"...maps used to say there be dragons here, now they don't. But that don't mean the dragons aren't there."
OK, is anyone else seriously enamored by this show? I haven't seen a whole lot of discussion about it here, and I thought to myself, "Well, jeez, that's highly irregular for such a nifty picture show, I gotta do something about that."
What's not to love? It's deliciously malevolent while being gut-bustingly funny. It's got Bilbo Baggins. It's got Billy Bob Thornton with a really wacky haircut and an impressive assortment of creative ways to kill or unsettle people. And most importantly, it captures the feel of the original Fargo while telling a
completely mostly separate story from the former.
The writing and plot pacing are incredible. I don't think even Breaking Bad could be this complex with its web of plot threads.
(Hopefully) A second season will be worth it, given that they are seriously considering this as an anthology series, in the vein of True Detective and American Horror Story.
But seriously though... Martin Freeman is sooooooooooooooooooo good at being bumbling, yet suave, slimy, and completely, deliciously EVIL. You won't know whether to cheer of gasp in shock at the lengths he'll go to cover up his crimes.
EDIT: Fixed broken image.
Edited by Spark, 08 January 2015 - 03:41 PM.