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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby numberthirty on Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:26 pm

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Caught most of those (not the Hudsucker Proxy one, though--I thought that was an homage to the truck Moss was going to commandeer when the dude driving it got wasted by Chigurgh).

There are many, many more, too. Just packed with them.


In addition to what's in the final part of this article(Spoiler Copy On!)...

Earlier on, Ike wondered out loud if Hanzee had shot up the bar because of the spit in the beer. It's obviously a "point of no return" move. Under normal circumstances, killing a pair of cops and a handful of folks will have the cops on your ass for life.

The midwest crime book also points out that historians have put a lot of thought into why Hanzee would turn on the Gerhardts.

Both things make perfect sense if you are trying to create an empty slot you can fill. It also explains why he would go after the two people that know about him mentioning a "professional" look, even though the cops are right behind him.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby atomjackfuser on Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:20 am

So I just finished the first season after I watched the second. I'm not sure, but I think there is an argument to be made about watching Season 2 before watching Season 1. While the dream sequence in Season 2 does sort of spoil some aspects of the end game of #1, I still was worried about the principles until the end.

Either way. Goddamn, that was good television. If the third season is as good as the first two, I don't mind waiting 14-18 months.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby atomjackfuser on Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:53 pm

Ewan MacGregor is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Cactus on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:53 pm

The pilot of the new season was kinda OK. Interesting characters..so far. But hated that cheap trick they used, where characters talk to themselves out loud, so that we, the audience, know what they are doing/thinking. So lame. Especially cause Fargo has been the best TV show of the last..don't know how many years.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby numberthirty on Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:25 pm

Zahn McClarnon fans take note: Zahn will be playing Catcher should WGN America ever get it's adaptation of Scalped off the ground.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby cneutron on Fri May 19, 2017 1:03 am

I'm still all in on these.
remarkable show.

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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby mattw on Sat May 27, 2017 5:48 pm

"Your wife is fat."

I don't know why, but the delivery of some lines just makes me crack the fuck up. This is my favorite season yet!
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby numberthirty on Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:23 pm

Continuity Hounds...

You will want to watch Season 2/Episode 8("Who Rules The Land Of Denial?"). It's a mini treasure trove.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby hellholiday on Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:40 am

One episode (or two) behind so maybe a rabbit gets pulled but this season is big step down from the previous two. I liked those characters and their situations. I don't care much for these new ones.

Feels very plotted and scripted. Bridge, sci fi writer, purging? Really laying on the quirks. I can think of two episodes (including the last one watched) that were a real grind . Flashback to Hollyweird with Mac was the hands down worst episode of all three seasons. And "follow the money"? Just come out and say we're filling time, eh.

The villains are from a Bond film with their ninja prowess, omnipotence and ability to be everywhere at once. That is until the script calls for their defeat at the hands of those plucky ladies. And curse the dimwitted arrogant male supervisors constantly dragging the plot out.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Auntie Ovipositor on Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:57 am

hellholiday wrote:The villains are from a Bond film with their ninja prowess, omnipotence and ability to be everywhere at once. That is until the script calls for their defeat at the hands of those plucky ladies.


I think that's as true of Billy Bob's character in the first season as well.

It certainly requires a huge suspension of disbelief that might make the story hard to stomach, until you realize that they are all modeled on Jandek. Like him, they all represent a larger criminal corporation, work alone, and succeed seemingly against all odds. They are all oddball losers who seem as though they should be failures in the real world, but as representatives of a larger corporate entity they parlay their odd behavior into success. None of them knows how to tune a guitar but that hasn't stopped them.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby atomjackfuser on Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:00 pm

I too feel that this season has been lackluster in comparison. However, I loved the first 20 minutes of the last episode. Yeah, it relied an Deus Ex Blah Blah Blah but so did last season.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby numberthirty on Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:17 pm

Actually, I've liked this season the most.

It's certainly a less "Straight Up" crime story than last season.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby atomjackfuser on Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:25 pm

numberthirty wrote:Actually, I've liked this season the most.

It's certainly a less "Straight Up" crime story than last season.


I have liked it as well. Just was blown away by S2. Which I saw before S1, which I also loved.

It is clear to me that ......PREDICTIVE SPOILER......The Widow Goldfarb is the real villian. How else can you explain Sy and Emmit trying to sell to her without detection. Not very subtle either, but I prefer that to the omnipotent Varga not noticing the backdoor dealings all this time.

Kinda conflicted with how I feel about reports that this is likely the last season. Maybe it is time for it to end.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby numberthirty on Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:08 pm

atomjackfuser wrote:Kinda conflicted with how I feel about reports that this is likely the last season. Maybe it is time for it to end.


With Legion being in play, I don't know if there is enough time in a year for both shows to survive and maintain the degree of quality that they have maintained thus far.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby aldofarian on Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:12 pm

numberthirty wrote:Actually, I've liked this season the most.

It's certainly a less "Straight Up" crime story than last season.


I'm late on Season 3 but 6 episodes in I'm leaning towards this as my favourite of the 3. It is slower paced and less violent than the second but I really enjoy how it meanders.

All 3 seasons are quite different in tone and I find it really impressive how they maintain the quality. The musical choices in this season are more sparing / less obvious. It is a beautiful watch.

A minor waffle for a little scenery chewing from the Brits but Carrie Coon and Mary Elizabeth WInstead are terrific.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Bernardo on Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:19 pm

Just binged on season one, it was incredible. Quite a contrast to the last show I had a marathon of, Ash Vs The Evil Dead. And FAR funnier.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Bernardo on Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:55 pm

Finished the whole run, in order of preference:

S01
S02
S03

Just like that. Season one went like a breeze, season three felt like a REALLY long film, the way most series do. On S03 the Fargo staples of dim witted bosses impeding progress, regular folk getting in way over their heads and, especially, the countless monologues all started getting on my nerves. There was this episode where they had such a crazy number of people reciting metaphors, parables and such, in so little time, that I felt it was meant to become a gag. The season did pay off, though, I thought the finale was incredible. It did feel like a softcore version of toture porn by mid season, particularly with the Michael Stuhlbarg character.

An easy NC either way.
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