Fargo

Fargo

Year Two

DVD - 2016
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The second chapter is set in 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Luverne, Minnesota, where young State Police Officer Lou Solverson, recently back from Vietnam, will tackle an all-new 'true crime' case.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD TV FAR
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (approximately 533 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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JLMason
Apr 03, 2018

The theme is family: the happy, but troubled Solversons, the hapless Blumquists, the old time Gerhardt Dakota crime family, and the sophisticated Kansas City mafia-like gang with expansion plans. It’s civil war among and within the clans, and these forces collide in a blood bath so extreme as to be a parody. The series is filmed in 70’s action movie mode complete with split screens. The look and feel of this period is captured perfectly: side burns, afros, wide-legged pants, ugly wide ties, cassette tape music, and telephone booths. Even a campaigning Ronald Reagan makes a “cameo”. The final episode is anti-climatic, but satisfying. Other than policeman Lou, the smartest guy in all the mayhem is Mike Milligan, whose reward at the end for a job well done is the funniest scene in the series.

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KennyBania
Mar 04, 2017

It's a fun series..EXCEPT for the awful split screen shots that are used throughout the show without adding anything but cheeziness. It just reminds you you're watching a flat screen. Split screen went out of style in 1970 for good reason. Besides that, it's a pretty good show for the kooky factor.

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downsman
Dec 07, 2016

Fictional death and mayhem can be funny but I just don't find torture all that amusing, and a scene early in the second episode turned me off watching any more. Pity--I like many of the cast.

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lukasevansherman
Aug 26, 2016

I think grahamspot missing the point when he criticizes the show for being fueled by the characters' poor decisions. That's somewhat the point and somewhat the appeal. Anyway, if season two of "True Detective" was an example of how to totally botch an anthology show, season two of "Fargo" is an example of how to do it right. As with the first (And as with the film it is loosely inspired by.), there's a deft mix of deadpan humor, violence, comic incompetence, and eccentric characters. The plot involves a gang war, a family of criminals, a couple who unwittingly kill a one of the family, local cops, and, Brad Garrett from "Everybody Loves Raymond!" Where's that guy been? It has more visual style and creativity than a lot of shows and a uniformly great cast, including Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jean Smart, Ted Danson, Bokeem Woodbine, Nick Offerman (Playing a character called Carl Weathers), and Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan. There are subtle references to many Coen Brothers films and some connections to season one.

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ScorchingSun
Jul 06, 2016

DEATH may be lurking anywhere, at any time and for anyone, in this second season.
Much carnage presented with some whimsy and a philosophical air. Riveting viewing.

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