Justified: Season 1 (2010)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 42


Audience Score

User Ratings: 377
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Air date: Mar 16, 2010
Air date: Mar 23, 2010
Air date: Mar 30, 2010
Air date: Apr 6, 2010
Air date: Apr 13, 2010
Air date: Apr 20, 2010
Air date: Apr 27, 2010
Air date: May 4, 2010
Air date: May 11, 2010
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.


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…

Justified is a solid show that has the potential to be winner for FX and one that I'll continue to watch.

Aug 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Wow. Let me just say that again: Wow.

Aug 25, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Justified: Season 1

  • Feb 22, 2017
    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.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2019
    just finding this show now... how did this coast under the radar? So Good!
  • Sep 12, 2019
    A somewhat rocky start to a good show.
  • Feb 15, 2019
    This show is proof positive, if Deadwood wasn't enough, that Tim doesn't have the chops to carry a show. He is pretty, sure, but his character epitomizes the worst of law enforcement, and we are supposed to cheer on a dull, one dimensional bloated bigoted caricature. On the other hand, Walton Goggins is a delight that rises to the occasion, improving with each subsequent season, and is to be honest the only real reason to bother with this piece of copaganda.
  • Dec 19, 2018
    The most enjoyable drama I have ever watched. Timothy Olyphant and the supporting cast were outstanding. Great script and great characters.
  • Aug 24, 2018
    Best tv series ever made
  • Mar 24, 2018
    One of my favorite series of all time. Simple but complicated at the same time. Great performances by cast and Raylan is a hell of a character.
  • Nov 19, 2017
    Definitely a good show, especially if you liked Timothy Olyphant in Deadwood and Walton Goggins in the Shield. It definitely has a western feel to it, not as much as Longmire, but its there. I cheated a bit though, I watched the first few episodes when it first came out and I really liked it. However, like most things life caught up and I wasn't able to finish the season. Following US Marshall Raylan Givens (Elephant) as he is transferred back to his home state as a punishment due to his proclivity to shoot bad guys down. There he meets with an old friend named Boyd Crowder (Goggins) who is part of the criminal world there. It tells about why Raylan left his small town along with his family, friends and history and how he tries to avoid dealing with it when he comes back. Combine that with him attempting to take down the Crowder clan, full of criminals, especially Boyd it makes for pretty good tv. The writing and acting are great, and it goes by quick. I sometimes wonder if 13 episode seasons aren't the best way to do tv since it forces them to make it tight storytelling. Pros: Great acting, writing, etc. Pretty much all of it is in the top 10% of television. Cons: I get a little uncomfortable with how they portray people from very small towns in Kentucky. It feels a bit tropey, and I can't tell how accurate it is. So sometimes I wince a little. Already halfway through Season 2 because it is that good, and I hadn't seen Season 2 before.
  • Aug 01, 2017
    Good but the "crime of the week" nature makes this the weakest of the series ...but the dialog was already top shelf
  • Apr 29, 2017
    This was a really smart and entertaining show.

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