Review: Fargo (S3 E5/10), Wednesday 28th June, Channel 4

After the brilliance of episodes three and four, we were back to relative normality in episode five of Fargo. And I say that with some regret because the weakest part of this story – in my opinion – just happens to be the main part of the story. Yes, we were back to witnessing the ever-disintegrating…

Channel 4 confirms transmission date for series three of Fargo

About bloody time, many of you will be saying. The third series of Fargo – one of my favourite crime dramas – is already half-way through its run in the US, but we have been starved of it here in the UK. Yes, it’s great news that Channel 4 will once again be broadcasting it…

Channel 4 acquires season three of Fargo for UK transmission

Ah, Fargo. Noah Hawley’s masterful small-screen continuation of the Coen brothers’ equally masterful, Oscar-winning movie of the same name. It’s certainly one of my favourite crime dramas, and over two series it has maintained an extremely high standard. The good news is that series three, which will go into production later this year, will be…

Review: Fargo (S2 E4/10), Monday 9th November, Channel 4

As Fargo settles into its stride there’s a sense that nothing is real. Or at least some things are. We just don’t know. That’s the beauty of Fargo, this snow-bound wasteland where strange things happen. Where bad things happen. War was one of the unifying themes in this fourth episode – Korea was mentioned, Vietnam…

Review: Fargo (S2 E3/10), Monday 2nd November, Channel 4

The second episode of Fargo settled down considerably last week and I felt we really got a handle on the new characters as well as being thrust back into Fargo’s finely balanced milieu with some delicious, trademark moments – farce, the macabre… it was all there. Let’s see how episode three panned out.

Review: Fargo (S2 E2/10), Monday 26th October, Channel 4

The first episode of this second series of the excellent Fargo left me a little bit perplexed – I felt it was a bit too eager to introduce a new, larger cast of characters and also a new, very explicitly 1970s tone. If that first episode was a bit all-but-the-kitchen-sink, things settled down considerably in…

Five things we’re looking out for in season two of Fargo

Tonight (Monday 19th October) sees the return of Fargo, that excellent series based loosely on the Coen brothers’ movie. The first series was just brilliant – a  morality tale set in the frozen wastelands of Minnesota – and now it’s back for a second run with an all-new cast of characters. Well, sort of. We’ll…

Channel 4 acquires Fargo – will broadcast ‘shortly’ after US

Hot off the press this one. We’ve been intrigued and excited by the trailers US cable network FX has been drip-feeding for its new, TV version of the hit Coen brothers movie Fargo. Starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman it looks to have retained the same dark humour the original did. But one thing…