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Longmire is a compelling, modern day western that eschews the technical trappings found in so many police dramas, choosing instead a gritty, realism focused around the actions of the lead character Sheriff Walt Longmire. Ably portrayed by Robert Taylor, the laconic lawman relies on instinct and experience, not to mention his two good fists, to solve crimes and protect the people of Absoraka County, Wyoming.

The story of Longmire begins a year after the death of the Sheriff's wife. Slowly acclimating himself back into his job, Longmire reacquaints himself with his old friend, Henry Standing Bear. Lou Diamond Phillips adroitly fills this role as the liaison between Longmire and the Native Americans of the Cheyenne tribe living on a reservation in Absoraka County. Clever use is made of the inherent social problems found on a reservation intertwined with human interest stories involving the white population.

Assisting Longmire are his deputies, Vic, played by Katee Sackhoff, a young, attractive woman from a big city in the east who is loyal to the Sheriff even while being somewhat vexed by his different ways. His refusal to carry a cell phone not least among these. Branch, played by Bailey Chase, a handsome, capable deputy with an eye on the Sheriff's job, in addition to an as yet secret relationship with Longmire's daughter. Finally, rounding out the deputies, is The Ferg, acted by Adam Bartley. The Ferg adds a bit of whimsy to the cast as a chubby guy who is not sure he is cut out for police work.

Filmed in New Mexico, the natural beauty and openness of the American West serve as a backdrop to the unconventional storytelling of this drama. This is a rare show on television that allows its characters to just be quiet in front of the camera. Unnecessary dialogue and annoying exposition are out and brilliant scenes with the captivating Robert Taylor where not a word is said are in. Longmire is a refreshing, reinvention of the old western infused with modern ideas.

Netflix, A&E
6 Seasons, 63 Episodes
June 3, 2012
Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman
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Longmire Full Episode Guide

  • Jacob's troubles escalate at the casino. Walt gets an unexpected visitor. An inevitable confrontation leads to changed lives.

  • Vic gets a surprise visit from her father. An FBI agent helps Walt pin down the mole working with Malachi. A tough race enables Vic to move forward.

  • While Ferg secretly works the Cowboy Bill case, Walt and Vic try to find Shane Muldoon. Cady's office is trashed.

  • Walt wonders if a presumed-dead member of the Irish mob is alive. Mathias questions Cady about Catori. A mobile clinic raises Henry's suspicions.

  • The bizarre death of a drug dealer points to a violent new Hector. Cady tries to help a sick child whose parents don't trust Western medicine.

  • As the civil trial begins, things don't look good for Walt -- especially after a murder puts him and Vic under suspicion.

  • An emotional Vic re-examines her life choices. Henry and Jacob join forces to pursue Malachi. Ferg helps Meg's mother avoid the tribal police.

  • Chance Gilbert's plea appearance takes a dramatic turn that pulls Walt away from his own case and sets him and Vic on the path to a showdown.

  • While Henry recuperates, Walt investigates the murder of a man whose land is popular with treasure hunters.

  • A bank robbery ends in a shooting, giving Sawyer more leverage against Walt. When Henry goes missing, Cady tells Walt about a disturbing vision.

  • Walt gets more bad news from the mayor. Vic does a strange favor. As Walt learns what's behind the lawsuit, Henry and Cady each face tribal rituals.

  • Walt's obsession with Jacob leads to more tension with Cady. Vic testifies against Gilbert. Walt's anger erupts at the Red Pony.

  • Walt looks deeper into the Irish mob. Henry finds the book he needs, while Cady gets legal advice. Malachi and Jacob lob accusations at each other.

  • When treasure hunters discover a body in a hollow tree, Walt finds a connection to an old case. Cady struggles to help a battered woman on the rez.

  • Depositions for Walt's case go badly. Ferg loses confidence in himself. Henry and Vic help lead Walt toward the big boss at Manifest Destinations.

  • Mathias must join forces with Walt after Henry discovers a drug dealer's body. Vic solves her housing problem. Malachi puts a bounty on Hector's head.

  • Walt and Vic investigate the bizarre kidnapping of a despised drug company CEO. Henry and Mathias deal with the ramifications of an overdose.

  • Walt unravels the puzzling case of a girl and her missing father. Henry helps Cady find a place on the rez. Malachi and Jacob's alliance is weakening.

  • Henry renegotiates his deal with Mathias. Walt's search for Donna leads to too many suspects. A phone message sends Walt down an unexpected path.

  • A shaky Walt searches for Donna as he and Vic reconstruct what happened in the cabin. Mathias has a deal for Henry. Cady tells Walt about a job offer.

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Netflix Confirms Longmire Season 5

Fans were deliriously happy with the fourth season of Longmire on Netflix for a few days, but when they'd finished watching those 10 episodes, they demanded more. Fortunately, we know now that Netflix is going to give them what they want.

Longmire is Reborn on Netflix

Longmire isn't just back on Netflix. It's back and better than ever. The new-and-improved season four of the series debuts this week.

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