Category Archives: Justified

Monday Morning Critic: Goodbye to “Justified”

Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece.

“Justified” Review: “Kin”

There’s little that I can add to the thousands upon thousands of words written about “Justified” each week than to simply say that’s this fourth season has found the program as once again the most pleasurable hours on television. The word “pleasurable” might sound odd, considering the amount of tension, violence, and duplicity on display. […]

“Justified” Review: Season 4 unearths new aspect of Harlan County as well as its characters

Certain shows do certain things well. When it comes to FX’s “Justified”, making its long-overdue return to television on January 8th, the thing that comes to mind most often while watching it is the sense of place that the show evokes better than almost any other on the small screen. The characters don’t simply live […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Justify My Unsupervised Alcatraz

Mo Ryan and I are back with an overstuffed edition of the podcast. “Justified”/”Archer” fans: I won’t have time to review the upcoming season premieres, unfortunately. I talk about everything I wanted to in tonight’s podcast. The short version? They are both stellar, and well worth your time. To hear more, check out this podcast. […]

Five Things I Learned At The TCA 2012 Winter Press Tour

I’m back in Boston today, after a whirlwind weekend at the Television Critics Association 2012 Winter Press Tour. It was my first time attending such an event, and as such I spent most of my brief time there pretending like I knew exactly what I was doing lest others point, laugh, and then give me […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” talks “Justified” and “Fringe”

Mo Ryan and I are back, with an hour-long edition. (Which is short by our usual standards.) We preview the upcoming season finales of “Justified” and “Fringe,” plus take some more listener questions. Time stamps: “Justified”: 0:00 – 21:48 “Fringe”: 21:48 – 40:50 Thoughts on the ever-increasing ads for online television content: 40:50 – 48:56 […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan” talks “Archer”: “Breaking In,” “The Killing,” and “Justified”

Mo Ryan and I are back with a new podcast. Topics this week: FOX’s new comedy “Breaking In,” a look back at the two-hour premiere of AMC’s “The Killing,” and a season-long look at “Justified” with non-spoiler teases of this week’s upcoming episodes. Time stamps: Intro: 0:00 – 3:50 Breaking In: 3:50 – 16:40 The […]

Checking in on…”Justified”

(The third in a series in which I occasionally check in on series that I watch but don’t regularly write about…) There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with a particular show. None of them are particularly wrong, even “I just like Actor/Actress X’s butt.” That’s a shallow way to approach a show, […]