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When FX announced they were creating a series based on the Coen brothers' Fargo, there were more than a few raised eyebrows. Even people involved with this adaption have said their initial reaction was "Oh, how's that going to work?"

FX's Fargo is a 10-episode limited series, but it is NOT based on the story from Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 film, nor does it use the same characters. That led a lot of people to ask why are they calling it Fargo? However, similar to NBC's Parenthood, the show aims to emulate the same style and feel as the movie it's based on, and the Coen brothers are involved in a limited way as executive producers. And as the story has progressed, there have been more than a few connections to the story of the movie.

Both the TV show and the movie have a theme of temptation, whether it's the temptation for a little bit of respect or "a little bit of money," and how it spirals out into destructive violence.

"Your problem is you lived your whole life thinking there are rules. There aren’t. We used to be gorillas. All we ever had was what we could take and defend. The truth is you’re more of a man today than you were yesterday." —Lorne Malvo

"How do ya figure?" —Lester Nygaard

"It’s a red tide, Lester. This life of ours. The shit they make us eat. Day after day—the boss, the wife— wearin’ us down. If you don’t stand up to it, show ‘em you’re still an ape deep down where it counts, you’re just gonna get washed away." —Lorne Malvo

Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo is considered one of, if not THE best film in the Coens' rather impressive filmography, with critically acclaimed performances by William H. Macy and Frances McDormand, for which she won the Best Actress Oscar. The Midwestern setting, which makes the entire region look like a frozen wasteland, and the sing-song Minnesota accents ("Oh, you betcha, yaaa") gave the film a quirky feel.

The nuts and bolts of the story revolve around a blackmail plan that goes horribly, terribly wrong. Everyone connected to the blackmail plot is flawed by ego and greed, and their inability to realize that they're not as smart as they think they are ultimately seals their doom and causes more death and destruction. And the one person on the case is pregnant police officer Marge Gunderson (McDormand), who doggedly pursues the leads and unravels what happened.

The movie is a black dramedy that plays to the Coens' strengths. In almost all of their films, the Coens are very good at getting the balance of comedy and drama right. So you can have seemingly outlandish moments, but they never go so far that a story doesn't seem grounded enough to be effective when something meaningful, threatening or menacing occurs (e.g. the wood chipper).

FX's adaption of Fargo, created and written by Noah Hawley, retains most of the themes of the film, expanding on them in some ways, while also throwing in allusions to other Coen brothers films. Both the film and the TV show share a husband character who gets in over his head (Martin Freeman's Lester Nygaard) and a female law enforcement officer who's smarter than everyone else around her (Allison Tolman's Molly Solverson). However, the TV show throws in some existential dread with Billy Bob Thornton's malevolent Lorne Malvo, who's reminiscent of Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh from the Coens’ No Country for Old Men.

Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard, with Allison Tolman's Molly Solverson in the shadows
The plot of the TV show is largely centered around the actions of contract killer Lorne Malvo, and the destruction he leaves in his wake after visiting Bemidji, Minnesota. Malvo seduces Lester Nygaard, a sad, pathetic man, by offering revenge against a childhood bully who's connected to organized crime. The murder of that bully sets off a series of falling dominoes that sees Nygaard murder his wife, Malvo's murder of the Bemidji police chief and the blackmail of Stavros Milos (Oliver Platt), the "Supermarket King" of Minnesota. Lester is struggling to cover up all the loose ends of the murders that happened in his home, and Malvo is being hunted by both officer Molly Solverson and a couple of killers (Adam Goldberg and Russell Harvard) sent by an outfit out of Fargo, North Dakota.

Overall, in the first five episodes the show has been amazing at capturing the tone of the film. However, it's not quite as good at getting the balance of comedy to drama right as the Coens were. And this may come from a bias of knowing Martin Freeman from The Office and Sherlock, but too often I'm distracted by his performance. Freeman still does a good job with making Lester's corruption believable and interesting, but to me at least, his accent comes off as an imitation of William H. Macy's Jerry Lundegaard.

Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard and Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo
  • To be a man: Similar to Breaking Bad, the story of Lester Nygaard is that of a man with inadequacies and insecurities, who has been walked on his entire life, and he makes a horrific choice based on years upon years of built-up rage. The central issue at the crux of their stories is male self-image and ego. And the same sort of inadequacies are what lead Jerry Lundegaard to set up the plot to kidnap his wife and blackmail his father-in-law in the film. However, neither Lester nor Jerry get the audience's sympathy like Walter White. It's because Walter is intelligent and wants to stand on his own two feet in becoming "Heisenberg," unlike both Jerry and Lester who are not as smart as they think they are and remain outwardly pathetic with their crimes being an affirmation of how small they really are. And once the decision was made, Lester can't escape his damnation. The music in scenes with Lester always seems to have a thumping (a la the "The Tell-Tale Heart"), and Lester's rotting hand is the one clue he can't get rid of.
  • A not-true true story: The TV series follows the film in claiming the plot is based on a true story. However, both the TV show and movie are completely fictional accounts that are a mishmash of real events. For example, the wood chipper in the film is based on the murder of Helle Crafts, who was killed by her husband and body fed into a wood chipper.
THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The events depicted in this film took place in Minnesota in 1987. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred. —Fargo (Film)

THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The events depicted took place in Minnesota in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred. —Fargo (TV Series)

  • God is real: Both the movie and TV show exist in the same fictional universe, with the series being a sequel to the events of the film. In fact, the fourth episode reveals that part of the story is directly related to an event from the movie. A flashback shows the ransom money for Jean Lundegaard being found in the snow. The million dollars that Carl (Steve Buscemi) hid under a red ice scraper is taken by Milos Stavros, who sees it as a sign from God. Stavros created his financial empire with that million, and his guilt from that event is the basis of Malvo's blackmail.
Carl Showalter burying the Lundegaard ransom in 1986
Stavros Milos finding the million dollars in 1987
  • ASL: The killers sent to avenge Sam Hess' murder are an interesting pair. One is deaf (Russell Harvard), Mr. Wrench, and the other is his interpreter (Adam Goldberg), Mr. Numbers. They use that dynamic to their advantage when interrogating/torturing people for answers. For the people who can understand American Sign Language (ASL), there are added in-jokes that only they can understand, which make those scenes even more hillarious. For example, in this scene, here's some of the untranslated sign language between Goldberg and Harvard.
Adam Goldberg as Mr. Numbers and Russell Harvard as Mr. Wrench
Witness: He got stabbed on the back of the head at a strip club is what happened to him.

Interpreter (signing): He was killed while with a prostitute.

Deaf man: Was he standing up at the time with the girl, or was the girl fucking him while on top?

Interpreter (signing back): What? You want to ask him specifically what position he was in with this girl?

Deaf man: Yeah! It could be important information. For all we know he could have been fucking hoes on a boat when all of a sudden a sword fish jumped out of the water and landed on the back of his head stabbing him.

