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TV: Fargo

Postby eephour on Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Think I'm in, really liked the first episode.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby jojobongo on Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:36 pm

Not seen it yet but I'm excited for it. Just looked on imdb and it has one of the highest ratings I've seen for a TV Show, 9.3. The trailer looks great. What, Colin Hanks is in this?!
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby eephour on Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:42 pm

Yeah, he plays a Duluth cop.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby El Protoolio on Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:44 pm

Key and Peele are in it too. I have the first one on my DVR but haven't summed the will to watch it yet.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby cmay on Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:12 pm

It's really, really good. Same "universe" as the movie but different characters. I loved the movie, and had very high expectations for the show, and I wasn't disappointed.

It did take me half an hour to get over Martin Freeman not having a british accent though. But I thought that tonally and even beat-wise, they captured (the movie) Fargo's aesthetic pretty spot on.

Plus, Bob Odenkirk!
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby nihil on Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:24 pm

Fuck this show. It completely misunderstands the movie.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby enframed on Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:39 pm

One reviewer called it "zany" and "amazing."
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Anthony Flack on Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:58 pm

nihil wrote:Fuck this show. It completely misunderstands the movie.


I haven't seen the show. Care to elaborate?
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Bill Swansea on Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:46 pm

Two thirds of the first episode was absolutely terrible. Like, is this really what TV shows are these days terrible. Then it got really good for the last third, which aa it happened was si unrelated to the film my only pitfall is that it feels like the only way they could tell this story is by slapping the name of an old and far superior movie over it. Thus it also feels like a lame cash in.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Bill Swansea on Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:48 pm

Drunk reviews are still a thing on this forum right?
big_dave wrote:Hark at this boy and his "we".

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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Jodi S. on Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:22 pm

Billy Bob Thornton said he's never played a character before that had no morals at all. He's scarily good at it.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Gramsci on Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:12 am

Hard to know from the first show where this is going...

It was a little slow burn (without the burn)... BB Thornton was cool, I haven't seen him do much recently.

The scene with the prostitute was hilarious "oh, yahh, yahh loik dat, yahh."
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby BobbyPeru on Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:12 am

2 episodes in and so far so good... I'll continue to watch.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby eephour on Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:50 am

I didn't like the second episode as much as the first. Although I'd watch Oliver Platt in just about anything. Just felt like a total build up to something, which is good. I'm sticking with it.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Auntie Ovipositor on Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:51 am

cmay wrote:It did take me half an hour to get over Martin Freeman not having a british accent though.

It took him at least that long as well, but he eventually got there.

I like it. The first episode tried a little too hard in places, but now it's settled in and I'm in it for the long haul.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby cmay on Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:06 pm

Auntie Ovipositor wrote:
cmay wrote:It did take me half an hour to get over Martin Freeman not having a british accent though.


It took him at least that long as well, but he eventually got there.


Hahaha I was being generous, but I agree his accent didn't seem to be 100% in the first scenes of the pilot.

Haven't seen the latest episode yet but I'll be finishing out this season based on the strength of the first two episodes. I really wasn't expecting to like this show at all, but I'm glad to be surprised. I don't get the "misunderstands the movie" comment above at all. I think they nailed the sensibility, pacing and humor of the movie as good as they can in a different medium.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Bill Swansea on Thu May 01, 2014 4:32 am

How brutal was the end of the second episode?! There are so many little plots going on now that are all enthralling. I think the supermarket owner might be my favourite character after Billy Bob.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby Oldmotherhell on Thu May 01, 2014 5:50 am

It's got the right looks, ingredients..whatever. Except I'm not so sure what the point is when you've already got the movie, which was as near to perfect storytelling as a movie can. All done within a couple of hours or so. What is the reason for expanding it beyond those aforementioned parameters? Still, I'm gonna watch it because everything else is forgettable rubbish.
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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby mattw on Fri May 02, 2014 9:15 am

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Re: TV: Fargo

Postby mattw on Fri May 02, 2014 9:15 am

Still think it's a bit of a mixed bag- the stuff with Sam Hess, the wife, the kids- that's where it's at its lowest (in my opinion), in terms of being too exaggerated/stupid. OK, we get it- the kids are dumb. With Malvo, it's just kinda....OK, we get it, he's immoral, doesn't believe in rules, likes to fuck with people and make everyone miserable. Not seeing much depth there, except being a bit of a nod to Anton Chigurh.

Molly's fine, Lester's OK, the Hanks character is alright...I still think my favorite is Bill (Bob Odenkirk). There's something that he does in the second episode that is just brilliant. At Lou's diner, he gets mad at Molly for still digging into Nygaard. He awkwardly says, "So YAH! That's my Deesizion!" and abruptly leaves. I don't know why that cracked me up, but Odenkirk played it so well.

Then, another bit of Odenkirk brilliance in episode 3 when he just turns his back on Molly and sips his coffee. There are just these flashes of greatness that I've seen in the show so far that they haven't been able to make consistent...but they sure as hell are trying hard.
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