Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Justified: "Fixer"

Justified is another show I like. Along with many critics, I thought its premiere episode matched Elmore Leonard's tone perfectly. I've worried from the beginning, though, that the trademark twists of a Leonard book—he writes mostly standalones—might become predictable in a series. Two episodes in a row the supposed low-level flunky has double-crossed the big shot mastermind. Last night I saw the twist coming from a long way off.


John D. said...

Last night's episode mirrored the plot of Riding the Rap, the second novel featuring Raylan Givens. They condensed two of the bad guys into one character, but it was pretty close, otherwise.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I am totally happy with it. Less emphasis on a big arc is fine with me and I enjoy the emphasis on the low-lifes.