Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Scope J, Mar 15, 2014.
Watch season 2
I'll be getting to it tonight.
I loved it. Beautifully shot. Couldn’t get through the first season.
Chris Rock’s character will be called Loy Cannon.
Production starts this fall for an early 2020 airing
'Fargo' Season 4: Chris Rock on Name; FX Boss on Production, Premiere
I'm a newbie who just started watching the show over the weekend and am now seven ep's in, and I'd say that the "problem" isn't so much that Malvo is a psychopath, but that he's been portrayed so far as one of those omniscient, omnipotent characters who know exactly how everything is going to play out, and can take on a couple dozen thugs and kill them all without getting so much as a scratch. It takes one out of the overall reality of the show (something the plague of locusts and rain of fish didn't help with).
Took me a while to recognise Martin Freeman too - even though I knew he was in the series the transformation is pretty severe.
Isn’t that often par for the course for the Coen Brothers? “Look upon me! I’ll show you the life of the mind!”
That surrealism was one of the reasons I liked season one (that and the various references to their films).
As Mister Jones said above, that was the point. They wanted him to appear that way. For one thing it amps up the tension (if rooting for the other guys) and even in death it seemed to that character like HE COULD NOT DIE, HE WAS OMNIPOTENT etc. Not meant to be a "reality" show by any stretch....
Fargo has never claimed to be even remotely related to reality.
Well, actually, don't they say something at beginning of each episode that says it is a TRUE story LOL
I won't discuss how it all turns out (since Dudley Morris hasn't finished season one), but your "omnipotent" comment reminds me of the old lady in The Lady Killers. How silly and unrealistic - yet side-splitting - was that? You have to be in an "anything can happen" frame of mind to watch the Coen Brothers (or the Fargo spin-off). Yet it seems to make sense (at least on a symbolic level) and has an internal consistency (even though I'm often hardpressed to explain it). Like a Pinter play.
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