Counting down the best TV in 2010
7. "Justified" (FX)
Adapted from an Elmore Leonard story, "Justified" is wry, suspenseful, and a great vehicle for two strong actors. Timothy Olyphant (pictured) is mesmerizing as the laconic, whip-fast marshal Raylan Givens. He's a ladies' man and a contemporary cowboy with an acute sense of justice. And Walton Goggins is both inscrutable and charismatic as Boyd, Raylan's sketchy nemesis and childhood pal. Boyd was a skinhead, who may have had a religious conversion in jail — or not. The dance between Raylan and Boyd is quintessentially American, and they are surrounded by lots of quirky, Leonard-esque East Kentucky bad guys and cops.