He pays her no mind and is brewing his coffee until being informed, "We got a dead body."Longmire isn't lazy.
But he's still grieving the loss of his wife, and this is the one-year anniversary of her death.
Most people don't have the means to get married like this.
And most potential viewers probably would rather be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the wedding between Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and former TV sports reporter/beauty queen Candice Crawford.
A&E has ordered 10 episodes of this Wyoming-set crime drama, adapted from the string of Walt Longmire Mysteries by novelist Craig Johnson.
With Mad Man, Game of Thrones and The Killing winding down their latest runs, it arrives just in time to establish a new Sunday night viewing habit.
And in Sunday night's signature scene, Taylor poignantly communicates the pain he feels in breaking the news to a wife whose husband has just been found murdered.
Phillips looks as though he'll be a sturdy bridge between two cultures.Longmire, with spacious New Mexico standing in for Wyoming as the series' production base, makes a solid overall first impression without rising to the level of critical huzzahs.It likely will do very well for A&E, which needs a palate-cleanser to offset low-brow flotsam such as Flipped Off, Hoarders, Billy the Exterminator, Parking Wars, Monster-In-Laws and Dog the Bounty Hunter, which at last is being canceled.The crime-solving is decidedly low-tech, although Longmire isn't nearly as primitively tough or short-spoken as Chuck Norris's Ranger Cordell Walker.Taylor, reminiscent in appearance and tone to a younger Lee Majors, seems to have a pretty firm grip on what's required of his character.At some point down the road, there's also the possibility of more than a platonic partnership between Longmire and Deputy Vic.