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2014-03-20 11:54:03 AM
Really looking forward to this.
Some of the accents sound a little butchered, like they're doing impressions of the accents from the movie.
Still, can't wait.
 
2014-03-20 12:12:13 PM
Dafaaa??? But wait: the Coens are involved. And Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Adam Goldberg, Colin Hanks, and --- Bob Odenkirk!!?? Um, okay. I'm in.
 
2014-03-20 12:14:58 PM
Couldn't really tell if Freeman's accent is up to scratch. I saw a clip of David Tennant's show that didn't get picked up where he had to do an american accent and it was baaad. Every time he said a word with an 'R' he sounded like a pirate. Funny thing is though, he did a Doctor Who audiobook where one of the characters is from my home town (Norfolk, VA) and his accent was spot on!
 
2014-03-20 12:26:27 PM

Robert1966: Dafaaa??? But wait: the Coens are involved. And Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Adam Goldberg, Colin Hanks, and --- Bob Odenkirk!!?? Um, okay. I'm in.


Yeah, the talent in this is too good to ignore.  Gonna have to check it out.
 
2014-03-20 12:29:30 PM

Klippoklondike: Robert1966: Dafaaa??? But wait: the Coens are involved. And Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Adam Goldberg, Colin Hanks, and --- Bob Odenkirk!!?? Um, okay. I'm in.

Yeah, the talent in this is too good to ignore.  Gonna have to check it out.


FX has earned a look from me at whatever new drama series they throw out, regardless of premise, actors, etc. They know what they're doing over there.
 
2014-03-20 12:31:02 PM
Oh dear.

If only Freeman stops doing that constant schtick he does - the pausing, the tilting and little jerking movements with his head, the confused look - he might be a good actor.

Disappointed now, as he can't seem to stop doing it, whatever role he plays.
 
2014-03-20 01:01:00 PM
I will take the recommendations of FARK and watch, but that trailer was pretty awful.
 
2014-03-20 01:06:02 PM
I am not sure if this is a negative term or not but I have always heard the accent/dialect being called yooper.
 
2014-03-20 01:15:41 PM

GungFu: Oh dear.

If only Freeman stops doing that constant schtick he does - the pausing, the tilting and little jerking movements with his head, the confused look - he might be a good actor.

Disappointed now, as he can't seem to stop doing it, whatever role he plays.


That's what pays the bills, and by all accounts the man is in Nic Cage level debt.
 
2014-03-20 01:18:41 PM

Saiga410: I am not sure if this is a negative term or not but I have always heard the accent/dialect being called yooper.


It's not negative, it just means they sound like they're from Michigan's Upper Peninsula (U.P., yooper)
 
2014-03-20 01:52:31 PM

Uncle Pooky: Klippoklondike: Robert1966: Dafaaa??? But wait: the Coens are involved. And Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Adam Goldberg, Colin Hanks, and --- Bob Odenkirk!!?? Um, okay. I'm in.

Yeah, the talent in this is too good to ignore.  Gonna have to check it out.

FX has earned a look from me at whatever new drama series they throw out, regardless of premise, actors, etc. They know what they're doing over there.


Exactly, the Americans an interesting idea for a show could easily be a very bad show, but FX did it right.
 
2014-03-20 01:52:37 PM
Lol... they all sound like they're doing a Saturday Night Live parody of the accents from Fargo.  None of them sound like real people.    Freeman, (although i think is terrific in the Hobbit films) sounds just like a British guy attempting the Fargo accent.
 
2014-03-20 01:53:41 PM

Uncle Pooky: Klippoklondike: Robert1966: Dafaaa??? But wait: the Coens are involved. And Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Adam Goldberg, Colin Hanks, and --- Bob Odenkirk!!?? Um, okay. I'm in.

Yeah, the talent in this is too good to ignore.  Gonna have to check it out.

