Today, we look at when (or if) you folks believe that Justified “jumped the shark.”
This is “Just Can’t Jump It,” a feature where we examine shows that launched in 2006 or later and whether they “jumped the shark.” Jumped the shark means that the show had a specific point in time where, in retrospect, you realize that show was going downhill from there. Not every show DOES jump the shark. Some shows just remain good all the way through. And some shows are terrible all the way through. What we’re looking for are moments where a show that you otherwise enjoyed hit a point where it took a noticeable nose dive after that time and if so, what moment was that?
The great Jon Hein had a website devoted to this topic, but he sold it off in 2006 and after being maintained for a couple of years it was then merged into TV Guide in 2009, so I figured it’d be fun to look at shows that launched after the sale and see what we all think about whether they jumped the shark and, if so, when did it happen? Here is the archive of the show’s we have done far.
Today, we look at the drama Justified, about U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, who had gotten out of his Appalachian upbringing in Harlan County, Kentucky but was now dragged back in, often facing off against his old friend growing up, Boyd Crowder, now a criminal.
So first…DID IT JUMP THE SHARK? I don’t think it did.
WHEN DID IT JUMP THE SHARK Again, I don’t think it ever jumped. It’s final season wasn’t as good as the others, but it was still excellent. But let me know what you folks think!
Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com for suggestions for shows for us to do in future installments!