I'm a fan of Olyphant but he just didn't do it for me in this one. Watched 4 episodes and could see that the underlying theme was the evil guy gets his just deserts every episode. It makes me wonder if the series was sponsored by the NRA. It certainly seems to be 'justifying' the right to bare arms, as well as capital punishment.
If I wanted to watch something about the police being the judge, jury and executioner I'd prefer to watch Judge Dredd. http://www.quickflix.com.au/Catalogue/Title/Dredd/67678
Terrible acting, morally dubious and totally unbelievable story lines, predictable dialogues... this really is a dreadfully series, suitable only for moronic male teenagers.
This is a pretty slick remake of the pre-historic show, Gunsmoke. Slick yes, but I can't agree this show is ethically 'juvenille'.
There is just enough moral complexity around each of Raylan's extra-judicial killings (an average of one per episode by my count) to raise the question of whether the use of deadly force was 'Justified' in the circumstances. I read somewhere that the ethical content, such as it is, gets more sophisticated in later series so I'm keen to keep watching.
This is one of the best TV series we've seen. It's exciting, humorous, full of real, filled out characters and crimes, and all set in Kentucky, land of backwoods stills and weed-growing and feuds. Music is great too. All in all, a great find!
I like to think Olyphant is playing the decendent of the same character he played in Deadwood, keeps me amused, good show so far, up to s4 in the states!
I was attracted by Elmore Leonard featuring as writer of the series. I shouldnt have been. This is a series that has no redeeming features. It is a western set in the present era with guns being the star attraction,typical of a large segment of US. culture. If you are a member of the NRA and/or a psychopath you may find something to like. Otherwise, ethically and morally, this is the work of a juvenile mind hoping to make money at any price.
Excellent series. Saw Olyphant in Deadwood which is why I chose Justified and wasn't disappointed. Throughly entertaining and can't wait to see series 2
I am enjoying Justified, it is a little different from most law style movies but they do things differently in the country. Great series.
Completely Addictive! Characters are great and the stories intertwine so well. im totally hooked. Wheres my cowboy hat???
Recommended for quality entertainment I watched the whole season 1 in one afternoon. Enjoyed Olyphant in the brilliant Deadwood series. He does not disappoint in this series, playing a similar role; deputy marshal that shoots to kill (in nearly every episode) but always JUSTIFIED. Quality support cast and storyline dealing with idiot Rednecks and violent criminals. Look forward to Season 2.