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By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Lawman shoots first in racially charged, complex drama.

TV FX Drama 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

Great show, definitely not for kids

Said it all in the title. Adult themes. Enjoyable if you’re an adult. Not good for younger teens at all. Challenges what being a role model is and what is considered good and bad so definitely not for kids

This title has:

Great role models
age 17+

Episode 10 Season 1

Parents need to know that in Episode 10 Season 1 there is a strip club scene and topless woman are clearly visible in the scene.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (4 ):

JUSTIFIED makes its intentions clear from the first scene. This compelling drama is an old-fashioned Western. Yes, it takes place today, but just look at Raylan: He wears a Stetson and cowboy boots and packs a big pistol on his hip. And that questionable incident? Seems he gave a known bad guy 24 hours to get out of town. When time's up, Raylan tracks him down, gun at the ready. The meaning is clear: The lawman has challenged the criminal to a gunfight, and though the villain draws first, the marshal draws faster -- technically, the killing was justified, Raylan insists.

Transferred to rural Kentucky coal country, Raylan brings the same swaggering attitude and quiet, steely reserve. There's a new sheriff in town -- well, deputy marshal. The show is based on a book by famed novelist Elmore Leonard, who also serves as a producer and makes sure the scripts are always entertaining and unpredictable. Olyphant is wonderful as an old-school lawman who won't draw his weapon unless he plans to shoot to kill, because that's the whole purpose of a gun. It's worth tuning in just to hear him calmly deliver this line to a skittery punk with a shotgun, who promptly drops the gun and runs.

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