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I agree with RC 1001 and so far I'm very interested. I'm not sure why people don't like Branch, it was certainly suggested that Walt had been grieving for the last year and his office was picking up the slack (been there) . I understand that Walt is the old timer but really, no cellphone? That is really hard to understand. At least he occasionally uses the car radio. Like the show will continue to watch.
It seems to me you watch this show for the characters. The police procedural elements are subservient, which is, perhaps, why they are so tame. There's no CSI omnipotence here - thank God - where the "police" can recall a slight blink from an earlier scene and immediately know the killer is a terrorist who has undergone facial (and based on the casting) whole body reconstruction.
A false note was the strip club scene. Good in theory, but it just didn't work as written and performed. If her main motivation had been to get info and show up the asshole cop, it might have worked better. As it was, she seemed mostly to do it for the bet of $20. Plus, a little cleavage in a strip club probably isn't going to motivate too many guys.
The show is ok but there are inconsistencies and mistakes that shouldn't happen in a series.
Rainier beer. It hasn't been made in years. And it's pronounced "Ray-neer". Not "Rah-nee-air" - unless you're making a joke.
And when Walt was delving into the personal life of his daughter and said "I don't mean to "prize". Yes, the spelling of the word is "prise" but the pronunciation is "pry".
Mennonites - from what I remember of the Mennonites, they are allowed to drive, have electricity, etc. The community in the 2nd episode reminded me more of the Hutterites in Montana.
It's a good show - it just needs some cleaning up.
Most cogent comments, in my estimation, have to do with adopting a "wait
and see" attitude as the show, storylines and characters develop...So far,
we have found it captivating, at least as compared with any new summer
fill-in series and a screen full of re-runs. Just the right amount of grit,
ensemble cast intrigue and Old West throwback dynamics. All that with only two episodes aired! Dispute over "contractions" used by Native Americans,
I actually feel that the books kinda suck. The characters aren't as interesting (Henry is much more sidekicky, and Branch Connolly as played by Bailey Chase has much more personality than all of Walt's male deputies combined). I vastly prefer Show!Vic as played by Katee Sackhoff (although, to me, Katee Sackhoff IS Victoria Moretti, even as I'm told that she's a shortish dark haired, golden eyed Italian woman who's absolutely stacked), not in the least part because she and Walt have not a drop of sexual or romantic tension between them. I really like that. And Show!Vic happens to be a lot more fun, although that's partly the Katee effect.
@RC 1001, Matt
It's actually a characteristic of Henry Standing Bear in the novels. I don't know if that was supposed to be representative of Native Americans in general, but Book!Henry Standing Bear wouldn't use a contraction to save his life.
It must be noted, of course, that all the other Native Americans we've seen so far have used contractions freely.
I love the books!!!! Hard to live up to (on T.V.) these eccentric and hysterically funny characters as written in the novels. The "sidekick" sheriff would NEVER mess with his daughter in the books. Everyone's too afraid of Longmire, knowing how passionate he is about his daughter's wellbeing. BUT, I guess we have to have this love interest. Don't like Vic's character. She is so outspoken and not taken for granted in the series. She's too understated in the t.v show. I will keep watching. Love the stories and the whole idea. The novels are GREAT!!!!
@Babyruth: No idea. That's why I didn't even mention them in my review. I don't think we're meant to have any clue now and just need to keep watching.
What was the back stitches & old Native woman all about??
@RC 1001: Fair enough all around, certainly. I encourage well reasoned disagreement, though I think I did specifically mention the exact same "alive or dead" point.
I also think Lou Diamon Phillips is attempting to speak like Native Americans in general. I'm far from an expert, but a lack of contraction is, I believe, typical for those on a reservation.
Glad you enjoy the show, though. It's certainly better than most other dramas, I just need a bit more to pull me in.
Okay, Mr. Richenthal, you and I seriously disagree. I thoroughly enjoyed this episode, and unlike you, I am hooked. My DVR is set to record this show. Now the main difference between us being, I like procedurals, and this one does not disappoint.
Am I the only one who wants to know why Lou Diamond Philips character speaks without contractions? I also love some of the subtleties that seemed to escape the review. Like the heartfelt compassion and understanding Walt has for folks, alive and dead. There is a depth there that draws you in, and at least for me, has been riveted to the tv. Also, did you not love the fact that Cady said her new beau was a vampire? I thought that was a nice touch for those who watch Cassidy Freeman. The only thing better would have been to say it was a man named Oliver Queen.
Mr. Richenthal, I would ask, sir, that you discontinue comparing this show to Justified and take this show on its own, it deserves that much, if not much more.
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