Has anyone watched the masterful Fargo TV series? I must discuss if possible...

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Episode 9 (of ten) of season 3 appeared this week. I thought it was awesome. Has anyone else watched it? If so, let's warn everyone right now that there are SPOILERS!

We're watching it, but we're only up to episode eight. Man, what a great show. Every season is fantastic.

It is a fantastic show. I think we have a thread in the TV/Movies section. Don't think we've discussed season 3 yet though.

We just finished watching Sn 3 Ep 9 and have watched all three seasons. They can do no wrong!

If anyone laments the lack of female heroes (and anti-heroes), this is what they should be watching.

That's a really good one! Loved that scene in the woods.

Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) said:

We're watching it, but we're only up to episode eight. Man, what a great show. Every season is fantastic.

I did a search, but came up with nothing (the search engine on this site isn't always the best). I think we mentioned it in The Americans thread. By the way, I didn't realize I had put this in the General Comics section, so I changed it.

Detective 445 said:

It is a fantastic show. I think we have a thread in the TV/Movies section. Don't think we've discussed season 3 yet though.

I know.  Long time, no see.

I have been watching Fargo since last year.  Love the show and all the Coen Brothers illusions/Easter Eggs.

I don't think this season is as good as last.  I watched all the episodes up to this last one. 

You will find me in front of the TV Wednesday for the finale. 



Mike Parnell said:

I know.  Long time, no see.

I have been watching Fargo since last year.  Love the show and all the Coen Brothers illusions/Easter Eggs.

I don't think this season is as good as last.  I watched all the episodes up to this last one. 

You will find me in front of the TV Wednesday for the finale. 


Yes, I think it falls just short of previous seasons in some ways. However, Nikki Swango might just be my favorite character of all the seasons. And I really like that they teamed her up with the deaf guy from season 1.

Mister Wrench!

Detective 445 said:

Yes, I think it falls just short of previous seasons in some ways. However, Nikki Swango might just be my favorite character of all the seasons. And I really like that they teamed her up with the deaf guy from season 1.

I think it's that the characters aren't as likeable as the previous seasons. However, the last couple episodes have made me really love Nikki Swango, and the team of Gloria and Winnie.

By the way, I now want a jacket like Mr. Wrench's. Love the way those frills flare out when he is giving someone the beatdown.

Detective 445 said:

Yes, I think it falls just short of previous seasons in some ways. However, Nikki Swango might just be my favorite character of all the seasons. And I really like that they teamed her up with the deaf guy from season 1.

Welcome home, Pa! Great to "see you" again!

Mike Parnell said:

I know.  Long time, no see.

My wife and I are Fargonauts, and enjoyed the Nikki Swango-Mr. Wrench team-up so much in the last episode that we watched 10 Cloverfield Lane just to see more Mary Elizabeth Winstead. (And yes, we quite enjoyed it -- despite the ending, it was really an effective exploration of domestic abuse.)

I agree with Pa that this season isn't quite as good as the other two. But it's still really interesting. The "heavenly bowling alley" was over the top, of course, especially with the equivalent of God showing up (or maybe the equivalent of Sam Elliott) showing up to put the screws to the Russian guy. Evidently this world is such bad shape that we need divine intervention just to break even! But it's so well done -- and so delightfully peculiar -- that I'm good with it.

Speaking of this awful world, it's only three women who are fighting for truth (Dep, Burgle, the oversharing traffic cop) and justice (Swango). It really is a sad testament that Varga is right when he says, "The problem isn't that there is evil in the world. It's that there's good. Otherwise, who would notice?"

Or as Dep. Burgle glumly notes, "You think the world is one thing, and then it turns out to be something else." I hate that she virtually spelled out what the subtext has been since the beginning, that she is the robot from The Planet Wyh, which wanders around saying "I can help" but is entirely ineffective -- and virtually invisible. But maybe we needed that in the penultimate episode to show just how beaten down the good guys are -- hopefully so that they can rally at least a little in this bleak world for a small victory or two.

That I remember all this is testament to how great this show is, even on an "off" season.

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