NJATVS Preview: Justified’s Sixth and Final Season

Courtesy of FX
Courtesy of FX

Warning: Mild Spoiler Alert

We are very happy to announce that NJATVS will be covering and recapping the sixth and final season of Justified. Often described as “the best show on television that no one talks about”. Well, we at NJATVS, will absolutely be talking about it. For the unfamiliar, Justified follows a premise that tragically will lose most people on sight. Then it takes that premise and creates without question, one of the best dramas television has to offer.

Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood, Live Free or Die Hard) leads this gritty and compelling cast. A cast that has seen such familiar faces as Walton Goggins (The Shield, Sons of Anarchy), Jim Beaver (Supernatural, Deadwood), Mykelti Williamson (Bubba from Forest Gump), Margo Martindale (The Millers, Dexter), Mike O’Malley (Yes Dear, Glee), Patton Oswalt (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ratatouille) just to name a few. Plus a stable of recurring characters all with their own depth and layers. New this season, Graham Yost and the show runners of Justified decided to drop a bombshell on the fandom. The introduction of American Treasure and all around man’s man Sam Elliot (Tombstone, We Were Soldiers).

Justified has already experienced 5 acclaimed seasons on FX. Justified sees one of its native sons, Raylan Givens return home to Harlan, Kentucky a U.S. Marshall that plays by his own rules despite his outlaw family. Raylan returns to Harlan to discover that a man he grew up with and dug coal with, has nestled himself into Harlan’s criminal element and may be more responsible for the ‘goings on’ than the US Marshall’s office is aware of. To complicate matters, Raylan’s ex-wife works in the county courthouse. And if that were not bad enough, his reputation precedes him wherever he goes.
Over the course of five seasons, Raylan has made serious strides to clean up Harlan and over stayed his welcome. Almost in equal measure. Harlan is a hot bed for drugs, murder, prostitution, and any other unlawful enterprise that pays well. The U.S. Marshall’s office does what it can, Raylan lives in the morally ‘grey area’ as long as he believes he is “Justified”, and Boyd Crowder and a multitude of organized crime cohorts do what they can to fill their pockets. Legality be damned.

Without question, Justified belongs in the discussion with Breaking Bad, Blacklist, Newsroom, type shows that dominate the ‘best shows on television’ discussions. To help us bring this wonderful show to our readers, we have brought in a colleague, friend and longtime Justified enthusiast Rick Morris. Rick is no stranger to analysis or television. Rick is the patriarch of a network of websites that cover everything from sports to news to all things media. We are excited to bring you coverage of Justified and excited that it will come from Rick Morris.

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