FX has earned a look from me at whatever new drama series they throw out, regardless of premise, actors, etc. They know what they're doing over there.


www.myk104.com

/just kidding
//although Justified slipped up this season
///The Americans is the best show on TV right now
 
2014-03-20 02:12:44 PM
Trocadero:
//although Justified slipped up this season

Blasphemy.

I like the fact that there's no Big Baddie that Raylan has to shoot in a final confrontation. The one from last week was perfect. It may not be the best season of Justified, but it's still really damn good.

Mediocre Justified is still better than most other things touted as AMAZIN. I'm looking at you, Walking Dead.
 
2014-03-20 02:18:13 PM
Ann Coulter's Diiick:

Mediocre Justified is still better than most other things touted as AMAZIN. I'm looking at you, Walking Dead.

It's still the one program I block out all other things for. I can accept that every season can't be season two.
 
2014-03-20 02:27:53 PM

Ann Coulter's Diiick: Trocadero:
//although Justified slipped up this season

Blasphemy.

I like the fact that there's no Big Baddie that Raylan has to shoot in a final confrontation. The one from last week was perfect. It may not be the best season of Justified, but it's still really damn good.

Mediocre Justified is still better than most other things touted as AMAZIN. I'm looking at you, Walking Dead.


I don't disagree, it's just that you watch seasons 2 and 3, and this is definitely a down year. Last year started slow, but the ending was superb. I dunno, maybe I just hate Michael Rappaport (except for his line about the Green Whorehouse, that was brilliant).
 
2014-03-20 02:38:39 PM

Trocadero: //although Justified slipped up this season


Speaking of butchered accents...
 
2014-03-20 03:01:19 PM

Trocadero: Ann Coulter's Diiick: Trocadero:
//although Justified slipped up this season

Blasphemy.

I like the fact that there's no Big Baddie that Raylan has to shoot in a final confrontation. The one from last week was perfect. It may not be the best season of Justified, but it's still really damn good.

Mediocre Justified is still better than most other things touted as AMAZIN. I'm looking at you, Walking Dead.

I don't disagree, it's just that you watch seasons 2 and 3, and this is definitely a down year. Last year started slow, but the ending was superb. I dunno, maybe I just hate Michael Rappaport (except for his line about the Green Whorehouse, that was brilliant).


I think it's just because the Crow's aren't nearly as interesting as villains as Quarles or Mags or Winn Duffy, plus Ava in prison has been kinda boring. Still had its moments. Eric Roberts last week was great.

"Miller, would you call this a herd, a gaggle, or a flock of assholes?"

"I would call this a United Nations of assholes."
 
2014-03-20 03:25:43 PM

GungFu: Oh dear.

If only Freeman stops doing that constant schtick he does - the pausing, the tilting and little jerking movements with his head, the confused look - he might be a good actor.

Disappointed now, as he can't seem to stop doing it, whatever role he plays.


Really? He wasn't doing it in World's End.
 
2014-03-20 03:40:43 PM

alwaysjaded


I think it's just because the Crow's aren't nearly as interesting as villains as Quarles or Mags or Winn Duffy, plus Ava in prison has been kinda boring. Still had its moments. Eric Roberts last week was great.


Speaking of Mags, I was amused to see Dickie Bennett in the preview last week. (This week's ep is still on the DVR.)

And I can't let a reference to Quarles go by without mentioning his BIG STUPID BABY HEAD. That might be my favorite Wynn Duffy line, among many.
 
2014-03-20 03:56:05 PM
There are black people in North Dakota??
 
2014-03-20 04:02:08 PM

CptnSpldng: Ann Coulter's Diiick:

Mediocre Justified is still better than most other things touted as AMAZIN. I'm looking at you, Walking Dead.

It's still the one program I block out all other things for. I can accept that every season can't be season two.


