Timothy Olyphant (who has struck TV gold again after staring in the brilliant Deadwood) plays Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (a character created by novelist/screenwriter Elmore Leonard who appears in 2 of his novels and a short story). This seems like the role Olyphant was born to play, and hopefully will have more than 3 Seasons to expand on this character. He's just as likely to throw a joke your way, before a punch...but will then will follow with said punch. But he's not just a gun totting cliche either. Sure he wears a cowboy hat, boots, jeans and a bad tie...but he also is an oddly touching character who goes out of his way to make sure he protects everyone he cares for. And this sometimes blurs his sense of right and wrong, and it's fascinating to see which way he decides to go. His relationship with his father is also the most compelling and complicated father/son storyline I've EVER seen in a TV show. He's a true lawman for the 21st Century and I live for characters like this...these are the kind of guys you root for.
|TV's Biggest Badass: Marshal Raylan Givens|
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