Hidden gems on Netflix Canada
By Aidan Mouellic, Staff Writer
Justified, Seasons 1-2, US, 2010
Netflix is dominated by blockbuster programming in the form of shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Dexter, which means some shows that deserve equal credit get pushed aside. Justified is one such show.
The show follows the life of US Marshal Raylan Givens, played by the often underrated Timothy Olyphant, as he goes around small-town Kentucky tracking down criminals and giving them a rough day. The show blends drama, witty comedic elements, romance, and action together to great effect. Already in its fifth season on the FX network with the first two seasons available on Netflix Canada, Justified is an addictive show, and it’s beyond me why more people aren’t tuning in.
The show’s theme of cops chasing bad guys isn’t a new concept, but the characters and how they work in the show makes this one of my favourite shows ever. The dialogue is perhaps the best in the business and when it’s delivered by brilliant actors such as Walton Goggins and Jeremy Davies, who play large supporting roles, it makes the show worthy of winning awards.
Justified has something for everyone, from fast-paced action and lots of bad guys getting taken down, to witty hillbilly humour and brilliant acting—all of which make it an awesome show that should be at the top of your Netflix list.