Happy Wine Wednesday! Jay Giles returns to the podcast this week to discuss one of our favorite fictional characters - Raylan Givens. Long time listeners will recall that Jay previously joined me to discuss the Justified pilot and share reflections on the series as a whole, so it only made sense to have him back to discuss our thoughts on the first episode of Justified: City Primeval.
We follow the lead of the writers and kickoff our conversation with our thoughts on our re-introduction to Raylan Givens. The writers wasted no time in giving us a peek into how Raylan has grown as both a father and a law enforcement officer since we last saw him in the Justified finale.
The "City Primeval" in this series is Detroit, so we discuss this new location for the next chapter in the Raylan Givens story and how it shapes the story and the world in which Raylan is now navigating. OG Justified fans know that Detroit was definitely a location visited in the original series, but there's definitely a different feel to it now that the Motor City is the center of this season.
As with the original series, Timothy Olyphant is surrounded by a very talented group of actors. Jay and I talk about how much fun it was to see talented actors like Vondie Curtis Hall, Aunjanue Ellis, Amin Joseph, and Keith David in the opening episode.
We talk about what was well done in the pilot, what didn't work so well, and our wishlist for the season. And as always, we close out with the thirst segment and a few prompts inspired by this revival.
Friendly reminder - we drink, we know things, we use adult language, and we have a great time!
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