Good show that holds ones attention to the end. Compelling storyline. Robert Taylor's portrayal of his character is stellar. However, I have a hard time watching Branch, and sometimes Vic. Bad casting or bad acting? Not sure which, but Branch's portrayal is awkward and painful to watch. Vic is also often awkwardly portrayed, but a bit more watchable than Branch. Robert Taylor's acting and the storyline keeps me coming back. I'd love to see Ferg's part expanded. Will Branch be killed off? Will the show come back for a 4th season? It would be a loss if it's cancelled, but the show would benefit with some casting changes.
I love Longmire, but every time I see Branch I want to fast-forward. All he does is brood and stare sulkily into the camera. His new villainy doesn't work, IMHO, and all they've done is put dark circles under his eyes with constant close-ups on his face. I know he's pretty, but it doesn't work to have him completely go off the bend.
Not bad - after vilifying the 1-dimensional Branch they've found a way to infuse his character with the depth and breadth worthy of our interest. I'm glad they didn't discard him like SoA did with Wayne's season 1 deputy Hale - I thought he brought a great dimension to that show...
The writers also deserve credit for putting together good, well-paced, adult stories without the crutch of gratuitous sex, violence and profanity that have become the staple of most new shows.
My problem is that this show, which in this summer season is one of the best on TV, is not advertised as "What to Watch Tonight", nor is it reviewed/commented on by staff after being shown. What gives?!?
Great news that this wonderful show has been renewed. I love the actors and the story line is great too. I wish the network would promote this show a little more. I would hate to see it get cancelled like so many other shows that I liked.
As usual this episode had me on the edge of my seat. I love Walt and Henry. The world needs more Walts. This is so good. I am really liking the modern day western of this show. I will be waiting with excitement for next season. Branch better live. This is one of the top shows on tv for me. Oh and I think Katee does a great job on this show, but then again I like her acting ability. Fine show indeed.
Writers should get it straight , especially if you want to believe this show is based in Wyoming. Couple of times the characters have called it the "Fish & Game" department, that's wrong. In Wyoming, it's called the "Game & Fish" department!
Up until now I couldn't be happier with a series and character. Now, I don't know. Walt's gonna punish himself cuz his daughter was hit by a car?!? Really?!? Come on guys! This is TOTALLY out of character for Walt Longmire. Let's cut this crap and get back to what this show is supposed to be about--Walt Longmire solving crimes using his head! Since I'm here, let me get a few other things off my chest. Could Vic's clothes be any tighter? Could Branch's clothes be any tighter? How about a whole lot LESS of Branch and Vic and a whole lot MORE of the Ferg! Actually, you could probably can Vic and Branch. They don't add anthing to the show anyway. And what's with the obligatory 'sh*t' word in EVERY episode?!? I can't watch this show with my grandson because that word has to be used at least ONCE every week. I LOVE this show but there are too many unnecessary distractions. Let's recap: Get rid of Vic. Get rid of Branch. More Ferg. No more Native American rituals. Still a good show.
Being a long time lover of Gunsmoke, this show reminds me of it. Robert Taylor, the Australian actor who plays Walt Longmire is brilliant in his performance on Longmire The rest of the characters are great too. It is about time there came a very realistic show without all of the pretty faces which networks try to shove down our throats to get us to watch a show with no content. Lou Diamond Phillips has always been a favorite and adds a lot to this show. I have watched 5 shows so far and am already hooked. It reminds me of the old classics such as Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, Bonanza, etc. which were brilliant shows which were built around content, not pretty faces. Taylor actually resembles Marshal Matt Dillon at times. Great show.
As noted by a previous reviewer, the Far Left (Left Coast) is certainly using this series to push its agenda, specifically their anti-gun agenda. Twice In the episode titled 'Carcasses' there was specific mention of a firearm being 'registered', first when Longmire sees a holstered pistol on a citizen's belt and the citizen quickly says the the handgun is 'registered' and the second time when a deputy reports that a certain person's handgun was 'registered', both times the implication being that 'registration' is required for firearms in Wyoming. In actual fact there is NO requirement whatsoever that either handguns or long guns be 'registered' by the State of Wyoming. In fact, a law abiding citizen of Wyoming is allowed to carry a firearm concealed WITHOUT a concealed carry permit providing that person would meet the requirements for issuance of a concealed carry permit should he/she apply for one. There are also NO permits required in order to purchase either hand guns, long guns or ammunition.
Just another example of the sneaky, underhanded methods used by the Left when they realize they have no logical argument to offer.
The early episodes were believable... and then, the last 3 New Season episodes sound like they were written by someone on the Left Coast instead of someone with a clue about fly over country like Wyoming. Did the latest episode have to pit the cute ecco terrorist claiming that cows are killing the earth with cow farts? Really? No one dares to point out that the earth has been cooling for over a decade and maybe cow farts are the only thing that will save us from an ice age... but no. She managed to talk the rancher's son into rustling his dad's cows. Is this supposed to equal an interesting side story? It's just annoying.
I'm pretty much hooked from the get-go, the characters are solid, the cinematography is great, the various little plot elements have me hooked and I look forward to the rest of the season and season 2. I wouldn't say this is amazing television but it's definitely worthwhile to watch.
In my opinion, all I can say is WOWEEE, it's about time someone had the fortitude and guts to come along with this Wonderful Show, finally!!! It is truly worth watching, and Robert Taylor, where have you been all this time? You are my idea of a MAN. I get shivers up and down my spine when I see you and it isn't just me. My husband can't wait for your new series to come on. A&E, you deserve a big pat on the back for this beautiful story and the truly great cast that you've put together, especially Robert Taylor!!!The critics who try to destroy every thing that's good , should be tarred and feathered , and their pencils taken are they to tell us what America should see. This show contains a lot about the American Indians and provides us with some history and understanding. Oh! the humor is so refreshing. Please A&E don't do as USA TV did with Peacemakers. Still don't understand those idiots. Thanks AStrouhal
The show has excellent characters, well written mysteries and acting that holds it together.
It's not really new or fresh as such, but it does everything well and gives the show a geographical sense that few other shows (outside the numerous NYC-shows) can display. Most of the characters are pretty standard, the mysteries as fairly straight forward, but there's a nerve to the show that made it my favorite new show of 2012. I am looking forward to the next season.
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