A Guest Pandora’s Box: Thoughts on Justified

justified_season_6_picture_collectionEarlier this year, I asked Twitter for suggestions for great TV. Many in the romance community suggested Justified.  This show, which just concluded its six series run, stars Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, an old-school U.S. Marshal who returns to the place of his troubled childhood in the deadly poor towns and hollers of Eastern Kentucky.  Like many–Thomas Wolfe was indeed right–Raylan’s return to the people of his past is full of tragedy, heartbreak, and betrayal. The show began as it ended, showcasing the complicated relationships between Raylan, Boyd (Raylan’s nemesis), and Ava. The three, brilliantly portrayed by Olyphant, Walton Goggins, and Joelle Carter, made for addictive watching. Lexxi and Laura (they are social media friends of mine) were among those who suggested the show to me last year–for which I thank them–so I asked them whether they thought Justified had a great love story in it. This Pandora’s Box […]