Fargo: Season 2 (2015)

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Season 2
Fargo

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Season two of Fargo retains all the elements that made the series an award-winning hit, successfully delivering another stellar saga powered by fascinating characters, cheeky cynicism, and just a touch of the absurd.

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Critic Ratings: 58

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 12, 2015
2
Air date: Oct 19, 2015
3
Air date: Oct 26, 2015
4
Air date: Nov 2, 2015
5
Air date: Nov 9, 2015
6
Air date: Nov 16, 2015
7
Air date: Nov 23, 2015
8
Air date: Nov 30, 2015
9
Air date: Dec 7, 2015
10
Air date: Dec 14, 2015

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The all new "true crime" case in Fargo's latest chapter takes you back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. "Lou Solverson" (Patrick Wilson), a young State Police Officer recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang, a major mob syndicate and a small town beautician "Peggy Blumquist"(Kirsten Dunst) along with her husband "Ed" (Jesse Plemons), the local butcher's assistant. Helping Lou piece things together is his father-in-law, "Sheriff Hank Larsson"(Ted Danson). The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes "Karl Weathers" (Nick Offerman), the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist. Three-time Emmy® winner Brad Garrett will play "Joe Bulo," the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe's bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is "Mike Milligan" (Bokeem Woodbine). Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling -- but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by matriarch "Floyd Gerhardt" (Jean Smart). With her husband at death's door, Floyd takes over the family business, frustrating her eldest son, "Dodd Gerhardt" (Jeffrey Donovan). An impatient hothead with a cruel streak to match his ambitions, Dodd can't wait for both his parents to die so he can take over and expand their business from kingdom to empire. "Bear Gerhardt" (Angus Sampson) is the middle son, an intimidatingly large man who, although inarticulate, is the most decent of his clan. "Rye Gerhardt" (Kieran Culkin), the youngest of the Gerhardt clan, views himself as a big shot, but in reality he's just a small dog with a loud bark. -- (C) FX

Cast

Kirsten Dunst
as Peggy Blomquist
Patrick Wilson
as Lou Solverson
Ted Danson
as Hank Larsson
Jean Smart
as Floyd Gerhardt
Jesse Plemons
as Ed Blomquist
Zahn McClarnon
as Hanzee Dent
Angus Sampson
as Bear Gerhardt
Brad Mann
as Gale Kitchen
Bokeem Woodbine
as Mike Milligan
Nick Offerman
as Karl Weathers
Cristin Milioti
as Betsy Solverson
Rachel Keller
as Simone Gerhardt
Kieran Culkin
as Rye Gerhardt
Jeffrey Donovan
as Dodd Gerhardt
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Critic Reviews for Fargo Season 2

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (33)

By giving us a wide array of characters who's brutality and venality are covered with just the right amount of Minnesota nice, "Fargo" shows us all just how a modern TV anthology is supposed to work.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…
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The most important thing about what's before us is that Fargo remains a risk-taker.

Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Fargo revels in presenting ordinary folk with extraordinary problems, in stripping away their everyday guises and peering long and hard at their dark potential. That it can do this through adaptations of true stories makes it all the more jaw-dropping.

Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The cast is excellent, the plot-lines are richer and more neatly interwoven, and the alternating portions of whimsy and menace are served up with extraordinary panache.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite its endlessly flat landscape, FX's Fargo is elevated by the most spellbinding direction of any drama currently on TV. Season 2 achieves new heights, thanks to writer-director Noah Hawley.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The dialogue in season two of Fargo might be even sharper than season one.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The second season has maintained the high bar of the first and the film. With memorable characters like those ordinary types caught in the spiral of violence. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

As a whole, this year's ensemble provides an humorous and dark array of characters that, together, help fill the holes of Hawley's strung out script.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

It's weird and wonderful and elegantly done. Expect lots of snow, blood and great dark humour.

Apr 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Every scene in Fargo is compelling, because the show is generously populated with characters so interesting, they could all star in their own spinoff.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Okay, then. Let's not dilly-dally and get straight to the point. You betcha, FX's second season of Fargo is a real winner, all right.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Hilarious, harrowing and strangely cathartic, everything I put to words for FX's seminal series feels frustratingly futile, but I can say this: the first four hours of Fargo's second season are home to some of my favorite moments of TV in years.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fargo: Season 2

  • 2d ago
    Episode 6 is one mad piece of western warfare.... great show
  • 6d ago
    Where do I even begin. I loved season one and wasn't sure if season two would deliver. I can admit when I'm wrong. Season two is equally captivating as season one. Quite possibly even better. The cast is huge and full of amazing talent. I'll mention one specific performance as possibly my favorite Kirsten Dunst. Brilliant. So many different plot points and amazing performances are woven together with writing that truly captivated me and had me laser focused unable to look away. I have since re watched season one and two to make sure I didn't miss anything. My husband and I both loved season one and two and we found ourselves discussing Fargo more than once. Entertainment that delivers so much more than just your average drama is hard to come by, especially when they are able to continue season to season. Season two also stands alone as it's own masterpiece.
  • May 03, 2020
    When I first watched the Series 1 E 01 had no idea what this series headed for, no sooner till the 2nd series end, I was blown way by the brilliance of the ambience of the whole series. This is something very distinctive to other stories we see in any mode.
  • Apr 02, 2020
    The prequel season hits all the right notes, with the biggest highlight being the hilarious "Loplop" episode. Tons of tension, great characters, and all the wit, charm, and irony you've come to expect coming in one great package for the greatest show on television!
  • Mar 07, 2020
    Mind blowing and unforgettable
  • Feb 23, 2020
    Incredible storytelling, directing, production-value. A must watch -- and continues the HBO tradition of making invaluable television.
  • Jan 29, 2020
    Season 1 was outstanding in every way, shape, and form. That said, I actually preferred season 2 slightly more. It featured a wider range of characters and a more expansive storyline. And there were so many outstanding acting performances, none better than Kirsten Dunst. How she lost out on the Best Actress in a Limited Series Emmy to Lady Gaga is beyond me. To say she was robbed is an understatement.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    This 'bizarro' universe tv series, FARGO - based on the movie of the same name (why I'm saying that, as if you don't know what you're watching, I don't know), is a little bit warmer this season. This season has more characters, more organizations and more departments involved than the movie and Fargo Year One, but it's a neatly woven mess, just like the fabric on the video box cover. The performances are all well done and as crazy as the characters they represent (bear with me, I'm trying for a compliment here) and the casting choices are excellent. I reallly enjoyed this large of a story with its many cogs, but at the end of it all, I'm wondering if its too big for the Fargo universe.
  • Dec 27, 2019
    Great show. Stays true to the movie and the first season
  • Nov 22, 2019
    Intriguing, clever and funny. Also draws links in people and storyline with series 1, which was nice. A truly must see series.

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