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Fargo

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Tuesday 10:00 PM on FX Premiered Apr 15, 2014 Between Seasons

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AIRED ON 6/17/2014

Season 1 : Episode 10

Show Summary

"THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The events depicted took place in Minnesota in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of the respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred," the opening text claims. Or as creator Noah Hawley puts it "... we're saying it's a true story, which it isn't, but it's following a certain true story logic ...".

Season 1: Drifter Lorne Malvo is a rootless and scheming man who shows up in small-town Minnesota where he manipulates the people with cruelty and violence. Upon meeting insurance salesman, Lester Nygaard, Malvo sets him on a path to ruin.

This 10-episode limited television series is an adaptation of the classic Academy Award winning feature film of the same title by Joel and Ethan Coen. Fargo is written by Noah Hawley and Executive Produced by Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield, and Geyer Kosinski. Fargo is produced by FX Productions and MGM Television.

Season 2: The second installment of Fargo is set in 1979 and follows Detective Lou Solverson as he investigates a case involving a Mob syndicate and a local crime gang.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Unbearable....

    2.0
    he series premiere is one of the worst things I've seen in a long time. It is unbelievably bad in many different ways. To think that the Coens were involved with this blows my mind. Freeman's accent is terrible, and literally unintelligible at times. The shot selection at its worst is clich, and some of the edits help land the clichs. The characters and dialogue and scene construction are god-awful and ham-fisted. There's a nagging wife, a dweeb salesman, a local bully, and so on. Everything about this is like an elephant playing piano. It's "quirky"(tm) without being at all charming or even original in the way that a series based on the movie could have been. Good grief. Willa Paskin's review on Slate gets at some of the problems of the series.moreless
  • BillyBob was perfect

    9.5
    Not sure how they are going to do a season 2 since this was a true story. They pretty much told the whole story in Season 1. Unless they are going to do a "fictional" S2.

    BBob was perfectly cast as was Martin Freeman. Absolutely terrific show, highly recommended
  • Meaningless Plot

    4.0
    Acting is very nice but the script is shallow, over the top and pointless when you look at it from beginning to the end as a whole. The so-called "true story" gimmick rescues it by keeping it attached to a possible reality. Actually in some way that is synonymous to cheating.

    Massive plot holes and side stories leading nowhere shows it was made for just TV for a predesignated duration.

    After all unreasonable escalation of the tension and curiosity, plot concludes with a dissappointing ending.moreless
  • magnificent

    9.5
    superb acting (including every single support cast), writing, filming - everything is great. also, great humor, i laughed my arse off at times!



    yah, and the moral of the darned story is: even time cannot heal idiots



    a few plot holes though, which i am not going to mention cuz of spoilers. and i'm wondering whether this really is a true story, or they just write it to impact the viewers. if it is true, i'm seriously concerned about the quality of police work in the USAmoreless
  • Simple yet a Masterpiece

    9.0
    Incredible combination of simple yet spectacular story mixed with good flavor of acting, locations and music. Casting & Characters are perfect. Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Aliison Tolman perfectly fit into their characters and Billy Bob Thornton is undoubtedly the "Villain of the Year".
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