  • Dumb kids: All of the children in the show are dumb, disturbed or violent. Whether it's the Hess children, who are dumb bullies that didn't fall far from their father's shadow, or Lester's nephew, who stocks jars of his piss in his closet. Or Stavros' son, who's the nicest of the children presented in the series, but still not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Although, to be fair, most of the adults are no better. Most of the characters are malicious, including some of the victims like Pearl Nygaard (Kelly Holden), or ruled by greed like Don Chumph (Glenn Howerton).
  • Dog eat dog: Billy Bob Thornton's Lorne Malvo is almost Faustian and reminds me a lot of Leland Gaunt from Stephen King's Needful Things. Both characters play on the weakness of others to achieve their ends, and both tempt characters into making choices that are self-destructive. The end result is chaos that spirals outward. And the characterization of Malvo is almost quasi-omnipotent (at least so far) rather than someone who outworks and out-thinks everyone else. I think the latter is what they're going for, but too often he comes off as existing as a force outside of the normal rules and fully aware of everyone's actions and reactions in almost any situation. What little has been revealed about the character is that he's apparently a contract killer with an organization that can set up convincing false identities.
Saint Lawrence ... The Romans burned him alive. Do you know why? ... I think it was because the Romans were raised by wolves. The greatest empire in human history, founded by wolves. You know what wolves do? They hunt. They kill. That’s why I never bought into ‘The Jungle Book.’ A boy is raised by wolves, he becomes friends with a bear and a panther. I don’t think so ... What I’m saying is that the Romans, raised by wolves, they see a guy turning water into wine. What do they do? They eat him cause there are no saints in the animal kingdom. Only breakfast and dinner.” —Lorne Malvo
  • What Marge Gunderson must have been like in the beginning: Allison Tolman's Molly Solverson is still green. In the very first episode, she misses clues and makes wrong assumptions when she finds Malvo's abandoned car. However, she learns from her mistakes and seems to be the only person that has any sense between the Bemidji and Duluth police departments. Molly is motivated to solve the murders and avenge her mentor and friend, Chief Vern Thurman (Shawn Doyle), and is able to piece together the clues and see the murders are more than the random work of a drifter, even as she is stymied by the new Chief (Bob Odenkirk). Just like Marge, Molly keeps asking logical questions until she gets an answer that makes sense. And just like Marge, people have a tendency to underestimate her because she's a (young) woman. The latest episode ends with Molly watching Lester in his hospital bed, sure that he is the key to unraveling what happened. The character's relationships with her father (Keith Carradine) and officer Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) are parallels. Following in her father's footsteps is the reason she's a cop, and that relationship is why she's the only person that sympathizes with Gus' "cowardice" when he confronted Malvo the first time. Molly was a cop's daughter, and knows what it's like to worry about a father that has to pull people over late at night.
Allison Tolman as Deputy Molly Solverson
  • Trying to save a world that can't be saved: In every situation in which Malvo corrupts someone, the character is offered the choice of doing the right thing or the option that on some level they want to do. Lester wanted Sam Hess dead and officer Gus wanted to walk away from arresting Malvo rather than risk losing his life and leave his daughter without a father. But almost always, those characters are tormented by the repercussions. For example, Gus now wonders about the consequences of his decision, and whether he should have sacrificed himself to stop Malvo. To that end, the show as well as the film presents two conflicting philosophies. Malvo is nihilism personified. For him, life has no meaning beyond the strong devouring the weak. That's a direct contrast to Marge Gunderson's plaintive lecture to Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stromare) at the end of the film, when she tells Grimsrud "there’s more to life than a little money."
  • Allusions: There have been allusions to most of the Coens' filmography throughout the series. In the latest episode, the parable told by the rabbi has similarities to a sequence in A Serious Man. The shot of a tormented Gus lying in his bed is similar to a scene with Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) in No Country for Old Men.
“Only a fool thinks he can solve the world’s problems.” —Ari Ziskind

“Yeah, but you’ve got to try, don’t you?” —Gus Grimly

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  •  Tip Jar (23+ / 0-)

    According to the A.V. Club, these are the "essential" works of the Coen brothers.

    1. No Country For Old Men (2007): In Cormac McCarthy's novel, the Coens have found the perfect vessel for themes that have run through their work since Blood Simple: Greed, human fallibility, and the incomprehensible horror of a world overrun by violence.

    2. The Big Lebowski (1998): No Coen film has greater rewatch value than this shaggy-dog comedy, which continues to yield endless rewards with its gloriously profane dialogue, its lovingly daffy tribute to the "City Of Angels," and a dense, wayward plot that miraculously coheres about 10 viewings in.

    3. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001): As the title implies, the second-chair barber played by Billy Bob Thornton isn't someone who makes his presence felt, which may explain why this bone-deep noir remains the most overlooked and underrated film in the Coen catalogue.

