Justified or Sons of Anarchy?

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  1. deli99

    deli99 Well-Known Member

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    So I'm looking for a new series to watch from the beginning, and these two are the front runners. I'm looking for opinions to sway me to one of them. FWIW, I'm a big fan of The Wire, Deadwood, and Breaking Bad.

    SoA is available on Netflix streaming, which is a plus. I am hoping Justified will run a marathon of at least S2 prior to the S3 premier in January. Anyone know if that will happen?

    So which should I start with? Thanks.
     
  2. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Since there isn't much time before Justified starts, I'd go with that.

    Once you're caught up, and have watched the upcoming season of Justified, then you can move on to SOA, as you'll have till September to get caught up.

    Both are excellent shows.

    Justified season 1 is the better of the two IMHO.
    Season 2 doesn't quite measure up to the bar set by S1, but still pretty good.

    Same could be said of SOA, S1 great, S2 pretty darn good, S3 meh, S4 excellent.


    phox
     
  3. Ment

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    Agreed, Justified is a lower hill to climb plus the new season is coming up. You have time to get caught up for SOA.
     
  4. MikeMar

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    Well Justified is shorter due to less season and w/ the new season coming up as you say. And SofA JUST finished up, so you have months to catch up there.
     
  5. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    I love Justified. It gets my vote.

    FX has already started the Justified re-watch. They started with S1E1 a few weeks ago, and have been airing 2-3 episodes a week; I think late Wed evenings. There could still be a marathon before S3 starts, however.
     
  6. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

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    Justified.
     
  7. whitson77

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    Justified. I actually haven't watched SOA. So full disclaimer there. But Justified is one of the best shows on TV IMO.
     
  8. markymark_ctown

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    this is sound advice.

    i have watched all 4 season of SoA and just starting season 2 of Justified. Both are good, but I like SoA a bit better...
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

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    I agree at the moment, because SoA was just on.

    But next month we'll be in the middle of Justified, and I'll think that one's a bit better.
     
  10. sieglinde

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    I didn't find any likable characters in SOA. I even liked the bad guys in Justified.
     
  11. photoshopgrl

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    This!
     
  12. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    I'm not sure I agree with this. I think they are both really really good the first season. I do like Justified better overall but I think that's due to my previous agreement post. I don't really like any of the characters on SOA even if I find them fascinating. On Justified I find myself charmed to death by Boyd as much as I do Raylan. Gosh, I'm so glad it's almost back!
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

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    Justified 2 had better character work, but Justified 1 had more of Raylan killing people. So it's a wash. :D
     
  14. deli99

    deli99 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the advice. Justified it is.
     
  15. Bierboy

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    Wise choice...
     
  16. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    So if I watched Justified and loved it, should I now watch Sons of Anarchy?

    The DVDs are on my amazon wish list...do I pull the trigger?
     
  17. Snappa77

    Snappa77 RUDEBWOY

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    This entire post is dead on.

    Agree 1000%
     
  18. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    Well, I wouldn't say that as a rule. They are completely different types of shows. I say pull the trigger and find out! :)
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    An appropriate choice of phrase for either show! :D
     
  20. markymark_ctown

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    no, try season 1 on netflix and see if you like it :)
     

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