Review | Justified

Credit: Prashant Gupta/FX

Air Date: Wednesday 2/9

Us Rating: *** 1/2

The offbeat crime drama about the exploits of deputy U.S. marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) in colorful Kentucky is full of surprises in its season opener. Olyphant charms as the feisty and good-humored hero who, in this outing, tracks a child molester and encounters deceptively bumbling pot dealers along the way. Meanwhile, Raylan's personal dilemmas -- he's still cavorting with married Winona (Natalie Zea) -- intrigue. Just one warning: The case does take an alarmingly dark turn, compliments of a scary new villain. (FX, 10 P.M.)

--JOHN GRIFFITHS