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04 June 2012 @ 05:20 am
Between this and Sons of Anarchy I may not even miss Game of Thrones while it's gone. o___o
Okay that's a lie because GoT has the flawfree Emilia Clarke/Dany. OTOH SoA has Tara Knowles and Justified has my new queen, Ava Crowder.

We're only halfway through the second season dvd's right now (finishing s2 on Monday) but ZOMG. Coal companies! Appalachia! Clogging! Weed! Meth wars! Marshals! Gun fights! EXPLOSIONS!

I cannot even explain it in calm ways right now. Basically there's Raylan Gibbons (Timothy Olyphant) and he is the baddest badass to ever badass his way through the world, and will continue being badass even if he gets the crap kicked out of him. He shoots this shady narco guy like it's the Wild West for Reasons, and his US Marshall bosses are like "would you stop killing people? Geez. Go... go sit in Kentucky and THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE DONE."

And of course, he grew up in rural KT and rapidly falls back in among his old crew and it's weird because most of them are doing highly illegal shit and he's the law, etc. Especially illegal in his vocation is Boyd Crowder who is Shane from The Shield and I keep calling him Shane Crowder (oops), but he's a much more awesome/crazy/cool here. Boyd is legit smarter and more crooked than you, and it is awesome. And sad because sometimes he wants to go straight but he's only known being a shady Appalachian crime lord so he's kind of stuck. It's this or blowing shit up at the mine, really.

Then there's Raylan's con-artist dad, and his aunt/step-mother (well, it IS Kentucky) who like constantly has a shot gun in her hands, and just this insane cast of insane characters running around hills and hollers and coal mines, and they are all fabulous.

As I said, my fave is Ava. She's the former wife of Boyd Crowder's brother, Beauman(Boman? Whichever all the Crowder boys have B names and it's confusing). She and Raylan have sparks aplenty flying between them and I kind of ship Ava/Raylan at this moment, although I probably ship Raylan/Anyone-who-is-not-Winona. Winona being Raylan's ex-wife who's married to a real estate broker. Winona is annoying. I dislike Winona. Winona never shoots at anybody. This is a major character flaw, imo.

Game of Thrones is over now, so you should go watch Justified. Because we all know True Blood is too cracked-out to make sense anymore anyway (but I'll still watch it next week because I'm a weak person).
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Professor Fancypants von Deth, Esq: Statham!dwg on June 4th, 2012 10:42 am (UTC)
JUSTIFIED! \o/ It does not go astray that Timothy Olyphant takes off his shirt a whole lot. AVA IS SO GREAT! Ahhh I need to catch up on the show for Raylan shooting people.
the dream girl: bringin sexy back - antonysummersdream on June 4th, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
Shirtless Raylan is FANTASTIC.

We just watched the ep where he saved the 14yo from first a pervy 21yo and then from Mags' idiot son and I was just like I LOVE YOU RAYLAN. And then that Loretta is going to have to marry Liam Neeson's daughter from Taken because I don't think either of them will ever find a boyfriend who is as awesome as their ideal.

AVA IS MY QUEEN. SHE WINS ALL THE THINGS. I am conflicted about how I think she's about to hook up with Boyd but hey it's Kentucky so whatever you can totes shag your bro-in-law after you kill his bro. It's not like real kinfolk anyways, y/y? >.> Or has Game of Thrones just destroyed my fictional incest gauge...?
Professor Fancypants von Deth, Esq: Swords replace feelingsdwg on June 4th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
...I now need a Justified/Taken crossover like burning. Like maybe one time Raylan and Liam Neeson were part of some joint taskforce or did something off the books together that involved shooting dudes and punching people in their vital organs.

I think Game of Thrones broke my fictional incest gauge too, because I'm not even batting an eye at it anymore. And then I spent my second viewing of Avengers going, "You know, so many problems would be solved if Thor and Loki just made out." Never mind that it's technically not incest.
the dream girl: secretly reading pornsummersdream on June 5th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
omg thanks to GoT, I cannot watch Narnia anymore without side eying Peter and Susan because uhhh their actors totally had a crush on each other and it comes through and eeeek.


tbh I am usually unaware of slash business but I really want to ask Loki how long he's been dreaming about kissing Thor.

... Taken/Justified crossover would be epic. It would involve exploding meth labs and cartel hitmen and Liam Neeson grumbling about damn Kentucky hollers and crazy hillfolk, and drinking moonshine... and somehow they would end up in Florida, blowing up all of Miami. Or Paris, because it's always Paris.
fragrantwoodsfragrantwoods on June 4th, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
Isn't S2 of Justified just the best?!? Mags is my hero :-) And I love Art like whoa and Rachel, too. I miss the lineup of Deadwood alumni guest stars from S1 but Mags made up for it.

"If you're in Kindergarten and you bite somebody every week, you're going to get a reputation as a biter." That's why I love Art.

And the music in Justified!! I found "I Do Believe" (Drive-by Truckers) on that show...

You are going to love Ava so bad in S3. Words cannot describe the awesome. And you will come to love Wynn Duffy.
the dream girl: cakesummersdream on June 4th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
MAGS TERRIFIES ME. *flaily hands* The last moment I've watched with her, she was like "snifflesnsiffle Raaaylan I didn't get to say goodbye to Loretta!!" And then blinked and all expression was gone and I nearly hid behind the couch. Although I respect her decision to smush her stupid son's hand. That was cool. And then her sit-down with Boyd and the coal company girl! OMG. Mags is just scary because I can't tell when she's about to murder someone.

I'm waiting for Art to jump down Raylan's throat about finding him in the evidence cage and I'll cry because Art and Raylan shouldn't fight. It's all Winona's fault! Although she wouldn't have gotten that stupid if Gary wasn't useless. Gary is probably going to end up dead... well, all right, I mostly just hope he is.

And despite myself I am looking forward to Boyd going back to being a shady crime lord and blowing stuff up again. He's sweet when he's trying to go straight but he's just so much better at being a criminal. I LOL'ed so hard when he got dragged into that robbery scheme and was clearly 100x better than them at everything.

OMG and at the investigation when the FBI guys were insulting Ava to Boyd and then Art walked in like "I'm sure threatening a federal officer would be way more specific. For instance... if you insult Mz Crowder again, I will kick all your sorry asses."

I <3 ART. Him chasing the Oldest Bank Robber! OMG. I loved both them so much right then I kind of hoped he would fly off to the Caribbean with him and they would have madcap adventures with hookers and rum and fishing hats. But I'm glad he stayed.

"Do you love your wife?"
"Most of the time."
"Yeah, me too."

My other favorite criminal was in s1 with Pam from True Blood and her ex-husband who broke out and stole Raylan's hat. Then when everyone's safely incarcerated, Raylan's walking him back to jail and he's all "So I'm not getting out for 20 years... think she'll be out by then...?"