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

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  •  Yeah, without knowing, it seems authentic (2+ / 0-)

    I've never been to Kentucky, let alone Harlan, but the show seems to understand the place and the people who live there.

    The exploitation of the mining companies, the legacy of strikes and company "gun thugs," the hustles and criminality people use to survive serious poverty.... These things are always simmering within the native Harlan characters. The writers have fleshed out a very real world, and the characters seem to be instilled with the essence and experiences of the people who inhabit the place.

    Again, I speak as a TV viewer who lives in California and has never been to KY. So it could be bunk, but it sure seems right.

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