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At first I thought I’d be watching a period piece Western, but much to my surprise Longmire is a present day Western of sorts.  It takes place in the backwaters of Wyoming, and is a police crime story.  It includes a stark look at how Native Americans are treated, live, and how they are perceived by “Whites”, and interact with them as well.

The acting is excellent, Robert Taylor as Longmire has a perfect Western accent.  Considering he is Australian it is amazing I cannot even discern that he’s from Downunder.  He is excellent at playing the gruff, burly, mourning in silence, self contained, no nonsense guy.

The interaction Longmire has with the other characters is amazing.  His relationship with Vic, a deputy of his, is one where he basically treats her like one of the boys.  However, he is still the gentleman toward her.

Longmire has an amazing relationship with his Native American friend Henry Standing Bear.  It is at once fun with a dry sense of humour, bantering, and seriousness.

The writing is magnificent.  The characters are well defined.  I have enjoyed each episode.  At times it seems like they are just getting better and better.  Once in a while it won’t be a great one, but it will still be really good.

I highly recommend this show!  It is on Netflix.

 

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