Television Review: Justified Season 3 Premiere

For two seasons now, I've half-seriously wondered if my opinion that Justified is the best show on television might be the result of manipulation, of fabricated context, of forced contrast.

Because Justified's theme song is so bad, even According to Jim might seem like small-screen Nirvana afterward.

But with a third-season premiere that's as good if not better than anything this unique modern-day western has offered so far, Justified continues to raise the bar for scripted prime time.