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#3940755 - 04/17/14 04:47 PM Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo?  
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Yes, it is somewhat modeled after the movie. I saw it Tuesday night. It was brilliant and creepy and humorous, all at the same time.


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#3940820 - 04/17/14 06:43 PM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Plainsman]  
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Fargo and O Brother, Where Art Thou? were the two Coen Brothers films that never won me over. I'm a fan of virtually everything else.


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#3940829 - 04/17/14 07:00 PM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Plainsman]  
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#3940836 - 04/17/14 07:13 PM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Plainsman]  
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Fargo - absolutely brilliant writing and cast.


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#3940951 - 04/18/14 12:37 AM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: ColJamesD]  
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Colonel, you and Terrible Two have great taste! I lived in Minnesota for 15 years. I met my wife there. My kids were born there. Interesting place. I love the accents, but the passive-aggressive culture drove me, a native northeasterner, a little nuts.


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#3940953 - 04/18/14 12:40 AM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Kontakt5]  
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Fargo and O Brother, Where Art Thou? were the two Coen Brothers films that never won me over. I'm a fan of virtually everything else.


Fargo was the Coens' most brilliant film. I think you just don't get the rural Minnesota culture. Those Scandinavian-Americans "up north." That film was brilliant. The new TV series is equally brilliant.


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#3940962 - 04/18/14 12:54 AM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Plainsman]  
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Colonel, you and Terrible Two have great taste! I lived in Minnesota for 15 years. I met my wife there. My kids were born there. Interesting place. I love the accents, but the passive-aggressive culture drove me, a native northeasterner, a little nuts.


Thank you Plainsman.

I am still trying to figure out some of the stuff on the buffet that Marge was at in Fargo.


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#3941036 - 04/18/14 05:18 AM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Plainsman]  
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I did not laugh once through that film. I was just bored.

I'll say Barton Fink blows Fargo away.


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#3941078 - 04/18/14 10:44 AM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Plainsman]  
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I saw this show 24 years ago when it was called "Twin Peaks". wink


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#3941132 - 04/18/14 02:12 PM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Kontakt5]  
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Originally Posted By: Kontakt5
I did not laugh once through that film. I was just bored.

I'll say Barton Fink blows Fargo away.


Barton Fink was about a New Yorker. Maybe you identify more with New Yorkers or the culture there or in Hollywood. Perhaps you are a John Turturro fan.

Like I said, I think you just don't understand rural Minnesota culture or even Upper Midwest culture. If you did, you would've laughed your ass off in spots like the rest of us, and cringed in disbelief in spots like the rest of us.

I'm from the New York City metro area. When I moved to Minnesota to work for a company that had offices in both states, I was always asked by my New York colleagues to "translate" what the Minnesotans were saying because the New Yorkers told me they "don't get them, and don't have the patience to deal with them."

You may not be from New York, Kontakt, but it's obvious that you're not experienced in Upper Midwest cultural quirks. The series "Fargo" exaggerates that culture for dramatic effect, which is one of the reasons why it is so funny at times and shocking at other times when violence breaks out.

America isn't just Hollywood and big East Coast cities. It's also why I find the series "Justified" interesting. It's a slice of a different culture within the USA. This kind of diversity makes America more interesting, I think, than most countries.

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#3941171 - 04/18/14 02:56 PM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Plainsman]  
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Insofar as it is one of their more popular films, I wasn't excited. Your commentary about where I am from or where you are from, Barton Fink isn't simply about New York, that doesn't explain it (I am neither from New York nor Hollywood).

With Barton Fink there is a different kind of film technique all together and it actually is critical of everyone in it, including
the title character from New York. But the direction and camera work just gave it a very surreal look which I didn't
feel had the same quality in Fargo.


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#3941188 - 04/18/14 03:09 PM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
I saw this show 24 years ago when it was called "Twin Peaks". wink


I thought it was "Northern Exposure"?



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#3947886 - 05/02/14 01:02 AM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Plainsman]  
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The 2nd episode was slow.

I guess it was a kind of calm after the big climax at the end of episode 1.

But this week's episode, #3, was awesome and even more twisted and dark and suspenseful than the first episode.


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#3947897 - 05/02/14 01:51 AM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Plainsman]  
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I loved it.
I'm a fan of Billy Bob Thornton.
He's.......'creepy' real.

Seems like I've known him my entire career........lol....


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#3950153 - 05/07/14 07:55 AM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Plainsman]  
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There was a loose end at the end of Fargo, the movie.

I LOVE IT how they tied it on tonight's episode!

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#3956625 - 05/21/14 09:31 PM Re: Anybody see the new FX series debut called Fargo? [Re: Plainsman]  
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Dang!

This week's episode was great and bizarre!!


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