Longmire, a police procedural with Luddite appeal, has been picked up by Netflix for a fifth season.

 

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Longmire, a police procedural with Luddite appeal, has been picked up by Netflix for a fifth season. This is great news for one of the more original shows that ever made it on to TV

In “Longmire,” all we get is Walt Longmire, an old-school sheriff in a tiny fictional Wyoming town who refuses to get a cell phone and can’t even be bothered to use an old fax machine.

In each episode of the show, which is based on the “Walt Longmire Mysteries” book series by Craig Johnson, we see Sheriff Longmire, played by Robert Taylor, solve a crime, usually murder. Helping him are his deputies Katee Sackhoff as Vic Moretti, Adam Bartley as Ferg and Bailey Chase as Branch Connally, who was recently replaced with actor Barry Sloane as the character Zach Heflin.

It’s refreshing to see that a small-town police force with a limited budget and no gadgets can succeed in cracking crime after crime. Even when you know an updated computer system or even a smartphone would make Longmire’s life easier, you root for him even more when he stubbornly refuses to use modern-day conveniences.

Why you should watch ‘Longmire,’ a love letter to Luddites with a cowboy twist – CNET