February 8, 2015

Justified Season 5

I feel like I’ve been waiting for a long time for season 5 of Justified to be free on Amazon Instant Video. It finally became available and I wasted no time marathoning all 13 episodes in just over a week. While I would not argue that Justified is the best show on television, it is one of my favorites. I’ve had a lot of fun watching this show. The plot seems to get more convoluted and nonsensical with each new season, but the core characters are still there; and they are still great.

I will go ahead and say that season 5 is the weakest of the lot. The show peaked during seasons 2 & 3, and has been on a gradual slide since. The season 5 antagonists, the Crowe family, were the least dynamic of the Justified villains. Season 5 introduced a ton of characters and I never quite understood what the plan was. Things jumped around a lot and I quit trying to figure out who was helping who and why. I’m pretty sure the last few episodes were more focused on setting the stage for the showdown in season 6 than resolving the season 5 storyline. I’m not sure I can wait for season 6 to be free on Prime. I might have to go ahead and spend the $23 to buy it.

If you have Amazon Prime and haven’t watched Justified… do it. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

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