Category Archives: Television

‘Justified’: This season’s ‘You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive’

The Justified tradition has been to end each season with Darrell Scott’s You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive. The version hasn’t always been the same — Brad Paisley, Dave Alvin — and there are a lot of options. But this year, the honor of taking … Continue reading

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‘The Late Show’: It will be nice to see Colbert be Colbert

What we thought might be an ongoing parlor game for late night TV watchers turned out to be a quick turnaround for CBS as the eye network set its sights on Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as the host … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ season finale recap

Through five seasons of Justified, there is one man who has somewhat serendipitously floated through a long trail of mayhem, avoiding his own catastrophes through everything from a deft hand with explosives to the right words to the right allegiances to … Continue reading

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Letterman retirement is a generational moment

Children of the ’80s, such as myself, are frequently amused these days by signs that we’re, you know, getting up there. We hear songs we helped drive up the pop charts on “oldies” stations and see movies we saw in … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Starvation’

Darryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport) is about to find how how tight family ties are, and which ones are strongest. Most of the penultimate (a word we’re sure Dewey Crowe would not understand) episode of Season 5 of Justified focused on … Continue reading

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ ended the way it should have

OBLIGATORY SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen the How I Met Your Mother finale, read no further until you have. In the final moments of the How I Met Your Mother finale, Ted Mosby’s (Josh Radnor) daughter Penny (Lyndsy Fonseca) totally called … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘The Toll’

Things got really messy — literally, in some cases — on Justified this week. It started with the shooting of Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Art Mullen (Nick Searcy) as he was taking Alison (Amy Smart) into protection, Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) being concerned … Continue reading

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KET’s ‘backSTORY’ will go behind the scenes at Kentucky magazine

Fans of print media and journalism — a group I am proudly a part of — have enjoyed watching the last couple years as a new Kentucky magazine has launched and grown in this era where print publications have regularly … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Weight’

Everybody is getting a little frustrated as Season 5 of Justified winds down. Things aren’t going too well for any of our criminals — Boyd (Walton Goggins), Ava (Joelle Carter) and Daryl (Michael Rapaport) — and lead lawman Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) … Continue reading

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‘Justified’ recap: ‘Wrong Roads’

The meeting at the brothel was just what Season 5 of Justified needed. Seated around the table were Boyd (Walton Goggins), Wyn Duffy (Jere Burns), Picker (John Kapelos) and Daryl (Michael Rapaport). Their percentage negotiations for their new heroin partnership are interrupted when … Continue reading

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