I'm writing this having seen up to Episode 8 on TV. So far, it's one of the best TV series of recent times. A sprinkling of references back to the movie are rewards for fans but don't interrupt enjoyment for newcomers. The casting is wonderful, with Billy Bob putting in a stellar performance: his character is at once utterly ruthless and abhorrent but also likeable... Allison Tolman is standout; a newcomer to watch in the future. Martin Freeman destroys any typecasting and plays his character in a way that leaves you shaken and unsure of what lies underneath. Colin Hanks shows himself a strong, independent actor with no need to lean on his father's fame.
Loved season 1 5stars, but season 2 is a joke their just milking the fargo name shame on them booooooooooooo ,seems like everyone else who rated 5 stars has brain damage or hasn't seen second series it has a UFO and a women who drives home with body in windscreen then his alive but cant get out of garage but has no trouble fighting the husband even though he loses its just not believable its pathetic compared to original movie and first series ,shame on the writer shame shame shame .oh and the actors in season 2 whos the idiot that made that choice and whats with all the bread (just after the been done before ear cutting )on shelf in ep2 is it a bakery no its a house ,not like we haven't seen the half native American tracker or person in freezer and put through meat grinder before, super mega lame !
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The equal to Breaking Bad in my opinion, and better than the original Fargo motion picture. Amazing cast, and Billie Bob Thornton chews up every scene he's in.