Stories by Jon Oliver
Why is it that Justified, already starting its fourth season, continues to surprise? Season Four’s opener, has the air of a slow-building mystery, setting itself apart in tone from previous seasons.
"The thing about Pearl Harbor, as Roger Sterling would have you believe it – even though it’s sacrilege – is that it was 'an act of genius.'"
"So what made this episode so remarkably strong for January Jones? Physically, she’s expressing herself. And finally, her actions have consequences."
"It’s almost a joke on Mad Men that every character ends every episode upset or saddened in some way, shape or form. But it’s not forced, and it’s not hackery."
NBN's own Jon Oliver sat down with the similarly named, but much more famous Daily Show correspondent after his performance at Pick-Staiger on Friday evening.
"In this third season’s finale, Justified proved it is more than just a ticking timebomb, a season-long buildup to a Wild West good-versus-evil showdown."
"Tonight, we’re left with a depressed Betty, frightened Sally, angry Roger, angry Peggy, and frustrated Don and Megan. All in a day’s work for Mad Men."
"Justified is starting to resemble a hillbilly Rube Goldberg machine of oxycontin dealers, hookers and lawmen."
“Whatever Boyd Crowder’s paying you, I’ll double it. You’re an undervalued asset."
"Now that the guns have come out, an air of unpredictability has washed dangerously over Raylan and the neighborhood gangs."
"Not only did “Thick as Mud” pick up right where last week’s heartrending emotional high left off, it raised the bar in spectacular, nauseating fashion."
"If this episode doesn’t convince you of Jeremy Davies’ acting abilities, nothing will."
"'Harlan Roulette' was an excellent balancing act of a season one style crime vignette and still more glimpses into this season’s adversaries."
This week's fairly reserved Justified was a little unsure of its focus at times.
"In season three’s premiere, the writers of Justified were given their first chance to prove they haven't set the bar too high for Raylan to hang his hat on. That, they certainly did."
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