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One hour in, Fargo the "limited drama series" gingerly distinguishes itself from Fargo the motion picture, before clearly marking its territory with a dizzying series of dubious choices and callous acts.
I can't wait till next week, can you? Stay warm.
What I'm most impressed by, though, is how this episode gets you to identify so thoroughly with Lester-then immediately removes that identification once he kills his wife because she dared insult him.
As a reworked version of the Coen Brothers' classic film, the TV Fargo is a funny beast, kind of like watching another, very similar, case unfold in a nearby neighborhood.
The first episode of Fargo... which is based on the Coens' 1996 film (arguably their best) of the same name, managed to do more than capture the atmosphere of that masterpiece, which is in itself a large accomplishment.
['The Crocodile's Dilemma'] episode nicely sets the audience up with the suggestion that [Molly's] narrative will gather more momentum now that Lester and Malvo have set everything up.
While the idea of a Fargo TV series may have had many people saying, "Ah jeez," the new FX series has managed to pull off the nearly impossible... The series has captured the essence and the spirit of the film.
The Crocodile's Dilemma" raises intriguing questions, and like any good mystery, by the conclusion of this first episode, we're left craving a second helping.
Billy Bob Thornton is always a pleasure to watch, but the understated mode he's in for this role is perhaps the best use of his particular talents and screen presence.
Fargo, the television series, definitely had a similar tone to what I remembered, but it's an entirely different story.
The format lends itself to tight storytelling, and with the talented Thornton insinuating his dark character into this salt-of-the-earth community, Fargo is likely to be a wild, snow-covered ride.