Fargo: Season 3 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Thanks in part to a memorable dual performance from Ewan McGregor, Fargo mostly maintains the sly wit and off-kilter sensibility it displayed in its first two seasons.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2017
2
Air date: Apr 26, 2017
3
Air date: May 3, 2017
4
Air date: May 10, 2017
5
Air date: May 17, 2017
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Air date: May 24, 2017
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Air date: May 31, 2017
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Air date: Jun 7, 2017
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Air date: Jun 14, 2017
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Air date: Jun 21, 2017

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Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on "Emmit" and his slightly younger brother "Ray Stussy" (Ewan McGregor). Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother's shadow, Ray is a balding ad pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he's been dealt -- and he blames his brother. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cut-throat competitive bridge. Carrie Coon stars as "Gloria Burgle," the steady chief of the local police department. A newly divorced mother, Gloria is trying to understand the new world around her, where people connect more intimately with their phones than with the people around them. Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Ray's girlfriend, "Nikki Swango," a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge. David Thewlis stars as "V.M. Vargas," a mysterious loner and true capitalist whose bosses plan to partner with Emmit, whether "The Parking Lot King" likes it or not.

Cast

Carrie Coon
as Gloria Burgle
Ewan McGregor
as Emmit Stussy; Ray Stussy
David Thewlis
as V.M. Vargas
Mark Forward
as Donny Mashman
Jim Gaffigan
as Donny Mashman
Scoot McNairy
as Maurice LeFay
Shea Whigham
as Moe Dammick
Karan Soni
as Dr. Homer Gilruth
Thomas Mann
as Thaddeus Mobley
Fred Melamed
as Howard Zimmerman
Hamish Linklater
as Larue Dollars
Olivia Sandoval
as Winnie Lopez
Goran Bogdan
as Yuri Gurka
Graham Verchere
as Nathan Burgle
Andy Yu
as Meemo
Mary McDonnell
as Ruby Goldfarb
Ray Wise
as Paul Marrane
Brad Mann
as Gale Kitchen
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Critic Reviews for Fargo Season 3

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (27)

Whatever course Season 3 takes, I'm all aboard. Even if the engine's still chugging and getting up to speed a little more than it has in the past.

Apr 18, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Fargo returns with a few hairpin turns, just as you'd expect from a series that reinvents itself every season.

Apr 18, 2017 | Full Review…

It's as confidently filmed as season 2, with witty musical choices and a falling-air-conditioner-cam, and the plotting promises all kinds of the cosmic surprises that have become a Fargo trademark.

Apr 18, 2017 | Full Review…

In many ways, Hawley has become a master chef. You know what you're expecting when you order, but he adds unique, surprising personal touches that distinguish his work from anyone else's.

Apr 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Fargo is back, and it's brilliant.

Apr 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The franchise continues to mix the comical and the criminal with a bracing kick. You'll keep asking: All this because of a stamp?

Apr 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The season is undeniably familiar given the previous two seasons. Despite this, the familiarity does not take away from the impressive work being accomplished.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Fargo reminds us that our ability to both claim and interpret facts is one of the few bulwarks against greed and raw power.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The third season plays with elements already known by the viewer. And even so, the excellence of the previous deliveries and the good presentation invites to expect great things. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The television industry owes the Coen brothers the origin of one of the most excellent series that can be seen today: Fargo. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fargo: Season 3

½

KameronW

Super Reviewer

½

Maybe the best TV crime drama I will see this year. If for no other reason I urge people to see season three of Fargo for the work of David Thewlis as the sinister antagonist. But, you'll also dig the performances of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Carrie Coon and Ewan McGregor who plays two roles.

AldoG

Super Reviewer

½

Fargo completely sh**s the bed in its third season. While the show puts together an impressive cast that includes Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis, and Carrie Coon, the characters are some of the most repugnant and despicable of the series, and no fun to watch. The story follows a parking lot mogul named Emmit Stussy who gets into a deadly feud with his twin brother over a stolen inheritance; meanwhile a mysterious businessman named V.M. Varga quietly orchestrates a hostile takeover of Stussy's company and manipulates Stussy into betraying those closest to him. There's no one to really root for, and there aren't too many laughs either. The tone is quite macabre, more so than in past seasons, with a very pessimistic outlook. Still, there are some exciting and intense scenes and twists as the criminal plots and investigations unfold. Series creator Noah Hawley has said that Season 3 of Fargo may be the last, and hopefully it is because it's slidden so far downhill that it's just not enjoyable to watch any more.

DannM

Super Reviewer

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