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Robert Taylor stars as charismatic, dedicated and unflappable Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire in this contemporary crime thriller based on the best-selling mystery novels. Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife’s death and at the urging of his daughter (Cassidy Freeman), Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of a female deputy new to the department (Katee Sackhoff), he becomes reinvigorated about his job. When an ambitious, young deputy (Bailey Chase) decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional life, one step at a time.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPilot||Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife's death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady (series star CASSIDY FREEMAN), Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Victoria Vic Moretti (series star KATEE SACKHOFF), a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election. When Branch Connally (series star BAILEY CHASE), an ambitious, young deputy decides to run against him for sheriff, Longmire feels betrayed but remains steadfast in his dedication to the community. Longmire often turns to close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (series star LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS) for support as he sets out to rebuild both his personal and professional life, one step at a time.||52:28||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Dark Road||When an exotic dancer shows up dead on Longmire's territory, Longmire and his team quickly recognize that the victim is from out of town. As the investigation continues, it becomes evident that her Amish-like roots play a major role in the murder. Meanwhile, Cady develops an unexpected relationship that could stir up controversy in their small town.||42:59||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Damn Shame||When the Stewart family barn goes down in flames with the owner and his beloved, award-winning horses inside, Longmire believes this is more than a planned suicide. Through his unconventional and old-fashioned approach, Longmire and his team soon realize that things are not what they seem and the Stewart family's long-buried secrets are the key to solving the investigation.||43:09||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Cancer||When a lone fisherman, hooks the bodies of two murdered men, including a teen from the Cheyenne Reservation, Longmire is once again reminded that his beloved West isn't the way it used to be. This investigation takes the Sheriff's department into a world where the Mexican drug cartel is local, marijuana is grown, and everyone wants a piece of the pie. It's Longmire's responsibility to put the pieces of this puzzle together, and he turns to Henry Standing Bear for help.||43:01||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDog Soldier||After a Cheyenne foster child goes missing, Walt and the team investigate the boy's birth family on the "Res." The stakes are raised when two more Cheyenne foster boys disappear and an unregistered sex offender is reported missing. The children in the group home insist that the boys were taken by a "dog soldier," a legendary Cheyenne warrior who can change shape from man to dog. Walt knows that the kidnapper was not a spirit, but a man who must be found before the unthinkable happens.||43:47||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Worst Kind of Hunter||A body is found in the woods mauled by a bear and Walt suspects that the bear was baited to attack. He and the team must track down both the bear and the person who used it as a murder weapon. When they discover that the victim was a murderer released early from prison due to overcrowding, it leads to a long list of suspects. Meanwhile, Walt must deal with Branch's uncle Lucian (guest star PETER WELLER), a former sheriff who is brought into custody after firing a shotgun in his retirement home and who can't resist inserting himself into the investigation.||43:41||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideo8 Seconds||When a wealthy beer distributor is found beaten within an inch of his life, Walt is puzzled over why the attacker stole a seemingly worthless painting. The main suspect is a bronc rider whom the victim recently dropped from sponsorship, but the discovery of an affair and a secret about the painting lead the team to realize that there are many possible motives for this brutal crime. Meanwhile, Vic's husband (guest star MICHAEL MOSELEY) returns home for a rare visit and she struggles with his jealousy of her relationship with Walt. Branch's father (guest star GERALD McRANEY) learns something that could be damaging to his campaign.||44:41||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAn Incredibly Beautiful Thing||Walt investigates the murder of a gas station owner who tried to help an unstable and barefoot young woman who claimed to be in danger. He asks Henry to use his tracking skills to find her and the trail leads to an abandoned baby, a heavily guarded drilling site in another county, and evidence of a dangerous cult. The team races to find the young woman, unsure if she is a suspect or a victim, while digging deeper into the cult's mysteries. Henry's previous tracking experiences also reveal insights into Walt's past.||42:59||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDogs, Horses and Indians||When the president of the Tribal Council is found dead in his car on county land, it's clear to Walt that the body has been moved from the original crime scene - but why? He discovers that the victim had a gambling problem and delves into the seedy world of an underground poker game run out of a tattoo parlor. After tribal politics come into play, the suspect list grows tenfold. Meanwhile, Walt deals with feelings of betrayal when he uncovers Cady and Branch's affair.||43:09||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUnfinished Business||Walt investigates the murder of a teenager who was one of four boys acquitted of raping a developmentally disabled Cheyenne girl. When another boy is killed, all signs point to the crime being an act of revenge by the girl's brother. But Walt is not convinced by the circumstantial evidence and must find the real killer before someone else ends up dead. And the arrival of a detective from Denver forces Walt to finally confront the reality of his wife's death.||44:42||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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Walt Longmire is the Real Deal
Craig Johnson's books are truly excellent. Episode One of the TV was good and it is hoped that the actors will have the opportunity to grow the TV characters. You can't distill eight books into 52 minutes but these folks have made a good start to creating a worthy version of Walt Longmire. Thanks to all involved.
Long on Prospect, Short on Sight
Set in the open plains of Wyoming, "Longmire" has the potential to be a breakout summer hit, but it's "movie of the week" feel leaves this viewer wondering if the western-set drama can make the leap from novel to television series.
Our story picks up a year after death of Walt's wife. A broken and humbled man, Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) is the incumbent Sheriff of Absaroka County. He's breaking in a new deputy, Victoria "Vic" Moretti (Katee Sackhoff), who has been with the Sheriff's Office for six months after arriving from Philadelphia where she was a veteran homicide detective.
In addition to his workload as peacemaker, Longmire is at odds with one of his deputies, Branch Connally (Bailey Chase), who is seeking to unseat the sheriff in the upcoming election. Not alone in this setting, Walt's friend of 35 years, Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips), isn't any closer to understanding his friend's feeling of loss and hopelessness.
Walt Longmire's face reads like the treasure maps seen in westerns from the dawn of cinema. Everything from Walt's haircut to his cracked skin and bleached lips read like a man that's spent plenty of time in the sun on horseback (or in his truck), searching for answers to a whodunnit, or just trying to fill that gap between life and everything else.
Having only seen the pilot, my complaint with the series thus far is the direction. At times, I got the feeling that "Longmire" is trying to be an homage to the Cohen Brothers film "No Country For Old Men." A dusty mystery-thriller, "Longmire" suffers from a short directorial eye. Though certainly passable for a series pilot, this is the story of lonely man, set in a lonely world, surrounded by a whole lot of nothing all the way to the Pacific Ocean. So, it would make sense that when you're trying to give that feeling of separation, pull the camera back and show us the man by himself in the vast expanse of Wyoming's natural wonders. Close-ups of everything from tears falling to guns being cocked give a jarring sense to the storytelling when coupled with long shots of Wyoming's majestic wilderness.
It's nice to see Lou Diamond Philips again, though he and Sackhoff are woefully misused here. Their talents carry them far beyond supporting roles, which has me itching for those episodes when we follow Henry and Vic through the Native American paintings that are the splendor of the American west.
Overall, I give "Longmire" four stars out of five, and hope the directional miscues are fixed for the remaining nine episodes of the first season.
Moves at a nice pace
Longmire's laconic sheriff lives in a beautiful part of the world so it's great to be able to take in the scenery while the story unfolds.
It's a refreshing change of pace from the usual scurrying about in the urban cop shows.