Los Angeles Times

No. 3 TV show: Justified

Debuted in January on FX

You'd think creator Graham Yost would give his hero, Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), a much-needed break after the Season 2 feud with the Bennett clan. Fat chance. Season 3 exploded with three new contenders to take control of Harlan County's criminal enterprises, including Raylan's old frenemy Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins). "Justified" was just as bloody and brilliant as usual.