In what follows, I'll talk in generalities for the most part, in case you haven't yet seen Season 5. But if you've seen none of Longmire at all, you might want to move on from this review, at least until you've seen the first four seasons.
Netflix allows for stronger language, which suits the characters well. The relationships among the characters also flourish in this new environment and narrative, which offers some of the best confrontations, coming to terms, and fallings apart we've seen in the series.
Among my favorites -
- Walt and Henry about Hector, in a stand-out knock-down scene
- Vic and her loyalty to Walt, an inspiration to see
- Walt and Nighthorse - indeed, the evolution of their relationship is surprising and surprisingly satisfying yet realistic
But the idea of such cliffhangers is to whet our appetite for another season, which Netflix will be providing, and I'll be watching, disappointed only that this sixth season will be the final season for this fine and unique series, unless yet another venue picks it up.