Fargo

  • Fargo Season 3 is the Ultimate ‘True Story’

    The first time I watched the third season of Fargo, upon its initial airing, I was befuddled by the opening scene. Despite being described as Siberia with family restaurants, 2010’s Minnesota is a long way away from an interrogation room in 1988’s East Germany. The scene sees a government...
  • Understanding the UFO in Fargo Season 2

    “This is a true story”. Every episode of Fargo, and the film before it, begins with what is, quite simply, a blatant lie. There is very little truth in Fargo, at least in terms of historical precedent. Yet this opening lie sets a tone and hopefully puts the viewer...
  • Why Fargo’s Lorne Malvo is One of TV’s Greatest Villains

    A briefcase full of money. A failed extortion attempt. Ordinary folk getting more than they bargained for when submerging themselves in criminality. An inciting incident leading to a cacophony of violence and misunderstanding. That’s the Coen Brothers way, whether serious, like No Country for Old Men, or absurd, such...
  • The Ten Best Television Episodes of 2017

    For the spoiler-conscious beware! I’ve tried to stay vague and avoid spoilers but some small ones might slip through. Tread carefully. It’s been a great year for television, whether streaming or traditional, as new shows made fantastic debuts, modern classics came to an end and classics returned to our...
  • Back to the Future Day, Fargo Season 2 and Crimson Peak

    Hear me moan, I’ve never been a great lover of the BTTF trilogy. I’m sure they’re amazing films (because everyone won’t shut the fuck up about them) but I’ve seen all three films at least once in my lifetime and I remember diddly-squat about them. That, to me, is...