Critic Consensus: 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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News & Interviews for Fargo: Season 2
The fingerprints of writer Noah Hawley and director Randall Einhorn, who worked on the first season, are all over this, and that could explain the smoother transition from season one to season two.
The most important thing about what's before us is that Fargo remains a risk-taker.
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.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Fargo: Season 2
Fargo season 2 was more violent than ever, the story was engaging and the characters were fun. The changes in narrative can be a bit annoying but it was incredibly fun to watch.
Brilliantly conceived and executed, Fargo season two proves to be a near redefinition of the capability of television, building on its first season and transporting us to a ten episode arc very in-keeping of the ground broken by the feature film for which it takes its’ name. Executively produced by the Cohen brothers, one can feel their fingerprints all over this season. The humor is at time irreverent, at other times cold and colored with intelligent cynicism. It works as a drama, a dark comedy, and on many more levels of theme ranging from the corporatizing of the criminal justice system, nihilism, futility, and the inescapable power of unintended consequences. The dialogue is rich, the acting stunning, and the flow impeccable. A cross between Fargo and No Country for Old Men, and a rich collaboration of talent. A must see. 5/5 Stars
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