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Fargo: The Series
« on: March 25, 2014, 01:44:49 PM »



The cast alone has me intrigued.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 01:53:13 PM »
The cast alone has me watching.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 02:06:29 PM »
Can't wait for this.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 02:34:32 PM »
FX has earned the benefit of the doubt from me for a while now.  Again, like with True Detective, making this a limited series means they can score pretty high-quality actors for the whole run.  We're about to enter a ridiculous 6-week period wherein The Americans, Orphan Black, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Hannibal, and this are all airing new episodes weekly.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 03:52:28 PM »
I'm less inclined to watch this than I would be if they hadn't tried to pretend it had anything to do with the movie, so good job on that one, marketing division.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 03:53:58 PM »
Like, if it was called Snow Town I'd be like, "Hey, that looks interesting" instead of being like, "Hey, that looks like a weird decade-and-a-half after the fact imitation of Fargo."

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2014, 03:54:44 PM »
Holy shit Fargo came out 18 years ago.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 01:51:13 PM »
This show is already great. The two brothers are hilarious.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 05:25:51 PM »
This debut episode was freaking excellent. Top to bottom, I have no complaints.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 11:53:00 PM »
Great start, if a little overlong towards the end.  It probably could have stopped right after the Slaughter in Hobbittown, but I understand wanting to get a few more balls in the air before the end of the pilot. Billy Bob on TV is a treasure.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2014, 02:06:41 AM »
So we're seven episodes in now, and this is about as good as it gets, perfectly filling the totally-horrible-and-still-really-funny Breaking Bad-shaped hole in our lives. A great show that everyone should catch up on.

Like, if it was called Snow Town I'd be like, "Hey, that looks interesting" instead of being like, "Hey, that looks like a weird decade-and-a-half after the fact imitation of Fargo."
It actually works out perfectly, for reasons I won't spoil here.  I expect you would love this show.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2014, 04:36:25 AM »
This show has been fantastic.  I didn't know if anyone else here was watching it.  It's all so bleak and dead-endy but with lots of funny and sweet moments.  Just like Fargo:  The Movie

Fantastic acting performances all around, great writing and dialogue, and great directing and cinematography

I'm waiting til after the show finishes to read up on the true crime this is supposedly based on

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2014, 02:54:10 PM »
That was a perfect finale.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2014, 04:51:52 PM »
I couldn't tell if I wanted Lester caught or wanted him to get away with the whole damn thing. Martin Freeman and Billy Bob killed it this year.

I could have sworn that Colin Hanks was dead meat walking before this episode.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2014, 10:06:50 PM »
After Lester set his innocent brother and nephew up and knowingly led his sweet, loving, trusting young Asian-American bride to her death how could you possibly root for him?!?!

I knew Hanks was gonna stake out that spot and kill Billy Bob, but I figured there'd be a sad ending because technically he was a civilian killing the guy in cold blood

Great show, good stuff

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2014, 03:34:06 AM »
This gonna be one of those shows that blows people's minds when they discover it on Netflix or Amazon streaming in a year.  Superb season/series/whatever you want to call it.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2014, 06:21:10 AM »
Sounds like I need to go to my On Demand and marathon the hell out of this.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2014, 01:38:30 PM »
So good.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2014, 11:57:27 AM »
So, this just happened:



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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2014, 12:27:44 PM »
Fargo's cleaning up.  Billy Bob won best actor and the show won best mini-series

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2014, 12:54:07 PM »
Just finished watching the finale and it was perfect. I can't imagine anyone not thinking it delivered. Thinking about it now, it was a very similar story to the movie.

And I loved how Oliver Platt's story actually connects the movie to the show.
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Re: Fargo: The Series
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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2014, 04:29:31 PM »
Brilliant show and wonderful finale. The show and the movie really do end up walking down the same path with, in my view, the same message that
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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2014, 04:01:31 PM »
I watched this entire show in like the span of a week. It was awesome, mostly due to the performances. The philosophical bits sprinkled in mundane Minnesotuhhh conversation was p. cool.

Billy Bob slowly revealing how evil he is throughout the show overwhelms you, and well it's been talked about but anyway:

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the way he curdles and sneers while breathing his last breath before being killed off during the second round of shots was great stuff. It really gave off the feeling like this wasn't a human being, he came across like an evil monster having its life drained away. Hanks's reaction really hammered that point home as well, like he couldn't recognize what he was dealing with.


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Re: Fargo: The Series
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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2015, 04:26:02 AM »
In the greatest news ever, Bruce Campbell is playing Ronald Reagan in season 2.

