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post #31 of 152
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Funny thing, I recognized her voice and was like...Is that Megan Follows? That first Anne of Green Gables was 27 years ago! What a great cast and presentation that was smile.gif
Back to Longmire. I preferred this episode over the last. Still hoping for more though. It was pretty much by the numbers.
Megan Follows!!! I KNEW she looked familiar but I missed her name in the opening credits. It was driving me nuts because I knew I should have known who she was. I always liked her and thought her star never shone as brightly as it should have.
post #32 of 152
Anyone else bothered by a sheriff who (1) distractedly leaves his coat, etc. at a strip club, (2) when processing a car crime scene lets a buddy jump in the front seat contaminating the scene and (3) cuffs a hit man's quarry in an easily accessible place where he can and does get shot by the hit man? rolleyes.gif

I'm in the camp with those who would consider voting for his opponent. eek.gif
post #33 of 152
It doesn't bother me. They are trying to portray a small town sheriff with warts and all not some smug CSI know it all.
post #34 of 152
Good episode last night. I've been wanting to like it more and last night did so. I will ride out the season at this point.
post #35 of 152
I enjoyed it also. This is a pretty good series that most people will unfortunately never see.
post #36 of 152
A&E's two hour Law Long's, Longworth and Longmire.
post #37 of 152
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Originally Posted by HairyBee View Post

Good episode last night. I've been wanting to like it more and last night did so. I will ride out the season at this point.

TiVoed it but yet to watch. Just tell me that he didn't do 3-4 really stupid things this episode and I'll watch
post #38 of 152
Maybe only one or two
post #39 of 152
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

TiVoed it but yet to watch. Just tell me that he didn't do 3-4 really stupid things this episode and I'll watch
He does a very stupid thing at a crucial point in the episode where he trusts someone he shouldn't.
post #40 of 152
So far, the third episode, the two bodies in the river, was the best of the two previous ones I've watched— the dead Mennonite stripper and the horse barn fire ones. I don't normally watch programs with commercials, even fast forwarding through the commercials seem to break the continuity of the plot, but I'll watch another episode or two to see if the program improves any.

I've read all the Craig Johnson Longmire books with the exception of the most recent, which I'm waiting to start as soon as I finish Wolf Hall. One gains perceptions of the characters that don't usually transfer from one media to the other. For example, the actor who plays Longmire has the character spot on but he's too short, he doesn't look 6'5". The actress who plays Cady appears too old. The Henry Standing Bear character is seriously miscast, he should be larger and more intimidating, not looking like an accountant. The Vic character is well cast but she should have a Philadelphia accent and her dialogue should be more colorful, except this is A&E not HBO.

The books have a dark element, one could characterize them as Wyoming noir. They also have an element of Native American mysticism, for example in one book Cheyenne warriors who have gone beyond help him stay focused in his effort to save the badly wounded Henry Standing Bear. In another, Walt is tracking a convict who escaped killing guards and FBI agents through a blizzard. An Indian, who may be real, a ghost or a figment of Walt's mind keeps him going. So far, none of the mysticism has shown up in the series, they're playing it as a straight cops and robbers albeit in a western setting.
post #41 of 152
They tried a bit of mysticism in episode 3 and then the phone rang.
post #42 of 152
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Originally Posted by Garrett Adams View Post

A&E's two hour Law Long's, Longworth and Longmire.

I was recently just thinking the same thing!
post #43 of 152
Not a bad show - we're enjoying it. Not "appointment" television, but not deleting any of them.

On a side note, I'm a bit young to see any James Arness similarities, but for me, the problem is I can't get Brett Favre out of my head whenever I see Longmire.

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post #44 of 152
Thanks, thanks a whole lot for that post CP, now it's the first thing I'm going to think of next episode - where did he put the football?tongue.gif
post #45 of 152
From the "Hot Off The Press" Thread (top of 'HDTV Programming' page) smile.gif

TV Notes
A&E’s ‘Longmire’ Renewed For Season 2
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - Jun. 29, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Four weeks into its freshman run, I’ve learned that A&E’s new drama series Longmire has been renewed for a second season. The Western-flavored series starring Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff premiered with 4.1 million total viewers to become the A&E’s most-watched scripted series debut of all time and the highest-rated new cable scripted drama of 2012 among total viewers and adults 25-54 (1.4 million viewers).

Over the first four airings, Longmire has averaged 3.9 million total viewers and 5.3 million viewers with Live +7 data for the first 2 weeks.

http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/longmire-renewed-season-2-ae-series/
post #46 of 152
I'm conflicted about this show - I like the location and the characters but so far I'm not digging the implausible killing of the week plots, with very little backstory/long arc story given. If it's going to stick to a straight procedural theme I probably won't be sticking around after this season.
post #47 of 152
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So one minute the killer in the house is shooting at the sheriff who wisely ducks for cover and a few scenes later he's just walking around in the open. Then he chains the killer's target below the floor in the seller so that the killer can easily kill him. Oh well, it was good at least to see "Ann of Green Gables" again after so many years.
Did anyone else count 34 shots out of that handgun, or am I missing something?
post #48 of 152
I see where the writers are trying to tie Native American mysticism into the fabric of Longmire, but they are not doing it too well. It is spotty and feels, IMO, that it is an afterthought. For the most part I'm liking it well enough to give it time to develop, but it's a bit disjointed so far.
It's nice to see some love for Broncos. I think Walt had a replacement or they had fixed the body work. Good recognition to Ford on a program sponsered by Dodge. Go figure. cool.gif
post #49 of 152
I just now heard of this show. Sounds interesting,I see that there are some VOD episodes listed (I have Directv) and was looking for an list of the episodes so I can start with the pilot and watch them in order.

