Friday, March 18, 2011
it was justified
above is the opening credits to one of my new favorite tv shows, "justified." we saw the first dvd of the first season on netflix and i haven't been able to get this song out of my head since.
i like this show because i like stories about the south. the characters have a strong sense of kinship and identity with place, which tends to get lost in a lot of modern stories. i love the southern drawl, the relaxed feel of the people. i like how the themes tend to be really big-picture, life-and-death situations. i've been really into crime fiction lately, but i also enjoy people who don't sweat the small stuff: in life and literature.
plus, this show is based on a series of short stories written in the 19th century. it's taking a western format, and a cowboy lead character, and putting it in our modern times. i love that. there are even horses in the credits. maybe i'm also feeling the spirit of ancestral kinship when watching it because i have ancestry linking me to the backwoods of kentucky, where these stories are set.
anyway, watch the video and go see the show. prepare to want to justify criminals in a 10-block radius of your neighborhood.