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Monday, January 5 2015

The Best Television of 2014

In 2014, we let Russian spies, biker gangs, Silicon Valley techies, and existentially frustrated detectives into our living rooms. As these 25 picks reveal, we had good reasons for doing so.

Wednesday, January 16 2013

The Best TV Shows of 2012

Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.

Tuesday, January 10 2012

The Best Television Shows of 2011

The small screen offers up the usual suspects, proving once again that, with a few exceptions, what's good on today's prime time schedule will stay that way until the next best-of list.

Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best TV Shows of 2010

Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.


Monday, January 16 2012

'Justified': More Macho Posturing

As old-fashioned as Raylan may want to be, in Justified, he's got to keep up.

Thursday, February 3 2011

The Line Between Hero and Villain is Blurred in 'Justified: The Complete First Season'

Justified has the thrilling shootouts, but its success owes more to a rare attribute in action television: charm.

Monday, March 15 2010

Justified: Series Premiere

Raylon is less compelling when he's shooting and driving than when he's observing and listening.


Monday, February 16 2015

Rorschack and T.O.N.E-z - "Bar Tab" (video) (Premiere)

Hip-hop and EDM meet in the new collaborative album by T.O.N.E-z and Rorschack, Handcuffs.

Thursday, August 11 2011

TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011... Number 3

This year Justified went from being a very good show to being a great one, while two of TV's most promising new series, Terriers and The Chicago Code, were gone too soon.

Wednesday, February 24 2010

Timothy Olyphant stars in new FX show 'Justified' (trailer)

The actor best known for playing hard-headed bad-ass lawman Bullock in HBO’s much acclaimed historical Western drama Deadwood is back as… a bad-ass lawman.


Tuesday, January 17 2012

Elmore Leonard’s creation is a complex hero for the modern world

DETROIT — Staring down a no-good, gun-toting heir to a marijuana empire in rural Kentucky who’s just thrown a dead rat at his car, Raylan

Sunday, February 6 2011

Law or order? These series' complex heroes operate in ethical gray areas

The arrivals this week of "The Chicago Code" and "Justified" couldn't have been timed better, and not just because these two excellent shows will cure

Thursday, March 18 2010

FX's 'Justified' fires off big numbers in debut

LOS ANGELES — "Justified," the latest testosterone-fueled drama from FX, scored big numbers in its debut Tuesday night. The show, which stars Timothy Olyphant as a

Tuesday, March 16 2010

'Justified's' anti-hero solves crimes his own way

LOS ANGELES — You have to wonder if the pitch for FX's new tough guy drama "Justified" included the phrase "think 'McCloud' meets 'Dexter.'" Based

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