Thanks for any help wink.gif
post #50 of 152
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Originally Posted by hopper810 View Post

I just now heard of this show. Sounds interesting,I see that there are some VOD episodes listed (I have Directv) and was looking for an list of the episodes so I can start with the pilot and watch them in order.
Thanks for any help wink.gif

http://epguides.com/longmire/ should be what you want. biggrin.gif
post #51 of 152
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Originally Posted by Pagali View Post

http://epguides.com/longmire/ should be what you want. biggrin.gif

Thank you,that will do it.
post #52 of 152
This show has promise, but its progression is losing its appeal to me. The show needs to develop a couple of longer story arcs beside Walt's daughter seeing the deputy and the deputy running an election campaign against Walt. The tension with the Tribal Police looks like it will heat up so perhaps there's an oportunity that the writers will exploit. A criminal element that Walt can't just put away in a single episode would help. There have been several characters introduced that have gone nowhere so far, so maybe these characters with varying story arcs will be expanded next season.
post #53 of 152
2 more New shows, beginning in 2 weeks...
post #54 of 152
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

This show has promise, but its progression is losing its appeal to me. The show needs to develop a couple of longer story arcs beside Walt's daughter seeing the deputy and the deputy running an election campaign against Walt. The tension with the Tribal Police looks like it will heat up so perhaps there's an oportunity that the writers will exploit. A criminal element that Walt can't just put away in a single episode would help. There have been several characters introduced that have gone nowhere so far, so maybe these characters with varying story arcs will be expanded next season.
This is my problem with the show, I also hope they will put in more long arc stuff. They keep hinting at Walt's checkered past but nothing comes of it, week after week.
post #55 of 152
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Originally Posted by billybobg View Post

This show has promise, but its progression is losing its appeal to me. The show needs to develop a couple of longer story arcs beside Walt's daughter seeing the deputy and the deputy running an election campaign against Walt. The tension with the Tribal Police looks like it will heat up so perhaps there's an oportunity that the writers will exploit. A criminal element that Walt can't just put away in a single episode would help. There have been several characters introduced that have gone nowhere so far, so maybe these characters with varying story arcs will be expanded next season.
This is my problem with the show, I also hope they will put in more long arc stuff. They keep hinting at Walt's checkered past but nothing comes of it, week after week.
Yes, that appears to be the vehicle for the long arc, but as you note, it's just the littlest of tidbits we ever see about it and there's only 2 episodes left.
post #56 of 152
The wife and I are still watching this one. I also started reading the source material, the Craig M. Johnson mystery novels. They have a sparse text style that I appreciate, kind of like a Robert B. Parker police procedural such as the Jesse Stone novels, but set in Wyoming. Johnson (a former Wyoming Sheriff) appears to be writing one novel per year and has produced 8 books so far.
post #57 of 152
Good episode last night. It's hard to believe the season finale will be next week. I have really enjoyed this show.
post #58 of 152
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Originally Posted by BoilerJim View Post

Good episode last night. It's hard to believe the season finale will be next week. I have really enjoyed this show.

I agree. I liked that the tribal sheriff appears to be on the up and up. There can be disagreements, but all in all he needs to be a good cop. I think that Branch's character is becoming very good and Bailey Chase is proving to be a good actor. He's showing that he's a good guy, trying to do his job with a lot of pressure coming from different directions. This, to me, is interesting and makes me want to see that storyline keep developing. The promo revealed an arc that I believe was lacking and might prove good. I'm not sure that earlier episodes revealed why Walt was down and out about his wife. If they did, I missed it. I liked Sackett's character getting more air time and hope they keep expanding her presence.
The Jesse Stone mysteries were longer two hour presentations. More development and better dialogue. My point is that solving a mystery in an hour might be a bit cramped for this type of show. Many shows (such as The Closer) seem to put a lot more into that hour and still have longer arcs mixed in. Two part shows and longer arcs with a known or unknown criminal presence that can't be solved in an hour or two would be excellent, IMO. Anyway, I enjoy the show and look forward to the finaly and next season.
post #59 of 152
I got a bad vibe from the tribal police chief early in the series, probably because the same actor played a particularly vicious drug lord on the recently cancelled Ringer.smile.gif
post #60 of 152
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I got a bad vibe from the tribal police chief early in the series, probably because the same actor played a particularly vicious drug lord on the recently cancelled Ringer.smile.gif

I agree. I'm feeling that he will be good cop, but still have territorial issues that come with the complicated juristictions.
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