Image Credit: FX As 2010 comes to a close, most people look forward to starting the new year with a clean slate. But does that count when it comes to your DVR? Which episodes from 2010 have you saved and have no immediate plans of deleting? I’m away from my DVR/life partner Peter now, but I do know that he’s still holding onto “Bulletville,” the June season 1 finale of Justified, because he knows I love its cabin shootout, particularly when Timothy Olyphant’s Raylan Givens lies on the floor and shoots up at a cartel crony opening a window to sneak inside, and when two others yell in that all they want is Raylan — Walton Goggins’ Boyd and Joelle Carter’s Ava can go free. (Raylan: “I’m Raylan Givens.” Boyd: “No, I’m Raylan Givens.” Raylan: “Are you tryin’ to be funny?” Boyd: “A little.”) What is that, Peter? You’re right. I also enjoy watching Olyphant’s hair blow in slo-mo in the final seconds of the hour.
Apparently, I have a thing for unexpected, non-action use of slo-mo because I’m also coveting The Good Wife‘s November cliffhanger in which Alicia walked, in slo-mo, to Will’s office to ask him about the second voicemail she never heard. With that, I love that the producers clearly grasped how much fans would be freaking the eff out at the moment, and that for Alicia, preparing to ask that possibly life-changing question (damn you, Elizabeth Reaser for interrupting) would have been one of those times when you should be thinking about what you’re going to say, but all your inner voice is telling you is, “This is really happening. I’m really doing this.”