Fargo Season 2 Review


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Max Koop, BHS Blueprint Staff


Who knew a TV show based on a great movie would be so freaking amazing. Before I start I’ll give you some background knowledge. Fargo was a movie in 1996 that was pretty good. Years later a guy named Noah Hawley decided to make a show with the same name. The movie and show have barely anything to do with one another. It was only supposed to be a one season mini series, but it was so well received that they made another season. Here we are now.

Not only was I surprised to find out how amazing Fargo was, it is my favorite show of all time. Season 1 was amazing because of its strong characters and genius writing. I strongly suggest you watch it because it is some freaking great stuff. Did season 2 live up to season 1? Let’s find out.

Fargo season 2 takes place way before season 1 where Molly’s dad, Lou, is the main character. Fargo season 2 was a little different from season 1. This season is slow build-up, with each episode better than the last. It definitely was worth the payoff.

As I mentioned earlier, the writing is spectacular in this show. The writers make it seem like you know what’s going to happen, but then it takes a whole nother turn. There were moments in this show where my mouth was dropped on many different occasions. You can also see that the creator wanted to capture the Coen Brothers style, and they did it wonderfully. This show is exactly like a Coen Brothers movie, it’s violent, dark, funny, and ironic. If that doesn’t say Coen Brothers, I don’t know what does.

This show is very violent. Like Tarantino violent. It’s awesome, like when they’re in big shootouts and people are dying everywhere, and it’s a bloodbath. It’s exciting. I’m not going to spoil anything but episode 9 was absolutely insane. It will put you on the edge of your seat, your mouth will be dropped, and if it’s not, there’s something wrong with you.

I will always remember Fargo season 1 for its excellent characters, especially Lorne Malvo, because holy crap that guy is awesome. Fargo season 2 does have really good, and interesting characters that you care about. What I liked about season 1 was that it was character driven, season 2 is a little less character driven. Its characters are good nonetheless. The performances are all good especially from Kirsten Dunst. Kirsten Dunst’s character, Peggy, was so intriguing and well written. She is absolutely nuts but was also very smart. Patrick Wilson was also really good, he was that character who you really cared for, and wanted to succeed, he was also pretty bad-ass. I can’t believe I forgot to mention the Indian. That guy is so unpredictable and insane, whenever he was on screen I got the chills and knew something was going down.

This season is slow build up like I said earlier and it worked perfectly. Every episode was way more intriguing than the last. After each episode I wanted more and more up until the finale. It had my full attention and kept me invested in what’s going on and what’s going to happen next. Waiting a week to watch the finale killed me. Sitting through school for a whole week just thinking about Fargo almost made me explode.

This show looks great with it’s shots wide and focused. There’s no shaky cam to be found at all, I challenge you to find some but you won’t, just beautiful shots. It’s one of the best looking things I’ve seen all year. The score is also very good, and catchy at times. The music can fit in with what is happening and how the camera is moving.

I can’t say what it is or else it’ll spoil it, but there’s a thing that’s hinted throughout the show, and revealed later that originally I didn’t like, then the creator explained it a little more and why it was added, and I kind of like the idea behind it now that I have a better understanding of it.

It is hard to find a negative aspect of this show, you have to nitpick it to find a real flaw. Fargo is amazing and I strongly suggest you go watch both seasons. I like them just about the same, maybe 1 just a bit more. 2 weeks ago they announced a 3rd season, and said it’s not coming on until spring…OF 2017!!!! Soon enough the anticipation will eat me alive and swallow me whole. It’s still a great show though and my favorite of all time. You could even argue the show is better than the movie. Between you and me, Fargo was the highlight of entertainment this year, that includes Mad Max:Fury Road. I know what I just said. I know I can’t take it back, but I abide by that statement. Everyone should know, the dude abides.