One exciting offshoot of TV's Southern-fried trend? Dramas are becoming more and more willing to take the action out of the big cities and into the country. FX's Justified follows U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens' exploits in Kentucky, where he interacts with many of his childhood friends in various mountain hollers. Similarly, AMC's monster hit The Walking Dead follows a band of zombie apocalypse survivors running for their lives across rural Georgia. It's the highest-rated show on TV. The South rises again!
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