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I would look in the local papers. If you're in Cheyenne look at Trader Shopper's Guide. People list their dogs all the time. I found my pure bred Golden Retriever thurgoh there. You can visit the puppies at home, see the conditions, and talk to the vets about the parents.Nebraska (just east of us) has a lot of puppy mills. So please be careful and check out the conditions the animal is in, make sure the puppies have vet records, etc.
It's about time television brought an excellent show for viewers who prefer westerns or, at least, quasi-westerns. I am a member of the Apsaalooke Nation (often misspelled and mispronouned as Absaroke and referred to as the Crow Tribe)and a historian and my sister and I find the show totally entertaining. I can tell that writers have done their research on the 'res' and the Northern Cheyenne, which is a plus for the show. The Northern Cheyenne are geographic neighbors to the Crow and are a proud people. Judging from the comments, viewers want more on the Cheyenne. I hope you follow-up. Good work! By the way, Robert Taylor is great as Longmire. We've always been fans of Lou Diamond Phillips.
Anybody got a flank steak?
"Replace Wyoming with the streets of Las Vegas and there isn't much difference between Longmire and CSI."
You see, if you had any sense of esthetics, that's the point...
The folks who watch, Longmire, and love it, (like myself)are sick and tired of seeing the garbage ridden, and rat infested streets of LV, LA, and NYC.
Look, since people first put on plays, ther have only been seven differant types of plots anyway. There's nothing new under the sun, so get used to it.
The characters are great, the plots are good, and the scenery beats a back alleyway off "Meanstreet" anyday.
It's easy to criticize. Write a script yourself, and lets see how you do?
Critics are hacks, but if I were one, I'd give it six stars just to piss you off...
I have enjoyed each episode up to the goofy bear episode. All the faux concern for a bear that had killed livestock and fed on a human carcass is both disgusting and unbelievable for the character as presented. Then to kick the tinker belle bear "biologist loose after he shot the deputy and put her in the hospital only confirms the "New York Nature" of your writers and producers trying to make a hard western lawman into a touchy-feely kindergarten teacher.
Walt's sidekick needs to button up her shirt. A real deputy doesn't walk around like she is heading for the club.
Other than that we love the show. A refreshing change form reality tv.
@ Bill Thornley...I completely agree with you. This show is a complete breath of fresh air.
No hint of Hollywood or NewYork glitter. No 15 seconds of Lab work(that would take weeks or months in the real world of forensic science) to supposedly dazzle us and used as script filler. The show is beautifully shot. Yes there is room to improve there always is with a new show.
To the concerns from others that Longmire is not NCIS or CSI..I'm not sure what the point of this is... why the need to duplicated something when they already exist? .............thankfully the producers of the show are not trying to 'copy'......
What a pleasure to have something new and refreshing.
This show is about as interesting as Ice Road Truckers. Longmire keeps his grizzled head down and grumbles through all his lines, with Starbuck wearing the clothes that fit her two years ago following him around like a whipped puppy. Lou Diamond Phillips interfaces with"the res'" where Longmire can't get anything done why? Is he too chatty for the natives? Too outgoing?
The plots are standard fare, utterly predictable. I think most of them are recycled from old episodes of "Gunsmoke." But Miss Kitty would be bored to tears in this washed out tumbleweed of a show.
I've seen all the episodes except the fourth, and have enjoyed all. I do, however, agree that I'd like to see more of the citizens of the area, both on the reservation and off. I felt like last night's episode, "The Dog Soldier," was the best so far. Happy to see that it's been renewed for another season.
I love the show, a real breath of fresh air. It is a western set in Wyoming – that is enough for me to follow it. However, it is NOT a stupid reality show or a cop/medical show set in a big city! Finally, something a little different for us folks who don’t dwell on concrete and actually know what an elk is!
By the way, the books are the definition of procedural. The show is already light years ahead just by giving the deputies screentime, and the characters are fantastic (something I feel TvFanatic doesn't know much about, considering the kinds of accolades it heaps on shows like Falling Skies, Terra Nova...)
It's a shame that a piece of crap like "Falling Skies" gets 5 stars this week and Longmire only gets 3.
I hope you will keep writing reviews, you do a good job--even though I don't agree at all with your assessment of "Longmire." I guess I simply find that this program, the "procedural" aspect notwithstanding, is so much more original and creative than any of the other law enforcement shows out there right now. I agree that there are a lot of "loose ends" that the show needs to tighten up, and I hope they will be given the opportunity to do just that.
In the meantime, like I said, keep writing those thought-provoking reviews! :-)
The end of my comments were cut off, here's what I said at the end.
I do miss "Dog", so far, but Craig has said Walt's faithful companion may show up toward the end of this season's series.
We've enjoyed every Walt Longmire novel Craig Johnson has written and that's what set the pace for us to faithfully follow the Series on A&E. We understand the comments we've read from others, of certain flaws and scripting issues, but also understand it's very hard to compress an entire novel into a single, one-hour episode. Location-wise, it fits fairly well into the Wyoming settings where the novels take place and the scenery is very similar to our own in the Black Hills (even though it is filmed in New Mexico.) I'd say, it's that similarity to our own "western lifestyle" that continues to draw our attention to the show. The characters, for the most part, follow fairly well with our own images we've created in our minds, of how they would appear. Vic's character has grown on my wife and me and I think Walt just needs to get a little more of the humor we've come to know from the novels. We like it, and thanks to Craig for creating a really great bunch of characters. I do m
He's a lot like Gibbs from NCIS. Haunted by the death of his wife, has an adversion to technology and is rather terse with his team (though Longmiere wears his emotions on his sleeve)
I am still not 100% into this show but I will keep watching!
However I still love the Glades!! Matt Passmore is YUMMY!
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