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Anyone seen this show "Fargo"?
RX ^ | 4/11/14 | Coen Brothers

Posted on 04/18/2014 6:48:11 PM PDT by mylife

The Coens have done it again.


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I think it is amazing the way they are weaving threads between this series and the original movie.
1 posted on 04/18/2014 6:48:11 PM PDT by mylife
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The source should read FX.

http://www.fxnetworks.com/


2 posted on 04/18/2014 6:49:34 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

Watched it last night. It was awesome!


3 posted on 04/18/2014 6:51:23 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: mylife

Heard it was GOOD!

Alao watching “Bates Motel” on A&E and “Those Who Kill” on LMN.....


4 posted on 04/18/2014 6:52:28 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: mylife

My husband loved that movie, I didn’t realize they had made a series.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 6:52:42 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

How is Bates Motel in your opinion?


6 posted on 04/18/2014 6:54:10 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: mylife

I watched it and was sure I would detest it because I liked the movie so much.

I was pleasantly surprised and have recommended it to others.

Billy Bob Thornton was truly creepy.

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7 posted on 04/18/2014 6:54:33 PM PDT by Mears
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To: BuckeyeTexan; All

First episode was this week.
10 segment series.

Nothing to do with the original film but the Coens are weaving stuff brilliantly.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 6:55:43 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Mears

I was skritchin my head and wondering how this could even work, but it does.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 6:57:43 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

As a life long Minnesotan I have an issue with the stereotypes. But it is a very good, well written show.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 6:59:07 PM PDT by toast
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To: BuckeyeTexan

We were impressed with it. As dark as it was, it was daytime viewing. We had a DVR capture it since we weren’t around or up when it came on. Don’t remember which.

Dr. Watson did a really good job as well as Thorton.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 6:59:47 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Mears

My brother says malvo is the devil.
We shall see.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 6:59:56 PM PDT by mylife
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Silvie: Remind me NOT to come over to your house for anything.

Re:
Fargo: Do you have a wood chipper in your back yard?
Bates Motel: Do your dinner guests check in, but not out?
Those Who Kill: Hope this is not an autobiography

Not gettin’ good vibes on this one.

PS I remember you for a nice comment you gave me on one of my posts. However, I will have to pass on that fishing trip you offered. I saw “Jaws” and “The Deep”, you know.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 7:00:20 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: toast

I like stereotypes myself. They are always accurate.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 7:01:00 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: mylife

Fargo, the TV series, premiering Tuesday night on FX, begins exactly like Fargo, the 1996 Coen brothers film upon which it is based: with a series of title cards that lie to us. “This is a true story,” they read. “At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.” This is the sort of deadpan, macabre tone that suffuses the film, a darkly comic confrontation between total decency and total depredation—best encapsulated by the movie’s most famous scene, Officer Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) finding a professional killer (Peter Stormare) shoving Steve Buscemi’s leg down a wood chipper.

The TV show, which is being imagined as an anthology series like True Detective or American Horror Story with each season telling a contained story, is set in the same universe as the film both thematically and literally. What happened in the movie happened in the world of the series, and here we are, years later, in the Minnesota town of Bemidji, following a cast of Midwesterners who are much, much less polite than they seem.

The Coens gave the project their blessing, and in exchange got a producer credit, but they have had nothing to do with the particulars of the series, all 10 episodes of which have been written by Noah Hawley (whose previous credits include Bones and the very short-lived ABC series My Generation). Fargo the series skimps on decency to revel in the depredation. Hawley, speaking to the New York Times, described the show as “No Country for Old Fargo,” and this is, unfortunately I think, accurate: It is Fargo infested with the spirit of Anton Chigurh instead of Marge Gunderson, as if metaphysical and brutal violence was an underused ingredient in quality TV, instead of the overserved main course.

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/television/2014/04/fx_s_tv_series_fargo_starring_martin_freeman_and_billy_bob_thornton_reviewed.html


15 posted on 04/18/2014 7:01:09 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: mylife

Like it so far. Billy Bob Thornton is a convincing bad guy.


16 posted on 04/18/2014 7:02:30 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: mylife
The film was great...maybe I'll check out the series.
17 posted on 04/18/2014 7:05:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: wally_bert

It is Dr Watson as Lester Nygaard!
It was haunting me how much he looked and acted like that Character in the original film.

Good acting.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/da/WilliamHMacyTIFFSept2012.jpg/220px-WilliamHMacyTIFFSept2012.jpg


18 posted on 04/18/2014 7:06:05 PM PDT by mylife
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To: toast

Are you eatin lutefisk at this moment?


19 posted on 04/18/2014 7:06:54 PM PDT by mylife
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I thought the Coens were directing/producing it.


20 posted on 04/18/2014 7:08:41 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

The Coens are executive producers.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 7:09:02 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Irenic

I am amazed that it could be spun into a series.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 7:09:25 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

My wife and I loved the Fargo episode. I watched it a second time to get all the characters straight. First show at least three characters taken out. The show is as lethal as Justified.


23 posted on 04/18/2014 7:12:12 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep rigsupreme Splasht)
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To: mylife

It’s not just the “you betcha”s and “ya”s. They started putting in “sounds good”. Which I use at least 10 times each day. Hard to hear yourself as comedic relief.


24 posted on 04/18/2014 7:12:54 PM PDT by toast
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To: UB355

I am about to run the show again to get the Characters straight.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 7:13:21 PM PDT by mylife
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To: wally_bert
Thank you for reminding me who this great actor is.


26 posted on 04/18/2014 7:17:06 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

Same. Do you know if they’re having any re-runs of the Tuesday show?


