'Justified': Season 5 feels familiar in the best possible way

Last year, "Justified" abandoned its usual pattern of giving its good guys a primary adversary for the season in favor of a mystery story that delved deeply into its characters' pasts, digging up lots of semi-buried issues along the way.The new season, which premieres at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday (Jan. 7) on FX, returns to the show's more familiar structure. But the character beats that played out last season -- and in previous seasons, for that matter -- linger. The result is that the Harlan, Ky., and environs of "Justified" feels like a very familiar, lived-in place -- in the best possible sense."Justified" is still very capable of surprises, whether they're small (the actors playing two Canadian drug distributors in the season premiere) or large: A rather important development involving Boyd (Walton Goggins) takes place in the final minutes of Tuesday's episode. Those jolts, though, nearly always flow from things the show has previously established...



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