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It started slow but it got going. ALOT was going on but sometimes it seemed too much was going on for that sparsely inhabited county. Looking forward to the next and last season.
A bit slow going at the beginning in playing up Walt's foggy memory due to injuries in S4's finale but soon the major characters must face challengers that came with the Casino, dealt with crimes in Absaroka County and disruptions in their personal lives. Best quip: "Walter Lawnmower" (see "Quotes.") Set up nicely for the series ending S6.
A modern day Gunsmoke, which IMO, makes it much more enjoyable. Not sure who is my favorite villain to Longmire , Malachi Strand , Police Chief Mathias, or Jacob Nighthorse. All three are brilliantly played. Also like that bumbling idiot, Travis.
Season 5 starts with Walt Longmire under the gun, and this theme continues through all episodes. Citizens of Absaroka County just don't appreciate a principled lawman who has their best interests in mind. Some of the sheriff's difficulties are of his own making, but he "marshals" through nevertheless. His mistrust of Casino owner, Jacob Nighthorse, and scrapes with his lawyer daughter, not to mention a falling out with best friend, Henry Standing Bear, complicate Longmire's life, but make for good storylines. The Irish mob even gets involved! I was interested to find out that there isn't actually an Absaroka County in Wyoming, just mountains with that name. Worth a watch!
I enjoyed this 5th season of Longmire, but not as great the last four. I am wondering where Walt's Indian mystic link has gone? Standing bear keeps getting in hot water, and in the books he is much wiser. I agree Cady and Vic keep Walt's life full of drama. I love that lovable loser Travis is back, and I hope he gets more screen time. The Ferg gets a girlfriend! Nighthorse is still a conniving back stabber, using naïve Cady against Walt. Next season will be the last at Netflix and I am hoping for some happy endings.
OK I will tell you that this is an interesting modern western and worth watching.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series, having watch the 4 seasons four to five times now. One of the season I had to request from the inter-library loan (ILL) service. So, I hope Hennepin County Library orders the season they don't have, with more copies of the 5th season. It sure seems there are many people that enjoy the series. But, I digress. I am grateful for the pleasure of watching this and other series and movies with I choose. Thank you.
As a Longmire fan, this one was awesome. So many things going on but still kept the story line going. Can't wait till the next one. We all loved it.
In the first four seasons, Longmire was very well done, subtle acting, solid story lines and most things were resolved. This season picks up after Longmire was shot. His daughter finds him, but his girlfriend is missing. Before recovering from being shot, Longmire cowboys up and tracks down the bad guys. rather than Robert Taylor's usual superb acting, Longmire just sighs A LOT. Even after he heals and passes his physical (yes he actually went to a doctor) with flying colors, he still just sighs. If he isn't dying, and if he isn't going to retire, why all the exaggerated sighs? I thought there would be something to explain it. Moving to Netflix hasn't change everything, however. Still lots of intrigue, Cady and Vic still making Walt's life hard, and the casino is still a hotbed of sin, mayhem, and dirty dealing.
Dear Library: Please order more copies of this excellent series. There is currently 100 people waiting to watch it but only one copy available at the OPL. Thank you!
Oh, how I wish that there would be some description attached to all the DVD's that are ordered - the actors who were in it, a brief overview of what the DVD is about would help. Some titles give the story away, but most don't. I have fallen into the habit of just going ahead and asking for the DVD anyway, then end up bringing most back because I am not interested in the subject. I could save some time by just looking at a description, but alas, we seem to be unable to get same. By not getting a DVD that turns out to be of no interest to me, I guess I save a few steps for library staff too. Just sayin...