The fifth season of Justified premieres tonight at 10 p.m. Finally. It feels like we’ve been watching commercials for it and reading amazing quotes about it for months now. We kind of have, I suppose. The reviews of the first few episodes have been mostly positive, although there have been a few that aren’t, like this one from Forbes, which I would advise you to take with a grain of salt for the following reasons:
- The reviewer also describes Season 2 as “a train wreck” and Season 3 as “forgettable.” As a reminder, Season 2 was the one where Margo Martindale won an Emmy for her portrayal of Mags Bennett, and Season 3 featured a pill-popping, bourbon-swilling carpetbagger from Detroit who had a penchant for chaining young men to fixtures in his house and abusing them in horrifying ways until their blood was splattered all over the walls. That’s about as far from “train wreck” and “forgettable” as you can get. What I’m saying is that context is important, and maybe you shouldn’t give his opinion too much weight given that information.
- I have seen the first three episodes and I think they’re pretty great. That guy can go screw a little bit.
But anyway, seeing as there’s seven hours between this post publishing and tonight’s premiere, here’s one last teaser clip to tide you over until th-… HEY. IT’S THAT DAMN CROW AGAIN. WHAT, IT WASN’T ENOUGH FOR YOU TO RUIN RAYLAN’S HAT — TWICE — AND THEN MESS AROUND WITH BOYD? NOW YOU HAVE TO HIDE LIKE A COWARD WITH A HUNDRED OF YOUR SCOUNDREL CRONIES AND SNEAK UP ON PEOPLE? YOU CAN’T FACE SOMEONE LIKE A MAN, BIRD? I DON’T CARE IF YOU’RE JUST A METAPHOR, THAT’S NO WAY TO BEHAVE. AND THE JOKE’S ON YOU ANYWAY, BECAUSE RAYLAN GOT A NEW HAT AND NOW HE KNOWS WHERE YOU LIVE. TIME’S RUNNING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR BUDDIES, CROW. RAYLAN’S GONNA PUT YOU DOWN. SOON.