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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Delroy E Walleye, Apr 16, 2014.
There is one thing for sure, the legend of the Butcher LOL
The show keeps doing what I don't suspect is going to happen.
One of my favorites. I wish I had the restraint to hold off till all of the season was there to do it in a day.
But I am sucked in week after week.
There may be a benefit: I rewatched last week's episode just before this week's.... Result was I became overdosed on murders! I guess my quota is a half dozen or so per week. Separate events; mass shootings count only as one!
But it's my fav. at the moment.
Tonight was an episode to behold.
So far my least favorite episode. Funny, too, that they changed the opening blurb.
A little behind, I just saw the episode where the typewriter guy gets "interviewed" by Dodd, and his asphalt truck. I found that very disturbing, and am not sure I can continue. There was a shootout massacre (very well done in season 1) where something like 18 people died in two minutes, but I got through that OK. This one upset me. The mayhem level is also probably also why I'm a little behind. I'm not saying it was over the top, just that it made me want to not continue. Hard to top season 1 anyway.
The show as wrapped up in the finale is so full of 20th Century historical, cultural, and social symbolism it hurts my brain to think about it particularly as the violence of empires gets shuffled into a corporate office with a focus on profit.
But I had to smile as it closed with the "...and all the ships at sea" catchphrase of Walter Winchell.
It was a great season/series but it seems like anything with Ethan and Joel Coen's names on it is outstanding and they seem to have found a kindred spirit in Noah Hawley.
Figured might be time to bump this one. Hard to believe it's been since the middle of December... 2015.
(Either way, like "It's been that long?" or, "Is it April of 2017 already?")
Just caught Ep 1 of S3.... Trying to figure out how the opening scene in East Berlin fits in with the delights of Minnesotan accents. (A bit overdone, no?) I see some parallels with the movie, such as the rich guy having a sidekick who always chimes in, and an incredibly stupid criminal or two.
If I hadn't read it somewhere I don't think I'd have recognized that Ewan McGregor was playing both Stussy brothers.
This has been one of the great American TV shows. This season is definitely not going to be disappointing, and I am comfortable asserting that from having seen only the first episode.
Because we have no spoiler warning on this thread, I won't discuss the details. Rather, the East Berlin thing and most every twist that we saw within, or likely to come from, this first episode is astutely discussed in this review Fargo Season-Premiere Recap: Game Over.
Took me a while-in to figure that out.
The latest of DVR data is sorely lacking on newer TV shows, while sometimes quite over extensive for classic films. (I'm too lazy to look that stuff up online).
The best of my memory is maybe the bucked-tooth, British-accented dude might've been in a Harry Potter film.
I think when I'd started this thread I'd just learned how to use spoiler tags, and probably less-aware of the courtesy of putting in the thread title.
Feel free to use the tags, or maybe just write "Spoiler" on top of the post.
(I'm probably not as much against spoilers from time to time as some might be - especially when they're needed to make a point.)
Yeah, It'll be interesting.
Agree it's a little OTT (overly-fancy "cinematic gimmickry"). I don't mind the slight letterboxing, though. I wonder if the whole season is gonna be...
And we have Minnesota stupidity and ingenuity in the same, maybe over-drawn-out scene.
The business of the window A/C unit. Was it gonna work, or wasn't it?
I little much, but kind of a hoot.
It's not a problem and I would have used spoiler tags but the episode laid the groundwork for the rest of the season and I just didn't want to risk spoiling this one episode. Besides, the article I linked did a good job of picking up the little things that are going to be likely to make us go "Oh, that's what that was about" in future episodes if someone wants to read it.
Good link, phrelin; thanks. I'd hope there's more to the opening scene than just presaging some mistaken ID and address screwups. Somehow I thought of Kafka in the opening scene. Too much?
Yes, thanks for the link. Lots of info there. (Also reminded me of a funny topic in another thread...)
I greatly appreciate all commentary here and usually find it very worth taking the time to read. It can be interesting getting others' take on things, and maybe having something pointed out that was missed (especially this series, all too easy to do).
Anyway, I like to think that "quality" TV is important to all of us or we likely wouldn't be here.
(On the otherr heeyannd, mayybee I shood be catchin' up on summa dem udder shoze I kinda bin lettin' get awaye!)
Haven't checked any other sites, yet, but just a couple observations about this episode:
1. Looks like they're keeping the letterbox format.
2. I wondered why the pages inside of one or more of the Thaddeus Mobley paperbacks (most obviously the Toronto Cain edition) have their printed contents upside-down. Anyone who reads books would notice this w/o even stopping, rewinding or slowing down the rapidly-flipping pages as they're flying by.
Still finding it entertaining, and as slow as it moves, the time seems to pass quickly for me.
Edit to add: S3 | E2 "The Principle of Restricted Choice."
Forgot to add to my shows with Vue. PSVUE has a catch-up feature so watching season 3 episode 1 now.