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Good & Evil Go Head-To-Head On 'Fargo'

Each season of Fargo proudly wears its philosophies on its sleeve. Season 1 was all about the nature of Good and Evil, Season 2 was about trying to live reasonably in an absurd world, and Season 3 is all about the nature of truth. What is true, what …
By Jack O'Keeffe

Sy's World Changes For The Worst In The 'Fargo' Season 3 Finale

No character has had a harder time in Fargo Season 3 than Sy Feltz. He wasn't always a great man, and he seemed to think success equated to driving a massive yellow Hummer. (Spoilers for Season 3 of Fargo!) But he certainly didn't deserve to go throu…
By Jack O'Keeffe

The Future Of 'Fargo' Is In Doubt

Part of the appeal of an anthology series is that they have the ability to go on for a virtually unlimited amount of time, since they don't have to find a way to sustain one story over the course of multiple seasons. So will Fargo return for Season 4…
By Jefferson Grubbs

This 'Leftovers' & 'Fargo' Star Just Made Awards Season History

When the Television Critics Association announced its annual TCA Awards nominations this Monday, there weren't too many surprises in store for awards season forecasters. Predicted Emmy heavyweights — including returning series like The Americans, Bet…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Mr. Wrench & Nikki Form An Unexpected Partnership On 'Fargo'

In the penultimate episode of Fargo Season 3, Nikki Swango proves beyond a reasonable doubt that she is the smartest criminal in the season and possibly the entire history of the show. She outplays V. M. Vargas at his own game, walking away unscathed…
By Jack O'Keeffe

Here's The Deal With 'Fargo's Mystical Bowling Alley

Fargo has always been an odd show, but it seems to have made the transition from just odd to flat-out weird in Season 3. Earlier episodes in the season hinted that things were going to get strange, and that promise was delivered on in the June 7 epis…
By Jack O'Keeffe

'Fargo' Resurrects A Season 1 Tough Guy

While Fargo has made a name for itself — independent of the movie that inspired it — as a series that tells varied tales from season to season, there's no denying that hearing from a character thought to never be seen again on the show brings joy to …
By Jack O'Keeffe

A Bloody Death Kicks 'Fargo' Into High Gear

Fargo Season 3 was always going to be about the two brothers at its core, Ray and Emmet Stussy, and the question of whether or not they make it to the end of this story. (Spoilers for the May 24 episode of Fargo ahead!) For a show as generous with it…
By Jack O'Keeffe

'Fargo' Subverts A Sexist Trope

For as long as crime stories have existed, a popular plot features a complicated man discovering that his wife has been killed and using that anger to take action. It's not just crime stories either. "Fridging" is one of the most popular tropes in al…
By Jack O'Keeffe

A 'Fargo' Star Returns To Drop Some Foreshadowing

Fargo has always been a weird series, but Season 3 sees the show taking creative risks more often than usual, from escaping to L.A. for an entire episode, utilizing animated sci-fi interludes, to beginning an episode with what seems to be an instruct…
By Jack O'Keeffe

'Fargo' Dedicates An Episode To A Pulp Sci-Fi Novel

One of the weirder, seemingly superfluous details of Fargo Season 3 comes to the forefront in the spectacularly odd May 3 episode, which focuses on the backstory of Ennis Stussy, née Thaddeus Mobley, and his adventures in science-fiction writing. But…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Nikki Swango Is An Unexpected 'Fargo' Hero

If there's one safe assumption to make about any given character in Fargo, it's that they have no idea what is going on. Confusion and indecision plague the citizens of Minnesota as portrayed in the FX anthology series, so much so that most character…
By Jack O'Keeffe

'Fargo' Might Be Teasing A Movie Crossover

Fargo has spent 3 seasons constructing a vibrant picture of Minnesota through its many cops and plentiful criminals, but not since Season 1 has the film made explicit reference to the film that originated the series in the first place. It seems that …
By Jack O'Keeffe

Why 'Fargo' Relives The Financial Crisis

So far, FX's Fargo seems to be following the pattern set by an anthology series on the same network, American Horror Story: odd-numbered seasons are relatively contemporary, while the even-numbered seasons are period pieces. But why is Fargo Season 3…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Here's Why The 'Fargo' Premiere Opens In Berlin

Fargo's latest season, like those before it, tells a story of crime gone unbelievably wrong in snowy Minnesota. While fans who have been waiting for the shows third season have been excited to dive back into the snowy plains of the midwest, the show …
By Jack O'Keeffe

Keep Your Eyes Peeled For 'Fargo' Easter Eggs

Part of the fun of watching FX's Fargo is hunting for connections between the various seasons and the 1996 Coen Bros. movie that inspired them all. So when viewers tune in to the premiere on April 19, a question they might be asking is this: how will…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Minnesotans May Not Recognize This 'Fargo' Town

The 1996 film took place in Minneapolis and Brainerd; Season 1 set up shop in Bemidji and Duluth; Season 2 spread out across Luverne, Fargo, and Sioux Falls. Now, Season 3 of Fargo will take viewers on a tour of St. Cloud. But is St. Cloud a real tow…
By Jefferson Grubbs

How This Real Minnesota Town Drives The ‘Fargo’ Season 3 Mystery

The snowy, windswept vistas of the rural Midwest, the hilariously grating accents, the genial atmosphere of "Minnesota nice" that helpfully masks the greedy intentions of petty criminals… the specificity of setting is just one of the things that make…
By Jefferson Grubbs

Don't Listen To That 'Fargo' Season 3 Disclaimer

Since it first premiered on FX in 2014, every single episode of the anthology television series Fargo — as well as the 1996 movie it’s originally based on — starts with this handy little disclaimer: "This is a true story. At the request of the surviv…
By Victoria McNally

'Fargo's Brothers Are In A Tug-Of-War Over A Mysterious Stamp

It seems the Season 3 premiere of Fargo belongs to the philatelists. (That's stamp collectors, for the layperson.) Most billboards and advertisements for the new season feature star Ewan McGregor, and an inherited stamp of unknown value. With Season …
By Samantha Atzeni