Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mini-"Justified" recap: Raylan's just gonna keep calling me, and calling me...

I haven't done much recapping of FX's excellent new drama "Justified," mainly because I watched the episodes weeks ago via screener DVD, and didn't have the foresight to write recaps right after viewing. Thus, my memory of them is a little hazy.
But I do recall that last night's episode, "Long in the Tooth" was, along with the show's pilot, one of my two favorite episodes of the five that I've seen. Alan Ruck was terrific as Rolly, the witness Raylan was chasing when he ran into the odious Tommy Bucks in Nicaragua. Yes, it's been a long time since "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," but the second Rolly yanked out that jerk's fillings, my first thought was "Man, he is STILL trying to pay for that Ferrari!"
But it was a nice standalone episode and I really admire the way this show gives it guest actors space to create real characters.


Bill Scurry said...

Priceless moment - after Rolly asks the foodcart guy for fake paper and is turned away, his girlfriend orders the ceviche.

Alan Ruck was wonderful, not surprisingly.

TV Writer said...

Poor Mindy. The second she ordered that ceviche, I knew it would come back to haunt her.
I also loved Clarence Williams III as the surly diabetic who trades cars with Rolly. Hilarious.