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What we’re lov­ing on the box, the web and wher­ever. THE BOX: Need some south­ern hos­pi­tal­ity? Ti­mothy Olyphant is eerily Clint East­wood-like in the mod­ern day cow­boy-cop show Jus­ti­fied and I can’t get enough of his stone-cold swag­ger. Based on El­more Leonard tales, the show con­cerns a United States mar­shall who re­turns home to Ken­tucky and is forced to con­front his roots and a host of dou­ble-cross­ing crims. The show’s for­mu­laic struc­ture is eas­ily over­come by its colour­ful char­ac­ters and rich ban­ter. Since I be­gan writ­ing this, the brains trust at TVNZ has moved it from 9.30pm, Thurs­day, TV1, to 11pm Wed­nes­day. They’ve re­placed it with – wait for it – a Bri­tish re­al­ity cop show. And they won­der why ev­ery­one just buys DVDs. Jus­ti­fied re­turns on Au­gust 31. SOUNDS: Coun­try mu­sic never sounds bet­ter than in the mid­dle of win­ter, turned up loud on a car stereo while the fan thaws out the win­dows. The Hand­some Fam­ily’s Twi­light and Son Volt’s Trace are re­ceiv­ing par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion. How­ever, the almighty king of cold morn­ing Amer­i­cana re­mains Bruce Spring­steen’s stripped-back mas­ter­piece Ne­braska. IN­TER­WEB: gig­posters.com. Col­lect­ing silk screen con­cert posters can be a hobby fraught with fram­ing ex­penses and lim­ited wall space, but you don’t mind ad­mir­ing small dig­i­tal ver­sions of poster art. This web­site is a real treat, and very easy to nav­i­gate to find the bands or artists you like. JUNK: Have re­cently dis­cov­ered Ea­gle Eye-brand crin­kle cut fries. By god, they wipe the floor with Wattie’s and McCain – and they’re cheaper.

MATTHEW DAL­LAS

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