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Longmire Series Premiere: What Did You Think?

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Longmire premiered on A&E tonight, as Robert Taylor led a cast that includes Katee Sackhoff and Lou Diamond Phillips and took viewers deep into the heart of the Wyoming countryside.

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I gave my thoughts on the series in this Longmire review - I found the pilot perfectly decent, but not especially gripping in any way, storyline-wise or character-wise - and now I'm asking you, TV Fanatics:

What did you think of Longmire?

 

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Very poorly written. They make firearms and ballistics central to the plot but know absolutely nothing about firearms. A .45/70 could only have been fired from an antique Sharps rifle? REDICULOUS, dozens of rifles and even a few handguns have been chambered for the 45/70 cartridge which is still popular and common today. A .45 bullet never exits a human skull? REDICULOUS, a .45 bullet will always exit. I don't expect fiction writers to be firearms experts but if they know nothing at all they really shouldn't build the plot around their ignorance.

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i saw the pilot five times. Wonderful. Keep this going forever! Love Longmire!

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What Happened - Did not the writers or producers read the books - depth of character total loss , the actors certainly could have handled better script and story - was it to hard to see in the books. Phillips as Henry completely unbelievably short of Henry in Johnson's books, and no Dog - I watched 3 episodes hoping for some improvement - a disgrace. Katy shacking with Longmire's deputy and him running off the road while over gawking at an election poster - good grief - ugh. READ THE BOOKS - maybe get some ideas.

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I know Walt in big in Australia - he should be huge in the US. He is great in this role.

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Loved it. Thought it was great.... Walt plays the perfect part. I have know Texas sheriffs like him. For heavens sake keep it going....Scenery is really breathtaking Thanks for filming a great western......

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I found this show to be a refreshing change of pace, but I have never seen "Justified". I love Walt's character a cop that has learned the basics and has street smarts, but isn't afraid to cry. The first show hooked me right off, but I also thought the 2nd episode veered. After seeing the show,reading up on the author of the books, and now reading a book, I hope they stay true to the characters and I think the show will make it. Signed: Looking forward to more.

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love the show great potential HOWEVER.. big mistakes in portraying the Mennonites in The Dark Road... NEVER and I mean NEVER would the Mennonites or Amish paint their house or roof red... I felt insulted on their behalf to see that house where a Mennonite family was to live... the writers need more accurate research please!

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Saw the first show and continued with the next show tonight, I was very impressed? Great to have a show to replace Mad Men going off for awhile? Sorry I never read the books? I lived in Cheyenne and love the beauty of the Grand Tetons, but know you film in Santa Fe? Another beautiful area is Durango and outside of town along the river to possibly film or up into Silverton with the railroad? Be great if you could do a show now and then with the Grand Tetons as a background? Should be a love interest in the future, hope you have a good actress to do this part? Hope you are able to do more shows with the Indians and have a great choice per what you have with the Reservations in that area? Maybe film a show at Sky city built up on a bluff outside of Albuquerque? Add in some horse back riding in a few of the shows? Lou Diamond is super and glad to see he is part of this series? So far a super group of actors, good chemistry? Add to my list with The Glades now back?

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have read all of the books, loved the movie

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Not a bad first show. The Longmire character is strong and they have allowed him to show a lot of small flourishes to flesh out the role. My one problem is that this is a little close in setting and basic personality type to the C. J. Box character Joe Picket, which I think is much stronger. We'll see

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