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We're five episodes into Season 5, but because we do the library DVD thing, we'll have to wait a few weeks before we can take another crack at it


We're enjoying the episodes, but my wife's comment toward the end of Disc 1 (of 3) in the set caught me by surprise. She looked at me and said, "I miss Limehouse."


That's right, the villain from -- when was it, Season 2 or 3? Wasn't the character considered a disappointment at the time -- one of those, "The show hasn't been the same since he was introduced" characters?


I agreed with Sarah, probably chiefly because the Season 5 villain seems so ... unimpressive. At least so far.

"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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I agreed with Sarah, probably chiefly because the Season 5 villain seems so ... unimpressive. At least so far.


Limehouse was never truly the "big bad" of a season, merely acting in the background. Season 2 was Mags (who was great), and Season 3 was Quarles (who was terrifying). 


Don't know how far along you are now, but Season 5's villain became a favorite by the end. I think it's because Michael Rapaport is so ridiculous in the role, and he rides the character carefully down that "fine line between clever and stupid." 

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I need to pay more attention to this season, now--it's the last one. Jason Panella, didn't you post this "The Literary Genius of 'Justified'" over on Facebook? Good article on the series. No spoilers:



If the show sometimes feels like it isn’t sure what kind of a show it is, that’s in part because of a sprawling ambition to be an extended meditation on grand themes: the price of sin and violence, the ties of blood and kin, the difference between justice and vengeance.


And more....

There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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