Longmire: Season 1 (2012)

Season 1

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A deliberately paced police procedural, Longmire sometimes lumbers aimlessly but mostly rewards viewer patience with its charming cast and distinctive locale.



Critic Ratings: 28


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User Ratings: 205

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Air date: Jun 3, 2012

Still struggling to come to terms with his wife's death after a year, Sheriff Longmire investigates a murder with links to a mobile brothel and a missing girl.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2012

A woman's body is found on the outskirts of Absaroka County and the only clues to her mysterious death are single dollar bills scattered nearby and her body glitter. Could her background have played a role in her murder? Walt's daughter Cady embarks on a relationship that could cause controversy in the small town.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2012

A blazing fire spreads through a barn killing the owner and his beloved award-winning horses. Using his unique approach, Longmire explores events in this thickening plot.

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Air date: Jun 24, 2012

A double homicide helps uncover a shocking partnership between the Cherokee reservation and a Mexican drug cartel.

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Air date: Jul 1, 2012

Cheyenne boys are disappearing and the case may be connected to dishonest child welfare workers, a warrior legend, and an an ambitious Cheyenne political leader.

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Air date: Jul 8, 2012

When a convicted murderer is released and then found mauled by a bear, the list of suspects is long.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2012

In this episode, Walt and Vic have to untangle a passionate web to find out who left a rich businessman in a coma and stole a worthless painting.

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Air date: Jul 22, 2012

Could a young, seemingly innocent woman be to blame for the death of a petrol station owner?

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Air date: Aug 5, 2012

An underground poker ring is brought to the surface after a gambling council president is found dead.

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Air date: Aug 12, 2012

The sheriff searches for the killer of two teenagers who were murdered after being acquitted of raping a Cheyenne girl.

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The first season of this crime drama follows Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) as he struggles to cope with his wife's death and attempts to move on with his life and career. Working with a new deputy (Katee Sackhoff) and a trusted friend (Lou Diamond Phillips), Longmire investigates crimes while also running a re-election campaign. Based on the 'Walt Longmire' mystery novels by Craig Johnson.

Cast & Crew

Bailey Chase
Branch Connally
Lou Diamond Phillips
Henry Standing Bear
Adam Bartley
The Ferg
Robert Taylor
Walt Longmire
Katee Sackhoff
Victoria Moretti
Cassidy Freeman
Cady Longmire
A Martinez
Jacob Nighthorse
Katherine LaNasa
Lizzie Ambrose
Zahn McClarnon
Officer Mathias
Diane Villegas
Nurse 2
Gerald McRaney
Barlow Connally
John Bishop
Bob Barnes
Merritt Glover
Granola-y Receptionist
Rio Alexander
Charles Burnett
Bree Bond
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Critic Reviews for Longmire Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (18)

It's about the best combination of substance and style. And when it comes to entertainment, you can't get much cooler than that.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…

A good plot or interesting characters can be enough for a drama series. Unfortunately, Longmire lacks both.

Nov 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Longmire is an entirely respectable alternative for anyone who'd rather not spend Monday morning rehashing the latest outrage on Mad Men.

Jun 3, 2012 | Full Review…

Unassuming Longmire doesn't shout LOVE ME! but instead works its charms subtly, quietly. There's promise here.

Jun 3, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Longmire makes a solid overall first impression without rising to the level of critical huzzahs.

Jun 3, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's nicely crafted, as well, with a slower pace than the average police procedural, but more than enough character intrigue to compensate.

Jun 3, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What makes Sheriff Longmire so much fun to watch is that he uses his book smarts and cowboy training instead of the latest tech to help him solve crimes.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

The series has plenty of room to grow; I left the pilot wanting to know more about all the characters, but especially about Longmire.

Jan 24, 2018 | Full Review…

... it's a dwelling kind of show, and one worth checking out.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Longmire's characters are recognizably human: sometimes noble, sometimes petty, sometimes just doing the best they can in a bad situation.

Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's certainly not bad, I'm all for slow-building character studies, but none of the storylines that played out on the premiere, nor any of the arcs teased for future episodes, made me scurry to my remote and set my DVR for Series Recording.

Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Longmire, much like its titular hero, might take its time, but the way it mixes grit with grief paints a pretty and powerful picture. Like a framed Ansel Adams photo spattered with blood.

Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Longmire: Season 1

  • Jan 25, 2020
    From A&E comes the modern western Longmire. Season 1 follow a Wyoming sheriff named Walt Longmire as he faces re-election running against one of his own deputies and attempts to keep the peace with the neighboring Cheyenne reservation. Starring Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, and Lou Diamond Phillips the show has a solid cast that gives good performances. And there are several interesting guest stars featured, including Peter Weller, John Pyper-Ferguson, and Charles S. Dutton. Additionally, the writers do a good job at developing the characters and at putting a western spin on the crimes. Bold and provocative, Longmire delivers an incredibly strong first season.
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  • Feb 25, 2021
    What a great show! Simple, entertaining and enticing! Acting is superb and the show has a salt of the earth kinda quality to it. No political correctness or identity politics and everyone fits in the story unlike other recent shows where you can see the quota system drives the story rather than the story itself Very refreshing!
  • Feb 11, 2021
    Longmire's cases are better written than most police procedurals, and the wild west setting adds a ton of appeal. However the show's characters fail to stand out much, and the leading man is at times a sickeningly perfect tragic hero figure. That being said, Longmire is well worth a run, if you don't mind a slow pace.
  • Jan 13, 2021
    Engaging police show in Wyoming with an old-school sheriff. Good character development. Likeable characters. Enough mystery and suspense to keep me interested.
  • Nov 18, 2020
    Very enjoyable modern Western.
  • Jan 02, 2020
    Its really good! The scenery is amazing throughout the season.
  • Nov 03, 2019
    Love this show. Almost like watching an old western.
  • Nov 02, 2019
    We absolutely love this series and are hooked! Sheriff / Western series with realistic tie-in of Indian reservation (life, people, story lines) ... so much appeals to us!
  • Oct 27, 2019
    Absolute Must See the entire 6 Seasons!
  • Jul 30, 2019
    A great crime drama that has a lot of personality and heart.

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