I totally neglected to start a thread on this show last year, as I particularly liked it, warts and all. Kind of a modern-day western, set in Wyoming (though filmed in New Mexico). Features an Australian actor as the lead (he was the base camp manager in Vertical Limit if anyone remembers that), as well as a Philadelphia-transplanted Katie Sackhoff as a deputy. Oh and Lou Diamond Phillips too as Longmire’s best friend, who coincidentally (it is not stated anywhere so it’s something you have to notice) doesn’t use contractions.
The show has some great parts to it, and definitely can give the feeling of the outdoors and long stretches of loneliness, not just out there in nature in a big Wyoming county but… kind of the soul. Plots vary from cowboys, drug running, mining, Reservation politics and relations (which is a big plot in of itself), etc. And a separate subplot involving Longmire’s dead wife and how exactly she died (and the fates of those that might have killed her). And another subplot with Longmire’s other deptuy (who is running against him in the upcoming election) sleeping with Longmire’s daughter. Oh the fun.
Anyway, new season starts tonight.