Two men sit across from each other, glass separating them, talking on telephones – one a lawman and one a long sought-after criminal. The lawman, Raylan, has just informed the criminal, Boyd, that a woman that they once both loved died in a car accident. This is a lie and Raylan tells it to protect this woman, Ava, knowing that if Boyd ever gets out of prison, he’ll go after her because she double-crossed him – to murder her, or to reunite with her, we don’t know for sure. Likely the former but probably the latter. And then we get the words that end Justified, a very good if inconsistent show about, among other things, two men pitted against each other since, seemingly, time began or at least before they were born. We get some fine words for us to ponder as the show goes off into the sunset. Not the shoot-out between Raylan and Boyd that so many wanted and that the show had been teasing. No, instead, we get these words. Two men talking.
FX’s Justified is one of the sexiest shows on television and the show’s star-crossed antagonists Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) are as sexy as sexy gets. In this teen beat edition of The Golden Age of Television, Katie and Jane plead their cases for who is the hottest hunk in Harlan County (and on TV as a whole). Continue reading