Go Watch Longmire

Longmire’s Robert Taylor

If you find your testosterone levels wavering, if you find yourself craving osso buco when you used to pull pork or eat your brisket raw. If you need a little punch in your step, I’ve a television series for you. (Disclaimer: I’ve only seen two, count ‘em two, episodes. So I am going out on a limb here. A sturdy limb, but a limb nonetheless.)

It’s called Longmire and it’s a Western:

“Longmire,” a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson.

The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor (The Matrix) as Walt Longmire, the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, along with Katee Sackhoff (“Battlestar Gallactica”), Lou Diamond Phillips (“Numb3rs”), Bailey Chase (“Damages”), Cassidy Freeman (“Smallville”) and newcomer Adam Bartley.

Katee Sackhoff

Widowed only a year, Longmire is a man in psychic repair that buries his pain behind a brave face and dry wit. Struggling since his wife’s death and at the urging of his daughter, Cady (Freeman), Longmire knows that the time has come to turn his life around. With the help of Vic (Sackhoff), a female deputy new to the department, he becomes reinvigorated about his job and committed to running for re-election.

Get to it. . .