'Justified' role: Star wears Stetson well in Ky. drama

Mar 16, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Courier-Journal

United States Marshal Raylan Givens grew up hard in Harlan County, Ky. He worked the coal mines as a teenager while his father kept busy with breaking and entering.

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5214asd

United States

#1 Mar 17, 2010
did anyone watch justified last night? Apparently Lexington and Harlan are just a few miles apart and we have domestic terrorist groups running all over the place raising heck and fighting federal marshals in the streets. Didn't know we were so lawless. Apparently it is alright to shoot your husband and then start up with another man right away also!! It came on FX last night at 10 pm.

Since: Feb 10

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#2 Mar 17, 2010
My husband and I watched it as well, do you know if they actually filmed any of it in kentucky? I think the accents were a little over dramtized, but heck who knows maybe thats how we really sound and just do not recognize it?

Since: Feb 10

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#3 Mar 17, 2010
scratch that question i just read it is being filmed in los angeles...Mind boggling really, I wanna know why they always portray ky to be some state full of back woods rednecks?
Halarn Native

Baxter, KY

#4 Mar 17, 2010
5214asd wrote:
did anyone watch justified last night? Apparently Lexington and Harlan are just a few miles apart and we have domestic terrorist groups running all over the place raising heck and fighting federal marshals in the streets. Didn't know we were so lawless. Apparently it is alright to shoot your husband and then start up with another man right away also!! It came on FX last night at 10 pm.
I didn't know anyone in Harlan was intelligent enough (or sober enough) to pull ANY of those stunts off. yea, there's a few good ppl...but the show never said there wasn't. I'm from Harlan and i think they went kinda easy on it... Do I need to mention "paul browning" (re: local crooked deputy that works for local crooked sheriff hires local Wino and two other complete morans to kill a candidate for sheriff)... talk about a bunch of idiots..that wasn't exactly well organized or thought out. What if they'd used that story line...how would Harlan look then? They could've really made the bad guy look like he was an idiot.. oh well...i dunno. Just my take.. I figured ppl from Harlan would be on here today saying it sucked cuz they didn't make Harlan look like something it isn't.

Since: Feb 10

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#5 Mar 17, 2010
I am personally not from Harlan but my husband and I visit Black Mtn several times a year, and the show didnt portray any truth about Harlan. I may be wrong who knows, just my opinion...there are some pretty country folk running around that way, but not once did we see anyone with nazi symbols tat'd on em running around, nor anyone shooting anyone up? Who knows maybe I was looking in the wrong place, but if they are going to focus on Ky they need to be a little more knowlegable?
fully justified lol

London, KY

#6 Mar 17, 2010
i for one am a fan of the show and i hope it does good!!!
they aint gonna portray any place exactly like it is, its hollywood people! they are there for the sake of entertainment, and i was entertained. how bout you?
whether anyone likes it or not, there are people like they showed here in harlan and other places and then there are the ones who wish they were like that.... lol i could prolly name a few.. tee hee hee!
they prolly could have come here and listened to how some of the people around here talk and countrified some of those accents a little bit more, lol they dont do us hillbillys justice in the way we slang are words around.:P
i like the storyline pretty good, it seems interesting enough to see where it leads.
and yeah there are a lot of drugs in our county maybe this will shed some light on that dark problem so people can see to clean it up, so can all be aggravated because you think it didnt do our good ole hometown justice or you can be whiny about it either ones just fine with me cause i feel fully justified, lol
fully justified lol

London, KY

#7 Mar 17, 2010
ha ha ha you need to look a little harder to find those tattoos........
5214asd

United States

#8 Mar 17, 2010
Yep, it was fun, but a lot of people away from here will believe it all was true. The show has all the sterotypes in it that is to be expected for a show about rual Ky. Just as it talk about Somerset as a place that couldn't catch these dumb hillbillys.But to be fair Lexington's police force is no better as it takes the marshal to control the country side.
5214asd

United States

#9 Mar 17, 2010
The people who are going to freak big time is the Lexington folks. they don't want anything to do with us any way except for our money, soo to be linked with us will kill them out
IH8U

Trenton, MI

#10 Mar 25, 2010
I like that there's barely a complete sentence in the whole bunch... Do you slack jawed yokels even know what a sentence is or how punctuation works? See all the red lines under the big words? That means they're misspelled.
Rock on Kentucky! Yeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaawwwwwww, lol.

Since: Feb 10

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#11 Mar 25, 2010
Was that really necessary? Was anything on here hurting you or gnawing at your soul that bad? Get a life!
Rock On Yee Haw

London, KY

#12 Mar 26, 2010
IH8U wrote:
I like that there's barely a complete sentence in the whole bunch... Do you slack jawed yokels even know what a sentence is or how punctuation works? See all the red lines under the big words? That means they're misspelled.
Rock on Kentucky! Yeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaawwwwwww, lol.
Thats not how you spell Yee Haw!!
panxzzz

Chicago, IL

#13 Apr 5, 2010
[url=http://watch-justified.co m]watch justified[/url]
QTR

Decatur, GA

#14 Apr 26, 2010
The series is the bomb and I mean that in a good way. I hope it remains in the line-up. The stars' one liners are a hoot. I knew it was going to be something that I would record as part of my recording line-up the first time I saw previews.
FavoriteTvShow

Harpursville, NY

#15 Feb 9, 2011
QTR wrote:
The series is the bomb and I mean that in a good way. I hope it remains in the line-up. The stars' one liners are a hoot. I knew it was going to be something that I would record as part of my recording line-up the first time I saw previews.
I must agree I've lived in Harlan All my life love the show !!!!!!
FavoriteTvShow

Harpursville, NY

#16 Feb 9, 2011
5214asd wrote:
did anyone watch justified last night? Apparently Lexington and Harlan are just a few miles apart and we have domestic terrorist groups running all over the place raising heck and fighting federal marshals in the streets. Didn't know we were so lawless. Apparently it is alright to shoot your husband and then start up with another man right away also!! It came on FX last night at 10 pm.
I'm from Harlan I know afew men that have killed there wives an start up with a new one (no jail time) Sounds pretty lawless to me !!!!!
Heres a tip

United States

#17 Feb 24, 2011
It wasn't called Bloody Harlan for nothing. Just saying...
cgirl

United States

#18 Mar 21, 2011
FavoriteTvShow wrote:
<quoted text>I must agree I've lived in Harlan All my life love the show !!!!!!
the show is not about harlan .i have live here all my life too .but it is a grate show !!!love it .at lest it is putting harlan back on the map.
Wonder

Campbellsville, KY

#19 Apr 4, 2011
I have never been to Harlan,but I like the series"Justified"not so much as the way as it looks at Kentucky as a human interest story.I'm sure there are good and bad people in eastern Ky. as there is this far west.Our biggest drug problem is meth.My visits to the eastern part of the state have all been good and the scenery is the best
jane

United States

#20 Apr 7, 2011
not all people from harlan ky are stupid. some of us work for a living.

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