I haven’t been getting my television fix since Boardwalk Empire ended its season, so I am glad Justified is coming back. I may blog about it a bit; it’s one of my favorite shows.
I wrote it off as a villain-of-the-week melodrama that trades on stereotypes of the American South after the first three episodes, and boy was I wrong about it. I think the show really hit its stride about halfway through season 2, and it’s only gotten better since then. It is frequently funny, relationship-driven, and well acted.
I don’t know how much is the writing, how much direction, and how much is just that he’s honed his craft, but Timothy Olyphant has come a long way since Deadwood. I’ve had my eye on Walton Goggins since the days of The Shield, a show which rates higher on my list than Breaking Bad. I think Goggins is supremely talented, and I will watch him in anything.