Longmire alert

Discussion in 'Other TV' started by Grandpa, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    New episode Monday.

    What will happen to Hank vis-a-vis the death of the Denver meth head? Did Branch really see a ghost, or is that the peyote-laced feather talking? Will Vic shoot her stalker or talk the fall for Edgar beating him up? And what new case will pop up in Arasoka County, which must have the highest per capita murder rate in the nation (now that Cabot Cove seems to have calmed down)?

    We love the show. If you take it out of the all-purpose Wyoming character, it's just another crime drama. But it has a Western spirit and quality to it (albeit sometimes overbaked) that has sucked us in.
     
  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...I've yet to see the show, but from the promos-I get a Gunsmoke for the New Millennium vibe...and that's not a bad thing...
     
  3. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I will have to check it out. Denver Meth heads and talking feathers.. I am in.
     
  4. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    We met Craig Johnson, the author of the books upon which the series is based, a couple of weeks ago. I recommend the novels, and that they be read in sequence.

    We're also big fans of the series, which is what led us to the books.
     
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  5. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    My brother led me to the books via Kindle. Which led us to the series. We love Walt. Old school but not old fashioned.
     
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  6. SharonC

    SharonC Well-Known Member

    Got the series set on the PVR to record. We never miss it.
     
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  7. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    One of my favorites! I also met Craig Johnson at a signing here. Extremely nice man. He was just back about a month ago, but I couldn't make it.

    I especially enjoyed his story about how Robert Taylor got the role of Walt. Mr. Johnson said he looked like Walt to him but what clinched it was he was the only actor (I forget how many auditioned) who took his cowboy hat off during the scene, which was a death notification.
     
  8. Lepplady

    Lepplady The incredible shrinking woman

    Anything with Lou Diamond Phillips can't be a bad thing.
     
  9. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    It was fine. Still don't know how Henry's going to get out of the jam, and it's looking worse and worse. Maybe it'll come from the federal suit that's building up from the prison goings-on.
     
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  10. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    Graham Greene was great as Malachi. Craig Johnson (the author of the novels) tweeted that Lou Diamond Phillips introduced Johnson to Greene on the set as "the creator." Johnson said that Greene paused for a second before responding, "I've got a lot of questions for you."
     
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  11. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Enjoyable episode. One thing that worries me (I never stop worrying about things I enjoy) is that it feels to me that the core theme, Walt Longmire sleuthing out these mysteries, is starting to take a back seat to the interpersonal drama. House did the same thing, and I ultimately gave up on it. Longmire can hold me longer just out of its Western aura, but I do hope they stick to the roots that the series began with.
     
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  12. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Okay, I'll stop doing the episode-by-episode now, because who wants that? But we had sleuthing, we had exposition, we had character twists, and I'm liking it.
     
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  13. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    The show looks interesting from what little I've seen of it. My partner watches it but it's on past my bedtime. One of these days I'm going to break down and get a DVR as there seem to be a lot of shows on at 10 that I'd like to watch but can't stay awake that late or pay for it the next day when I'm up at 5 AM.
     
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  14. SharonC

    SharonC Well-Known Member

    It is a really good show. I love the characters, especially Longmire himself.
     
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  15. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Great development.

    That's all I want to say. The characters are evolving, and not in a sappy/evil predictable way. Just evolving and growing more complex. As are the story lines.

    Particularly enjoying Lou Diamond Phillips and Peter Weller in this last chapter. I must note that Weller also directed it.

    More to talk about in Chattery Teeth, if I get it written before Grandma yells at me to get to bed.
     
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  16. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Jarring error in this last episode. They refer to the Piggly Wiggly. What, just because there's little towns and broke people, they can just refer to Piggly Wiggly? News flash: There are no Piggly Wigglys in Wyoming. Hmph.
     
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  17. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    :biggrin-new:

    I am 2 episodes behind. Too much good reading this month for tv. Hope to get them watched before next Monday though.
     
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  18. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    Last show of the season coming up next week. It's been a good story going with some very interesting character development. What will Vic do now that she's apparently signed off on those papers? Where and when will Branch's descent stop? Is Henry doomed? (No matter what, we do know that Walt will keep truckin', because after all, the show is named after him.)

    And I'd like to say a clean story, but there's one big jarring note in it all. I haven't said anything about it to Grandma, because we're both enjoying it and I don't want to wreck her enjoyment of it, and she'd tell me I'm being too picky, and she may well be right. So DON'T READ this if you're watching the show and don't want a potential jarring.

    Why in the name of the Wild West is a Denver, Colorado, murder case being prosecuted in a little town in northern Wyoming?
     
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  19. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    A good wrap-up to the season, a resolution of an ongoing theme, and a teaser, a big one, going into the next.

    We watched some formulaic shows back when. I can't remember all of them, but say something like The Incredible Hulk with Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. It was slow-moving plot development punctuated by action scenes that occurred the same time, every week.

    Compare that to now. We watch a few shows, some serious and some popcorn, Longmire to Arrow, and the writing and filming just chews up the entire hour. They pack a lot in. A far cry from what we used to watch, and a welcome evolution.

    I hope they give Vic a meaty part to play this next season. She and Walt are the interesting characters. Well, and Henry, of course.
     
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  20. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    I just read that A&E has canceled this! :apologetic: It's being shopped to other networks.
     
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