Today is supposed to be the hottest day of the year so far for us here in the Kansas City area. I know it’s really warm in a lot of the country, too. I hope everyone finds ways to stay cool! Tonight, sit in fromt of the fan or air conditioner and put your feet up, because there’s some fantastic TV on! Here’s what we think you should be watching. 🙂
Rather than go with my normal pick for tonight, I’m going to recommend the show that comes on after it… A&E’s new drama, Longmire is tons better than I’d thought it might be. When it first came out, I was worried it would be set in the past, too “western” for me, or whatever. But my husband & I sat down together today to watch the pilot, and we ended up watching all three episodes. If you haven’t heard of it, basically the show is set in Wyoming and is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. It stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (I couldn’t tell for the life of me that he is Australian. lol) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, along with Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips (who is sorely underused, imo), Bailey Chase, Cassidy Freeman, and Adam Bartley.
Walt’s wife died a year before the show starts, and the whole year, he’s been kind of…struggling. He’s not really been giving a hundred percent to the job, so much so that one of his deputies has decided to run against him for sheriff. We also learned in the 2nd episode that Walt’s adult daughter (an attorney) is secretly dating (…sleeping with…) that same deputy. That just ticks me off. lol Katee Sackhoff is great. Her character, Vic, is a relatively new hire there at the department. Then they also have one other deputy who is honestly one of the most inept men… lol But together, they are fun. Lou Diamond Phillips plays Henry Standing Bear, a friend & confidant to Walt. I adore him, and I love his character so far.
I’m interested to see how they handle Walt’s daughter & the deputy. Obviously Walt has to win the reelection or the show wouldn’t be what it is. Whether or not they will drag it out the entire 10-episode season, I have no idea, but I can’t wait to see more.
On tonight’s episode, “The Cancer,” Longmire seeks Henry Standing Bear’s assistance in a case involving two dead bodies and a Mexican drug cartel.
Get lost in the beautiful scenery & fun stories tonight on A&E at 10/9c. Learn where to find episodes online of Longmire @ Clicker.
Tonight, I’ll also be watching/DVRing Cupcake Wars, The Glades, Food Network Star, Falling Skies, & The Great Escape.
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