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Should You Watch FX's 'Fargo'?

By Dustin Rowles | TV | April 15, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | April 15, 2014 |

Yes. GOD yes.

I’m not going to spoil anything here, or provide you with a full-length review, but I have seen the first few episodes of FX’s new series, Fargo, and they are fantastic. You should watch this show. The pilot airs tonight. It is terrific.

Produced by Ethan and Joel Cohen (who wrote 3 episodes), the 10-episode series from Noah Hawley (The Unusuals) — with Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Glenn Howerton, Oliver Platt, Kate Walsh, Adam Goldbert (and more) — begins airing tonight. It is not the same story as in the movie. They are not the same characters. It is set in Fargo (mostly), and the tone could not possibly be more similar to the film. It’s that same dark humor, splattered with violence and wryness and coldness and insanely great performances (Freeman’s Minnesota accent is jarring at first, but he will knock your socks off).

It’s good. It’s great, and it should definitely be seen, and it is the kind of show where you could be spoiled on certain plot points, so I’d also advise watching it soon rather than later. I think it’s gonna be one of those zeitgeistian shows that the Internet is gonna lose their shit over, so get in soon and be the guy who berates others to watch instead of being the guy that’s berated into watching.

More on Fargo after it airs. Here’s a trailer. Watch it. Tune in tonight at 10 EST.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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