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the U.S. — but that doesn't take
away from what he brings to the
Johnson has described Walt's
character as "a detective for the
disenfranchised, a man whose
secret weapon is his compassion
for the less fortunate or forgot-
ten members of society." Taylor
epitomizes all of that, to the
point that Johnson was brought
almost to tears when they first
started bringing his books to life.
"My eyes started welling up,
and I had to turn away and walk
off the set," he said in an article
"There was something about
watching these characters, these
people I'd created, going about
their lives and discussing the
innermost workings of their
series premiered in June 2012
and set a record for the network,
becoming the most watched
original series launch of all time
with 4.1 million total viewers.
The first season finished even
stronger than its premiere,
notching 4.3 million total view-
ers, and season 2's premiere and
finale numbers were higher yet.
Now in its third season,
"Longmire" picked up where it
left off and continues to boast
strong numbers and a dedicated
fan base ... but still no hype. It's
odd, though, that it continues to
dwell in anonymity. The writing is
top notch, the acting is spot on
and overall it's been very well
received since the beginning.
In a review for "Newsday"
back when the series premiered,
Verne Gay said it "arrives as
silently as a dust devil kicked up
by a high wind on the Wyoming
plains (where the show is set).
With little in the way of fanfare
and a lead actor unacquainted
with household name status, it
must instead rely on a quiet for-
titude, much like its namesake.
Unassuming 'Longmire' doesn't
shout 'LOVE ME!' but instead
works its charms subtly, quietly."
And worked its charms it has.
Leading the charge as Sheriff
Walt Longmire is Australian actor
Robert Taylor, most well known
for his role as Agent Jones in the
sci-fi action flick "The Matrix"
(1999). He is, as Gay pointed out,
quite unacquainted with being a
household name — at least in
And yet, there he is. Dusty
cowboy boots, sturdy Stetson hat
and the stern introspection of a
sheriff who's seen so much and
says so little. He's the title char-
acter in A&E's Western-inspired
crime drama "Longmire," which
airs a new episode Monday, July
Based on the "Walt Longmire
Mysteries" novels by best-selling
author Craig Johnson, the TV
show has been a major success
for A&E since the get-go, despite
the sore lack of recognition. The
you won't find it on any Golden
Globe, Emmy, Critic's Choice,
People's Choice or one of the
countless other major awards
that spring to mind.
By Cassie Dresch
alt Longmire is living in rel-
You won't see his name
splashed across huge billboards
or shouted from Hollywood's
highest towers commanding
attention and accolades. In fact,
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July 27 - August 2, 2014
Bailey Chase stars in "Longmire"
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