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Old 10-12-2015, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Fargo leaps to brilliance in Season 2 with a top-notch cast and a smart, thrilling st

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertain...on-two/409798/

Season 1 was very good but uneven, says Christopher Orr. But Season 2, he says, "is even better—much better. The cast is excellent, the plotlines are richer and more neatly interwoven, and the alternating portions of whimsy and menace are served up with extraordinary panache. Moreover, unlike the first season, which seemed somewhat captive to the great Coen brothers movie that inspired it—another hen-pecked husband making mortal choices, another female trooper, etc.—this time out the series’ creator, Noah Hawley, has given himself wider narrative latitude and seems still more assured in his black-comic vision.” PLUS: This is Trojan horse storytelling that we rarely see on television, one of the best TV dramas you’ll see this year, Season 2 is looser and freer and more giddy with its references, Season 2 stands triumphantly on its own, Season 2 has halfway nice and semi-awful people rather than the purely good and bad from Season 1, Fargo inverts the sophomore slump, go behind the scenes of Season 2, Noah Hawley responds to the backlash to True Detective Season 2, Ted Danson was like, “Dear lord...Please let me be in it,” Patrick Wilson didn’t watch until he was offered the role, and how does Jesse Plemons end up on so many great shows?
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