Fargo: Season 1, Episode 2 Reviews

Isaac Chotiner
The New Republic
October 9, 2015

Derivative, erratic, and occasionally brilliant: how else to describe the whiplash-inducing second episode of FX's Fargo.

Kenny Herzog
New York Magazine/Vulture
October 9, 2015

There aren't many White Russian Easter eggs to hunt for, but the episode pops with character and conversational detail, especially in the exchanges between Molly and Lester.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Yeoman
Screen Rant
October 9, 2015

It's a strong second episode that works in terms of both breadth and depth.

Amy Amatangelo
Paste Magazine
October 8, 2015

The second episode of Fargo was truly a chance to savor all the wonderful choices the show is making to fully bring viewers into the distinct and quirky world of Fargo.

Full Review | Original Score: 8.9/10
Roth Cornet
IGN Movies
October 7, 2015

The second episode of FX's Fargo gave us another provocative glimpse into Lorne Malvo's fascinatingly depraved psyche, as Detective Solverson must fight the tide of ineptitude to engage in a proper investigation.

Full Review | Original Score: 8.8/10
Emily VanDerWerff
AV Club
October 7, 2015

The Rooster Prince is the episode where this thing settles both into being its own project and into being a TV show at all.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Alan Sepinwall
October 1, 2015

With "The Rooster Prince," Hawley makes very clear that he's got many weeks of material here, as he introduces several major new characters and plot threads.

Carla Day
TV Fanatic
October 1, 2015

There's just something about Fargo. It has an intriguing charm to it that just engrosses the viewer in this unique world of frozen tundra. While it's visually engaging, it's the individual characters' idiosyncrasies that have me hooked.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.7/5