Fargo: Season 1
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An original adaptation of the Academy Award(R)-winning feature film, Fargo features an all-new "true crime" story and follows a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humour, murder and "Minnesota nice" that made the film an enduring classic. Oscar(R) winner and Emmy(R)-nominated Billy Bob Thornton stars as "Lorne Malvo," a rootless, manipulative man who meets and forever changes the life of small town insurance salesman "Lester Nygaard," played by BAFTA Award(R) winner and Emmy(R)-nominated Martin Freeman. Emmy(R)-nominated Colin Hanks plays Duluth Police Deputy "Gus Grimly," a single dad who must choose between his own personal safety and his duty as a policeman when he comes face-to-face with a killer. Emmy(R)-nominated Allison Tolman also stars as "Molly Solverson," an ambitious Bemidji deputy.
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Each season of Fargo is a complete show, with it's own story and character arcs. This is series that knows what it wants to be and does it well, like other great crime shows like Breaking Bad, The Wire, and Sons of Anarchy.
If you’re looking for good stuff to watch consider miniseries like The Astronauts Wives Club (2015), Band of Brothers (2001), Frank Herbert’s Dune (2000), Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune (2003), Into the West (2005), Lonesome Dove (1989), Manhattan (2014-2015), Return to Lonesome Dove (1993), Pride and Prejudice (1995), Taken (2002) and The 10th Kingdom (2000), which are all terrific because they have clear beginnings that establish an objective, then strong middles and conclusive endings where the goal is achieved, like a good novel.
Other shows I’ve really enjoyed include Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009), Breaking Bad (2008-2013), Cowboy Bebop (1998), Downton Abbey (2010-2015), Firefly (2002), Game of Thrones (2011-2019), Granite Flats (2013-2015), The IT Crowd (2006-2013), Jericho (2006-2008), Merlin (2008-2012), The Prisoner (1967-1968), Rome (2005-2007), Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011), Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010), Stargate: SG-1 (1997-2007), Stargate: Atlantis (2004-2009), Star Trek (1966-1969), Star Trek Voyager (1995-2001), and The Tudors (2007-2010). I didn’t list any contemporary series I’m following that don’t have an end date yet, not conducive to binge watching from beginning to finish.
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At first I was a bit put off by the Minnesota accents (I am originally from Minnesota). I just didn't think the actors, especially Freeman, really got the accent right. However, I believe that in this episode either I am used to it or they have gotten their accents closer to the real thing. I had really liked Freeman in Sherlock and the Hobbit, and I am liking him more and more as this show progresses. Billy Bob Thornton is as most people in their reviews is brilliant. The deputy Molly is one of my favorite characters. There are just so many famous actors in this show from the police chief to Molly's father. You will even see an appearance by Key and Peele. The acting is stellar.
I also think the concept of the picked on weakling taking revenge on everyone else who has belittled him is very appealing. It reminds me of Breaking Bad and how Walter White transformed from this meek chemistry teacher to Heisenberg. You can see Lester Nygard changing from this weakling to someone who is in control of the situation and who becomes the manipulator rather than the manipulated. It's very entertaining.