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Reblogged » Text-to-Screen Ratio: Justified (Part 1)

With tonight’s final JUSTIFIED episode waiting in the evening’s wings, thought I’d promote something as to why the show’s gathered me up so. Check out The Lesser of Two Evils “…focusing on FX’s “Justified” and its origins in the works of Elmore Leonard.”

The Lesser of Two Equals

(Editor’s note: Welcome to the first installment of a two-part series, focusing on FX’s “Justified” and its origins in the works of Elmore Leonard. In part one, our humble correspondent takes a look at the show’s pilot episode and the short story “Fire in the Hole” that inspired it. Part two, coming later this summer, will look at the entire first season and how it compares with the novels “Pronto” and “Riding the Rap.” For the sake of analysis many spoilers are present for the first episode, so if that bothers you here’s a warning: 24 letters to get out of town.)

A few weeks ago, in the intro to my Text-to-Screen Ratio on “Dexter,” I made the observation that you don’t usually see television networks taking a cue from books to develop their new shows. My argument went that given the range of demands on a television show –…

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2 Responses to “Reblogged » Text-to-Screen Ratio: Justified (Part 1)”

    • le0pard13

      Yeah, amazingly JUSTIFIED flew under the radar for so long. Glad that at last many began speaking out how much they enjoyed it, and will miss the show now that’s completed its arc. Thanks, Mark. 🙂

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