Listeria – The Long Arm of the Law

31 Mar

I am not a big watcher of episodic television. As my family will tell you, I watch weird documentaries on The Smithsonian Channel and National Geographic Channel. However, there are a couple of shows that I watch religiously, and Justified is at the top of that list. I watch each episode as it is recording, then I watch the recording to see if I missed anything.

Raylan Givens, Boyd Crowder and the gang are some of the best characters on television. I know there are other great shows, but, in my mind, this one tops them all. For those who do not know, Raylan is a deputy marshal who grew up in Harlan County, Kentucky, and he has to deal with Boyd, a criminal who he grew up with. Of course, other criminals pop up, and situations usually end up in gunplay.

There are other great shows on television, and Games of Thrones is one that I also watch religiously. The people in Westeros are tough, but I really think that Raylan and Boyd would wreak havoc on the Lannister’s.

The Justified season is about to come to a close, and it has been announced that there is one season to go. In honor of my favorite show, I have decided to list some of my favorite television law enforcement officers. I will not make any comments. A list this great speaks for itself.

Raylan GivensRaylan Givens

Barney FifeBarney Fife

 Pepper AndersonPepper Anderson

Gunther Toody and Francis MuldoonCar 54

Joe FridayJoe Friday

Phil FishPhil Fish

Seth BullockSeth Bullock

Hutch Hutchinson and Dave StarskyStarksy and Hutch

Deputy DawgDeputy Dawg

ColumboColumbo

Dudley Do-RightDudley Do-Right

Now, that bunch would make a heck of a police force.

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9 Responses to “Listeria – The Long Arm of the Law”

  1. frontrangescribbles March 31, 2014 at 02:22 #

    Fish, man I had forgotten about that show.

    • Rick March 31, 2014 at 02:56 #

      Barney Miller was a great show.

  2. jcalberta March 31, 2014 at 16:00 #

    Fife is my Man!
    Don’t know Justified .. have to give it a peek. Damn sure impatiently waiting Season 4 of Games of Thrones though. Heard a nasty rumour they might pull the plug after this season …

    • Rick March 31, 2014 at 17:21 #

      I hear that Game of Thrones is stopping after 7 seasons. You need to check out Justified. It is an awesome show.

      • jcalberta April 1, 2014 at 17:21 #

        “Seven”?? gooood.
        That outta sate my dragon fix.

  3. El Guapo March 31, 2014 at 20:04 #

    Wow, most of that list is a blast from the past!
    I’ve seen a few episodes of the new Hawaii 5 0, and it’s been entertaining. And very pretty.

    • Rick April 1, 2014 at 04:58 #

      I forgot about Hawaii 5-0. I could have listed Dan-O.

      • El Guapo April 1, 2014 at 13:18 #

        Joe Friday has been written up as the prototype of the disconnected, impersonal character we often get in police procedurals these days.

      • Rick April 1, 2014 at 18:40 #

        I guess every character is a copy of something that came before. Music is kind of that way, too.

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