I am basically jumping up and down with glee. Longmire is an amazing detective show. And, frankly, since young people like you reading this blog haven't seen it yet, you should go watch it now. Ignore the rest of this blog post, your job, your family, your need to eat. Get yourself a catheter from one of those ads on basic cable and just plop yourself on the couch for over 20 hours.
Okay, obviously you didn't do that, because A) you're still reading, and B) that was one of the times I give crazy-person advice. I'll bet you're wondering why you should watch Longmire, since I haven't even described it yet. Fair enough.
This is Walt Longmire. He is the sheriff of the fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming:
|Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire.|
This is Walt's best friend, Henry Standing Bear:
|Lou Diamond Phillips as Henry Standing Bear. He is often this pensive.|
This is Sheriff Longmire's loyal deputy, Vic Moretti:
|Katee Sackhoff as Vic Moretti.|
And this is Sheriff Walt's totally disloyal deputy, Branch Connally:
|Bailey Chase as Branch Connally.|
So, with this main cast together, we follow Walt try to get his detective mojo back and win his sheriff's election, which is more complicated as it sounds because A) Walt's got basic decency on his side but Branch is hitting up all the power players in the county for money and influence, and B) Walt may have gone vigilante on the man who killed his wife (what actually happened isn't totally revealed until the end of season two). Between those two main plots, plus a host of complications for the supporting cast, there's plenty of enjoyable dramatic tension and weekly murder-solving fun for all.
So, now I've explained it. Wyoming sheriff. Capable cast with famous names. Fun plot. Begin your marathon couch-sitting.