Apr 29, 2011

Brief Description of 2×13 ‘Bloody Harlan’

Apr 29, 2011

Brief Description of 2×13 ‘Bloody Harlan’

This is the brief description from IMDB for next week’s Season 2 finale of ‘Justified’.

The quest for a missing person forces Raylan to wade into a war that has erupted in Harlan between Boyd and the Bennetts.

Apr 19, 2011

E!Online: “And Boyd is a bad bad boy.”

Apr 19, 2011

E!Online: “And Boyd is a bad bad boy.”

Raylan out for blood? Hm, sounds interesting!

lauren198: How about anything related to my favorite show Justified!
We never get tired of talking about how awesome Justified is. It’s so awesome! This week’s episode is no exception. We’ll admit we are suckers for bad boys and Boyd (Walton Goggins) is a bad bad boy. This week Boyd is staking his claim on the seedier aspects of Harlan County and in doing so he’ll be making some dangerous enemies. No doubt Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) will be out for blood when he learns of the latest tragic collateral damage. Oh, we can’t wait!

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Apr 13, 2011

TVGuide: Is Boyd Really Teaming Up with the Bennett Clan?

Apr 13, 2011

TVGuide: Is Boyd Really Teaming Up with the Bennett Clan?


Justified star Walton Goggins says that Boyd Crowder needs to keep his friends close and his enemies closer. How else to explain the strange alliance that is brewing in the remaining episodes of the FX drama’s second season.

In the April 6 episode, Boyd made a deal with the devil of Harlan County: Mags Bennett (Margo Martindale). Boyd secured some key tracts of land that allowed Mags to extort the mining company. “What Boyd is able to do as well as any other foe on television is understand the pieces on the board, the players in the game and how things move,” Goggins tells TVGuide.com. “He’s able to zero in on an opportunity, and when that opportunity presents itself, he’s able to take advantage of it.”

But should Mags — or viewers — really trust him? “He’s a wily guy,” Goggins says with a wry smile. “He understands that his strength lies in ambiguity and manipulation. Boyd Crowder will always have a thing or two up his sleeve.

“In Harlan County, duplicitous people make strange bedfellows,” Goggins continues. “People that [Boyd] starts off with as allies may not be allies when everyone is left standing.” Indeed, in Wednesday’s episode, Boyd begins assembling a crew to assist him in his master plan, none of which helps the Bennetts. Boyd’s ultimate goal: to restore the Crowder name to its former glory in Harlan.

“Harlan County is clan culture,” Goggins says. “Clans tend to be violent when need be. … The people that you see on-screen now might not be on-screen as the episodes continue.”

This imminent bloodshed will most certainly put Boyd back in the sights of U.S. Marshal Rayln Givens (Timothy Olyphant). “They will butt heads in ways they have never butted heads before,” Goggins says. “But at the end of that, they may see the world the same.”

Justified airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.

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Apr 7, 2011

Exec producer Graham Yost talks ‘Justified’

Apr 7, 2011

Exec producer Graham Yost talks ‘Justified’

If you haven’t seen last night’s episode, I would advise you not to continue reading.

Moving onto Raylan’s bad father, Arlo and Helen really did sign their land over to Boyd?
We had a scene where Boyd went to Arlo’s, and the script was just too long, so we said, “We’ll just have Boyd say it.” We get a little bit more of it later on, but basically, Boyd figured out the deal was about the road and that Arlo’s property was key. He said to Arlo, “If you give me control of this property, I’ll get you a lot of money,” and Arlo said, “Okay.” But there’s also a sort of tacit agreement about where they were gonna go from there.

What’s next for Boyd?
Last season, I said, “I want to see Raylan and Boyd on the same side of a gunfight.” We felt that one of the themes of this season would be second chances. Raylan gets a second chance at Winona, Boyd gets a second chance at living a non-criminal life. But one of the big theme’s in Elmore’s work is the character’s destiny. People may want to change, but it’s very hard for them to change. And our feeling is Raylan, as our hero, can change incrementally, but Boyd, try as he might…. It’s a bit of a spoiler alert, but our goal from the beginning of the season was Boyd becomes an outlaw again. You can see us build to that. He drags the guy in episode 3, he gets the offer of the mine job in episode 4, episode 5 is the mine job. Now he’s revealed that he’s played the mine lady. Then we’ll see where he’s headed. (For more on Boyd and Ava, head to the Spoiler Room.)

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Apr 7, 2011

Entertainment Weekly: Spoiler Room – Boyd & Ava, please!

Apr 7, 2011

Entertainment Weekly: Spoiler Room – Boyd & Ava, please!

I really can’t wait to see how this all unfolds.

Can you tell me when we get to see more Boyd and Ava? They are my new favorite relationship on Justified. — Ellyn
As they should be! Boyd Crowder — suddenly a gentleman? What’s not to love about that. Unfortunately, the last few episodes hold tough times for this totally captivating odd couple, says exec producer Graham Yost. “Raylan finds it very difficult to change, [but] Boyd has found it impossible. I think Ava is right there as well. Our feeling was that she didn’t marry Bowman because he was a football star. We think she didn’t mind being in the criminal life,” he says. “That was one of our goals of season 2 — to play this flirting, coming together, coming apart between them two. That will have repercussions — and they wont all be good.”

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Apr 6, 2011

TVLine: Burning Questions Answered

Apr 6, 2011

TVLine: Burning Questions Answered

TVLine sat down with Margo Martindale who plays the villainous Mags Bennett on ‘Justified’ to answer our burning questions and she had this to say about Walton.

