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TV Recap: Fargo, S01E10 0
by / on July 1, 2014 at 10:26 pm / in TV

TV Recap: Fargo, S01E10

bs, When a show is as good as Fargo you don’t want it to end. The final episode starts off with the sound of Lester’s (Martin Freeman) heavy breathing, and we see shots of a snowy landscape with vehicle tracks prominent.[1] A crashed snowmobile can be seen on its side, there are footsteps in the snow, and the camera cranes […]

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TV Recap: Fargo, S01E09 0
by / on June 26, 2014 at 10:01 am / in TV

TV Recap: Fargo, S01E09

The ninth, and penultimate episode of Fargo is an extremely tense and absorbing experience. The show again starts off with something visually disorienting – this time it is the inside of a man’s mouth while getting dental treatment. There is muffled chat from actor Billy Bob Thornton, and when he takes off his mask we realise killer Lorne Malvo is […]

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TV Recap: Fargo, S01E08 2
by / on June 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm / in TV

TV Recap: Fargo, S01E08

  The eighth episode of Fargo starts with happy music and shots of robotic arms and other mechanisms beavering away in an industrial factory. We aren’t too sure what is being made, until a deliveryman installs a new washing machine for Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman). The major theme of this episode is moving on, or moving forward, for all of […]

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TV Recap: Fargo, S01E07 0
by / on June 5, 2014 at 11:13 pm / in TV

TV Recap: Fargo, S01E07

This is another strong episode in a very good series, and decidedly less violent compared to last week’s instalment. The episode starts with a strange juxtaposition of image and sound. We see Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks), head hung awaiting word about Molly’s (Allison Tollman) condition in the hospital. We remember that last week he accidentally shot her in Duluth while […]

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TV Recap: Fargo, S01E06 2
by / on May 30, 2014 at 9:38 am / in TV

TV Recap: Fargo, S01E06

Wow, this is a very dark and serious episode. Shit just got very real in Fargo. Basically, many threads of the story have a certain amount of resolution by the end of this episode, and several of these plotlines result in death for many characters. The episode starts by following the gradual preparation of a fish meal at an Asian […]

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TV Recap: Fargo, S01E05 0
by / on May 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm / in TV

TV Recap: Fargo, S01E05

This episode starts with shots of a wheat field with country music reminiscent of the Coen brother’s film O Brother Where Art Thou? This is a totally different seasonal setting than each other episode of Fargo so far, and it turns out this is a flashback to when Lester (Martin Freeman) bought the shotgun used in the murder of the sheriff […]

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TV Recap: The Gods of Wheat Street, S01E06 0
by / on May 18, 2014 at 8:00 am / in TV

TV Recap: The Gods of Wheat Street, S01E06

The curtain has fallen on the first season of the wonderful drama The Gods of Wheat Street! Thankfully everything has worked out pretty good for the Freeburn clan. Confirmation came that Ares (Bruce Carter) stole the money from evil super villain Jonesy Brown all those years ago (Frederick Copperwaite) as Isolde (Shari Sebbens) gets into fashion school and needs the […]

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TV Recap: The Gods of Wheat Street, S1E05 0
by / on May 12, 2014 at 9:39 am / in TV

TV Recap: The Gods of Wheat Street, S1E05

The second last episode of this great new Aussie drama leaves us in a state of curiosity, as Jamie, the mother who is so often spoken of in harsh words, gets ready to come back to Casino and face the music. Does she want Odin (Kelton Pell) back? Now that he is finally with Libby (Lisa Flanagan) can Jamie ruin […]

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TV Recap: Fargo, S01E04 0
by / on May 12, 2014 at 12:01 am / in TV

TV Recap: Fargo, S01E04

This excellent episode of Fargo makes the first explicit reference to the original Coen Brothers‘ film of the same name. In the opening scene, set in the same year as the movie (1987) a man and wife are driving through the snows of Minnesota when their car runs out of petrol. They are fighting, and broke, though towing all their […]

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TV Recap: Fargo, S01E03 1
by / on May 9, 2014 at 9:36 am / in TV

TV Recap: Fargo, S01E03

This episode opens with a flashback sequence showing Billy Bob Thornton’s enigmatic character Lorne Malvo kidnapping a petrified accountant. This takes place at the man’s office during daytime in full view of the man’s co-workers. Malvo is recorded on surveillance cameras and this gives deputy Molly Solverson (Allison Tollman) a lead to work with regarding her ongoing murder investigation throughout […]

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