Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter

Justified: Boyd Crowder’s Crisis of Faith

Really, really, really and truly: Boyd Crowder on FX’s ‘Justified’ might be my all-time favorite character of faith (and doubt) on a television show ever. Everything about Boyd–from his charisma, to his misguided preaching, to his encounter with doubt–is so unbelievably riveting that the way actor Walton Goggins plays Boyd calls to mind Robert Duvall’s turn in ‘The Apostle,’ one of my all-time favorite movies.

Just a few weeks ago I was wondering if season two of ‘Justified’ would continue to develop Boyd’s character in as amazing a way as season one did by its end. Well, the series is delivering on their season one promise and then some. Boyd is fantastic, and while last season began with Boyd the Monster and heartless criminal, who found God and did his best to turn his entire life (and that of everyone else nearby) around, this season has Boyd neck deep in a serious crisis of faith.

So far Boyd has:

1) Begun to doubt God after the loss of all the people he cares about.

2) Started drinking again after swearing off alcohol.

3) Traded his Bible-reading for some secular philosophy.

4) Gone on the rampage a bit, unable to control his rage any longer.

5) Turned once again to criminal behavior, arguing that he just can’t seem to get it out of his blood.

Boyd’s entire demeanor is that of a broken man, a man who is lost and desperately searching for a way back to faith but who lives in a world who will not let him get there, and which places temptation in his way with every step he takes.

What a character. ‘Justified’ is a must-see show in general, but even more so because of the Boyd Crowder thread. Heartbreaking. It airs tonight at 10pm on FX.

 

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Janet Wakeland

    Salvation

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dixie

    I think he’s like a little boy who is angry with his father because he didn’t get his way. Did you notice that when Ava went into his room after he left, all that was left was a blanket and a Bible. He will get back to his true self, which is basically good, before the series ends. I think he will probably be killed off saving Raylan or Ava. It will be in an heroic way. The audience wouldn’t want it any other way (if he has to be killed.) I’m hoping he and Ava leave Harlan in the last episode and start a family away from all the temptations.

Previous Posts

We Bid Farewell to Leonard Nimoy
Friday, February 27th Leonard Nimoy, famously known for his role as Spock in the infamous Star Trek series, passed away at the age of 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, stating that the cause was the end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy publicly announced last

posted 2:25:26pm Feb. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Watch This Exclusive Video Feature from National Geographic's 'Killing Jesus'
[jwvideo vid='2epXRLlI' pid='GvkPWNBE'] National Geographic’s ‘Killing Jesus’ is set to premiere on March 29, Palm Sunday, breathing new life into the story of Jesus’ life and resurrection. Don’t miss your opportunity to watch this must-see video feature, providing an exclusive look into

posted 5:46:42pm Feb. 25, 2015 | read full post »

The Official Trailer and Movie Art for National Geographic's ‘Killing Jesus’ Is Here, And It's Powerful
Here’s a first look at the movie poster art from National Geographic’s ‘Killing Jesus,’ the upcoming film adaptation of the New York Times bestselling book about the life and crucifixion of Jesus. The highly-anticipated film will premiere on National Geographic Sunday, March 29, just one

posted 1:17:01pm Feb. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Get a First Look at A.D. The Bible Continues
This Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015, join millions of viewers for the premiere of A.D. The Bible Continues and continue on a 12-week journey through what would become the most powerful global movement in history – the rise of the Church. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-6U-BteVyQ&

posted 4:29:18pm Feb. 18, 2015 | read full post »

‘Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!’
Faster than you can say: ‘Hey! Ho! Let’s go!,’ self-taught drummer Marky Ramone continues to rock out his legacy as the last member of the most iconic punk bands in history.  In his book, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone, Marky gives an account of the punk scene in the 1970s, a look

posted 1:09:59pm Feb. 12, 2015 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.