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reginathorn
March 25 2015

Justified 6.10: “Trust”

Raise your hand if you were expecting that ending? Anyone? Anyone? But before we get there, a lot of other things happened in “Trust,”Episode 6.10 of Justified. First of all, we...
reginathorn
March 18 2015

Justified 6.09: “Burned”

“Burned,” this week’s episode of Justified had less of the emotional violence of last week, but a lot more explosions and bodies as Boyd’s (Walton Goggins) heist went horribly...
reginathorn
March 11 2015

Justified 6.08: “Dark as a Dungeon”

Since we’ve known him, Raylan’s worst enemy has always been Arlo Givens (Raymond J. Barry), the violent, mean drunk who sired him and terrorized his mother and him. Arlo was a petty...
reginathorn
March 4 2015

Justified 6.07: “The Hunt”

Sometimes the quietest episodes of Justified are filled with the most tension. “The Hunt” which was in some ways, a setup for the last half of the season, had a relatively low body...
reginathorn
February 25 2015

Justified 6.06: “Alive Day”

We’re almost halfway through the final season of Justified, and given how great this season is turning out to be, I’m truly pained to type those words! In Episode 6.06, “Alive...
reginathorn
February 18 2015

Justified 6.05: “Sounding”

The final season of Justified keeps piling on the delicious complications of plot and adding to (and subtracting from) its wonderful cast of characters. In “Sounding,” last night’s...
reginathorn
February 11 2015

Justified 6.04: “The Trash and the Snake”

Any episode of Justified that gives me Wynn Duffy (Jere Burns) backstory in addition to the return of one of my all-time favorite characters is, by definition, a great episode. But “The Trash...
reginathorn
February 4 2015

Justified 6.03: “Noblesse Oblige”

We open with the aftermath of Boyd’s (Walton Goggins) pulling out the good bourbon for Ava (Joelle Carter) because of her revelation that the pizza parlor is located above a former bank....
reginathorn
January 28 2015

Justified 6.02: “Cash Game”

Previously on Justified: Boyd committed murder and bank robbery (so business as usual, basically); Ava was caught between a rock and a hard place (or a Givens and a Crowder which amounts to the...
reginathorn
January 21 2015

Justified 6.01: Season Premiere “Fate’s Right Hand”

Previously on Justified: Art got shot (noooooo!) and Raylan promised (yet again) to be there for Winona and their daughter and promised with somewhat more vigor to help the Marshals’ Service...
EdwardAGrainger
January 9 2015

Raylan by Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard’s last novel. Those aren’t easy words for me to write or for any fan of The Dickens of Detroit to accept. It seems like I’ve been reading the maestro’s work since...
EdwardAGrainger
December 20 2014

Back to the Beginning: The Bounty Hunters by Elmore Leonard

From the early 1970s until 1992’s Unforgiven, Westerns had become outmoded, pitiful television productions and lame B-films that had run the genre into the dust heap, and unless Clint Eastwood...
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”...