Probably the best show that no-one in the UK has ever heard of, TV’s Justified stars Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood) as Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens. A cowboy hat-wearing, Old West-style Lawman, he’s prone to using lethal force whenever he feels it’s justified: which is pretty much every week. Having been transferred back to his home state of Kentucky in the very first episode, Raylan’s unorthodox manner starts getting him noticed by local drug dealers, white supremacists and the Dixie Mafia.
As created by master crime novelist Elmore Leonard, Raylan’s as quick with a one-liner as he is with a pistol. Add to that an ice-cold demeanour and antiquated sense of morality, and you’ll find there’s a reason why he’s one of the all-time TV Cool Guys. Check out the very first episode of Justified as a part of our Try TV on Us offer. It will be the best decision you make this week. Until then, here are 8 good examples of how Justified became one of our favourite shows.
**Disclaimer: the following content features some light profanity**
2. There’s more than one way to skin a cat… and there’s more than one way to arrest an armed suspect.
3. He just doesn’t give a damn about things like probably cause.
4. He really hates welfare cheats.
6. He’s a fan of the classics.
[all GIFs via Reddit & guyism.com]