REVIEW: Justified Season One


Who could have known that Justified would turn out to be another show about cowboys with Daddy issues?


When the pilot episode for one of the year's best new series (based on the character created by novelist Elmore Leonard) came to an end, Raylan's (Timothy Olyphant) ex-wife Winona (Natalie Zea) told us all we needed to know about what made the trigger happy US Marshal really tick: "You're the angriest man I've ever known."


What this prophetic line could not have foretold, however, was that the series would veer away from Raylan's struggle with his own inner Hulk to focus on the codes men adapt in order to cope with the sins of their fathers.


Raylan's repeated betrayals by his criminal deadbeat father Arlo (Raymond J. Barry) was mirrored in the last few episodes of the season by the growing war between Raylan's childhood reflection Boyd (Walton Goggins) and his own father Tom Friendly, aka Bo Crowder (M.C. Gainey).


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