Original Show: Justified
Played By: Margo Martindale
The Pitch: With all due respect to Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, Justified has the best villains on television. With all due respect to Walton Goggins's electric portrayal of Boyd Crowder, Mags Bennet is the true show-stopper. Margo Martindale is a character actress of the highest calibre, the kind of performer who can make the simple act of sipping moonshine riveting as hell.
A series about Mags's rise to power as Harlan County's marijuana matriarch would be the ideal counterpoint to the nonsense that is Weeds. The ensuing moonshine drinking games alone would make the show alone.