Will Mags Next Be Seen Neck-Deep In Her Black Pike Payday? | Actually, the easy money might not come so easy after all. “There are a lot of twists — and a lot of Boyd Crowder! – involved,” Martindale shares. “I tell ya, just when I thought I knew his spots….”

And Truly on the Lighter Side: Was that Really Walton Goggins Dancing at the Whoop-dee-doo? | And how! Joelle Carter (Ava) points out for us that her scene partner was a champion clogger as a kid, and thus relished a chance to show off his stepping. Thing is, no one gave Carter a heads-up about the fancy footwork to come, and that’s why Boyd simply gives his oh-so-lovely landlady a spin or two.

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Apr 6, 2011

The Daily Beast interview with Walton and Tim

Apr 6, 2011

The Daily Beast interview with Walton and Tim

Boyd Crowder is the most fascinating ex-con I’ve ever seen on television. How much of him is in the script and how much of him is from you?

Goggins: There’s a lot of Boyd in the script, but Graham [Yost] and the directors always let the episodes find their own rhythm, and they allow us space to fill in our characters.

Along those lines, I noticed in one episode Ava sees you reading a book and asks what it is. You tell her, Of Human Bondage. Whose choice was that?

Goggins: Definitely mine. Maugham is one of my favorite writers. I carried The Razor’s Edge with me when I traveled through Cambodia. And I named my new son Augustus Somerset.

Who are your other favorites?

Goggins: Larry Brown, Flannery O’Connor …

I think you were born to do a film version of that incredible Flannery O’Connor novel, Wise Blood.

Goggins: Oh, man, sign me up. I understand those characters.

Raylan and Boyd seem to be moving along similar lines when they were teenagers–both had fathers with criminal associations and they worked in the mines together. What put them of different paths?

Goggins: Remember that Raylan went to college. Boyd is self-taught—Boyd’s still finding his way. Continue Reading →

Apr 5, 2011

E!Online: Boyd and Ava dancing, a big death…what next?!

Apr 5, 2011

E!Online: Boyd and Ava dancing, a big death…what next?!

The ‘Justified’ finale is starting to look pretty good y’all!

Kristina: Justified!
You may have realized that we are a little obsessed with this show. OK, a lot obsessed. This week’s episode is so fantastic that you just have to watch for yourself. Seriously, you will not regret it. But if you need a little tease: There’s a good ole fashioned whoop-de-doo, Boyd (Walton Goggins) and Ava (Joelle Carter) dancing, a big death and what is sure to be Margo Martindale’s bone-chilling Emmy nomination clip. We’re going to go out on a limb and suggest that the events of this episode are so important they could launch a thousand bullets and propel us through to another amazing finale

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Mar 29, 2011

Ask Ausiello: Bring on the ‘Justified’ scoopage!

Mar 29, 2011

Ask Ausiello: Bring on the ‘Justified’ scoopage!

I’ve heard similar praises of the April 6 episode and I find it’s only making me even more anxious to see it. I don’t know about you but I can’t wait!

Question: No, Justified scoop at all? C’mon give Justified fans a little love! —Tiffany-Liana
Ausiello:
Raylan loses some of his trademark swagger in the wake of that whole botched money run with his ex, and Boyd’s new lady boss (Hung‘s fantastic Rebecca Creskoff) has a ringside seat to the mini-meltdown. In fact, those two will be forced to spend a lot of time together over the next two episodes when Raylan is assigned to serve as Carol’s personal bodyguard.

Question: Can I have some Justified scoop on Boyd and Ava! —Ash
Ausiello:
Next week we bear witness to what I’m fairly certain is the couple’s first truly happy moment together. The setting of this magical sequence? The last place you’d ever expect. The action-packed April 6 episode — easily one of the show’s best ever — is also noteworthy in that it features a si********t ****h. BTW, can we get a round of applause for Margo Martindale? In a perfect world, her balls-to-the-wall performance as Bennett matriarch Mags would make her the frontrunner for the 2011 guest actress in a drama Emmy.

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Mar 29, 2011

Justifed renewed for a Third Season!

Mar 29, 2011

Justifed renewed for a Third Season!

LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2011 – The FX drama series Justified is enjoying one of the most critically acclaimed seasons of any show on television this year and today the network has ordered another season of the hit series, picking up a 13-episode third season, announced John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks. Six all new episodes remain in season two, airing Wednesdays at 10 PM ET/PT, with the second season finale airing May 4.

“Justified was a critically acclaimed hit series in its first season, but the show has far surpassed our expectations this season,” said Landgraf. “Creatively, the show is on a roll. The performances of Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Margo Martindale and the entire cast are extraordinary. Graham Yost and his team of writers are delivering some of the richest stories anywhere on TV and are doing a brilliant job of being true to Elmore Leonard’s original character, Raylan Givens. We couldn’t be more proud of the work everyone has done.”

Developed for television by Graham Yost and starring Timothy Olyphant, Justified (TV-MA) is based on the popular Elmore Leonard character “Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens” from his short story Fire in the Hole and some of his other novels.

Yost said, “I always say that the best review we’ve ever received on Justified is the fact that Elmore Leonard gets a kick out of the show. I must add to that. Now tied for the best feedback we’ve ever received is the news that a network as cool and original and supportive as FX is bringing us back for another year.”

“The show’s appeal speaks volumes to Graham’s fresh approach to storytelling,” said Jamie Erlicht, president of programming and production, Sony Pictures Television.

“The stellar performances by Timothy, Walton and the entire cast are Emmy caliber and we couldn’t be prouder of this series” added Zack Van Amburg, president of programming and production, Sony Pictures Television.

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