Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced that they will release on Blu-ray
Justified: The Complete Third Season On December 31. The modern-day, gun-slinging police drama stars Timothy Olyphant as the rugged, old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Deadwood: The Complete Series), along with Walton Goggins (The Shield) as career criminal Boyd Crowder. The season guest stars Jeremy Davies in his Emmy-winning role as Dickie Bennett (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, 2012).
The third season of Justified finds Harlan County no longer under the rule of the Bennett family, while Boyd returns to the criminal life and Raylan struggles to keep the town under control. The critically acclaimed FX drama brings together additional all-star casting including Nick Searcy (Moneyball), Joelle Carter (TV's Prime Suspect), Jacob Pitts (TV's The Pacific), Erica Tazel (TV's Jericho), and Natalie Zea (TV's Person of Interest: The Complete First Season).
The three-disc set comes with all 13 episodes, deleted scenes, outtakes, cast and crew commentary on nine episodes, and three all-new featurettes that focus on the making of season three, the stunts and a tour of Nobles Holler. Exclusive to the Blu-ray is a sit down interview between Olyphant and Goggins.
But the second half didn't blow me away either. There are a lot of characters that I just don't care for (Winona, Ava, Raylan's partners, Raylan's dad) all of which took up way too much screen time in that season. I liked them giving a focus near the end to really the only other character I liked in the first season (Boyd) but it was too little too late.
That's why I thought the second season was such an improvement. They introduced a slew of interesting new characters and, apart from an ill advised winona-steals-money-from-the-evidence-locker storyline in the middle of the season, they kept the focus on those characters all season.
The role of the main character is a modern day Clint Eastwood. Nobody believes this when I say it to 'em but afterwards they couldn't agree more. I'm surprised at the low rating on people's collections of this show. If ever there was a hidden gem show, this one qualifies for sure and I can't wait to pick up the 3rd season.