Noah Hawley

  • 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...
  • Revisiting Legion Season 1: Chapters 1-4

    Last February I conducted an experiment. Not some fancy scientific experiment but one you can conduct while sitting on a sofa watching television. I showed my parents (yes, I still live with them) the first episode of Legion without telling them anything about the show. For the most part...