In 1979, beautician Peggy Blumquist (Kirsten Dunst) and her husband, butcher Ed Blumquist (Jesse Plemons) of Luverne, Minnesota, cover up her hit-and-run and murder of Rye Gerhardt (Kieran Culkin), son of Floyd Gerhardt (Jean Smart), matriarch of the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, North Dakota.Meanwhile, State Trooper Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson) and his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson (Ted Danson), investigate a triple homicide at a local diner connected to Rye. Cloud probation officer Ray Stussy (Ewan Mc Gregor) and his parolee girlfriend Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) dream of a better, wealthier life.The first season features the buried ransom money from the film in a minor subplot.
Fargo is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created and primarily written by Noah Hawley.
The show is inspired by the eponymous 1996 film written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series alongside Hawley.
You'd be hard pressed to spot anyone dressed in anything but the colour of the night as the calls of the women behind Times Up were met by an incredible turn out.
As for how far the effects of this act of protest will ripple beyond the realms of a Hollywood awards ceremony, we're unsure.
In 2006, Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) passes through Bemidji, Minnesota, and influences the community – including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) – with his malice, violence, and deception.
Meanwhile, Deputy Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman) and Duluth police officer Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) team up to solve a series of murders they believe may be linked to Malvo and Nygaard.The website consensus reads: "Based on the film of the same name in atmosphere, style, and location only, Fargo presents more quirky characters and a new storyline that is expertly executed with dark humor and odd twists." Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% "certified fresh" rating with an average rating of 9.19 out of 10 based on 53 reviews, with the site's consensus, "Season two of Fargo retains all the elements that made the series an award-winning hit, successfully delivering another stellar saga powered by fascinating characters, cheeky cynicism, and just a touch of the absurd." On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 93% rating with an average score of 8.56 out of 10 based on 50 reviews.The site's critical consensus reads: "Thanks in part to a memorable dual performance from Ewan Mc Gregor, Fargo mostly maintains the sly wit and off-kilter sensibility it displayed in its first two seasons." Fargo has won 32 of its 133 award nominations.The first season garnered 8 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, with the show itself winning the Outstanding Miniseries and director Colin Bucksey winning the Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. The Golden Globes have been, gone, and marked the beginning of what is shaping up to be yet another politically charged awards season."You can turn the pages of this book, and you just find this collection of stories. But I like the idea that these things are connected somehow, whether it's linearly or literally or thematically.