LB Watches LONGMIRE

by Larry Brody

The Good:

  • Well written, also well-produced and well-directed
  • Well acted, especially by Bailey Chase and Katee Sackhoff
  • Nice looking blonde deputy of the female variety
  • It’s set in a locale we don’t see very often – Wyoming

The Not-So-Good:

  • The eponymously named hero, who otherwise is unmemorable, looks like Shrub Bush
  • Wyoming is boring
  • Characterization that barely scratches the surface
  • Lou Diamond Phillips plays an American Indian bar owner who never ever uses a contraction (Maybe he’s rebelling against the genuine tyranny of the old “Indian School” system?)
  • Plot twists haven’t thrown me yet
  • Continuing arcs are lamely predictable
  • In other words, even with all the good stuff it’s still same-old, same old

Verdict 1: Boring. I won’t be going back.

Verdict 2: This review is too long. I’ll try to write shorter next time.

About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide. A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television. Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC. Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys.

One thought on “LB Watches LONGMIRE

  1. Rreed423 says:

    I think the setting could be interesting, and the first show had some interesting characters from a Mennonite community. On the other hand, it was the ol’ body-find, interview-people, find-out-one-of-them-lied structure as so many other shows. I sure hope there won’t be a body every week, there can’t be that much murder out there.

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