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Longmire - Pilot

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by sieglinde, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. RonDawg

    RonDawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    I work with a cop who almost left to work for a police agency in that part of the country. In fact he had already been given a job offer, but in the end he turned it down.

    When you work law enforcement in the big city it is easy to become jaded due to the amount of BS you have to deal with on a daily basis. I'll admit, if it weren't for the relatively crappy pay, and the fact that I'm closer to retirement than I am to the beginning of my career, I wouldn't mind working in a similar area like that.
  2. indiantime9

    indiantime9 New Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    handsome men in cowboy boots will always get my vote...shew!:D
  3. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    The partner may have jumped the Indian cop out of loyalty to the office of the sheriff rather than to Longmire.
  4. sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

    Jul 11, 2001
    Anybody else find it jarring to see Longmire brandishing a modern semi-automatic pistol (Glock?) instead of a six-shooter?
  5. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
  6. sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

    Jul 11, 2001
    Everything else about him is so cowboy (including his lever action rifle), and that seemed very urban.
  7. RonDawg

    RonDawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    There aren't too many cops left still carrying six shooters, even in the Western US. A friend of mine who is a deputy in a rural part of California (and whose "beat" looks just like that in this show) not only carries a Glock, but he also carries an AR-15, and he uses an iPhone for work purposes too.

    He doesn't wear a cowboy hat though.
  8. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    I knew it was not a western before I even saw his truck.
  9. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    The TV series is based on a series of books and I imagine that Vic's backstory (as well as Longmire's relationship with his daughter) will be explored more fully as the season progresses.

    To me, she's perfect casting for the role...LDP, not so much. I somehow had the impression that Henry Standing Bear was a much bigger man...
  10. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

    Jul 10, 2003
    Caught this today. I'm in.
  11. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

    May 27, 2005
    It's a keeper at our house.
  12. Michael S

    Michael S Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Is this show based on actual events? Because right now there playing the pilot on History Channel.
  13. RonDawg

    RonDawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    I don't think so, though someone said earlier it is based on a book series.

    As far as why it's playing on History Channel, I suspect it's A&E Networks' way of maximizing exposure, as they did by airing Hatfields & McCoys on Lifetime of all places.
  14. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    History Channel also has started showing a lot of science documentaries. I'm guessing all this is a strategy to become known for showing something...anything...other than WWII docs.
  15. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    From the beginning the History channel has strived to not be "Hitler all the time everytime" so they are struggling because we have so much good footage of WW II. The Nazi footage, the allied footage. Not so much Japanes footage. I suspect doing historical recreations of the medieval ages or that very good one about the War of 1812 are more expensive than just cutting and pasting more WW II footage.
  16. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    Longmire is based on a series of (currently eight) mystery novels written by Craig Johnson, starting with "The Cold Dish."


    The Cold Dish (2006) (paperback and Kindle)
    Death Without Company (2007) (PB & K)
    Kindness Goes Unpunished (2008) (PB & K)
    Another Man's Moccasins (2009) (PB & K)
    The Dark Horse (2010) (PB & K)
    Junkyard Dogs (2011) (PB & K)
    Hell Is Empty (Apr 2012) (PB & K)
    As The Crow Flies (May 2012) (hardcover & K)

    Paperback editions cost about $11, Kindle editions about $12 to $13. Apparently, Penguin Publishing believes in premium pricing.
  17. EvilMidniteBombr

    EvilMidniteBombr what bomz at midnite

    May 25, 2006
    He carries a model 1911 semi-automatic pistol. Which was invented and used toward the end of the Wild West era. I couldn't tell what the manufacturer was from the few close ups that I saw.
  18. sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

    Jul 11, 2001

    Hmm.... I'll have to pay attention when I watch last night's episode, but would have sworn the top of his pistol was square. I guess when I revisited that memory I overwrote his pistol with Raylan's pistol.

    (Shout out to Rhett and Link) :D
  19. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    Sep 5, 2001
    Are we going to turn this into a season long thread? Doesn't look like there is enough interest for a thread per episode.

    After watching the second episode I'm still spectacularly underwhelmed. The only highlights of this episode were Starbuck in the strip club and recognizing one of the actors from Homeland.

    A couple of specific complaints from last night...

    Good God, you are really going with the storyline of the daughter being involved with the deputy running against Daddy for sheriff? Who didn't see that one coming a mile away? :rolleyes:

    The other thing that really annoyed me was Longmire making the comment of doing something yourself if you want it done right in relation to processing the car. I'm pretty sure doing it right doesn't include having your buddy hop in the car while you talk about your feelings. Sheesh.

    I really want to like this show but it is starting off way too predictable/transparent. Obviously there is supposed to be interesting tidbits from his past sprinkled in there but the way it is being done is more distracting than interesting.
  20. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Seacoast NH
    Sadly she exhibited the same annoying personality as her Starbuck character. Zero dimension as an actress.

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