Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Round Two: Longmire

Longmire: Season 1, Episode 2 “The Dark Road” (B)

In its second outing, this show proves itself well worth watching while still ironing out a few kinks, namely the flashback scenes revealing some secret event involving Walt and Henry. What I’m loving most is the female participation in the storyline. Cady is a fabulous character, and I like that Walt was able to deduce that she had a boyfriend because her door lock had been fixed. The fact that it’s Branch was much more predictable, and that’s sure to complicate things once he finds out, especially after his very nice message in which he told her to have him meet him only when she was ready. Withstanding interrogation by Henry was particularly impressive on her part. Vic’s pondering about going into stripping and asking if Walt would write her a recommendation was hilarious, and her methods of getting information were untraditional but highly effective. I’m so glad that both Cassidy Freeman and Katee Sackhoff found these roles after their sci-fi television origins. This week’s plot was well-constructed also, featuring the Mennonite people and their pre-adult pilgrimage into the real world. What’s most striking about this show and the way Walt works is that he almost never tells people that someone has died, instead waiting until they’ve had several encounters for informational purposes. He’s the law out where he is, so he can do what he wants, but it does seem like he’s waiting an awfully long time in almost every case to make a death notification, something which surely appears insensitive.

1 comment:

Lily said...

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