes ago and one of Boyd's sidekicks from the first two eps.

Nhex, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 03:33 (eleven years ago) link

Oh wait, there are two episodes left - nice.

Nhex, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 03:35 (eleven years ago) link

feels like a lot to tie up in the finale next week.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 13:05 (eleven years ago) link

Man, the dads in this show. Sumbitches for real. Hoo-wee. Excited for the finale, should be some good showdown action.

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 3 June 2010 05:51 (eleven years ago) link

Last episode is called "Bulletville." Psyched.

Anyone wanna guess who's not making it through the finale? I'm going with Bo.

Simon H., Thursday, 3 June 2010 07:02 (eleven years ago) link

Statutory rape guy introduced a couple of episodes ago definitely getting got; wouldn't be shocked if Bo, the other Crowder brother, and one of Raylan's women get killed, either Eva or Winona.

I like how it turned out that Raylan killed a ridiculous amount of people in the first few episodes, then they called him out for on the show itself, and he hasn't shot anyone since. Now we'll see how far back he turns in the final episode, or not at all. Wonder if they actually planned it this way, or if it was part of the growing of the show and the writers realized quickly "we can't actually have him gun down people EVERY episode!"

Nhex, Thursday, 3 June 2010 07:18 (eleven years ago) link

I'd be gutted if they got rid of either Ava or Winona! I think you're right, though, that rape dude probably is a goner.

Simon H., Thursday, 3 June 2010 07:29 (eleven years ago) link

This show improved greatly.

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 3 June 2010 12:35 (eleven years ago) link

Kickass finale.

Simon H., Wednesday, 9 June 2010 07:09 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I'm a sucker for that sort of thing. Really great.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Thursday, 10 June 2010 01:31 (eleven years ago) link

Great stuff. Body count was pretty ridiculous when you think about it - including Boyd's flock, around 20 people got shot?

Nhex, Thursday, 10 June 2010 02:10 (eleven years ago) link

"If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole"

that line definitely predates this show; I think i first heard some light variation in high school.

Damon Herriman, btw, is excellent on Mr. In Between which I think anyone who liked Justified would like.
It's on Hulu and is secretly one of the best things on there.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 12 June 2020 20:19 (one year ago) link

You went to high school with Raylan Givens?!

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 12 June 2020 20:22 (one year ago) link

been meaning to check that out, if only out of appreciation for 30-minute episodes

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Friday, 12 June 2020 20:24 (one year ago) link

speaking of appreciation, it’s been too long since anyone’s mentioned wynn duffy and his majestic eyebrows

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Friday, 12 June 2020 20:27 (one year ago) link

I'm a big fan of the line, "If you were in the first grade, bit a kid every week? They'd start to think of you as a biter."

Lily Dale, Friday, 12 June 2020 20:35 (one year ago) link

this is a pretty good description of what makes Mr In-Between worth watching... that push off the stairs to start the series is one of the more fucked up things i've seen on television

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 12 June 2020 20:37 (one year ago) link

Wynn Duffy is a dark timeline Martin Mull.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Friday, 12 June 2020 20:46 (one year ago) link


terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 13 June 2020 05:51 (one year ago) link

idk why this thread kicked off so hard again but it's making me fancy an s4 rewatch

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:14 (one year ago) link

the anus is on you

mh, Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:16 (one year ago) link

The line "If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole," was that written for the show?

― Josh in Chicago, Friday, June 12, 2020 12:13 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

More than once I have wondered that very thing.

― k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, June 12, 2020 12:14 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I dropped the clip of that just the other day lol, so useful

― What fash heil is this? (wins)

wins otm

sleeve, Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:24 (one year ago) link

we should do a justified ownage poll

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:26 (one year ago) link

hard to beat the "no you can't have your arm back" moment

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 13 June 2020 16:10 (one year ago) link

a number of moments in the climax of the s1 finale would be high on my list, along with "next one's comin' faster"

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Saturday, 13 June 2020 16:13 (one year ago) link

Final scene of S2 is very powerful, too

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Saturday, 13 June 2020 16:17 (one year ago) link

margo martindale is a national treasure

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 13 June 2020 16:18 (one year ago) link

s2 is overrated but she's amazing

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Saturday, 13 June 2020 16:19 (one year ago) link

"The next day, God sent me a sign: Now Hiring!"

mh, Saturday, 13 June 2020 21:07 (one year ago) link

I’d forgotten notable character Choo-Choo. Obviously written for some cheap laughs and as a Dewey replacement, but his monotone delivery is good

mh, Sunday, 14 June 2020 03:46 (one year ago) link

Anyone read Leonard's last novel, Raylan? I didn't realize there was any Raylan fiction beyond the first short story.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Sunday, 14 June 2020 04:42 (one year ago) link

