Justified: Season 1 (2010)

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Critic Consensus: A coolly violent drama, Justified benefits from a seductive look and a note-perfect Timothy Olyphant performance.

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Air date: Mar 16, 2010
2
Air date: Mar 23, 2010
3
Air date: Mar 30, 2010
4
Air date: Apr 6, 2010
5
Air date: Apr 13, 2010
6
Air date: Apr 20, 2010
7
Air date: Apr 27, 2010
8
Air date: May 4, 2010
9
Air date: May 11, 2010
10
Air date: May 18, 2010
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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.

Cast

Timothy Olyphant
as Raylan Givens
Nick Searcy
as Art Mullen
Jacob Pitts
as Tim Gutterson
Erica Tazel
as Rachel Brooks
Joelle Carter
as Ava Crowder
Natalie Zea
as Winona Hawkins
Walton Goggins
as Boyd Crowder
M.C. Gainey
as Bo Crowder
David Meunier
as Johnny Crowder
William Ragsdale
as Gary Hawkins
Brent Sexton
as Hunter Mosley
Alan Ruck
as Roland Pike
Jere Burns
as Wynn Duffy
Doug E. Doug
as Rev. Fandi
Ray Porter
as Hestler Jones
Brad Carter
as Bobby Joe
Omar Avila
as Ernesto
Brandon Keener
as Chase Ferguson
Stephen Root
as Judge Reardon
W. Earl Brown
as Cal Wallace
Greg Cromer
as Travis Travers
Matt Craven
as Dan Grant
Page Kennedy
as Curtis Mins
Eddie Jemison
as Stan Perkins
Peter Greene
as Tommy Bucks
Brett Cullen
as Greg Davis
Jordi Caballero
as Gio Reyes
Jim Haynie
as Lemuel Becket
Steven Flynn
as Emmitt Arnett
Sean Bridgers
as Virgil Corum
Tony Hale
as David Mortimer
Mo Gaffney
as Sheriff Kelly Davis
Tom Kiesche
as Drunk No. 1
Bill Glass
as Father
Peter Jason
as Owen Carnes
Joel Marsh Garland
as Pork Brother
Robert Picardo
as Karl Hanselmann
Kevin E. West
as Frank Choate
John Lee Ames
as Boyd's Man
Mark Elias
as Boyd's Man
Pat Skipper
as Rev. Dixon
Travis Johns
as Luther Perry
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Critic Reviews for Justified Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (24)

Elmore Leonard, one of the show's executive producers and the author of the books in which the character of Raylan first appeared, is a master at mixing violent drama an incongruous humor.

Aug 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It is lush with the beauty and weirdness of the folkloric backwoods, gritty with the coal dust of the miserable mines - a sublime pulp terrain.

Mar 16, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Justified defies easy categorization or even explanation of its oddball appeal - a characteristic it shares, not coincidentally, with the crime fiction of Elmore Leonard, from which it is drawn.

Mar 16, 2010 | Full Review…

Whatever you want to call it, Justified is a good show.

Mar 16, 2010 | Full Review…

Justified hits the FX bullseyes - however many of them they might be.

Mar 16, 2010 | Full Review…

A drama that curbs its enthusiasm for aggressively anti-hero males and instead gives viewers an easier to swallow blend of Southern Comfort and lemonade. It's a pleasure to drink to that.

Mar 16, 2010 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

I fully intend to revisit Harlan County on a regular basis.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

[Timothy] Olyphant is gripping in the role, and he's a pleasure to watch.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Justified makes its intentions clear from the first scene. This compelling drama is an old-fashioned Western.

Jun 24, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The writers quickly showed their intent: creating individual storylines based around Givens and his "I can draw and fire quicker than you" mentality. It's a premise some will latch on to and others will quickly abandon.

Jun 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Justified: Season 1

Timothy Olyphant stars in the FX original series Justified, a western style crime drama based on an Elmore Leonard short story. Season 1 follows a U.S. marshal named Raylan Givens who gets transferred to his hometown in Kentucky and is forced to confront his past, including his ex-wife, an former girlfriend, a criminal friend from his youth, and his estranged father. Olyphant gives an excellent performance and brings a lot of personality to the character of Givens. And Walton Goggins too really does an extraordinary job with his character. Additionally, the writing is incredibly strong; full of witty dialog and plot threads that build over multiple episodes, culminating in an intense and action-packed finale. A fresh and exciting series, Justified delivers an exceptional first season.

DannM

Super Reviewer

The first half of this season takes just way too much time with random cases that won't mean much in the end, making Justified another generic cop show. Better written than most, yes, but that first half just drags on forever and we don't get to know very well these characters. Fortunently, things pick up the pace on the second half, with a cohesive and interesting showdown that would only get better on the next seasons.

Francisco G

Super Reviewer

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