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post #421 of 3237
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Originally Posted by jandron View Post

You know, the slightly shorter length could have something to do with the fact that they have a 7-day shooting schedule, as opposed to broadcast network shows which get 8 days to shoot an episode. Maybe sometimes they just run out of time shooting, or don't get what they want out of a scene, and have to cut a bit. I don't know for sure, I'll have to ask my son about that...

It could also be that cablenets have a heavier commercial load per hour, in any case, I don't think the shorter runtime has detracted from the show at all.

40 mins does seem a bit short though, even in today's era of shrinking runtimes, and it was just this one episode, I don't know what other episodes have run at.
post #422 of 3237
I loved the bittersweet tone of this week's show. I particularly enjoyed the interplay between Winona and her estranged husband and her report to Raylan about it. I almost felt sorry for the husband. The thread involving the currently clean but still angry druggie in the halfway house and his desperate attempt to see his son on his birthday was Elmore Leonard to the core, both funny and sad. Finally, anything involving the Bennetts is always a hoot. Justified is a great show, maybe the best on TV these days. I will hate to see the season end.
post #423 of 3237
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

The thread involving the currently clean but still angry druggie in the halfway house and his desperate attempt to see his son on his birthday was Elmore Leonard to the core, both funny and sad

The always talented and entertaining Larenz Tate (aka "black Shawn" on "Rescue Me").

Actually, for me last night's episode was a bit below average... certainly on the action/entertainment scale. I really like the show, period, but for me this episode was just so-so. A "filler side-trip episode" over the course of the season, with not much happening or progressing on the main character front, outside of a few hints and drops of ongoing story arcs. Quite slow, as well... at least to me.

I want to see more of the Loretta arc. There's got to be trouble a-brewin' on that one, and I can't wait for it to get started.
post #424 of 3237
^^^ yes, this episode reminded me of the dentist one in the first season -- a mildly entertaining diversion from the major story lines.
post #425 of 3237
I saw the he actresses who plays Momma, with her "apple pie" in a show on Broadway. Everyone was crowding around Ashley Judd, but I have seen her in many different roles and told her how much I enjoyed her work. We had a short conversation, but she could not have been nicer.

BTW, I've always liked Ashley Judd, but she got out of this black SUV with 2 tiny dogs that I guess just had to be backstage with her. (rolls his eyes)
post #426 of 3237
Watching this show reminds me of Deadwood in it's use of language to paint pictures. The conversation between Raylan and Mags to kick off the episodes was both prophetic and comical. The conversation between Raylan and the lawyer who took the property from his ex-wife's hubby. I look forward to seeing Art every week. The conversations between Raylan and Winona...same thing. Boyd talking to Eva...and now seemingly going dark and bad...again.

And on and on.

Found it funny seeing Larenz Tate pop up on here after Bokeem Woodbine popped upon "Southland"--both were great in "Dead Presidents"
post #427 of 3237
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Originally Posted by foxeng View Post

The wife and I talked about this. Our take is that Boyd hasn't really turned a new leaf. He is just tired of the old way and just "wants to be left the Hell alone" until he can figure it out.

I actually took the opposite view - that Boyd was trying to change, but the people around him wouldn't let him. He got a real job, disassociated himself with the "bad element," and even stayed away from alcohol for a while.

But the people he thought of as friends started to assume the worst about him (even Raylan, who did all but accuse Boyd of pulling the Oxy Bus heist). Criminals seem to find him. He's slowly slipping back to his old ways (even drinking again). The scene where he drags the guy in his truck sold it for me - he's trying to be good, but nobody will let him. That's why he was screaming in the truck. Poor guy - nobody has faith in him.

When all your friends assume you're still a criminal, when your job and home life are grim and depressing, and your only friend is your whiskey glass - well then maybe that's when you fall back on your old ways.

Either way - love the show. Best quote recently: "You think I'm stupid... but I ain't."
post #428 of 3237
The ratings for Wednesday night's episode were up a bit:

Justified (FX)
- 2.635 million viewers
- 1.7/3 HH
- 1.0/3 A18-49

Won the night in viewers and households, if not in the demo. This is two weeks now the show has shown improvement.

I'd say, a 3rd season pick-up is looking more and more likely!
post #429 of 3237
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Originally Posted by Flambe View Post

Best quote recently: "You think I'm stupid... but I ain't."

I loved this exchange during the standoff:

-- "Who am I? Who are you?"
-- "I'm an associate of None-of-Your-Goddamn-Business."
post #430 of 3237
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Originally Posted by EJ View Post

I saw the he actresses who plays Momma, with her "apple pie" in a show on Broadway.

He name is Margo Martindale. She is a great character actress who has the ability to simultaneously make you laugh and be afraid of her. Martindale was wonderful as the Hillary Swank character's awful mother in Million Dollar Baby.
post #431 of 3237
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Originally Posted by Flambe View Post

Boyd was trying to change, but the people around him wouldn't let him.

So Boyd said pretty much what I thought - he can't leave his old life behind. Poor guy, but I appreciated his methods for dealing with the double-crossers.

This is still my favorite show on TV right now.

Favorite quote from tonight's episode, "He's like some kind of 'Hillbilly Whisperer.'"
post #432 of 3237
It is my current favorite as well.
post #433 of 3237
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Originally Posted by Flambe View Post

So Boyd said pretty much what I thought - he can't leave his old life behind. Poor guy, but I appreciated his methods for dealing with the double-crossers.

Yep. You called it.

It seems the only reason he agreed to do it was to help Ava though. Maybe he'll become a latter-day Robin Hood.

