Monday, January 21, 2013

Timothy Olyphant - Justified - TV Guide: Ask Matt: Jan 21 '13

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TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: Fringe Finale, Nashville, the Downton Abbey Effect, and More

Jan 21, 2013
by Matt Roush

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... Question: My question is very simple. After watching that scene in last week's Justified with Boyd and Preacher Billy, then flashing back to Walton Goggins' guest spot on Sons of Anarchy as the transvestite, not to mention his time on The Shield, he is just electric. How is he not headlining his own show by now? — Geoffrey

Matt Roush: The fact that Walton Goggins has broken out so vividly in each of these series is a testament to his value as a top-tier character actor and scene-stealer. It's quite possible that a great leading role is waiting for him somewhere — if it ever happens, my money's on FX — but I wonder if he'd be as effective in carrying a show as he is in bringing to life these intensely enjoyable supporting characters, where we're always left wanting more. As long as he's working, I'm happy.

Question: We are big fans of Justified. However, my husband has a problem with staying awake during the program. That was fine the last couple of seasons because we'd catch up with it the next day with On Demand with our cable company. This year it's not on demand, and we don't have a DVR. The cable company gouges us enough. Any reason why we can't get Justified or is that something through our cable company? As long as I have you here, both CSI's are available On Demand but not Criminal Minds?J

Matt Roush: Check again. On my own cable system, Justified's season opener is now available for viewing on demand (though not online except via iTunes), but I'm not sure how many days after broadcast it may be delayed; these things vary by the show and network. If it isn't available, it may be a function of your cable provider. Regarding network series like Criminal Minds (and, also via my mailbag, shows including Person of Interest and The Mentalist), those deals for online or On Demand availability are generally determined by the studio, not the network, again on a show-by-show basis, and there's still a theory in some circles that by not giving a show away for free, it may increase its value in syndication and the DVD marketplace...


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