My favorite modern day Cowboy, Raylan Givens, is back.
I have never liked shows about cowboys, or Westerns, or shows about the backwoods of anywhere. You just have to like Justified though.
Timothy Olyphant does a great job portraying Raylan Givens, a backwoods boy, from the “Holler,” who is now a US Marshall. You see him trying to balance the sanity, rationality and rules that his job has taught him against the common sense “this is how we do it here” rationale of life in the Holler…a life that he grew up in.
Raylan’s criminal counterpart is Boyd Crowder, who is played to perfection by Walton Goggins. Raylan and Boyd grew up together, yet are at such opposite ends of life now, that it is very interesting to see how their characters are brought together time and again, and how they sometimes act in concert, when involved in a situation together.
On top of Justified being an entertaining show, the cinematography is incredible and the shot blocking creates its own tension, within the scene. I’ve often had to stop the DVR so I could marvel at the camera angles, the placement of the actors to each other, etc.
If you haven’t watched Justified yet, go rent the past two seasons and then catch up with the rest of us, who are now enjoying the third season.
PS – If you are someone who does like Westerns, be sure to check out Timothy Olyphant’s performance as the Sheriff of Deadwood, which was an HBO series a few years ago.
Speaking of one of my favorite “Bad Boys” on television, I saw a preview tonight for the new Season of Sons of Anarchy, which starts back up in September.
I have never been into “Bikers” (even though I love Black leather and all kinds of things with studs on them) but I could easily make an exception for Jax Teller, from Sons of Anarchy. I can even overlook the fact that he’s a blonde and I would be more than happy to jump on the back of that Harley and ride off with him!
I don’t watch many television shows, but when I do watch them, I find myself drawn to the more offbeat ones. I used to love OZ, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos on HBO. FX has had me hooked for years with Rescue Me and Sons of Anarchy.
I was a little shocked during the preview tonight because Jax Teller has always had long, messy looking hair (which is a large part of his appeal). His hair is cut really short for this new season, and that kind of bothers me, because I’m not really good with change, of any kind!
Jax Teller’s shorter haircut won’t prevent me from watching the show and I’m sure I’ll get used to his new “look” and continue my lust fest, for that blonde-haired Biker boy! There is something so wrong, about being attracted to him, that it just feels “right”!
That show has me so hooked that whenever I hear the low, rumbling growl of a Harley, when it crosses my path, I always turn to look and see if maybe, just maybe, it could be Jax Teller driving by!