“Justified” The Best Entertainment On Television Returns 01/17/2013

By Jueseppi B.






If you’re a fan of Justified, you probably already knew the neo-Western returns in January.

But now you can know exactly when: Raylan and Co. are back on Tuesday, Jan 17 at 10 p.m., FX just announced.



Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins play off their frenemy relationship in FX’s Justified with this new teaser trailer for the show’s January premiere. As longtime fans know, Groggins’ character Boyd Crowder originally died at the end of the show’s pilot, but test audiences rather liked the nefarious white supremacist so Boyd stuck around. Now here we are, coming up on third season and he’s co-starring in the teaser trailer. Check it out below:


Justified Season 4 Teaser #1 : “Boot” [HD]





Justified Season 4 Teaser #2 “Meet” (HD)




Justified is an FX Network series; a modern western, based upon the character of US Marshal Raylan Givens, a recurring character in the works of pulp fiction writer Elmore Leonard.


The series stars Timothy Olyphant (DeadwoodDamages), as Givens, a Cowboy Cop in pretty much every sense of the phrase. The series revolves around Marshal Givens who, in the pilot episode, gives a Miami gun runner he was investigating for a savage murder, twenty-four hours to leave town or else be killed. A broad daylight western-style showdown – where the gun runner pulls his weapon first and makes Raylan’s shooting “justified” – quickly follows and leaves Givens in deep trouble with his superiors over the publicity said shooting receives in the media.


To “reward” Raylan for stopping the arms dealer, the Marshal is reassigned to Lexington, Kentucky. Now back in his native Harlan County, the place where he grew up, Raylan must deal with his duties as Marshal (protecting witnesses, tracking fugitives, and arresting bad guys) while dealing with his ex-wife, his estranged criminal of a father, and the dysfunctional and criminal Crowder family (including former coal mining buddy Boyd Crowder (played by ex-The Shield star Walton Goggins), Boyd’s sister-in-law turned girlfriend Ava, and the murderous Bennett clan, headed by the charming but evil Mags Bennett.


The series is a mixture of stand-alone episodes and Story Arc; most notably being Raylan’s attempt to reconcile with his adulterous ex-wife Winona, Boyd’s attempt at redemption after nearly being killed at Raylan’s hands (and the subsequent love triangle between him, Raylan, and Ava), the scheming between Boyd and Raylan’s respective fathers (both part of the leadership caste of Harlan’s criminal underworld), the attempts by a Miami drug cartel to get revenge on Raylan for killing the gun-runner from the pilot, the machinations of the Bennett clan (a group of pot sellers in a long-standing feud with the Givens family) who are trying to exploit the the fact that a mining company seeks to set up shop in Harlan, and the attempts by the “Dixie Mafia” to expand their criminal operations into Harlan County.


The series has gotten much acclaim for its successful emulation of the writing style of Elmore Leonard, unlike some previous attempts to adapt his works for TV and movies.






7 replies »

    • I am a huge fan of Elmore Leonard, he wrote the original book which this series is based on. Leonard also wrote Get Shorty, and Jackie Brown, (among others), both very good films. Let me know what you think after you take a gander.😉


      • I am an Elmore Leonard fan too, at least of what I have seen so far. He wrote the 4:10 to Yuma, which was very good. I read a couple of other books, which I enjoyed, but I think Get Shorty is a masterpiece! I watched it with my kids, and they both really got the humor and enjoyed it too. After I see Justified, I will let you know what I think. It’s funny that you should review and recommend it just after my sister did, which reinforced my wish to see it.


      • If you missed Jackie Brown, you should see it, it stars Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, Bridget Fonda & Micheal Keaton.

        Jackie Brown is a 1997 crime drama film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It is an adaptation of American novelist Elmore Leonard’s novel Rum Punch and pays homage to 1970s blaxploitation films, particularly 1974’s Foxy Brown.


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