Sunday, August 04, 2013

Media Consumption Log: Justified, Season 1

It's kind of fun, watching the last tropes of old-school masculinity played in this way.  The hero does not relish the violence he is forced to enact;  rather, the criminals and the situations he encounters force him to kill, to punch, to wear the ten-gallon hat (literally).  It's kind of like watching an episode of the Red Show Diaries, but with violence instead of sex:  it's not particularly pornographic, but you know, in your heart, that this is not quite right, not quite real. At least you hope so.

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