‘Justified’ Is The Best TV Show Of The Past Decade

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David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to name the best TV show of the past decade, and “Justified” is the easy winner.

Justified” premiered in March 2010 on FX, and it enjoyed a six season run until April 2015 as we all watched Timothy Olyphant as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens.

Over the course of six awesome seasons, we watched Raylan battle it out against new enemies and his former coal digging co-worker Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins). (RELATED: This ‘Justified’ Montage Video Will Give Fans Of The Hit Show Chills)

When I first saw “Justified” my senior year of high school, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. It was similar to what we have in “Yellowstone” currently, but years before.

The presence of Raylan and Boyd on the screen together was always incredible. I can watch those scenes on repeat to this day, and it never gets old.


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They’ll be threatening each other with the same tone we order a beer in or casually catch up with old friends. Whether it was the acting or the writing, everything surrounding “Justified” was grade-A elite.

We might never see anything like it ever again. It was about a man outrunning his childhood demons while being surrounded by them everyday.

In one of the coolest moments in the history of the FX hit, Boyd reminds Raylan the only difference between the two of them is one of them has a badge and the other doesn’t.

“Justified” was a great reminder that it’s often a fine line between right and wrong, and you can distort it at times to fit whatever your needs might be.

So, for all of those reasons and many more, “Justified” was the greatest show to air on TV during the 2010s. It was all about a gunslinger doing what had to be done and recognizing sometimes our enemies can also be our greatest allies.