Okay, let’s get to this finally.
The first time it showed on TV, I intended to write my thoughts on it but decided to skip it and just write my review on the entire show the second its finale aired (didn’t turn out so well!).
Riveting and compelling, with so many wtf moments, Fargo delivered a whole first season of good dramas, thrilling actions, terrific performances and awkwardly funny bits.
Adapted from the 1996’s film by The Coen Brothers with the same name, Fargo is an outstanding black comedy (my new fave genre!). Set in present time Minnesota, it tells a tale about how one person and one accidental event cause a horrible domino effects. Martin Freeman plays his part (Lester Nygaard) comically as a desperate common townie who is bullied by his friends and wife. One day he bumps into Lorne Malvo, an antagonist played by Billy Bob Thornton. He’s mysterious and capable with crazy hairstyle/fringe that reminds me much of Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh in No Country For Old Man. Lester unintentionally shares with Malvo an information that eventually leads to unthinkable crimes happening around town. That’s the pilot and it’s amazing and it ignites pretty much everything that occurs during the rest of the season. It’s jaw-dropping, it makes us think and it makes us laugh guiltily, which is the part I like the most about dark comedies. I feel horrible because I was ROTFL when Lester kills his wife.
If you’ve seen the 1996 film, you can tell that this show is interconnected with the film. Close to the end of the film, Steve Buscemi’s character buries a briefcase filled with cash down under a pile of snow and leave some kind of shoving tool to dig it with. Somewhere in the middle of the show, a character, in the exact same spot, find the briefcase and abruptly go insanely rich. I cannot really explain it, you should go see it yourself. It’s one of the must-see TV shows of the century.
It’s not every day you find a show with that girl-power aura, where the characters are fierce females who seemingly don’t need no man. It’s a fantastic show, very thrilling, an extraordinary story. Tatiana Maslany performs exceedingly on the lead, portraying a bunch of different sestras (bravo to the makeup artists too).
The season finale is action packed until the last minutes when everything starts to finally cool down. Peace is restored after they beat Rachel. But then the tension is building again as they giving out clues piece by piece as to what is in store for season 3. Helena is taken somewhere, she’s the poorest one she’s probably going to be a lab rat again somewhere else. Cosima could die soon. Alison’s family is on their feet again after she works it out with husband. Sarah gets Kira (and Cal, perhaps?) back. Every clone is happy and dancing. Even Felix. But then turns out there’s another one of them, a younger one this time. She’s adopted by someone with even higher position at DYAD and it’s still unclear what the project is all about. In the end, they reveal that there are not only the female clones, but also the male ones. I was hardly hoping they’d show a clone of Paul (cause he’s cute, it’s going to be an even better show with not one, but five Paul Dierden). But, disappointingly, it turns out to be that guy whose name I forget from that church/cult thing where Helena was taken, thought to be a miracle, and impregnated.
The new season begins with Mike freshly out of the firm and no longer a protégé of Harvey at Pearson Specter, where he has to carefully keep everyone in the dark about never going to law school. He’s in investment banking now in a company which name I forget which is listed as one of Pearson Specter’s client. Expecting Harvey not to treat him differently, the tension between them builds. Caring about each other but not wanting to admit it, they both just want to win. With Rachel still an employee of the firm, she’s forced to work with a client who turns out to be the married man she used to have an affair with. Her relationship with Mike is tested as they try to keep it strictly professional and to keep what’s between them alive and stronger.
Honestly, I never really understand most of the cases the characters in the show are dealing with. I’m mainly here for the dramas, the hilarious scenes from Louis Litt and the charm of the handsome and brilliant Harvey Specter. It’s a good show, though. How do I know? Because it makes me want to be a lawyer, or at least, to play a lawyer.
More blood and less sex this season, perhaps? Picking up where it left off last year, with the absence of Eric in the first two episodes and the lack of romance between Sookie and Bill, I have got nothing to say for now. It’s mostly about brutal and mass vampire murders now.
I like this show. Even though one episode feels too long sometimes, this thriller/horror/mystery series has been putting me on the edge of my seat, or bed. Set in London long ago, the characters are old myth legends from, as the title says it, famous penny dreadfuls. The master of vampire, his love Mina and her dad Malcolm, Dorian Gray, Victor Frankenstein and his monster, van Helsing and at the latest minute, werewolves. Five things I pick up during this debut season; slaughters, sex, family, exorcism and poem, all surrounding the good drama and the horror concept. Looking forward to season 2. Watch the pilot to see if it’s for you.
I ask my bro to watch the pilot with me to see if it’s any good. And in that one hour, I still got no idea what this show is all about. I don’t know if it’s a good sign or a bad one, because it could mean it’d be empty or that I want to continue watching to find out what it’s all about. My bro didn’t like it. He said if it turned out to be good later he’d watch it.