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Fargo

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat May 17, 2014 4:43 pm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2802850/

Just watched the first episode. It seemed pretty good.
Billy Bob Thornton and the dude who played Watson in Sherlock.
Supposedly based on a true story.

Some funny bits, some action, and suspense. Worth checking out if you don't have anything else to watch.

Based only on the first episode, it's kinda like the movie Fargo, but based on a different crime spree. It's actually set in Minnesota whereas Fargo is in North Dakota.

Anyone else watching or planning to?
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Re: Fargo

Post by hammegk » Sat May 17, 2014 5:02 pm

Watching when nothing I prefer more is on.

Episodes I've seen look like a keeper.

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Re: Fargo

Post by Rob Lister » Sat May 17, 2014 5:22 pm

Watching episode one now.

Naked guy in trunk! This has got to be good.

The bully scene with Lester Nygaard is a bit contrived but it sets up Lorne Malvo's (billy bob thornton) entry nicely.

ETA: Oh! And Bob Odenkirk (better call Sal!)

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Re: Fargo

Post by corplinx » Sat May 17, 2014 6:21 pm

No Fargo for Old Men

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Re: Fargo

Post by Rob Lister » Sat May 17, 2014 6:30 pm

corplinx wrote:No Fargo for Old Men
Yea, now that you mention it. Strong parallels. Not as well done as that. A bit over the top.

But I liked that theme. Going to watch episode two now.

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Re: Fargo

Post by corplinx » Sat May 17, 2014 7:47 pm

It struck me an amalgam of those two things. Yes it is over the top.

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Re: Fargo

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun May 18, 2014 12:18 am

Yeah, It does seem a bit like No Country for Old Men too.
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Re: Fargo

Post by Rob Lister » Sun May 18, 2014 1:12 am

I am caught the fuck up.
Thanks for the binge.

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It all starts to come together with Fargo around episode 4

love all the tiny references to movie. Unguent for the shot wound to the hand, etc.

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Re: Fargo

Post by ed » Sun May 18, 2014 1:25 am

Glacial.
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Re: Fargo

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun May 18, 2014 4:05 am

Watching episode 3 right now. A pretty amusing situation develops when Lester goes back to work and is sent on an errand. I laughed out loud.

:mrgreen:

It's been such a long time since I saw the original movie that I don't really remember it that well. I mean, I haven't totally forgotten. I remember the feel of it, but not the details so much.
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Re: Fargo

Post by corplinx » Sun May 18, 2014 4:15 am

It isn't supposed to be the movie, just inspired by it. Sorta like "Hannibal" being inspired by the Thomas Harris books but only keeping details and thematic elements.

Hannibal is a good show. Season 1 it does a bit too of "you know who Hannibal is already, so lets wink at you with things he says while eating".


Background:
Thomas Harris wrote 2 thrillers with Hannibal as a character. Then he wrote a fan-fic novel called Hannibal that was basically self-written fan-fic. The character of Hannibal had been expanded by the movies and Harris wrote a novel to basically cash in on it where Hannibal was a protagonist. The movie made from it was ... eh. Then we had a young-Hannibal movie that sucked too.

This has nothing to do with the previous crap. It is unapologetically dark. I am surprised this is network TV. There is no glorification of the serial killer or protagonist framing (sorry Dexter, you've ruined that for the next 10 years).

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Re: Fargo

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun May 18, 2014 4:52 am

ed wrote:Glacial.
I think there's a little something you would appreciate. :wink:

Lester's brother's collection.
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Re: Fargo

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun May 18, 2014 4:56 am

corplinx wrote:It isn't supposed to be the movie, just inspired by it. Sorta like "Hannibal" being inspired by the Thomas Harris books but only keeping details and thematic elements.

Hannibal is a good show. Season 1 it does a bit too of "you know who Hannibal is already, so lets wink at you with things he says while eating".


Background:
Thomas Harris wrote 2 thrillers with Hannibal as a character. Then he wrote a fan-fic novel called Hannibal that was basically self-written fan-fic. The character of Hannibal had been expanded by the movies and Harris wrote a novel to basically cash in on it where Hannibal was a protagonist. The movie made from it was ... eh. Then we had a young-Hannibal movie that sucked too.

This has nothing to do with the previous crap. It is unapologetically dark. I am surprised this is network TV. There is no glorification of the serial killer or protagonist framing (sorry Dexter, you've ruined that for the next 10 years).
The Hannibal from Silence of the Lambs? Or the Hannibal who marched elephants across the Pyrennes to attack the Romans?
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Re: Fargo

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun May 18, 2014 5:02 am

+1 for Faure's Requiem.
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Re: Fargo

Post by Rob Lister » Wed May 28, 2014 4:31 pm

Just finished E6.

Devious.

Will watch 7 today.

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Re: Fargo

Post by Rob Lister » Wed May 28, 2014 4:39 pm

corplinx wrote:It isn't supposed to be the movie, just inspired by it. Sorta like "Hannibal" being inspired by the Thomas Harris books but only keeping details and thematic elements.
Ya know, they say at the beginning of each episode that it is a true story and the events took place just as they appear and that only the names were changed.

That's what they say.

You callin' them a lie?

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Re: Fargo

Post by Witness » Wed May 28, 2014 9:01 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Or the Hannibal who marched elephants across the Pyrennes to attack the Romans?
Not the Pyrenees (French Pyrénées), the Alps:

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The eastern Spanish coast is mostly flat and agricultural (locals of Valencia are called barrigas verdes ~ green bellies). And in the North, where the Pyrenees end and near the French border, lived Salvador Dali, in Figueras. The landscape quite often looks like his paintings…

As we're on the subject (coulden't resist), in the Pyrenees lives a very strange beast:

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Re: Fargo

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:48 pm

Just finished E8.

Lester has made quite the transition from wimp to winner.

Seems murder improves a man.

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Re: Fargo

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:12 pm

Boy but that chief of police is dumb.

Lester, he's not even a good liar or anything.
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Re: Fargo

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:58 pm

S01E08

Is this what you want, Lester? Well? Is it?

Yes or know?