Review: Fargo (S2 E10/10), Monday 21st December, Channel 4

It didn’t take very long for this second series of Fargo to settle down. When it did, it was evident that this was going to be something special. We’ve had it all – humour, tension, farce, suspense, extreme violence and a cast of characters that you felt truly emotionally connected to. Episode eight might have…

Review: Fargo (S2 E9/10), Monday 14th December, Channel 4

After last week’s incredible, edge-of-your-seat episode it was time to re-enter the crazy world of Fargo knowing full well it was the penultimate episode and the hugely suspenseful episode eight may have just been a precursor to even more suspenseful, hand-over-mouth moments. Especially because this was the episode where the fabled Massacre Of Sioux Falls…

Review: Fargo (S2 E8/10), Monday 7th December, Channel 4

For an episode and a half we haven’t seen Ed and Peggy Blumquist, that dysfunctional, mismatched couple who have made bad decision after bad decision. The last we saw of them Peggy had survived Dodd Gerhardt and his gang’s attempt to take her out, while we saw Ed telephone Kansas City’s Mike Milligan to tell…

Review: Fargo (S2 E7/10), Monday 30th November, Channel 4

Erstwhile on Fargo… (I love the way they use the word ‘erstwhile’ instead of the usual ‘previously’ during their little catch-ups at the start of each episode). During the last two episodes we’ve seen the Gerhardt family and the Kansas City mob clash violently as their gang war escalated, while Lou Solverson and Hank Larsson (as…

Review: Fargo (S2 E5/10), Monday 16th November, Channel 4

It’s always worth taking a look at the title of a Fargo episode before you dig into it because it might just give you a clue as to what the theme might be. This fifth episode is called The Gift Of The Magi, which refers to a story written by William Sydney Porter, which, in turn,…

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…

Review: Fargo (S2 E1/10), Monday 19th October, Channel 4

When you love a show – like I do with Fargo – it’s impossible not to be excited about its return. Although the second series of True Detective didn’t match up to the high standards it set during its first series, everything seems set up for Fargo not to follow suit. The trailers and cast…

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…