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There is one giant, glaring issue with these Emmy Nominations that every single man, woman and child in the free world should share. It makes no sense whatsoever that True Detective and Fargo are not in the same category. None. And rather than a weird little quirk, the diverting paths of those two shows are a clear example of a larger problem thatís only getting worse.
A poorly delivered ending for a particular television season can retroactively taint everything youíve seen before it. Itís a damning thing for a TV fan, and my view on FXís Fargo is currently in limbo following its Season 1 finale ďMortonís Fork,Ē as my lack of enthusiasm is trying to convince me that Iíve been enjoying a wildly uneven show this entire time.
Fargo and The Strain are getting the Mondo poster treatment, courtesy of the ATX Television Festival and FX. The new posters have been presented in anticipation of the world premiere episode for The Strain and the ninth episode screening of Fargo at the Austin festival this weekend.
For seven episodes now, FXís Fargo has been a hallmark of quirky comedic drama, with enough pitch black thrills and kills to legitimately rival the Coen brothersí film for simpleton storytelling. Tonightís episode ďWho Shaves the Barber?Ē took things to their natural escalatory extremes, and delivered in two ways that I am impulsively considering the seriesí best bits so far
Who's ready for more Fargo? The FX drama kicked off last Tuesday night, delivering solid ratings in the process. Hopefully word will spread and the series will continue to perform well. FX released a preview for the episodes to come, which give us a vague idea of what to expect as the snowy drama continues to unfold in the town of Bemidji and the surrounding area.
While the world may never know what a genuine Coen brothers TV show would look like, Fargo might just be the best danged alternative that could ever exist. Darkly hilarious, deeply disturbing and erratically violent, Fargo isnít a series that is destined to please everyone, but critics and audiences love it.
One of the things we mentioned in our review of FX's Fargo is that Martin Freeman's portrayal of the timid Lester Nygaard is uncomfortable to watch at times. The clip above is a prime example of that, as Lester admits that his wife has soft hands while trying to explain the nature of the relationship she had with the man who beat him up.
Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 film Fargo set the bar high for a TV adaptation that would come nearly two decades later. Noah Hawley's FX drama takes the right approach from the start in not trying to re-adapt the same story. Instead, FX's Fargo uses a similar snowy Minnesota backdrop to tell its own "true crime" story, paying homage to the Coen Brothers' grim but darkly funny film in the process.
FX has always taken fun and different approaches to promoting their series and that includes Noah Hawley's upcoming Fargo drama. Among the latest videos to make their way online are these two teasers, which are very brief but do a pretty great job of teasing the dark humor we might expect from this series.
The year is 2006, and household appliances that do both the washing and the drying are hitting the market and blowing peopleís minds in the process. This is what makes for casual dinner conversation at the home of Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) and his wife Pearl (Kelly Holden Bashar), but it doesnít take long for Pearl to flash her claws with barely cloaked jabs...
Based on what is arguably the Coen brothersí most perfect film, FXís upcoming mystery drama Fargo has quite a pair of darkly comedic shoes to fill, donítcha know. But those shoes appear to be walking in the right direction, as the seriesí marketing campaign has done a fantastic job of laying the groundwork and setting the scene, all without actually delving into where the storyline is headed. If you held my head just above a wood chipper and asked me to explain the plot, Iíd likely shrug my way into tragedy.
FX has revealed another trailer for Noah Hawley's Fargo and, combined with the last glimpse of the series, which focused on the "Story," we might be able to start patching together a bit more of the plot for this drama, which is more inspired by the 1996 Coen Brothers film than it is a direct remake.
Finally! After a handful of excellent teasers that told us very little about the actual plot of Fargo -- beyond dark humor, Minnesota and and murder -- we have a proper trailer for Noah Hawley's FX drama. Guess what, it's about dark humor, Minnesota and murder! Ok, there's more to it than that, including seeing Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard, possibly breaking his own nose...
Each of the recently released teasers for Noah Hawley's Fargo series seems to offer some nod to the Coen Brothers' film on which this FX drama is loosely based. At face value -- somewhat literally -- I'm not sure the latest teaser does, unless anyone can link the sight o Martin Freeman atop a rumbling washer with some scene from the 1996 film.
When we shared the "Roadside" teaser for Noah Hawley's FX drama Fargo, I recall requesting a wood chipper nod in an upcoming preview. The latest teaser for the drama does just that. Though there's no actual wood chipper, there is a foot, and anyone familiar with that scene from the Coen Brothers' film will get the reference...