One of the best shows on TV right now is Justified on FX. It stars Timothy Olyphant as the Elmore Leonard character Raylan Givens and it has quite a cult following. If you’re not watching it, you really should be.

Los Angeles Irish pubThe show is set in Harlan County, Kentucky, but — like almost everything you watch — filmed primarily in southern California. One of the recurring characters is State Trooper Tom Bergin, played by Peter Murnik.

What you might not know, and what I find very hard to believe is a complete coincidence, is that just about the best Irish pub in Los Angeles is Tom Bergin’s. So every time Murnik appears my wife and I chuckle a little at what we assume to be an inside joke on the part of the show’s screenwriters.

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