Five-Star Fridays

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

“Long Hard Times To Come,” By T.O.N.E.-Z and Rench. Bluegrass meets hip-hop. Really.

This is also the theme song from the terrific new FX series Justified. If you liked Deadwood, you should give the show a try. Timothy Oliphant is great, though he basically plays Seth Bullock transported to modern-day Kentucky, employed as a U.S. Marshall.

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8 Responses to “Five-Star Fridays”

  1. #1 |  Ben | 

    If you’re into bluegrass + other type of music, try out some jazzgrass.

  2. #2 |  PeeDub | 

    C’mon, Seth Bullock didn’t have nary a sense of humor like Raylan Givens. And I think he parted his hair on the other side.

  3. #3 |  ParatrooperJJ | 

    He is a Marshal not a “Marshall.”

  4. #4 |  Will | 

    type cast as a headcase already. Do love him though

  5. #5 |  Leonson | 

    Raylan’s already kicked more ass in 6 or so episodes than Seth did in seasons of Deadwood.

    I don’t get the impotent rage vibe from Ray that I did from Seth.

  6. #6 |  not a viking | 

    It’s also based on/inspired by Elmore Leonard which makes for a very different tone from David Milch/Deadwood. Some of the dialogue is a treat there.

    As for ass kicking the last two episodes have been rather non violent as well (weapon play so far being a bit hit n miss, so less is more).

    Plus Walton Goggins!

  7. #7 |  Anthony Knox | 

    “Bluegrass meets hip-hop”?

    Isn’t that one of the signs of the apocalypse?

    Anyway, just because there’s a banjo in it doesn’t mean it’s bluegrass.

  8. #8 |  Black 27 | 

    This show has a far different sensibility than Deadwood and Raylan Givens is a far different character than Bullock. Love both shows though. And both characters.