From Creator Noah Hawley, the new installment of Fargo is an all-new "true crime" tale starring Ewan McGregor in dual roles as Emmit Stussy and his slightly younger brother Ray. Their sibling rivalry leads to a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cutthroat competitive bridge.
Take a sneak peek at the new installment of Fargo, an all-new "true crime" tale starring Ewan McGregor in dual roles as "Emmit Stussy" and his slightly younger brother "Ray." Brought to you by Creator Noah Hawley.
Pretty good. In my opinion seasons one and two of Fargo were among the best of any series in the history of TV. That may sound overblown but many writers and actors and people in the know agree with this assessment, for whatever that's worth - maybe nothing. Anyway there's a reason that season two and three pulled A list actors - Noah Hawley is a jutifiably well respected writer. Unfortunately, again just my opinion – this season doesn't live up to the first two. In the last two years Hawley has picked up multiple projects – a whole Nother series ("legion"), A novel, and other things and I believe the overwork shows. This season has some great episodes and a nice slow build that starts to deliver around episode four but it doesn't really close well and, I don't know, it just lacked some of the magic of the first two somehow. One of the problems is the tropes are starting to wear thin - naive guy makes bad choices and gets in trouble, sinister villain shows up with almost supernatural power, female cop has the whole thing sussed out but gets stymied at every turn by sexist boss, etc etc. and unfortunately the finale is simply preposterous. Without spoiling too much, two homeless criminals on the lam with no apparent source of income somehow commandeer an entire building and arsenal of weapons in order to ambush a paramilitary hit squad. Oh also, a guys car runs out of gas and 10 minutes later somebody gets in the same car and just drives away. Anyway this review is already too long but to sum up: is it good? Yes. Is it worth watching? Maybe, probably. I guess so. Still better than average TV. Is it as good as seasons one and two? Not even close.
This is what a television series should be. You're pulled along as things happen that you did not see coming. You are as surprised and horrified as the characters in the show. All three seasons have an impending sense of dread and anticipation as you try to figure what the Hell is going on and how do I get out of this situation? Where else do you find a character named Nikki Swango? Some notable actors in small roles and lesser knowns upping their game. Give this series a try. It's damn good.
Great continuation of the Fargo series. Some things I like a lot better than the others - Carrie Coon is excellent as is the writing for her character. As usual, all of the men are evil or stupid, but I am OK with that. The creativity of the evil is scary though. No male character has matched Billy Bob's Lorne Malvo, which remains my favorite.
I love this show. I waited on the edge of my seat for each episode to be released. Noah Hawley writes for the TV Show based on the Coen brothers' film, Fargo. Each season follows a different arc and focuses on different characters, but each season is tied together by a very slim thread that is fun to find. This season focused on two brothers with an old grudge over a disputed inheritance. Ewen McGregor plays both brothers (too bad he isn't attractive as either one #sad face). He does such a great job as it was hard to tell they were the same actor. Both brothers get in over their heads in some criminal enterprises and just when you think the show is going way too slow, everything speeds up very fast towards the end of the season. Great action. Great acting. Great writing and direction. I LOVE that this show allows a lot of silence and slow development of events. This show is also hilarious and the accents are infectious. The female characters on the show are smart, strong and persistent despite a lot of mansplaining from their incompetent superiors. If you enjoyed the first two seasons, you will love this season, though the first two aren't needed to understand the plot. Give it a shot--it's so great.
Great series. I'm a native Minnesotan, which has one of the best educational systems, healthiest population, most reliable workforce is the country. I love the way this series makes us all look like violent stupid hicks. Great fun. Done by the Cohen brothers who were born & raised in MN, and have a great sense of irony and hometown humor. Intricate plots, super characterizations, lots of indiscriminate violence. You should know that while there a few people in MN with that odd Scandinavian accent, I have lived here all my life, and I haven't met one yet. That's part of the series charm. Everything is an exaggeration. I love it.
This was subtly and beautifully done. At the heart of the sequence were the women, to the point of biological graphicness (i.e., menses). Lots of estrogen. Nikki and Gloria stay true to their characters. Both have their definite limitations, but the directors clearly love them and want us to feel the same way. Nikki in the bowling alley with Ray Wise and the kitten. Gloria at the end with the David Thewlis character, beatific in her confidence. And much to recommend otherwise.
Watching a season of FARGO is like staying at a five star resort, and your vacation lasts for ten weeks. I adore the acting, writing and overall superlative production of FARGO! Each season brings something different with stellar actors. Keep the seasons coming please. Bravo to all!
good show. Me and hubby are hooked. Quirky characters and lots of action. If you don't like shoot em ups, its not for you. Kinda gory. but you know its not real, even though they say its true at the beginning of each episode, its not.