So I was watching Season 4, Episode 4 of Longmire and heard this being said:
“My brother would have been a good man if there was somebody there to shoot him every moment of his life.”
So either that line was a homage to Flannery O’Connor or just a blatant rip off.
In her story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” at the end of the story is the semi-famous line:
“She would of been a good woman,” The Misfit said, “if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life.”
Either way certainly Flannery O’Connor influenced.
As for the show Longmire itself. It is one of those shows I found interesting, but one that also slowly developed. The story arc has spanned the four seasons so far and with a plot arc pay off early in season 4. This show is very character driven where dialog does not fill all screen time. Slowly developing camera shots and seeing the wheels of the mind think on the problem to be solved. No doubt not for everyone, but I like long story arcs and solid season ending cliffhangers. I also like the misdirection where the seeming suspect is almost always not the actual wrongdoer. Even when you have gotten the flow of this device as used in the show I found myself falling for it most times. So either this is craftily done or I am just easily duped.