Longmire: Starbuck Gets Justified
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Much as I love me some Tim Olyphant, Justified lost me and I need another cop show-meets-Western in my life.
ETA: This is based on a book series? I may have to load up my Nook.....
Edited by hardy har, May 8, 2012 @ 9:31 PM.
Posted May 9, 2012 @ 7:59 PM
Finally we get a few glimpses of Katee and Bailey Chase too. Looks like the first of a few different character trailers. Good stuff.
Hardy har, the books are written by an author named Craig Johnson. He's got 8 of them now I think, a new one just came out.
Posted May 10, 2012 @ 3:14 AM
I only hope A&E doesn't screw things up too badly. There are only 6 books in the series with a 7th to be published next week. Johnson's books have intricate plots that may not translate well to TV. I hope we only get the stories he's written, perhaps each book spread over several episodes, rather than cutting everything to the bone and stuffing one story into 45 minutes.
And yet another Aussie playing a typical American icon. I expect he'll do well, nevertheless.
Edited by Quilt Fairy, May 10, 2012 @ 3:15 AM.
Posted May 10, 2012 @ 11:35 AM
I read an article a while back that said they went with an Aussie for Walt because he had the right amount of machismo and gravitas, and that American actors were all a little too modern/metrosexual for the role. Thought that was kind of interesting. From the trailers I think Robert Taylor seems like a great Walt.
There's a new character trailer released today on the Longmire facebook page too: Lou Diamond Phillips is Henry Standing Bear. Looks great! Each new trailer is making me more excited for this one.
Posted May 12, 2012 @ 11:35 AM
Finally! Here's the character vid I was waiting for: Katee Sackhoff is Vic Moretti
Love all the promos A&E is doing. The show looks great.
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Posted May 20, 2012 @ 9:47 AM
Just a reminder but today's the day you can finally set the DVR for Longmire (since most DVRs only let you program 2 weeks in advance): A&E, 10 pm ET/9 pm CT.
Posted May 23, 2012 @ 2:10 PM
Looks pretty good to me. This sets up a nice amount of conflict/emotional weightiness and I couldn't be more pleased with the casting. Robert Taylor is really great as Walt.
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AICN has a roundup of a few reviews. Consensus seems to be kind of meh with the biggest complaint that the show is a bit slow and it seems to be unfavorably compared to Justified a lot. Honestly, that makes me more excited to see Longmire because Justified lost me with it's ridiculousness a while ago. I tend to stick with shows longer than I should just because I like the actors, but I can't remember the last time I stuck with a procedural show beyond a season or two because I actually liked, y'know, the show. I hope I like this one.
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Posted Jun 3, 2012 @ 10:27 PM
I really wanted to like this show and I was bored. I hope that it's just that it's the pilot and things will get better when the actors settle into their roles. I am not hopeful when I saw some of the future storylines. It seems like TPTB are going to screw up Walt Longmire worse than the True Blood people screwed up Sookie Stackhouse.
Posted Jun 3, 2012 @ 11:17 PM
And also because however poorly the next few episode might turn out, it will never be as shitty as The Glades.
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Posted Jun 4, 2012 @ 1:53 AM
For me, I really liked the books, but they're all Walt, all the time. He's great, but I'm really hopeful the TV show is going to develop the other characters and really create a family out of these people, rather than the way they're used in the books (which is incredibly sparingly). I think the whole cast is way too good to get marginalized and as such they're going to have to change the books to better accomodate the whole cast. I hope so anyway...
As for me, I liked it a lot more than I'd hoped to. I was watching for Katee (and Lou and Bailey and Louanne) but I really was pleasantly surprised by how character-centric it was and I liked the slow pacing as being reflective of the West and Walt's own personality. I thought it gave it a style and depth that made it rise above your average procedural. The mystery was no great shakes, but I didn't much mind. Loved the conflict between Walt and Branch and all the relationship establishing that happened.
