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Justified; check your pistols at the door.

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hobnail wrote: »
    The writers used current cuss words instead of hilarious old timey cuss words because nobody would watch a show where everybody is Yoemite Sam

    betrayal of the source material!

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    yes yes yes okay i get it

    there's a snake in my boot

    Somebody's poisoned the waterhole!

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    A time when cussing could make a man blush, but that same man would probably not sleep badly after wasting you for cussing

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Smaug6 wrote: »
    As a sidebar, has there ever been an intelligent thought expressed with the word "meh" used as an adjective?

    I would posit that, no, there has not.

    Meh to me means, ordinary, run of the mill, mediocre. The characters are uninspiring and seem pretty 2-dimensional. Main character honorable bad ass who happens to have been good friends with crazed antagonist. Rampant lawlessness because you know, Kentucky is a third world territory of the United States. From a pure pulp standpoint it might have some redeeming value, but thats about it.

    In other words, the show has nothing compelling about it to me.

    Urban dictionary might define it differently.

    I did not question its definition. Merely, rhetorically, asked if I'd ever seen it used an anything approaching a worthwhile sentence.

    I have not.

    I also feel like your description is unfairly reductive. For one, the lead character is far from honorable. In his mind, yes. But in his mind, he's also not an "angry man." The show seems to be establishing pretty clearly that the rest of the world doesn't see him as he sees himself - that's always fascinating territory for a TV show. For two, the "rampant lawlessness" is not because it's Kentucky - it's because the law enforcement agencies are underfunded and outnumbered. The Wire explored this theme as it applies to an urban setting. This show seems ready to explore it in a rural setting. Again, that's intriguing to me. I'm also curious how the fuck you define "run of the mill" characters - the lead romantic interest is a chipper, unrepentant murder suspect. Hell, the "crazed" antagonist possesses a level of insight that seems to elude even the lead. There's room for all the characters to be fleshed out, of course, but for a pilot? I've not seen characters this initially arresting since the pilot for Breaking Bad.

    The dialogue is top-notch, the performances are killer, the cinematography is goddamn gorgeous (In that southern gothic, David Gordon Green kind of way).

    Saying this is almost as cliche and lame as saying "meh," but if you didn't find anything about Justified compelling, maybe you weren't paying close enough attention.

  • ZonugalZonugal Freelance Bio-Exorcist Adam Maitland's Model TownRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Yep, you pretty much summed up why this show is getting off to a good start.

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  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hell yeah, Pooro. I couldn't have said it better myself.

    For a pilot episode, this show blows away everything else I've seen.

    When I look at the pilot of Mad Men (one of my favs) it just seems so corny in comparison to the rest of the series. Justified has a pilot that doesn't seem like the cast, crew and writing are still getting used to everything. It feels like this show has been running for a couple of seasons already.

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  • risumonrisumon Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Just watched the first episode. Couldn't place where I knew the main guy from. Imdb informed me he was the drug dealer in Go, so that is cool.

    Cowboy in redneck smokey mountain country.

    Mulleted neo-nazi with suspenders.

    "Git er dun"

    Ending with a song by Miike Snow.

    I think I am going to have to keep up with this show. Definitely entertaining. They only problem I have is I had an ex with the name of Raelyn which ended very badly, and the main character is Raylen, so that is kind of weird.

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Timothy Olyphant is dreamy.

    When I first showed Vivienne Deadwood I explained to her that he was mine.

  • SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Timothy Olyphant was the best part of Hitman.

  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2010
    aw yeah this is on again

  • BYToadyBYToady Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Daaaaanger zone.

    Battletag BYToady#1454
  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited March 2010
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    this show is great

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  • Panda4YouPanda4You Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    The milieus featured in this makes me wish I had patience for the l4d2 map editor.

    "In this discussion of copyright it's actually appropriate to call it theft:
    This music is being (preemptively) removed from the public domain; it's being stolen from the people."
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    hahaha what an opening

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited March 2010
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