Longmire

Longmire

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2013
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A sheriff struggles to turn his life around in the wake of his wife's recent passing.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2013.
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen.
ISBN: 9781624046445
1624046444
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (443 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.

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N13m4nd
Oct 21, 2019

It’s difficult to write a review of this show because it’s all going to sound like a terrible cliché. Walt Longmire is a rural sheriff who dresses and talks like an old west cowboy, doesn’t go by the book, and instead writes his own rules as he goes. See? Sounds awful. But every now and then somebody comes along and does familiar material so well that it transcends clichés and is actually fresh and novel. I enjoy the occasional friendly banter and occasional angry opposition of the dialog, which is really quite funny at times. I enjoy the cultural enmity between the white town and adjacent Native American reservation. And I very much enjoy Robert Taylor’s quiet intensity as a man who says little but never wastes a word. But while Walt is the central character, the series does not neglect the supporting characters, who frequently get the best lines. As the only law enforcement in this sparsely settled county, Longmire is not just a detective, but frequently also serves as arbiter of any and all conflicts which arise. And as he resolves these dilemmas, Walt treats each situation as an individual matter, seeking justice as a higher principle than enforcing the letter of the law. And yes, occasionally the stories veer into the improbable, but I’d prefer that to the clichés anyway. In closing, the show deserves what I consider the highest recommendation one can give a television show, which is, Longmire is not the same old thing. (I must admit, though, that the show loses its way in the last 2 seasons, which are not as good.)

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capitalcity
Sep 10, 2019

For those viewers fatigued by gizmos, gadgets and tech trinkets in general propping up mindless, jargon ridden, yarns, Longmire offers a slew of episodes of gimmick free visual narrative, based in the here and now of the High Plains. Granted, season six was rather lame and, in the end, touchy feely, with the cast more or less simply (half-heartedly?) playing out the last of the script. But the first five are the real deal. So, touch base with the sheriff's department in Absaroka County, where common sense actually makes an appearance.

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ahicks414
May 11, 2019

Love the characters, watched the entire series several times, plus 2 of the books (so far). It's the lifestyle that's the main draw for me. The values. They vary from person to person but they work it out, usually. And as in real life, when Longmire sticks to the truth, sticks to his guns, he draws fire. The many, many murders in a tiny town come mostly from the casino, the opposition to the casino mixed with the support for the casino, plus the moneymaking potential of running crime in and around the casino. Drugs, sex, loan sharking, etc. And the Irish mob shows up. All of that. The series is also about faith -- having faith in honest people. After awhile, no matter how far out a character's behavior seems to be, when you understand him or her, you know they are justified. Just wait to see why or come up with your own theories. I was raised on westerns. I don't object to them. :-D

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KathyO59
Apr 20, 2018

A friend recommended this to me but I was hesitant because I'm not into westerns. After some assurances, I watched it and got hooked. I marathon watched the first 4 season, which were the only ones out. I recognized Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase and Katee Sackhoff but none of the other actors but they all did pretty well. Teenagers would be fine, but I would not recommend these for younger children. Definitely looking forward to watching the next season.

LONGMIRE was recommended to me by a coworker. I imagined something more Sam Shepardesque and less contrived, but this a formulaic murder mystery series that requires a huge suspension of disbelief (that such a body count could be produced by a rural Wyoming county; that a sheriff's deputy would be allowed on duty with her blouse unbuttoned, etc.). Lou Diamond Phillips is good though. He delivers the wooden Hollywood Indian with gusto, and the stuff that has to do with the reservation (tribal police, tribal politics) is interesting. Too bad LONGMIRE was not more like a WIRE on the rez. All in all the comments below from daysleeper236 are on the mark.

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daysleeper236
Aug 28, 2016

Typical cop formula set in Wyoming. Relies heavily on tropes and cliché dialogue. Unoriginal, safe and conventional to the point of being boring. Did not finish.

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strider643
Jun 04, 2016

Found this series to be pretty boring. Found myself fast forwarding throughout. Didn't hold my interest. I thought the scene with him crying was a phony scene. Not recommended.

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bobbles1
May 30, 2016

Great series, the plots and the dialogue are often a little sketchy, brief and hard to follow if you don't pay attention, but the action and character development as you watch the episodes comes through very well..... the countryside is beautiful and varied, the American counterpart of the Brit mystery series like Foyle's War which showcase the English pastoral scenery ...... I love this series, highly recommend it.

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Reads_A_Lot
Apr 10, 2016

Very good western mystery series. Great characters. Love the strong friendship between Walt and Henry - both honorable, trustworthy men. Getting ready to start season 4 on Netflix. It has been renewed for a 5th season.

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empbee
Mar 03, 2016

Entertaining series with good acting taking place in a small Wyoming town.

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jimg2000
Sep 16, 2013

Walt: Are you (Barlow) having an affair with Julia Sublette?
Barlow: (sighs) I wouldn’t classify the emotionally detached sex we enjoy as an ”affair.” ... I tried marriage a few times and it didn’t agree with me. Julia is gorgeous and smart; we have fun and then she goes home. Why would I want to mess with that?

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jimg2000
Sep 16, 2013

(May not be the exact words but close enough)
Vic: Does the cult have a name? October: Why is there so much ignorance in the world? Look at all the poisons you people consume, and the messiah you worship has been gone for 2000 years. Maybe you are the cult!

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jimg2000
Sep 16, 2013

Walt Longmire: "We got guns and money, all we need is lawyers."

Henry: According to the internet, it takes three months for a marijuana plant to grow to this height.
Walt: According to the internet, the moon landing was faked.

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jimg2000
Sep 16, 2013

From IMDb:
"Longmire: Pilot (#1.1)" (2012)
Omar: What happened to your hand?
Sheriff Walt Longmire: Hurt it.

Victoria 'Vic' Moretti: What the hell happened to your truck? And your hand. You hurt your hand.
Sheriff Walt Longmire: You're right. You should consider a career in law enforcement.

Cady Longmire: What happened to your hand?
Sheriff Walt Longmire: I hurt it.

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Aug 14, 2014

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