Fargo FX Original Series

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Scope J, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    Watch season 2
     
  2. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Doubleplus Ungood

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    I'll be getting to it tonight.
     
  3. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    I loved it. Beautifully shot. Couldn’t get through the first season.
     
  4. modrevolve

    modrevolve Forum Resident

  5. 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.
     
  6. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

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    Malevolent
     
  7. misterjones

    misterjones Forum Resident

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    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).
     
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  8. slipkid

    slipkid Forum Resident

    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....
     
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  9. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Fargo has never claimed to be even remotely related to reality. :laugh:
     
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  10. slipkid

    slipkid Forum Resident

    Well, actually, don't they say something at beginning of each episode that says it is a TRUE story o_O LOL
     
  11. misterjones

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    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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