Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.


“Longmire” is such a complex show that not enough people acknowledge. While the books left a lot to be desired, I appreciate the quiet dignity that Robert Taylor brings to the titular role. He evokes a sense of pride and masculinity that has been missing from American television for decades. Unfortunately for modern audiences, the show moves at a leisurely pace and takes it time enjoying a mystery against the Wyoming landscape. If anything, the show is more about mood than absolutes.

The second season relishes in that slow burn, whereas the first season spent so much time developing the environment for newbies. Peter Weller’s efforts at directing have seemed the best means to introduce the world to the average person. However, you have to be willing to commit to the show to get something out of it. I’m just not sure if that level of working for entertainment remains in modern America. Many of the episodes feel like they kind of retread past material, but I feel that in a remote area like this…it’s not like they’re getting brand new crimes every other week. It’s believable that the same issues keep reappearing.

The DVD comes with extended episodes and a featurette as the special features. The A/V Quality is on par with the first season. That being said, the standard definition transfer still feels flat. I hate that only the Warner Archive gets to release the series in Blu-Ray. If you shoot it in HD, RELEASE IT IN HD! In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans.


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