50 best television shows set across the United States

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Wyoming: Longmire

The premise: The Walt Longmire Mysteries novel series, the TV show was a smash hit for the A&E network. It tells the story of the Wyoming sheriff of a small town. He has a close group of folks in his life that help him solve the crimes that come his way. His longtime friend, Henry assists with the tribal police on the local reservation and his lawyer daughter helps unravel the cases once he arrests them.

The setting: Longmire is the sheriff in the fictional county of Absaroka County in Wyoming. He also travels to the county seat of Durant to investigate with the help of his friend. Both fictional places are located in northeast Wyoming, which is known for having some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone would be within a day’s drive for Longmire and crew, and so naturally, there is an appreciation of the natural elements and surrounding landscape.

The most Wyoming thing about it: Longmire’s longtime friend, Henry Standing Bear, is his liaison to the nearby Cheyenne reservation. Although Henry is not a law enforcement officer himself, his character is meant to represent the Native American population of the area.