The cast is pretty great: Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Pleamons, Nick Offerman, Brad Garrett, the Burn Notice guy, Kieran Culkan

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2015, 06:12:00 AM »

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2015, 12:20:05 PM »

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2015, 09:30:20 AM »


Judging by the trailer, this show didn't "True Detective" itself.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2015, 06:14:48 AM »
Tonight's the season premier. Who else is watching?

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2015, 06:26:35 AM »
I still haven't seen the first season. The whole thing is sitting on the DVR.  However, from what I hear each season is a self-contained story, right?
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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2015, 11:37:42 AM »
Season two is about a case from the 70's that was mentioned in season one. Get on watching it. Fantastic series. Billy Bob killed it.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2015, 12:21:35 PM »


Judging by the trailer, this show didn't "True Detective" itself.

Is Kirsten Dunst wearing falsies?

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2015, 09:53:30 AM »
Two episodes in, and this show is still fucking brilliant and firing on all cylinders. I can't be the only one watching this.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2015, 11:11:20 AM »
Seriously, am I the only guy watching this season? It's like somehow better than the first season.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2015, 03:03:46 PM »
I'm behind two episodes, but it's great. It feels more focused than the first season. The cast, music, directing are terrific and really capture the feel of the late 70's. Bokeem Woodbine, Patrick Wilson, and Jean Smart are the standouts so far. Burn Notice kind of sticks out like a sore thumb, but maybe he gets better in eps 4/5.

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I don't know what to make of the UFO element, but I have faith they'll pull it off.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2015, 08:17:00 AM »
I didn't even recognize that Dodd was the Burn Notice chode, so hey, works for me.  Superb season--not much need be said beyond that.  This and The Americans are the two most consistently episode-to-episode excellent shows airing now.  FX doin' work.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2015, 04:20:48 AM »
It's almost unfair how much better this show is than anything else right now. Great episode for Nick Offerman. It was such a small thing, but his "Great Caesar's Ghost" call while standing up drunk killed me.

I find myself not caring too much for the butcher and his wife, but the series has a way to get you interested in characters you're not that in  to

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2015, 02:26:21 PM »
It's easily my favorite thing on TV right now.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2015, 12:23:48 PM »
I didn't even recognize that Dodd was the Burn Notice chode, so hey, works for me.  Superb season--not much need be said beyond that.  This and The Americans are the two most consistently episode-to-episode excellent shows airing now.  FX doin' work.

He got better in episodes 4-6, but might still be the weak link because everyone else is killing it from Nick Offerman to the guy from Insidious.

Agreed on it being the best show on tv

top sorta 5 characters so far:

1.  Mike Milligan
2. Lou Solverson
3. Sheriff Hank Larsson (I need to see more Danson dramatic stuff. I'm loving him on this)
4. Floyd Gerhardt
5. Peg and Ed Blomquist (I like them as the Lester Nygaard of the season. I think Dunst is gonna do something despicable before the season ends. Pleamons is mixing Landry with Todd and it's working for me)

Honorable mentions: Karl Weathers:Lawyer, Hanzee, Betsy, Noureen, and the Gipper.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2015, 03:20:08 PM »
Got renewed for a 3rd season.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2015, 01:23:22 AM »
"You know, you're a shit cop"

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #42 on: November 25, 2015, 05:12:59 PM »
That Betsy/Karl Weathers kitchen scene was heartbreaking and the highlight of another amazing episode. Offerman and Milioti were fantastic. Angus Sampson was also terrific.

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Hank being abducted is the perfect and logical resolution to the UFO angle.


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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2015, 02:57:50 PM »
Damn, those cabin scenes were hilarious.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2015, 03:25:52 PM »
This is the best show on television right now. Hands down.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2015, 02:19:35 AM »
Kirsten Dunst was fantastic. Every episode gives a different actor a chance to shine. I'll give Burn Notice some credit too, because his reactions to Peggy's madness were hilarious.

It's interesting whether they submit the series for Dramatic or Miniseries in the Emmys because I could see half the cast getting nominated. Wilson, Smart, Woodbine, Dunst, Danson, Offerman, Milioti, and Pleamons all deserve it.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2015, 02:32:37 AM »
Burn Notice was great. He got the best laughs out of me in this episode. I hated seeing him go, but with the nature of the series I'm ok with it.

Just two episodes left, and they still have the alien thing that I have no idea what to make of, but I trust the writers.

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2015, 01:42:21 AM »
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"It's just a UFO, Ed"

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Re: Fargo: The Series
« Reply #49 on: December 08, 2015, 02:25:10 PM »
Line of a career, right there.  Fantastic.