Do you watch the new A&E show, Longmire? (not a poll, please read)
Gloucester City, New Jersey
July 2, 2012 9:13pm CST
There have only been four episodes so far and they've already been renewed for the next season. Although I'd love for each episode to be 90 minutes instead of 60 because there is just so much going on in each one, I really like this show. It is set in Wyoming not far from the Cheyenne reservation. It openly shows the distrust many Cheyenne have for white culture, but also explains the origins of that distrust. Lou Diamond Phillips plays a Cheyenne man who runs a bar in town who has a good relationship with the Sheriff, for whom the series is named, Walt Longmire. Phillips' character often acts as a go-between between the Sheriff's department and the reservation police when a problem exists that affects both. Sheriff Longmire is sympathetic towards the concerns of the Cheyenne and shows a great deal of respect for their culture. They also periodically show the prejudice held by whites against many Native Americans, seemingly without good cause. Since I took ethnic studies in both high school and college, this aspect of the show really appeals to me. It's definitely a non-traditional Western with many of the traditional Western trappings included in the mix. I think it would appeal to many different people. So, have you seen it? Do you like it? If not, why not? If you do, what do you like about it?