    4. Fargo (1996): In retrospect, this snowbound crime drama seems like a warm-up for No Country For Old Men in much the same way Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha laid the groundwork for Ran.

    5. Barton Fink (1991): The life of the mind isn't easy to depict outside of the printed page, but here the Coens go deeper and deeper into the headspace of a frustrated writer until his world collapses into surreal chaos. It's a strange movie, with an ending that's impossible to fathom from the way it opens, but until that point, the pleasures are endless, from the lavish accommodations at the Hotel Earle to Michael Lerner's hot-tempered studio boss ("I'm not one of those guys who thinks poetic has got to be fruity. We're together on that, right?") to John Goodman as the booming voice of the common man. The film is like nothing else in the Coen oeuvre—it's got "that Barton Fink feeling," in spades.

    •  Interesting and timely diary for me. (6+ / 0-)

      The hubby was watching it tonight, but I had work on the computer to do (and of course I have to take breaks now and then and come here to see what's up.)

      Wasn't sure I wanted to watch this, as Fargo is not a fave Coen brothers movie for me, although I liked it well enough. I actually liked A Simple Plan the best of all of them, an Aesop's Fable kind of story that is about as neat and tidy as anything I've seen by the Coen Brothers.

      But your diary got me a bit interested, and I understand your analogy to Parenthood---not the same as the movie, but an extension of the movie's spirit.

      Nice diary, lots of thought put into it. I appreciate it.  

      "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

      by StellaRay on Wed May 14, 2014 at 07:47:25 PM PDT

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    •  Hard to quarrel (3+ / 0-)
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      If you really have to limit it to five.

      I suppose you could argue that Miller's Crossing isn't quirky enough to have that trademark Cohen brothers vibe, or that Oh Brother Where Art Thou isn't dark enough. But I don't think you could argue that either is really inessential.

      Kudos though for bringing The Man Who Wasn't There out of the shadows. Watch it once, and it will never get unstuck from your brain.

      •  Oh Brother (5+ / 0-)

        One of the most charming and hilarious and just purely enjoyable films ever made. One of the strengths of the Coens is that, in almost all of their movies (No Country being a notable exception), the music is carefully chosen and plays a huge role in everything that happens. And Oh Brother takes that all the way, making the music the central part of the plot. Love that movie. I never get tired of it and can watch it a million times.

        "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

        by Lost Left Coaster on Wed May 14, 2014 at 08:28:23 PM PDT

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    •  No Country for Old Men (2+ / 0-)
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      is my personal favorite, with Fargo a close second. No Country is actually a bit odd for a Coen film. First, virtually no music. The first time I watched it, I didn't think that there had been any music at all, but there was; it was just so understated and sparingly used. Second, it is dark, even by their standards -- very few light moments. Nary a smile. But it is the culmination, I think, of themes that they have been exploring for a long time, including in Fargo, such as human arrogance in the face of a cold, indifferent, and chaotic universe, as well as the inevitability of death. But the final scene of that film will always send chills down my spine. To me it actually gives a faint note of hope in such a dark film -- at the very least, despite our suffering, we are all connected by the universal necessity to confront death.

      I knew that he was goin' on ahead and he was fixin' to make a fire somewhere out there in all that dark and all that cold, and I knew that whenever I got there he would be there.

      "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

      by Lost Left Coaster on Wed May 14, 2014 at 08:40:30 PM PDT

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    •  Raising Arizona (3+ / 0-)
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      should be at the top of the list.   It's the only one that can top Fargo.

      •  My favorite comedy in the Cohen brothers genre (0+ / 0-)

        but Fargo was a better movie overall.

        But Raising Arizona remains one of my favorite comedies, and it is on many top-10 lists of best comedies of all time. However, comedies never get the respect they deserve, and should be in the top 5 IMO.

        “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” - Anais Nin

        by legendmn on Thu May 15, 2014 at 08:13:38 AM PDT

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    •  I'll never stop loving Raising Arizona. (2+ / 0-)
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    •  Patooey! (0+ / 0-)

      What a cheap ripoff. Even jamming Billy Bob Thornton into this pig doesn't help. Masturbation would be a far better use of time than Fargo, for the audience as well as the cast and crew.

