The hillbilly murder channel

I have been watching a TV series on Prime called “Justified.” It is a formulaic program for which every resident of Kentucky should be deeply offended. The writers conjure up one hillbilly caricature after another, then allowing them to be brutally murdered by U.S. Deputy Marshall Rayland Givens, played by Timothy Olyphant. I have not counted, but Marshall Givens has to have killed twenty people by now, and seldom misses a day of work as a result. The shootings are always self defense.

I went looking for some background on Olyphant, only to find that he is scrubbed clean, as are his parents. We are told he was born in Hawaii in 1968, moved to Modesto, California, where his father worked as a VP for Gallo wineries. His mother (now divorced) is a Gideon, and we are told that his father now owns an ‘extensive’ cattle ranch in Arizona. They too are scrubbed.

Here is his Geni search result:

Olyphant Geni

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