Justified (Season 6)

Justified Season 6 Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Jere Burns, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel, Walton Goggins, Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Justin Welborn, Garret Dillahunt, Rick Gomez, Duke Davis Roberts, Patton Oswalt,

Justified: The Final Season (Season 6) –  Old-school kick-ass US Marshall Raylan Givens tries to put his lifelong nemesis Boyd Crowder behind bars before he gets re-posted to Miami. I didn’t get round to writing up reviews of Seasons 4 & 5 as they felt like the show was resting on its laurels – but Season 6 brings back all of the elements that make Justified a great show to watch; well written storylines and characters, fantastic dialogue, and a thick streak of humour – it’s entertaining TV in its purest form. The writing is particularly special in this season, which boasts an intricate, overlapping and multi-layered story that sees the upper hand continually shift between the law, and Harlan’s various quibbling crime factions. Everyone that’s still alive gets drafted back in, and because it’s the final season there’s no shortage of people being written out either – usually at the behest of Boyd, to make him seem more dangerous than the last few seasons. The only thing that is missing is a baddie that matches the villainous heights of Quarels or Maggs Bennett – or even a consistent henchman – but with all of the other fireworks going on, it’s not as big a deal as the previous seasons. The final 20 mins our may divide people, as it plays out in an ‘X years later’ fashion, trying to round everything off. Season six had a major legacy to uphold and close out, which it managed comfortably, while staying true to the characters, which are the biggest draw to the show – Olyphant and Goggins will always be Raylan and Boyd to Justified fans. Season six is a satisfying conclusion to one of the most enjoyable and truly entertaining shows on TV – sad to see it hand over its gun and badge.

Score: 9/10

  1. Jaina said:

    Whole heartedly agree. Season 6 felt like it brought everything home, and not in a forced way. Personally thought it was a great way to end the show. Justified has always been such a solidly great show. While it’s sad to see it go, it went out perfectly.


    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      I couldn’t put the remote down when watching this – so much fun, and great to see characters like Dewie / Dickie come back in for scenes. I also loved Choo Choo – wish he’d stayed around longer. What did you think of Marcus Avery as the main baddie? Didn’t do it for me – was wishing it was someone more dangerous.

      Still, can’t complain with such a great send off!


      • Jaina said:

        Marcus Avery didn’t have the edge for me. At times he was threatening, but a lot had to do with the people he surrounded himself with. And also, I kept being distracted by Sam Elliot with no moustache. Disconcerting!

        Choo-Choo was a great character, still least he went out with a bang. Don’t think there were many characters who didn’t in the final season. It was all wrapped up so well. But not in the trite way, just done perfectly.


  2. This was one of my favorite television shows. I am going to miss it. I loved Walton Goggins in The Shield. When I found out he was going to be in this show, I felt like I would only see him as Shane. But, boy was I wrong!! He is such a great actor.


    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      I’m interested to see how big a role he gets in Hateful Eight. When he popped up in Django I was like “OMFG IT’S BOYD DOING BOYD!!!” – needed more screentime!!!

      Boyd and Raylan were truly two of the best characters to see sharing a scene in ANY show I can think of.

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      • I need to see Django. I did notice that I can watch it on either Amazon Prime or Netflix. Did you watch Sons of Anarchy? His role was just a tad different on there than on Justified or The Shield.


        • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

          I’ve only seen S1 of SOA and he hadn’t popped up – as good an excuse as any to pick it up again though. Noticed him again in the first Bourne film the other night as a CIA analyst. Stands out a mile away with those teeth and that haircut!


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