The major criticism of Justified’s third season is that it’s included a few too many plot elements.
If Justified feels plot heavy of late, it’s out of necessity given the premise of the third season.
An episode like “Measures” seemed inevitable at this point in Justified’s third season.
It’s fitting that the title of this week’s installment of Justified is the classic joke lead-in “Guy Walks Into a Bar.”
When the show titles an episode “Loose Ends,” you can bet it will be all about tying up, well, loose ends.
For two episodes with very little action, they wind up revealing quite a bit about Justified’s representation of violence.
As season three of Justified reaches the halfway point, things are starting to escalate in a hurry.
There’s something incredibly strange, frantic, and amazing about Dewey stumbling his way through Lexington trying to raise the money to buy back his own kidneys.
A lot of talk regarding season three of Justified has centered around whether the show could successfully replace Mags Bennett.
With “Harlan Roulette,” the full potential of season three is starting to show itself.
The case-of-the-week A-plot of “Cut Ties,” the second episode of Justified’s third season, doesn’t have much meat on it.
In many respects, the third-season premiere of Justified, “The Gunfighter,” is a difficult episode to love.
It’s easy to give Shameless the benefit of the doubt, because, at its best, the show is a lot of fun.
As it turns out, this low-profile episode is an apt distillation of a largely low-profile season.
Addiction has played an important role through most of this season, most explicitly through Don’s struggles with alcoholism.
“Hands and Knees” is very explicitly focused on the theme of secrets.
Some Mad Men episode titles are more difficult to decipher than others.
Its greatest challenge is usually avoiding becoming muddled and weighed down by its many interwoven thematic threads.
For the umpteenth time this season, Don has thrown himself into a drinking binge, precipitated by an urgent call from Anna’s family in California that he can’t bring himself to return.