‘Longmire’ Season Premiere Review: I liked It

by on June 19, 2012

in Entertainment, tv reviews

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I just caught the Longmire season premiere on my VoD.  It seems that there was a huge delay from it’s actual premiere date and when it finally landed on my Comcast VoD.  But I finally saw it.

Robert Taylor in 'Longmire'Longmire stars Robert Taylor (Satisfaction), Katee Sackhoff (24, Battlestar Galactica), Bailey Chase (Damages, Saving Grace), Cassidy Freeman (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville), Lou Diamond Phillips (Stargate Universe) and a few others.

The story of Longmire is set in Absaroka County, Wyoming but filmed in and around Las Vegas, New Mexico.  We follow a small town sheriff named Walt Longmire (Taylor) who is just coming out from under the fog of being widowed.

The other players involved faithful deputy Vic Moretti (Sackhoff) and the ever professionally eager career deputy, Connally (Chase).

Katee Sackhoff in 'Longmire'The show starts out with Walt Longmire (Taylor) answering machine picking up, but it’s a woman’s voice in the greeting message, but obviously he seems to live alone.  It’s a call from his deputy, Sackhoff, about a shooting.  It takes a bit to get him to answer.  This man usually shuns cell phones and is recovering from the death of his wife from more than a year ago.

I’m not going to spoil anything here, but rather, leave it for you to discover for yourself.  But I must say, every actor has stepped comfortably into the shoes of their characters.  There’s no awkward in this first premiere episode, and everyone delivers a solid performance as if they’ve been wearing these character skins for years.  That helps immensely in trying to understand if you want to enjoy a show or not.

Taylor delivers a wonderful role of a man tormented by loss, yet fueled by an inner strength that is there, at the ready, at the right times.  This is the first time I’ve seen him in anything and it took a bit to get used to him, to try to understand what to expect from this actor.  But his delivery made that easy.

Sackhoff delivers a scrappy and dedicated deputy.  (When isn’t she scrappy?)

Bailey Chase in 'Longmire'Chase takes no breaks as the overly eager deputy who wants to move the sheriff’s office into the present day, with present technology, unlike Longmire.

Lou Diamond Phillips character seems to provide the glue, or the conduit between the Indian reservation and Longmire’s world.  Tenuous, as it is.

The story itself has a good story for the episode while it delivers some background on most everyone.  But unlike some upstarts, it doesn’t overdo it, but rather, delivers small tidbits of back story in just the right doses.

  If you like the country and scenic landscapes, Longmire is absolutely wonderful to behold.

I’d say check it out and see what you think.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Bo September 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

When will season 2 of longmire be on Netflix

Judith Hancharik October 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm

My husband and I are waiting patiently for the next season of Longmire to begin. This is a fabulous TV show. Very intertaining. One of the assest to this show other than Robert Taylor is Lou Diamond Phillips. He is a terrific actor. We are hoping Lou Diamond Phillips gets bigger acting parts and more interesting parts on Longmire. My husband does not watch much TV, but will not miss Longmire. Please push the season premiere date along. There are so few good TV shows to watch. Longmire will be viewed by us even before Glee which is one of my favorits TV shows. Thank you for the opportunity to leave a comment.

Bruce Simmons September 11, 2012 at 7:36 am

LONGMIRE’s second season premiere date has not been announced yet. No one will know when the show will return until the network itself releases that press release! Until then, we must practice our patience.

(This comment is in reply to an email I received… Thought I’d leave it here on the site to help the conversation along!)

Jacquie September 11, 2012 at 7:32 am

It didn’t start here until June 2012…are you saying that it won’t start here until june 2013??? please there has to be some way that we can find out for sure…any suggestions??

Bruce Simmons September 11, 2012 at 7:02 am

Jacquie, there’s no word on season 2 of LONGMIRE, as far as when. If I were to guess, I’d suggest the same time-frame it premiered on for it’s first season.

Jacquie September 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I am a fan of Longmire and am trying to find out when they are starting their new season…for 2013…please if you have any information please please let me know….If you want you can post it on my Facebook…..Thanks in advance for your help…..

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