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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Western Mystery Series, July 16, 2012
This review is from: Longmire: The Complete First Season (Amazon Instant Video)
If you like Big Sky Country and mysteries, this series seems like a perfect marriage of the two. It is worth watching for the scenery and rustic interiors alone. Based on a popular mystery series by Craig Johnson, the sheriff, Walt Longmire, is skillfully played as an independent, compassionate but tough lawman who is recovering from the death of his wife. Australian actor Robert Taylor plays this role but leaves his accent down under. At first he seemed nondescript to me. Couldn't pick him out in a line-up, but his magnetism grows on you. He has got an abrasive and occasionally annoying female deputy, Vic, whose impulsive energy is the perfect foil for his understated demeanor.

Series that are based on novels seems to have more depth of detail and nuances. Look forward to seeing future episodes. I think this is going to be a popular series as it has the essentials: likable detective, inspired casting, gorgeous setting, rustic western decor, complex plots and characters, and interesting dialogue.
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Initial post: Sep 8, 2013 10:03:08 AM PDT
M. Erickson says:
Come on guys, "Big Sky Country" is Montana.....Sorry but as a Montanan I just had to note the difference. me

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2013 10:09:00 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 8, 2013 10:13:57 AM PDT
L. M. Keefer says:
M. Erickson~

Thanks for the enlightenment. I taught in Western Nebraska for a year in a two-room schoolhouse and ventured into Wyoming and noted the expanse of sky. Assumed it was in "big sky" country too. Was from Michigan initially where it's 1/2 sky and 1/2 trees. Now live in Connecticut where it's practically no sky - all trees. Miss the vistas. What was amusing the folks in Nebraska called themselves the "midwest" and Michigan "back east". Where Michiganders thought of themselves as the "mid-west" and Nebraska and Wyoming as the "out west". Do you watch LONGMIRE? I think I read some of it is filmed in New Mexico. Wonder if there are any detective series set in Montana?

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2014 5:09:22 PM PDT
Dr Markway says:
Hey, I'm from the PNW and get confused when people call Michigan the "Northwest", of course if you watch the weather on CNN etc it stops at Colorado and doesn't even mention LA
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