27 posted on 04/18/2014 7:18:46 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: toast

My North Dakotan co-workers say the accent is spot on.


28 posted on 04/18/2014 7:19:16 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: toast

Oh it’s quaint and colloquial.


29 posted on 04/18/2014 7:19:46 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

Yes! It is great!


30 posted on 04/18/2014 7:20:14 PM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: Starstruck

I didn’t say it wasn’t correct.
It’s just a little too close for comfort.


31 posted on 04/18/2014 7:22:34 PM PDT by toast
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To: toast

Bookmark


32 posted on 04/18/2014 7:23:48 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: headstamp 2

Bates Motel is great IMO. Great acting by all cast members but particularly Freddy Highmore (Norman Bates. There’s mystery, intrigue, conspiracy with decent story lines and interesting characters that have their own quirks. Its basically a show that shows you what formed the man who became Norman Bates. The writers have certainly done thir homework on the psychology makeup of a serial killer, particularly the traits that manifest themselves in early childhood and the causes. I studied and read about that topic for years off and on as a hobby (plus it helped me understand a lot anout criminal psychology which helped me understand how they think nd thir motivations in my line of work). The writers nail it from beginning to end with the strong, overbearing, melodramatic, and controlling mothers who isolate them from other children physically and emotionally to the killing or harming of animals as a youth to their (sometimes) fascination with taxidermy and anatomy. He also witnessed someone being killed in his youth like Richard Ramirez, the Nightstalker did (he saw his uncle kill his aunt right in front of him if memory serves correct). Ramirez is one of the most evil and safistic serial killers that has ever existed.

Its a show that i could watch for 2 hours Instead of the one hour that it airs so I guess you could say I’m a fan.


33 posted on 04/18/2014 7:31:59 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: mylife

The series I really liked was Homeland. Won a ton of Emmies. I don’t have Showtime and had to wait for the DVDs. Somehow they cannot manage to get Season3 DVD out or Season4 show on the air.

I suspect contract glitches with Damian Lewis, our “hero,” who was killed off in Season3. Anyone know anything about it?

As for Fargo, a brilliant movie; nice to know it’s a series now too.


34 posted on 04/18/2014 7:32:55 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: TADSLOS

> Like it so far. Billy Bob Thornton is a convincing bad guy.

That’s because real life aholes don’t have to act much to play their bad guy roles...lol


35 posted on 04/18/2014 7:34:18 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: toast

I grew up across the river, in Moorhead. Lot of family still lives there. Guess I’ll have to watch it.


36 posted on 04/18/2014 7:41:34 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: jsanders2001

Thank you very much for the concise synopsis. Think I’ll check it out.


37 posted on 04/18/2014 7:46:19 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: mylife

Really, really, like this show.


38 posted on 04/18/2014 7:46:54 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Due to the high price of ammo, no warning shot will be fired.)
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To: mylife

Apparently not, but I’m likin’ the “No Country for Old Fargo” feel to it.


39 posted on 04/18/2014 7:48:28 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: headstamp 2

May I

I think they are doing a great job with Bates motel.

It’s the bcd story to psycho with Norman in high schools. Fera Farmiga and the Kid who plays Norman nail it as far as I’m concerned.

Instead of a Cal off Hwy 99 small town it’s along the north coast, but looks like the set at universal with the house on the hole above the motel.

I think they are doing a good job and worth watching.


40 posted on 04/18/2014 7:54:12 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Veto!

What?! Brody dies?

How could you reveal such a thing without a spoiler alert? That’s so mean.

;p


41 posted on 04/18/2014 7:54:24 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Starstruck

so dar it’s in Minnesota, but the part that bumps up against the dakotas.


42 posted on 04/18/2014 7:55:49 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: jsanders2001

Love your synopsis of Bates Motel. I also wish it was two hours instead of one.

I told my husband it was the quickest hour on TV.


43 posted on 04/18/2014 7:57:10 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: jsanders2001; BuckeyeTexan

Thank you both. Your reviews are worthy of paid critique.


44 posted on 04/18/2014 7:58:00 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

where all the women are strong

all the men are good looking

and all the children are above average


45 posted on 04/18/2014 7:59:33 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Irenic

http://www.fxnetworks.com/fargo


46 posted on 04/18/2014 8:00:31 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: BuckeyeTexan
What?! Brody dies?

Uh-oh (hand over mouth).

I was looking for the DVD on Amazon and read the reviews by people who saw it on Showtime…I don't care whether I know what happened to Brody, because I can watch the show 2 or 3 times and still enjoy it. Reviewers debating how Season4 can maintain quality without Damian Lewis.

I may not bother with 4; Lewis is really a gorgeous actor, part of why I watch, but then, I'm a girl.:)

47 posted on 04/18/2014 8:01:28 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: morphing libertarian

Thanks , I love Vera. She was great in “The Departed” and recently in “The Conjuring”. Wonderful eyes. LOL


48 posted on 04/18/2014 8:01:50 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

yes and her daughter has a similar look and affect. She was in American Horror


49 posted on 04/18/2014 8:02:38 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: toast
It’s not just the “you betcha”s and “ya”s. They started putting in “sounds good”. Which I use at least 10 times each day. Hard to hear yourself as comedic relief.

Eh, as a 30 year Minnesotan (native South Dakotan), I embrace it. I don't feel like they're mocking me. It is what it is. Now east coast friends that call a car, a cah, that's funny. Life's too short to worry about that stuff. Sounds good, right? :)

50 posted on 04/18/2014 8:07:52 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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