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Longmire on A&E

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by pablo, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Galaxie6411

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    Aug 26, 2007
    Good deal, only a few small things nag me that are just plain wrong for WY but all in all it isn't bad. The unbelievably long license plate number on the last episode cracked me up, most they can have is 6 or 7 numbers and the first 1-2 are the county number, up to 23, that are ranked by population. Should have been X county XXXX. Suppose they didn't want to get even close to a real plate number since the character was a suspected pedophile. Would have been kind of a cool inside joke if they would have made it 24 county XXXX.
  2. Tiny

    Tiny Mentor

    Feb 1, 2009
    I like it thumbs up ,after all how much crab fishing, storage lockers , pawn, pickers, gold rush, flying alaska, choppers, truck driving, shows can a man take.:nono:
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    LOCODUDE Hall Of Fame

    Aug 7, 2007
    New York
    This one is definitely a keeper on the SL.....
  4. olguy

    olguy Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2006
    I read somewhere they did have some 24 county tags on some of the vehicles in the pilot. And Craig Johnson now has several of those. :) It gets better with each episode. And I really enjoy it now that I've nearly finished the first book and know more of the back stories. I gotta tell you, Deputy Vic is something else in the book. Talk about a strong, independent woman. With a mouth on her like a sailor. :lol:
  5. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    In terms of acting, writing, directing and general production values, I think this is the best new show of this Summer Season. Everything is done well.
  6. olguy

    olguy Hall Of Fame

    Jan 9, 2006
    I have really enjoyed this program. The season finale will have Charles S. Dutton appearing as a detective from Colorado. Should be a good one.

    A&E Renews Longmire for 2nd season is great news also.

    I just started the 4th book in the series. There are some differences but that's to be expected I guess.
  7. yosoyellobo

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    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    Quickly became one of my favorite shows. Glad it was renew.
  8. Holydoc

    Holydoc Legend

    Feb 17, 2008
    Panhandle, FL
    I like the show but it is too slow paced to be one of my favorite serialized shows. I watch this show when my DVR is clear of shows like Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Fringe, Falling skies, etc. This is more of a time filler show like Rookie Blue, Breakout kings, etc.
  9. Gary McCoy

    Gary McCoy Cool Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    Season 1 is a wrap, the wife and I are watching and enjoying this one togather. I also started the Longmire books, author Craig Johnson is in fact a former Montana Sheriff. Absarouka County is fictional, but there is an Absarouka mountain range in the NW corner of the state. However the terrain seen in the series is more like the counties along the Southern border of Montana. Johnson wrote book #1 in 2005 and has published once per year since then, with book #8 in 2012.

    I have finished the first three books. The A&E scripts are original, save for the Season 1 finale which is a plot from book #1.
  10. yosoyellobo

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    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    Looking forward to next season.
  11. olguy

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    Jan 9, 2006
    I'm about half way through the 5th book. I'm really looking forward to next season. Although I will say the season finale was not one of the better episodes, in my opinion. Some good spots but not that good overall.
  12. makaiguy

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    Sep 24, 2007
    Aiken, SC
    After enjoying a long stretch of success with The Closer, the prime-prime drama that kept him and partner John Coveny gainfully employed for the better part of seven years, writer-producer Hunt Baldwin is eager to impress audiences with his latest cable-TV project: Longmire, the modern-day western set to kick off a 10-episode run June 3 on the A&E Network.

    But he and Coveny are walking into this new territory with their eyes wide open, acutely aware that their latest show will be subjected to close scrutiny by the most demanding critics imaginable: The many faithful fans of the Craig Johnson mystery novels that are the producers’ source material.

    “That’s something we take seriously,” Baldwin said while calling from a location near Santa Fe that is doubling for the Wyoming setting of Johnson’s books. “We want to make sure they’re happy.

  13. Gary McCoy

    Gary McCoy Cool Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    Yeah, Santa Fe actually makes sense. I kept wondering why it seemed like the Grand Tetons were never visible in any direction, because you can see them from parts of three states.

    Certainly the books have more detail about the crimes, plus more detail about the politics, both tribal and county. Longmire has a love life but keeps hooking up with the wrong woman, and getting hurt. In many ways these books are a contemporary police procedural, kinda like a Western version of Robert B.Parker's Jesse Stone. The sparse prose is similar in style, and not at all like the historical Westerns that Parker wrote (Appaloosa and Monte Walsh).

    For my money, the very best subplot that keeps popping up in the books is the recurrent one of the Indian spirits. In times of great physical stress and sometimes in dreams, Longmire actually sees and is aided by the ghosts of the famous Lakota warriors and Dog Soldiers. He will not even discuss this with Henry, knowing that if word gets around, he will never win re-election. In this aspect of Native American spirituality, the Longmire novels resemble those of Tony Hillerman. However, it would be very difficult to do this topic justice in a weekly TV series, whereas Johnson crafts each book over 12 months.

    In the books, Vic the female Deputy is a fiery black-haired Italian going through a divorce in Wyoming, after she moved from Philidelphia to Wyoming with her new husband, giving up her job as a beat cop for 5+ years. Then he moved on to another job in Alaska, and she refused to go. I had doubts about Katee Sackoff in the role, but she's actually very good. I also had doubts about Lou Diamond Phillips as Henry Standing Bear, because in the books, Henry is a very large powerfull man and Phillips is slight. But Phillips is now a good actor, and portrays Henry well.

    I highly reccomend the books.
  14. klang

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    Oct 14, 2003
    Tweet from LouDPhillips today:
  15. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Now there's an upstanding bear!

    One early ep I was watching looked like it was shot in The Plaza. Anyone know? Camera angles looked like they were chosen to not reveal location- same when they're out driving- Mtn ranges in b/g, but hardly ever roadside views.
  16. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    I like the show. It is quite different than the big city cop shows that I watch a lot of.
  17. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

    Jan 25, 2007
    Halifax, MA
    I love Longmire and have stopped watching all of the big city cop shows that I once did over the past few years [YOUTUBE]mznsEcZlM2I[/YOUTUBE]
  18. dhaze

    dhaze Cool Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    When I saw the preview for the show I did set it to record. I am glad I did, I watched the first couple of episodes then my wife wanted to start watching it so we started from the first one, and really glad we did. Great show and look forward to season 2.
  19. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
    Now that season 3 of Longmire has wrapped, there is uncertainty as to whether A&E will order a rth season due to declining viewership. Cast member Lou Diamond Phillips (Henry) is urging viewers to tweet @A&E vefore September to urge them to continue the series. Ratings for the third season:
  20. yosoyellobo

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    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    I am sure that the three and a half million who watch this show would preferred another reality show. In an era of five hundred or more channels I would hope that they will find a home for it.

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