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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by Jack Jones » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:56 pm

dualstow wrote:
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AdamA wrote: yeah...and the bar scene.
Oh yeah, forgot about that! It's crazy when you stop to consider that this all happened, more or less.
I hate to burst your bubble, Jack, but it is most assuredly *not* based on a true story. That part is just a joke.
They got away with it when the movie came out because no one had the internet to readily look it up. Nowadays, in the tv series, they still say the same thing, but it's just tongue-in-cheek.
Ah man, well I won't shoot the messenger. :) Thanks for setting me straight.
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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by dualstow » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:41 pm

I had to let my folks down pretty recently as well.
Didn't seem to put a dent in their enjoyment.  :)
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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by Jack Jones » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:21 pm

dualstow wrote: I had to let my folks down pretty recently as well.
Didn't seem to put a dent in their enjoyment.  :)
I think we all just want to believe there are criminals out there that are that badass.
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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by dualstow » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:48 pm

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dualstow wrote: I had to let my folks down pretty recently as well.
Didn't seem to put a dent in their enjoyment.  :)
I think we all just want to believe there are criminals out there that are that badass.
There probably are, but it's hard to get video evidence.  ;)
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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by Reub » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:10 pm

Did anybody besides me see this week's great episode?  The UFO just topped it off!
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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by dualstow » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:09 pm

Reub wrote: Did anybody besides me see this week's great episode?
Have never missed an episode this season. It's too good to pass up for anything else.
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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by AdamA » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:20 pm

I loved the episode...but was wondering why the writers chosed to put a UFO in it.

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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by dualstow » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:19 pm

AdamA wrote: I loved the episode...but was wondering why the writers chosed to put a UFO in it.

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I mostly ignored that, but there's some commentary here that I agree with.
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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by dualstow » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:30 am

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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by ZedThou » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:29 pm

Regarding the appearance of UFOs this season, those come straight out of 1970's Minnesota. See http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/27 ... n-incident
Minnesota in the 1970s was something of a hotbed of UFO activity — for the people who believe in that kind of thing. "This was a big decade for UFOs in Minnesota," said Dave Kenney, co-author of "Minnesota in the 70s."
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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by dualstow » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:02 pm

Yup, see reply#15, Zed. And post in the Linux threads. Share your genius!
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Re: Official Fargo-Only thread

Post by MediumTex » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:38 pm

I think that season 2 was better than season 1.

Season 2 was some of the best television I have ever seen.

If you go back and watch it a second time, there are all sorts of details that you probably missed the first time around. 

Brad Garrett's explanation of his shampoo preferences takes on a lot more meaning when you know that his head is going to be in a box shortly thereafter.

When it flashes back to Dodd riding to town with his dad, when you realize that Dodd was getting ready to commit his first murder as a boy of 12 or so, the shots from them riding in the truck are sort of chilling.

The comedy alone was worth watching.  Deadpan black comedy is hard to beat.
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