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    Fargo (Season 3)

    An outstanding start to Season 3, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and David Thewlis providing stellar support. This is going to be a delicious season, I can tell.

    Oh, and you could have knocked me over with a feather when this song was featured prominently in the narrative:



    Man, I love this show.
    "We eventually managed to find them near Biskupin, where demonstrations of prehistoric farming are organized. These oxen couldn't be transported to anywhere else, so we had to built the entire studio around them. A scene that lasted twenty-something seconds took us a year and a half to prepare."

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    So ready for Carrie Coon's turn as the Righteous Force of pure Innate Goodness this season.
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    And David Thewlis as the Incarnation of Pure Evil is already awesome.

    VERY promising start, daresay a better start than Season 2. Can't wait to see what kind of weird shit they throw in there.
    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    Is this watchable cold, without seeing the previous seasons?

    (I've meant to check out this show for awhile.)

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    Each season is its own story, so yeah, technically you could watch it cold.

    I'd say just start from the beginning anyway though, because the first two are so good (IMO) that by the time you're done with them you'll be glad you did and that there is more than one episode of s3 to watch. There is a definitely an aesthetic and thematic through-line that builds through the first two seasons, such that starting up s3 is a lot more rewarding, having been through the journey up to that point. Having an idea of what bizarre twists and turns the show will throw at you ups the stakes from the beginning and allows it all to resonate more.
    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    Cool. Thanks, Joe

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    Yes Irish, what Joe said. They are definitely joined thematically, with each season actually improving on the previous one. That is, if Season 3 lives up to the promise of its grand opening. And I can see no reason why it won't.
    "We eventually managed to find them near Biskupin, where demonstrations of prehistoric farming are organized. These oxen couldn't be transported to anywhere else, so we had to built the entire studio around them. A scene that lasted twenty-something seconds took us a year and a half to prepare."

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    Quote Quoting Milky Joe (view post)
    And David Thewlis as the Incarnation of Pure Evil is already awesome.
    Those teeth alone are wince-inducing enough.
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    This was their strongest season open yet. I cannot get enough of this universe's tragicosmic crimecidences.
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    Weird, I thought it was the weakest opening by far.
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    Stunning episode.
    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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    Never thought I would use this word about the show, but that was just lovely. Such a ticklingly mystifying episode.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
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    Well that was awesome.
    ‎The severed arm perfectly acquitted itself, because of the simplicity of its wishes and its total lack of doubt.

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