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.
Did You Know?
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
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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
[as he drops a bullet on a character lying on the floor
Next one's coming faster.
Long Hard Times To Come
Written by Rench
Performed by Gangstagrass
featuring T.O.N.E-z See more