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View Diary: Justified (not Mad Men or GoT) is the best show on television (254 comments)

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  •  You will LOVE Justified. I think, anyway. (2+ / 0-)
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    one of 8, thankgodforairamerica

    I know a lot of Leonard's screen adaptations have been shitty, but Justified gets it right. Elmore Leonard gives a lot of input to the show, and he even wrote a collection of Raylan Givens short stories specifically for the show. The writers say they operate with a "What Would Elmore Do" philosophy, and I believe they mean it.

    The movie version of Out of Sight is excellent. It was in good hands with Steven Soderbergh directing and George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez as Jack Foley and Karen Sisco respectively. Let's see, Tarantino's treatment of Rum Punch ("Jackie Brown") was also outstanding. The more recent 3:10 to Yuma was good. I like the movie version of Get Shorty, though I know not everyone does. Unless I'm missing something, most of the rest of the adaptations have been mediocre at best, and obnoxiously bad at worst.

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