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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns in eastern Kentucky.

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Series cast summary:
...  Raylan Givens 78 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Art Mullen 78 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Ava Crowder 78 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Tim Gutterson 78 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Rachel Brooks 78 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Boyd Crowder 74 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Winona Hawkins 49 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Wynn Duffy 46 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Johnny Crowder 39 episodes, 2010-2015
...  Mike 32 episodes, 2011-2015
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U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is a modern day nineteenth century-style lawman, enforcing his brand of justice in a way that puts a target on his back with criminals, and places him at odds with his bosses in the Marshal service. That conflict results in a reassignment for Givens to the U.S. District covering the town where he grew up. He is an anachronism, a tough, soft-spoken gentleman who finds his quarry fascinating, but never gives an inch. Dig under his placid skin and you'll find an angry man who grew up hard in rural Kentucky, with an outlaw father, who knows a lot more about who he doesn't want to be than who he really is. Written by FX Publicity

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Throughout the series, the characters frequently drank Kentucky bourbon, particularly the top-shelf brand Blanton's. The Props Department poured the liquor out of the bottles, and replaced it with watered-down Diet Coke for the cast members to drink instead. Timothy Olyphant took the real bourbon home in mason jars. On the night the series finale aired, he brought a jar of bourbon on Conan (2010) to toast to the show with Conan O'Brien. See more »

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It is clear from the surrounding countryside in more than a few episodes that while the series is set in SE Kentucky, it isn't filmed there. This includes scenes with treeless mountains in the background and semi-arid landscapes. See more »

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Raylan Givens: [as he drops a bullet on a character lying on the floor] Next one's coming faster.
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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #13.15 (2010) See more »

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Long Hard Times To Come
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Written by Rench and T.O.N.E-z
Performed by Gangstagrass featuring T.O.N.E-z
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One Smooth Ride
24 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

Justified is another fine entry into FX's stable of shows. As a fan of both crime fiction & serialized television, this has been on my radar for some time. First, the story is wonderfully structured & grounded in reality (It helps when you shoot on location & cast actors that actually feel like they belong there) The U.S. Marshalls & their multiple duties have always been a great source for story-telling, and this is no different. Second, the cast is perfect for this type of slow-burn law enforcement story. Timothy Olyphant once again nails the 'cowboy' role we've seen him in before(Deadwood, The Crazies). He runs the risk of being type-cast; but if he's always this good in these types of roles, who cares? The rest of the cast is rounded-out by some familiar & not-so-familiar faces, and the whole of them seem to bring their A-game to this project. The third reason this show is quality is the production value. Everything from the costumes(I love the cowboy hat) to the locations & the music have all been perfectly fitting with the story & the characters. This show also sneaks up on you a little bit, once you think Justified isn't 'edgy' enough for FX, something happens to change your mind. It's only similar to the other FX crime shows in that it centers around a really angry guy. I hope Justified & FX continue to pleasantly surprise me.


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