The dialogue on this show is so rich...from witty to heartbreaking.

It was great to see another Deadwood alum make an appearance as well!

Art
post #434 of 3237
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

He name is Margo Martindale. She is a great character actress who has the ability to simultaneously make you laugh and be afraid of her. Martindale was wonderful as the Hillary Swank character's awful mother in Million Dollar Baby.

I'll never forget her as "Camilla" in Dexter. Her performance in the "key lime pie" episode was tremendously affecting. She's one of those actors who will become recognized for her cumulative body of work, finally becoming famous with most of her career behind her.
post #435 of 3237
Loretta(Kaitlyn Dever) is pretty good too, she had some good lines last night, especially when she was talking to Raylon when she was wheeling and dealing and when Coover was whining about momma never letting him run the store alone.
post #436 of 3237
You have to love the check forger representing The Church of the Two Stroke Engine... (paraphrase but close)

Only Justified's writers could come up something like this.

It is without doubt the best show on TV at present.
post #437 of 3237
It's not just all the Deadwood alums who appear in Justified that remind me of Deadwood, it's the writing, too. Boyd particularly speaks in such a formal, structured way, his lines are almost like poetry. If I squint my eyes, I can see Al Swearengen. Boyd is the most interesting character in the show these days. He is a complicated fellow.
post #438 of 3237
The scene with the taser was hysterical. The scene with Momma Bennett taking a hammer to Coover's fingers was chilling. Both were extremely effective in conveying the personalities of all parties involved!

Boyd is one smart fella. Complex and complicated...but awfully smart!

Great episode. Great series. Great characters. Great dialogue.

On a side note, did anyone watching on D* have any sound issues? I had an odd echo about 10 minutes in that lasted till about 25 minutes were left
post #439 of 3237
^No problems watching FX HD on Directv here.
post #440 of 3237
With a Momma like that, who needs Momma's? I would have ran.
post #441 of 3237
Cable Ratings for this week:

Justified (FX, 61 minutes)
- 2.714 million viewers
- 1.7/3 HH
- 1.0/3 A18-49

Slow but steady growth, week-to-week.
I have heard that a 3rd season pick-up is a sure thing.
post #442 of 3237
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Originally Posted by ej View Post

^no problems watching fx hd on directv here.

+1
post #443 of 3237
i noticed the little echo thing too, also a bit while watching archer last night

watching on d*
post #444 of 3237
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Originally Posted by McDonoughDawg View Post

With a Momma like that, who needs Momma's? I would have ran.

Though Coover obviously isn't the brightest bulb in the box, I suspect even he was smart enough to know the consequences would have been far worse had he run. Given what happened to him, best he not experience said consequences.
post #445 of 3237
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Originally Posted by Flambe View Post

Favorite quote from tonight's episode, "He's like some kind of 'Hillbilly Whisperer.'"

Best line. I just watched it and figured that would be posted here. Classic! It sums up his whole character and tone of the show.
post #446 of 3237
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Originally Posted by Flambe View Post

Favorite quote from tonight's episode, "He's like some kind of 'Hillbilly Whisperer.'"

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Originally Posted by LL3HD View Post

Best line. I just watched it and figured that would be posted here. Classic! It sums up his whole character and tone of the show.

Yeah, I loved the "hillbilly whisperer" line, too. The only reason I didn't post about it was because I couldn't remember it when I was getting ready to post the last time and was too lazy to go back and find it on my DVR. As I've said before, Justified is one of my favorite shows on TV right now.

I was reminded of Justified again last night when I rewatched my BD of Saving Private Ryan and saw Jeremy Davies who plays the crippled Bennett brother on Justified. Davies is a fine actor. Come to think of it, almost all of the actors on Justified are terrific.
post #447 of 3237
Truly a wonderful show. Boyd is a fascinating character fully realized by Walter Scoggins. I thought he was terrific on The Shield, but he really shines here and challenges Olyphant as the most interesting leading character. Of course, it helps that his dialog is so poetic. Yet another instance of a character in a show meant to be killed off or written out early on and brought back by popular appeal.
post #448 of 3237
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Originally Posted by flint350 View Post

Yet another instance of a character in a show meant to be killed off or written out early on and brought back by popular appeal.

I don’t think that is what happened here. He has always been a main player intended for the long run.

When this show first began its promotions, prior to its first season, Walton Goggins was the hook that got me to check it out (being a huge fan of The Shield). And then, when I heard it was an Elmore Leonard project, I was definitely going to give it a shot. And I’ve always enjoyed Olyphant’s work too.... but Goggins was the big draw and he was not here as a two show and dead character.
post #449 of 3237
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Originally Posted by LL3HD View Post

I don’t think that is what happened here. He has always been a main player intended for the long run.

When this show first began its promotions, prior to its first season, Walton Goggins was the hook that got me to check it out (being a huge fan of The Shield). And then, when I heard it was an Elmore Leonard project, I was definitely going to give it a shot. And I’ve always enjoyed Olyphant’s work too.... but Goggins was the big draw and he was not here as a two show and dead character.

From my understanding, the pilot was an EL story called "Fire in the Hole". I've read the story and the pilot followed it closely, EL dialog and all. Boyd dies. When the pilot was screened by the network and tested, everyone agreed that the needed to keep Boyd. When the series was picked up, he was written and shot back in prior to broadcast. All this happened behind the scenes, so early promos always featured Goggins prominently.
post #450 of 3237
Part of the confusion comes from the fact that Goggins was listed as a guest star at the beginning, and not made a regular until mid-season, as I recall.

Interesting that the show is still billed as "based on 'Fire in the Hole.'"
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