I concur, it does seem to be 'let's see the bad guy of the week gets taken down in one shot' for the first few weeks, but then the story starts to emerge and the time you've spent with the characters pays off in terms of the relationships.
Stick with Justified, it pays off.
Yeah, first series. It's okay, but it needs to be more than that if it wants my attention for 40 minutes. I don't watch tv for the sake of it and there are better things out there.
You can't necessarily write off an entire show based on three episodes of the first series these days - but fair enough, that is a fair amount of time to spend bedding in a show, especially as time is precious and all that. Certainly some shows manage to hook you in episode one (Bates Motel and Hannibal recently did for us), but Justified does get better once the formulaic few eps are out of the way.