Justified, Season Two

After setting such high standards in Season One, I was worried that it had nowhere to go but down. I was wrong. I was so very wrong.

We’ve wasted no time uncovering the new arch-villain of the Season, although it’s not apparent until the last few scenes exactly who that is.

Raylan is still Raylan, although this season he’s in Kentucky by choice. We’re not really sure why he made that choice, but he did refer to it as home. Maybe the late night visit from Winona was a hint as to why he is thinking of Kentucky as home again.

Boyd is still a little ambiguous. We’re not really thinking of him as the bad guy anymore, but he’s no boy scout, despite his penchant for camping. As of the end of Season Two, Episode One, Boyd is MIA, but there are leads. All we know is he’s blowing stuff up, but don’t know why.

The new arch-villain is somehow even creepier than Boyd and his religious zeal. For those of you who haven’t watched this yet, I’ll just say that the pedophile character is creepy, but not as creepy as the villain we get to know in the closing scenes.

At the end of the show I was happy; the show was as good as I’d hoped it would be. Season Two promises to be everything we loved about Season One with maybe a little more. I think we’re going to see more of Raylan’s fellow marshals this season, which just means we get to know a little more about the characters.

 Justified airs Wednesday nights on FX.


About wilogden

Wil Ogden was destined to be a wastrel but thwarted fate. During his second junior year in high school he discovered he had a muse and a talent for writing. Despite taking almost a decade to complete a bachelor's degree by changing majors eleven times, he managed to grow up. Along the way he worked as a blacksmith, a record store manager, a candy store manager, too many years in food service, a four year stint in the USAF, and finally settled down into Information Technology, which he uses to pay the bills and support his family of himself, his wife, son, seven daughters, two dogs, three cats, six chickens, a snake, a ferret and two parakeets.

Posted on February 10, 2011, in Television Review, Tripe. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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