Justified – The Complete Fourth Season: DVD Review











Season Overview:

U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens () is picking at the thread of a cold case more than 30 years in the making, and unraveling a riddle that echoes all the way back to his boyhood and his criminal father’s bad dealings. Meanwhile, Boyd Crowder () finds his own criminal grip on Harlan County loosening due to a Pentecostal preacher with a penchant for theatrics and a knack for manipulation.

After all of the hell that went down with season three I was ready to see just how crazy things were going to get for Raylan and Co. this time around. I already knew going into it that the villain of the season wasn’t going to top Robert Quarles and his twisted mind but I was ready to see just how they were going to surprise me and what a surprise it was. The season itself started off at a slow pace but for the most part that’s to be expected for shows. From there, there was a gradual progression to a fantastic finale. The main focus this time around was a cold case that was about 30 years old. That in itself gives a great basis for twists throughout the season (which there was many). The one thing that the show is good for and gave a whole lot more of was the “relationship” between Boyd and Raylan. It’s practically like Boyd is the Joker to Raylan’s Batman. You can’t have one without the other and both of them know that even though they deny it. Olyphant and Goggins have this special chemistry together that can’t be compared. They pick at each other like brothers but despise each other like mortal enemies and this season brought a lot of that back. The moments with the evangelist was pretty creepy and weird. Even though it didn’t last too long, the wrap up was great, I just wish they would’ve expanded a bit more on it. SPOILER ALERT: One of the surprising moments came when Arlo Givens was killed while in prison. The emotions were just there because even though him and Raylan didn’t get along that was still his father and you can see it in his face when he’s standing over Arlo’s body in the morgue. Now I don’t want to give away the main twist but lets just say that you wouldn’t see it coming which I can appreciate. There aren’t many shows that can do that anymore. This season wasn’t the best but it was extremely solid and had plenty of good moments and I’ll be counting down the days till the January 7th premiere.

Special Features:

10 Commentaries – Commentaries on Hole In The Wall, Where’s Waldo, This Bird Has Flown, Kin, Foot Chase, Money Trap, Outlaw, The Hatchet Tour, Decoy and Ghosts.

Outtakes – This feature is always so funny. With some of the serious overtones in the show it’s good to see them very lighthearted at times.

Deleted Scenes – A pretty good collection of scenes but nothing too spectacular.

Deadly Serious: Constable Bob – This feature takes a look at how they went about getting Patton Oswalt on the show and gives a bit of insight on the character.

The Veterans’ Experience – A very interesting feature about Colton Rhodes and the struggle the character has with drug addiction.

Anatomy Of An Episode – A fantastic feature that takes the episode “Peace of Mind” and plays it in real time along with a picture in picture feature that talks about the making of the episode from the cast and crew.

Justified: The Complete Fourth Season is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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