Fargo

  • Why Fargo Should be the Template for the Alien TV Series

    If there’s one person who can be trusted with bringing Alien to television it’s Noah Hawley. The creative mind behind Fargo, the four-season anthology series spawned from the Coen Brothers film, is currently writing the sci-fi horror series which will enter production in spring of 2022. Few details are...
  • Fargo Season 4 is Flawed, But it’s Still Fargo

    Fargo season four has some problems. The comedy-drama tries its hand at being a crime epic but bites off more than it can chew. The show works when it zeroes in on specific characters and focuses its vision but too often the sheer sprawl of the narrative forces the...
  • East/West is Fargo’s Masterpiece

    Fargo’s fourth season is a bit of a mess. It’s always enjoyable but often unfocused, bouncing between storylines and ideas that have the potential to be fascinating but never quite gain momentum. The extended 11-episode season had some episodes in the middle of the season edited and reshuffled into...
  • 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...