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

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    Justified makes you want to be the good guy and the bad guy at the same time.

    It hones in on the ebb and flow of the essential elements of life so well that this black guy from Atlanta feels a kinship with hillbillies from Kentucky. It rises up from the dirt and the squalor and the drugs and the hopelessness of rural Appalachia, mostly on sparkling dialogue but sometimes on unpredictable plot twists, to wrap its arms around your shoulder like an old friend does when they want to tell you a story.

    As a black viewer - as a black MALE viewer - Mad Men has no way to let me in, its writers do practically nothing to help me believe, even in my wildest of dreams, that I could be Don Draper. To me, that's a writer's choice, a producers choice, to make this show a white man's wet dream of what it was like to be a real man in the sixties.

    I'll take the country boys any day of the week.

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