LB Watches LONGMIRE

by Larry Brody

The Good:

  • Well written, also well-produced and well-directed
  • Well acted, especially by Bailey Chase and Katee Sackhoff
  • Nice looking blonde deputy of the female variety
  • It’s set in a locale we don’t see very often – Wyoming

The Not-So-Good:

  • The eponymously named hero, who otherwise is unmemorable, looks like Shrub Bush
  • Wyoming is boring
  • Characterization that barely scratches the surface
  • Lou Diamond Phillips plays an American Indian bar owner who never ever uses a contraction (Maybe he’s rebelling against the genuine tyranny of the old “Indian School” system?)
  • Plot twists haven’t thrown me yet
  • Continuing arcs are lamely predictable
  • In other words, even with all the good stuff it’s still same-old, same old

Verdict 1: Boring. I won’t be going back.

Verdict 2: This review is too long. I’ll try to write shorter next time.

Author: LB

A legendary figure in the television writing and production world with a career going back to the late ’60s, Larry Brody has written and produced hundreds of hours of American and worldwide television and is a consultant to production companies and networks in the U.S. and abroad . Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys, Writers Guild Awards, and the Humanitas Award.

One thought on “LB Watches LONGMIRE”

  1. I think the setting could be interesting, and the first show had some interesting characters from a Mennonite community. On the other hand, it was the ol’ body-find, interview-people, find-out-one-of-them-lied structure as so many other shows. I sure hope there won’t be a body every week, there can’t be that much murder out there.

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