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Posted Jun 4, 2012 @ 2:30 AM
I generally liked the pilot, but a big ol' clunker was the "You see the Indian at The Red Pony." (bold mine) Dude, it's Wyoming. There are a few "Indians" around. Still, Walt can't actually be intelligent about the bar that he's been in more than once or twice. No, he has to accuse his long-time friend because... his head bump was more severe than the paramedics thought? He caught amnesia? ::shakes head:: Just very clunky.
Quilt Fairy, you got what was causing me confusion- the winnowing of suspects didn't feel average. There were names that didn't seem to connect, names without faces, and then Alvaro(?) getting it at the cabin. It seemed too rushed and could've benefitted from 90 minutes instead of the hour. Also, how close is tv Walt to book Walt, unless it's too early to line them up.
In the show, there could have been anybody in that truck that Walt shot at. In fact, I thought when there were 2 minutes left in the show and we didn't have a resolution yet, they were going to end the pilot on a cliff-hanger.
From the "Coming up" preview, I just hope that Cady and Bailey Chase's character aren't sleeping together. It's a tired cliche I can do without. If it's going that way, then I hope that it's sporadically brought up and written tightly and well. Then the actors will have a c hance to do something good with a tired story maybe.
I like Henry, The Ferg!, and the Barnes'. Oh, and Ruby! Every onery Western sheriff needs a sunny, sarcastic keeper to keep up appearances that he can remember stuff and be social from time to time.
For some reason, I like that the Reservation force isn't thrilled with Longmire, but the other police we saw weren't blocking his investigation because he put an (obviously)corrupt cop away. This wasn't the time to make. it. personal. and I appreciated that writing.
The only other thing that struck me was how some folks seemed to think Walt needed to be "over" his grief. It had been just a year. Not long, considering they had a grown daughter. Mrs. Walt's death (Quilt Fairy, if she's been named, can you tell us, please?) could set-up an interesting line throug line about grief- how Walt's allowed to grieve vs. the public's demands on him as sheriff, as an iconic male type- sheriff- has a year been too long in White Maleland?
Great; now I have more books to hunt down and read! *g*
Posted Jun 4, 2012 @ 3:19 AM
Okay, according to IMDb, Our Walt was also, among other things, a lackey for Agent Smith in The Matrix
Yep, he was totally this agent! I thought he looked vaguely familiar. Never would have predicted he was the same guy.
Decided to check it out despite still being upset with A&E after they canceled by beloved Breakout Kings, and it was alright for a pilot. A few things I wasn't wild about, but there was other stuff I did. I mainly loved the scenery and location (New Mexico, right? I know it's suppose to be Wyoming, but I could have sworn I heard it's filmed in NM), the actors (Katee Sackhoff and Lou Diamond Phillips), and I like some of the potential stories (I hope we get more about the Native Americans, their Reservation, and the tension between them and the rest of the town). Walt didn't automatically grab my attention, but I think he could be an interesting character to watch.
I do hope they flesh out more of the side characters, because a lot of them felt one-dimensional so far (the cop who has conflict with Walt, the funny cop, the wiseass first officer who is new to the area, etc.), and I'm already prepared to be bored over the election story. And I felt the crime part of it was rushed at the end and I couldn't bring myself to care about the resolution. But it is the first episode, so I'll give it a chance.
I wasn't paying attention to the credits, but I could have sworn that the actor playing the pimp; who hilariously was standing right at the window, so you knew he was totally going get shot... talk about a cliche; was Eddie Spears a.k.a. Joseph from Hell on Wheels. It it wasn't him, he was a dead ringer for the actor.
Posted Jun 4, 2012 @ 4:04 AM
I'm here for Katee Sackhoff too. In fact, I thought this was a Western - not just something set in the West. I never read the books either, which is almost always an advantage, because I rarely like a show better than I liked the book.
I'm just here for Katee Sackhoff.
It was a little bit slow, but it's a pilot, so I take that into consideration. I liked the characters enough to want to know more about them. I liked that the setting is completely unfamiliar to me - it's fun getting to know a new place, and I'm so tired of the usual cities. And, I will always like watching Katee Sackhoff lunge at people and make smartass remarks. "Men, take off your pants!"