I'm not a big fan girl for movie stars or shows on TV, but the FX show, Justified, has really captured me. I can't put my finger on what exactly has earned my love about the show. Sure Tim Olyphant as Marshal Raylan Givens is a great looking guy but that alone doesn't have me setting my schedule to never miss the show.
Some of the bad guys in this show are so thoroughly nasty I can't look away from them. Others are sympathetic and so much fun I don't want them to ever get caught. The economy of the area plays into the plots as motivations and the sets showing the living conditions of the population creates an atmosphere I assume is very realistic.
As a writer, I love interwoven relationships of the people on the show and the way the characters are driven by their histories. Raylan Givens is raised by his outlaw father and becomes a lawman. His childhood friend is raised in a law-breaking clan and becomes a criminal himself. It's a wonderfully designed conflict that leads to all kinds of internal angst and external confrontations.
Is there a TV show or movie you admire because of the character intricacies?