If not, here are the things that about in Longmire that I normally work to avoid in shows:
- It's a cop show (really don't like those)
- It features multiple Native American characters (which usually annoy me if they are done completely flatly)
- It's rife with small town cliches (and also, how is there a murder once a week in such a tiny town)
So the premise is this-- Walt Longmire is a small town sherriff in a tiny Wyoming town. Bordering on a Cheyenne reservation, the town offers up weekly fodder of murders and mayhem for Walt and his team of deputies to solve... and they always find a twist. It sounds rather cliche, but there are lots of reasons that I do like this show.
For one, the Native American characters are, at least in my opinion, fully developed and avoid the normal cliches you see when Indians are portrayed in TV and film (i.e. Johnny Depp as Tonto-- the previews were enough to piss me off and make me swear off The Lone Ranger). Lou Diamond Phillips as Henry is a sympathetic and honest translator, often guiding the predominantly white audience through some of the ins and outs of native culture with accuracy and honesty.
For two, the lead character of Walt Longmire is just the kind of guy you want to like.
For three, Katee Sackhoff makes everything better.
Week after week, Longmire delivers scintillating mysteries and some really good action. It's great brain candy and an excellent way to spend your weekend.