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Longmire, sad it is done

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by rad1, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

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    Skully, if I ever have a movie question I'm asking you.

    I too liked Longmire at first but the writing got more unbelievable as it went on. When I find I have to suspend disbelief more and more it loses something. I had the same issue with Peaky Blinders.
     
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    Yep. Blindspot hit the threshold for me with this season's opener. Buh-bye....
     
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    I agree completely. The books don’t do that, other than in a fun way. I won’t give anything away, but the books include more Native American folklore and supernatural, for lack of a better term. This requires suspension of disbelief but in a very acceptable and enjoyable way. The books also give interesting Native American and Wyoming history.

    You also get tremendous character development and thankfully Walt is not tormented as in the Netflix program.
     
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  4. elihu

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    The way I see it the Indians believed in that stuff-that made it real for them and interesting for me.

    And by season 5 the only thing I could think was that Walt needed to ask for a raise. They just were not paying him enough.
     
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    It got pretty ridiculous the things he did. I kept watching because we loved the Standing Bear, Vic and even the Ruby characters. It is really fun how the books make those folks, including Walt even more enjoyable.

    I have a feeling Craig Johnson read Carlos Castaneda back in the 70’s.
     
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    I’m about halfway through the final season of Lomgmire, I’ve been a big fan of the show.

    I have started watch Godless, it’s pretty good as well.
     
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    You can still see those shows on METV. I watch it, and the other oldies networks, Antenna TV, and Get TV a lot. And one of the Christian networks, Lesea, has the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers.
    This is one of the saving graces of cable TV.
     
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    I've never watched the show but I really enjoy the books. I'm about halfway through Dry Bones.
     
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    Wait, the whole darn thing was shot in New Mexico? I would swear that the shots in and around the sheriff's office were on the Warner backlot.
     
  10. Tommy Biggs

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    Timely thread, I just finished “The Western Star”. I’ve been reading the books for years.
    I had no idea there was a tv series!
     
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    It's Las Vegas, NM. We've played the historic Plaza Hotel lounge a couple of times. It's right there on the plaza. Every now and then we recognize a stretch of road up that way.
     
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    Sheriffs on a train. Craig is great, but I'm disgusted they couldn't film here in WY. They made a lot of films here years ago, but the powers that be are gougy recalcitrant morons who don't value anything you can't drill, kill, or eat. Even Utah capitilizes on all kindsa filming. Of course, those canyon folk know how to chase the bucks. Buffalo, WY has Longmire days and it's a party. They should have filmed in the Bighorns or the Winds. Lander, Buffalo, something like that.
     
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    My friend (who reads a lot of western literature ) recommended Longmire.
    Longmire...
    one of those shows where the scenery is a co-star.
    Friendship is valued.
    I like the trust Henry and Walt share... it spills to Jacob Nighthorse who (seems to) desire a trust like that.
    I liked Longmire.
     
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    Longmire was the first I’d seen of Robert Taylor, wonder if he’ll be back in another show or slip off into the world of reruns?
     
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    My wife and I watched it too. Pretty good series. I thought they wrapped up the finale too fast.
     
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    Trust me, the series was good but the books are great. If you think Walt and Henry are good friends in the TV series wait until you find out just what a strong life long friendship it is, and why, with the extensive background you get in the books.
     
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    Fun as a TV show I would like to read the books.
    Walt kinda rides off into the sun except they are mountains.
     
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    If you like westerns, try "Godless" on Netflix. I'm binge watching it now w/ the Eagle-Seahawks game on mute.
     
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    Wife and I watched for the first time last night, S1E1, kinda dark and rather brutal. I’m not sure we will try episide 2
     
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    I just finished the series this weekend.

    I was also concurrently watching The Dukes of Hazzard with my family (2 boys, they love the cars). I would be very disappointed in myself to find out they were the same town square. I can usually spot downtown Hazzard in any show or movie!

    I always felt like Walt was based on equal parts of Matt Dillon and Andy Taylor. Tough, independent, sees the law as a guidebook and not the final word. And, like how Andy doesn't carry a gun, Walt doesn't carry a phone.:)
     
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