Apparently he went back to him because he was so inspired by and happy with how they treated the character in the show.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 14 June 2020 13:48 (one year ago) link

Getting Stockholm syndromed into enjoying Michael Rapaport's awful accent

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 20 June 2020 01:55 (one year ago) link


terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 20 June 2020 02:33 (one year ago) link

this faymilee needs tew stay tewgayther

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 20 June 2020 03:42 (one year ago) link

Alicia Witt deserved better

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Saturday, 20 June 2020 03:43 (one year ago) link

He's like a Red Dead Redemption 2 comic relief character

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Saturday, 20 June 2020 03:44 (one year ago) link

his accent would be considered “too broad” on fkn HeeHaw

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 20 June 2020 05:11 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Season 6 is not that much better than Season 5 IMO, aside from the lack of Rappaport.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 02:06 (one year ago) link

I have long said this!!

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 02:09 (one year ago) link

tbh I might give the edge to 5 even with Rap, the S6 plotlines are kind of who cares

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 02:12 (one year ago) link

i completed my ~rescreening~, s5 was where i bailed out the first time through, and in retrospect it was fine. s6 was a decent way to finish—would have been good to see a scene of interaction where raylan decided not to shoot boyd, though, instead of a cut showing it hadn't happened—but overall in the end it seemed like they happened onto something good with the raylan/boyd opposition at the beginning of the show that its format did not really let them treat properly. too much juggling going on in the interim seasons to defer the final showdown. the last season seemed notably better-paced, presumably because they had a goal in mind and raylan had nearly given up all pretense of doing any other work for the marshals but trying to get boyd.

not enough episodes had the kind of emotional impact the raylan/boyd pairing sorta set the show up to have. like over time it could never quite figure out if it was going to stay on the surface of a leonardesque world or treat the 'we dug coal together' bond as meaningful.

wynn duffy was a good criminal.

j., Tuesday, 7 July 2020 03:13 (one year ago) link

excellent commentary, j.

solo scampito (mh), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 15:00 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

Creators of Justified teaming up to adapt City Primeval for FX

jbn, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 18:54 (ten months ago) link

my ideal for this would be to have olyphant back as raylan, but as part of an ensemble rather than the principal focus

anyway I'm stoked for this team + more Leonard

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 19:41 (ten months ago) link

nine months pass...

Justified is coming back!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 January 2022 20:45 (five days ago) link

wait what!?

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 14 January 2022 20:47 (five days ago) link

fuck yeah

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Friday, 14 January 2022 20:57 (five days ago) link

‘Justified’ Revival Set at FX With Timothy Olyphant Returning https://t.co/s1d03pTcsy

— Variety (@Variety) January 14, 2022

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 January 2022 21:12 (five days ago) link


Spottie, Friday, 14 January 2022 21:19 (five days ago) link

... but it ended perfectly. maybe just let it be? but also ok ill watch

Spottie, Friday, 14 January 2022 21:20 (five days ago) link

it's a limited series based on a leonard short story, i have high hopes

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Friday, 14 January 2022 21:24 (five days ago) link

It's a novel! A good one. With a Raylanesque protagonist who isn't Raylan

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 14 January 2022 21:28 (five days ago) link

DETAILS i need details ffs

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 14 January 2022 22:48 (five days ago) link

the press release

You liked Justified? Well, next one's comin' faster. pic.twitter.com/i0PBOFfUBo

— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) January 14, 2022

roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Friday, 14 January 2022 22:49 (five days ago) link

I'm totally up for this

calzino, Friday, 14 January 2022 23:02 (five days ago) link

yes otm v down for this :D

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 14 January 2022 23:10 (five days ago) link

Pleased about this. No Graham Yost though? As long as there’s no Boyd this time - their last scene should stay as their last scene.

Several years on, my favourite memory of the show is Jere Burns’s “I thought I was the crazy one” look after meeting Quarles

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 14 January 2022 23:10 (five days ago) link

Yost is in there as exec producer, isn't he?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 January 2022 23:11 (five days ago) link

Oh ok good

I also think about the exploding stomach bomb a lot but that is a less pleasant memory

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 14 January 2022 23:13 (five days ago) link

this sounds way more like The Continuing Adventures of Raylen Givens than justified season 7 which makes me like the idea quite a bit more

Clay, Friday, 14 January 2022 23:14 (five days ago) link

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