TV Review: Fifth Season of ‘Justified’ Launches with Dark Edge

What a great time to be a TV junkie. NBC’s “Community” is back in prime form with the return of Dan Harmon. HBO launches the incredible “True Detective” on Sunday and “Sherlock” returns stateside next weekend. There’s enough quality out there that FX’s “Justified” could get lost in the shuffle. Don’t let that happen.

With a smart pair of season-opening episodes, “Justified” is back with its complex blend of humor, action, wit, and southern charm. As the writers do every season, the tone has been tweaked again this year, resulting in a start that feels darker, deadlier, and more dangerous than the last few seasons. This is great TV.

Television Rating: 4.5/5.0

The season premiere, “A Murder of Crowes,” introduces us to who I suspect will be the “big bad” for the season, Daryl Crowe Jr. (Michael Rapaport, who seems to be pushing his accent a bit
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