Skip to comments.Anyone seen this show "Fargo"?
Posted on 04/18/2014 6:48:11 PM PDT by mylife
The Coens have done it again.
The source should read FX.
Watched it last night. It was awesome!
Heard it was GOOD!
Alao watching “Bates Motel” on A&E and “Those Who Kill” on LMN.....
My husband loved that movie, I didn’t realize they had made a series.
How is Bates Motel in your opinion?
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.
First episode was this week.
10 segment series.
Nothing to do with the original film but the Coens are weaving stuff brilliantly.
I was skritchin my head and wondering how this could even work, but it does.
As a life long Minnesotan I have an issue with the stereotypes. But it is a very good, well written show.
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.
My brother says malvo is the devil.
We shall see.
Silvie: Remind me NOT to come over to your house for anything.
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.
I like stereotypes myself. They are always accurate.
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 depredationbest encapsulated by the movies most famous scene, Officer Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) finding a professional killer (Peter Stormare) shoving Steve Buscemis 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.
Like it so far. Billy Bob Thornton is a convincing bad guy.
It is Dr Watson as Lester Nygaard!
It was haunting me how much he looked and acted like that Character in the original film.
Are you eatin lutefisk at this moment?
I thought the Coens were directing/producing it.
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