      Despite my enjoyment of the Coen Bros oeuvre, just knowing they greenlighted this crap makes me think less of them. Hope they have enough money now.

      Y'all be sure to attend my gallery opening for my portraits of Italian chicks in front of landscapes, Mona Lisa labradog. And I can't wait for Keifer Sutherland's next mortgage chit, The Maltese Falcon: The Pasty Knight Returns.

      I'm the plowman in the valley - with my face full of mud

      by labradog on Thu May 15, 2014 at 05:40:14 AM PDT

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  •  Sorry to be a Debbie Downer (3+ / 0-)
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    ...but why is this on the front page?  Just asking.

  •  I've really been enjoying this show and I look (6+ / 0-)

    forward to seeing how it ends.

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Wed May 14, 2014 at 07:42:35 PM PDT

  •  Never in a million years (6+ / 0-)

    …would I have expected Fargo to become my favorite movie. It is so not my kind of story.

    Never before has a film so badly needed a Forword and an Epilogue. My particular fixations on the missing pieces was Marge's pregnancy and her husband's career as a postage stamp designer.

    Who are these people?

    And, what's up with that accent they all have?

    What a great idea for a series.

    •  The Last Scene Of The Movie (8+ / 0-)

      With Marge and her husband saying "I love you," is so simple and hopeful.

      I think Marge and her husband are meant to be contrasts to everyone else. They're so plain spoken and outwardly honest, while all of the other characters are drowning in lies, ego and self-delusion.

      Without spelling out all of the details, there are little moments that say a whole lot about their relationship. When Marge is introduced, she's woken up in the middle of the night. Her husband insists on getting up too and making sure that she has breakfast before heading out to the crime scene.

    •  Pluto, you've clearly never been to Minnesota. (7+ / 0-)

      Everyone up there has that accent -- no kidding.

      I grew up in Moorhead, MN just across the Red River from Fargo, went to high school in Fargo, married and raised two kids there, then left for the east coast thinking we, up there on the Northern Plains, were the only people in the country without an accent. We grew up thinking (and being told) that we speak "Network English."  I think that's because of Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings, both of whom did a pretty good job of hiding their "flatlander" long o's, but we could hear it.

      One day, about a year after arriving in Midtown Manhattan, I was watching MacNeil/Lehrer and saw a piece about a Park Board in Wisconsin that banned smoking in the parks (this was in about 1986, so quite a progressive move, I thought). The piece featured film from a meeting of the Board with lots of angry smokers holding forth. This was, honestly, the first time I actually heard the accent!  I remember calling to my husband, "Mike, come in here. You have to hear this!  This is what we sound like!"

      When I saw the movie, many years later, still living in NY, I was offended, thinking, "Well, it's true that some people sound like that, but not EVERYONE!" Then, we went back to Fargo for a visit. The man who sold me shoes at the West Acres Mall could as well have been William H. Macy as Lester.  The young woman dealing Blackjack at the Holiday Inn, was definitely a young Marge. It's pretty much true, I guess. EVERYONE up there sounds like that!

      The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

      by Alice Olson on Wed May 14, 2014 at 08:20:04 PM PDT

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      •  LOL. Nice post. (4+ / 0-)
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        Most folks think they don't have an accent, until they live somewhere else for awhile, and can get out of their own bubbles.

        I live in the Twin Cities, and can't say I hear that accent to the degree I hear it in "Fargo" but the nasality of the midwestern twang is surely here.

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Wed May 14, 2014 at 08:26:44 PM PDT

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      •  I've wondered about this all my life: (3+ / 0-)
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        then left for the east coast thinking we, up there on the Northern Plains, were the only people in the country without an accent. We grew up thinking (and being told) that we speak "Network English."
        Particularly in regard to Southerners. "Don't these people watch TV?" I wondered. "Why do they do that?"

