The third season of Fargo, which is set in 2010, finds two brothers (both played by Ewan McGregor) arguing over an inheritance. ”If Season Two was about the death of the family business and the rise of corporate America, Season Three is about what comes after corporate America. We're in this 1 percent world where suddenly it's personal wealth," Hawley says.
Can't agree. Season 1 is dope, but the craftsmanship and just overall production of Season 2 is way better. It feels like a more confident, well made show in pretty much every regard in my opinion. The split screen thing, the bigger ensemble, ALIENS. Keith Carradine was missed tho.
As weve seen in the first two seasons, coincidence, fate, luck whatever you want to call it plays a major role in the battle between right versus wrong. Anything can happen to anyone, making for a tense first hour and what will undoubtedly be a fraught full season. And while Fargo is scary, the scares arent cheap far from it. Rather than the gotcha! moments or gory abominations dominating studio horror franchises, whats frightening in Fargo is a blend of good intentions and bad ideas escalating beyond control.
Yet unlike many horror films, what keeps us coming back to Fargo is that Hawleys stories are always focused more on the good in people than the bad. Were not tuning in to see the carnage, but to see who can escape it. I think deep down we all have something positive inside us, dont you think? Gloria Burgle tells her son during the opening episode. And other than perhaps one obtuse character, its evident in the 65-minute premiere that this is true. Theres something good in each and every one of these Minnesotans, and we see enough of it to inspire hope that something positive can carry them through the horrors that lie ahead.
Its a painful journey, but one thats always proven rewarding. The first episode of Season 3 has given us no reason to think it wont be worth the torment again.
The cast is superb. Winstead on a roll of late with 10 Cloverfield Lane and BrainDead takes it up yet another notch. Coon is commanding in her few moments in the premiere; I expect well be talking more about her in the weeks to come. McGregor is out-of-the-box phenomenal. If he keeps getting material as good as the material Hawley feeds him in the premiere, this will go down as a massive triumph