L.A. Theatre-goers are in for a treat because for four successive Wednesday evenings from February 20th to March 13th, acclaimed actor/writer David Dean Bottrell takes to the Acme Comedy Theatre stage.
From Harlan County criminals like Ava to Lexington marshals like Rachel (Erica Tazel), the women on Justified are just as messy, complicated, and ultimately tough as the gun-slinging male leads. And we wouldn't want them any other way.
The lovely thing about "Justified" is that it delivers all the shaggy charm of a diverting character piece even as a supple, strongly structured story gives the whole affair an unmistakable energy and direction.
Year-end lists are a holiday tradition along the lines of mistletoe and eggnog. Some people love it and some people hate it, but like clockwork, every year critics and viewers alike start listing the shows that were naughty and the ones that were nice.
I shared my Top 10 Shows of 2012 and mentioned that I was pretty optimistic about the state of television, given the strength and variety of shows that were in my Fancy 15, i.e., the next tier down. Without further ado, here they are.
Fear not my friends; there are shows on television that are worth watching. They're even worth watching live with commercial interruptions. Be warned, however, these shows may not be exclusive to networks or American programing.