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EdwardAGrainger
May 24 2014

Kickin’ Ass Like It’s 1880: Ten Modern Cowboys

In 2003’s Monte Walsh, a story about the end days of the Old West cowboy, our protagonist played by Tom Selleck tells another long-time ranch hand that as long as there is one cow and one...
Crime HQ
May 22 2014

Announcing the Bouchercon 2014 Anthony Award Nominees!

Murder is coming to Long Beach, CA, and Bouchercon has announced the nominees for the 2014 Anthony Awards! Congratulations to the nominees listed below: Best Mystery Novel Suspect by Robert...
reginathorn
April 14 2014

Wrapping Up Justified’s Season 5: Can Raylan Kill His Own Shadow?

When they first announced that Justified would end after Season 6, I was prepared to be heartbroken at the news, but after the recently ended and quite lackluster season 5, I think it’s a...
reginathorn
March 12 2014

Justified Slumps When It Strays from Harlan County

Et tu, Justified? Last fall, I decided to quit watching The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy because I was bored with the repetitive storylines and frustrated with the direction both of the storylines...
reginathorn
February 17 2014

Justified 5.06: “Kill the Messenger” Settles for Consexual Bloodletting

After last week’s bullet-filled extravaganza, the latest episode of Justified, “Kill the Messenger” didn’t feature a single dead body (though there was a good bit of blood flowing,...
reginathorn
February 8 2014

Justified 5.05: “Shot All to Hell” is Truth in Advertising

I knew the title of last night’s episode, but I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so literal. I lost count of the bodies by the second or third commercial, but I think they included... Note:...
reginathorn
January 29 2014

Justified Episode 5.04: “Over the Mountain”? I’m Over the Moon!

While I was less than thrilled about last week’s “Good Intentions”, this week’s episode had me over the moon. (Or perhaps “Over the Mountain.”) We’re getting...
reginathorn
January 23 2014

Justified Episode 5.03: “Good Intentions” Fall Short

Aaaah, Justified, I saw your “Good Intentions” last night ... but they just weren’t quite enough to make me love this episode. There were some things I loved, (like the idea of Rachel...
reginathorn
January 16 2014

Justified Episode 5.02: “The Kids Aren’t All Right”

There was so much great stuff that I’m not even sure where to begin. So let me start with the titular kids, one of whom is Loretta McCready (Kaitlyn Dever), one of the pivotal figures from the...
reginathorn
January 8 2014

Justified Season 5 Premiere: “A Murder of Crowes”

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas (give or take a day!), the Justified team gave me a whole murder of Crowes, and I couldn’t be happier about it. As much as I loved Season 4 (and I did!), I have...
Crime HQ
December 28 2013

Justified: Sneak A Peek At This Trailer Trash Before Jan. 7th!

Even this brief tease has enough Raylan being Raylan and enough Boyd and Ava to get us rarin' for Season 5. We're sure ready for these bad people and sultry weather.
Crime HQ
June 14 2013

Our Favorite 10 Dads of TV Crime

In honor of Father's Day this weekend, we wanted to celebrate 10 of our favorite dads of TV crime. Half are crime-fighters, half are criminals, but each dad leaves an indelible mark (and dirty socks). 1)...
Crime HQ
June 12 2013

Parenting, Justified-Style

Justified's Raylan Givens is about to be a parent. Every person takes on parenting in different ways and we're sure that'll be no different once there's a giggling baby Givens out there....
DeborahLacy
May 5 2013

So Bad They’re Good: Sympathizing with the Bad Guy

Deliciously complex, these characters are bad, sometimes even evil, but by showing us moments of goodness and their humanity we get sucked in to rooting for them. Don’t worry this isn’t...
reginathorn
April 3 2013

Justified Season 4 Finale: “Ghosts”

Justified has always shown us the similarities between Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder, the marshal and the outlaw, each understanding of the other’s psyche in a way that no one else in their...
Crime HQ
March 31 2013

Mourning The Walking Dead’s Merle with Replacement Dixons?

We don't know what to do with ourselves since losing half of one of the most kick-ass love-hate teams on TV. (Check out all our recaps and provocative commentary here.)  Sure, brothers Merle...
reginathorn
March 27 2013

Justified Episode 4.12: “Peace of Mind”

We open with Raylan bragging to a now visibly pregnant Winona about the successful conclusion of the Drew Thompson case. Winona could not be less interested; she just wants to know whether Raylan...
reginathorn
March 20 2013

Justified Episode 4.11: “Decoy”

Last night, “Justified” served up several classic Western tropes in a clever, modernized disguise and made a strong case for being the best-written show currently airing on TV. “Decoy”...
reginathorn
March 13 2013

Justified Episode 4.10: “Get Drew”

Everyone - Marshals, criminals, stray dogs - was out to “get Drew” in last night’s episode of Justified. We open at Shelby’s house with Tim, Raylan and the Kentucky...
reginathorn
March 7 2013

Justified Episode 4.09: “The Hatchet Tour”

This week’s episode of Justified was all about resurrection (Ellen May) and betrayal (Colt), plus the real Drew Thompson finally stood up! We open with Marshal Tim pensively surveying the...
reginathorn
February 27 2013

Justified Episode 4.08: “Outlaw”

We open right after the preceding episode, with Raylan, whose offer of a deal for Drew Thompson was soundly rejected by Arlo, waiting to make the same offer to ex-Harlan County sheriff Hunter. Hunter...
reginathorn
February 21 2013

Justified Episode 4.07: “Money Trap”

We open six days earlier, with Raylan delivering Jody Adair, the felon from the first episode, to his bounty hunter “friend with benefits” Sharon. (This means that the entire season...
reginathorn
February 14 2013

Justified Episode 4.06: “Foot Chase”

This week’s Justified opens with masked men plinking a piano key as a man in an armchair begs them to be quiet because his son is sleeping upstairs. One of the masked men speaks, revealing...
reginathorn
February 6 2013

Justified Episode 4.05: “Kin”

After last week’s exploration of the disaster that is Raylan’s love-life, this week’s episode of Justified focused on the strongest aspects of the show: the specificity of the...
reginathorn
January 30 2013

Justified Episode 4.04: “This Bird Has Flown”

After a couple of sublimely well-written episodes, I must confess that this week’s Justified was a bit disappointing. It was hard for me to care that much about Lindsey; mostly she made me miss...
CToohey
January 27 2013

Is Ripper Street the Deep-Fried Frozen Candy Bar of TV Crime?

Sometimes, less is more. But sometimes, there’s delirious pleasure in heaping more upon more. Like, for example, when you take a perfectly wonderful candy bar—a symphony itself of caramel,...
reginathorn
January 24 2013

Justified Episode 4.03: “Truth and Consequences”

This week on Justified, we learned that although a betrayal by a loved one may be sharper than a serpent’s tooth, a rattlesnake bite to the face may not always be fatal. The episode opens...
reginathorn
January 17 2013

Justified Episode 4.02: “Where’s Waldo”

As much as I love Raylan Givens (and Boyd Crowder), I think some of the best episodes of Justified occur when the rest of the talented cast is included in the storyline. It’s always great...
reginathorn
January 10 2013

Justified: Season 4 Premiere: “Hole in the Wall”

Although my favorite frenemies, Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder, never shared a scene in last night’s season 4 premiere of Justified, they did share some questionable actions, such as hiding large...
CToohey
January 8 2013

Justified’s Back! Unholster Nick Searcy’s Acting School!

Are you as revved as we are about the return of Justified tonight?! Season 4 starts tonight on FX, and we are warming up for the action with a prep class at the incredible Nick Searcy’s Acting...