Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
Season 1 was a one-of-a-kind mix of dark comedy and grit. The show hasn't reached those heights since. Now, it's merely a good cop show with one or two funny lines per episode. I'm really disappointed -- I loved Season 1.
I disagree. Season 2 was the best season. Season 3 started out even stronger but faded just a bit towards the end. The Quarles arc was just a little too long. I loved Season 1 as well, but Raylan could not keep up the body count he piled up in Season 1 and have the show maintain any sense of reality. It's TV so there is some obvious creative license, but Raylan couldn't keep pulling out his gun every episode.
I do think the show is at its strongest when it is Olyphant v. Goggins. I think we will see more of that in Season 4, especially after Arlo's actions in the last two episodes of Season 3.