        The brain is adaptable, indeed.

        Thanks for the explanation.

        (Did you know that for thousands of years in China, there were over 600 dialects? People in villages a mere 20 miles apart could not have a conversation. Yet, they all read the same newspapers and books. Chinese is not a phonetic language.)

        •  No, I didn't know that about China. So yet another (2+ / 0-)
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          Pluto, Knucklehead

          item on the long list of the things I've learned at DKos.  Thanks.

          The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

          by Alice Olson on Wed May 14, 2014 at 08:43:41 PM PDT

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      •  True... (1+ / 0-)
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        It's a truism that the closer you get to Canada, the stronger the accents. For the most part, that is true but in larger cities like Duluth and the Twin Cities you get more diversity and more people that grew up outside of Minnesota.

        In the smaller towns though, yeah they sound a lot like that. Since the Cohen Brothers grew up here, most of us look at it as a lovely tribute to their home state.

        “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” - Anais Nin

        by legendmn on Thu May 15, 2014 at 08:54:03 AM PDT

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  •  Enough fucking TV on the FP!! (1+ / 0-)
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    Why not start dwelling on the ins-and-outs of daytime soaps?

    Or, have dedicated diaries with regard to, say 'Melrose Place, Seinfeld, Cheers, ER, Mad Men, Mad Women, Game of Thrones, Game of Gnomes, Breaking Bad, Breaking Wind, Dexter, Not Dexter', etc., etc.

    Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man; we shall this day light such a candle by God's grace in England as shall never be put out.

    by Bollox Ref on Wed May 14, 2014 at 07:51:42 PM PDT

  •  Doctor RJ (1+ / 0-)
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    Thank you.
    Your reviews are sans pareille.

    I`m already against the next war.

    by Knucklehead on Wed May 14, 2014 at 08:53:53 PM PDT

  •  I'm not allowed to watch the series (2+ / 0-)
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    Doctor RJ, Ahianne

    Fargo is on my all-time favorite movies list, very close to the top. When I heard that a series was in the works, I was eager with anticipation. Then I found out that the series would be produced in and around Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I live there (well, here).

    Alas, it's not available to be viewed here by regular means. The series has been assigned to the FXX channel, a brand new offshoot of FX Canada. None, repeat none, of the teevee service providers in Alberta carry FXX.

    You can make it here, you just can't watch it here.

    "He is Joe McCarthy, he is bad news ... I hope Mr. Cruz does not have a nice weekend." - Chris Matthews

    by lotac on Wed May 14, 2014 at 09:20:45 PM PDT

  •  Fargo is good, (2+ / 0-)
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    shades at midnite, Doctor RJ

    but the best tv of the year as of now awards go to: Orphan Black and Person of Interest.

    Seriously how does Person of Interest not get talked about here? its a show about a mass surveillance system based off of data mining the personal details of everyones everyday lives in which the government uses for selection of 'deviants' for further scrutiny/assassination. In which the intelligence community exaggerated and even created terrorists to further the implementation of more extreme programs.  

    If you stand for nothing you will fall for anything.

    by LieparDestin on Thu May 15, 2014 at 02:24:34 AM PDT

  •  My favorite scene from Fargo... (1+ / 0-)
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    Doctor RJ the one at the very end.

    William H. Macy's character is so pathetic, that rather than just surrender with dignity when it's obvious he's been caught, he tries to escape out a bathroom window in his underwear then squirms and cries like a baby when getting cuffed.

  •  Miller's Crossing.....period! (1+ / 0-)
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    Doctor RJ
  •  The perfect CIA movie... (1+ / 0-)
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    Doctor RJ

    wherein none at the CIA has any idea in the world why any of the events in the Coen brothers movie "Burn After Reading" are taking place. An entire story built around one woman's attempt to scrape up enough money to get a boob job (thank you again Frances McDormand) and the befuddled CIA's complete bafflement as to what ever took place in the process. A Coen bothers comic classic!

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