Where's the best place to jump in with Justified? I started season 1 and loved the Kentucky setting, but then it suddenly went into standard TV show hijinks with the small time criminal who sounded like he was from Jersey, and then the trip to LA to catch the dentist on the lam.
It seems like they were still working out some kinks and it just didn't hook me. When do they get back to Walton Goggins and his storylines instead of the small time criminal of the week that we got at the beginning? I'd love to give it another shot, and am looking for a good starting point since the first few episodes seemed kind of formulaic. Advice
 
2014-03-20 04:03:08 PM

bikerbob59: There are black people in North Dakota??


Occasianally

www.empireonline.com
 
2014-03-20 04:13:28 PM

Mad_Radhu: CptnSpldng: Ann Coulter's Diiick:

Mediocre Justified is still better than most other things touted as AMAZIN. I'm looking at you, Walking Dead.

It's still the one program I block out all other things for. I can accept that every season can't be season two.

Where's the best place to jump in with Justified? I started season 1 and loved the Kentucky setting, but then it suddenly went into standard TV show hijinks with the small time criminal who sounded like he was from Jersey, and then the trip to LA to catch the dentist on the lam.
It seems like they were still working out some kinks and it just didn't hook me. When do they get back to Walton Goggins and his storylines instead of the small time criminal of the week that we got at the beginning? I'd love to give it another shot, and am looking for a good starting point since the first few episodes seemed kind of formulaic. Advice


Been a while since I watched it but I think it picks up more as the first season goes along so I'd keep at it.  Then the second season really picks up and is great.
 
2014-03-20 04:47:40 PM

Farnn: Mad_Radhu: CptnSpldng: Ann Coulter's Diiick:

Mediocre Justified is still better than most other things touted as AMAZIN. I'm looking at you, Walking Dead.

It's still the one program I block out all other things for. I can accept that every season can't be season two.

Where's the best place to jump in with Justified? I started season 1 and loved the Kentucky setting, but then it suddenly went into standard TV show hijinks with the small time criminal who sounded like he was from Jersey, and then the trip to LA to catch the dentist on the lam.
It seems like they were still working out some kinks and it just didn't hook me. When do they get back to Walton Goggins and his storylines instead of the small time criminal of the week that we got at the beginning? I'd love to give it another shot, and am looking for a good starting point since the first few episodes seemed kind of formulaic. Advice

Been a while since I watched it but I think it picks up more as the first season goes along so I'd keep at it.  Then the second season really picks up and is great.


I loved this show until they went all shakycam and hair gel in season 4. farkin' shakycam.
 
2014-03-20 04:54:07 PM

Orgasmatron138: GungFu: Oh dear.

If only Freeman stops doing that constant schtick he does - the pausing, the tilting and little jerking movements with his head, the confused look - he might be a good actor.

Disappointed now, as he can't seem to stop doing it, whatever role he plays.

Really? He wasn't doing it in World's End.



Really? You're shiatting me, right? It's all ever does. In everything. Proof:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a496937/the-worlds-end-simon -p egg-martin-freeman-in-new-clips.html
 
2014-03-20 05:09:04 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: alwaysjaded

I think it's just because the Crow's aren't nearly as interesting as villains as Quarles or Mags or Winn Duffy, plus Ava in prison has been kinda boring. Still had its moments. Eric Roberts last week was great.


Speaking of Mags, I was amused to see Dickie Bennett in the preview last week. (This week's ep is still on the DVR.)

And I can't let a reference to Quarles go by without mentioning his BIG STUPID BABY HEAD. That might be my favorite Wynn Duffy line, among many.


Yea, Dickies in the new one. Briefly though. Mags was a great character.

Wynn is so perfectly cast. Looks like a sunburnt rooster with comically villainous eyebrows.
 
2014-03-20 05:26:17 PM

Mad_Radhu: CptnSpldng: Ann Coulter's Diiick:

Mediocre Justified is still better than most other things touted as AMAZIN. I'm looking at you, Walking Dead.

It's still the one program I block out all other things for. I can accept that every season can't be season two.

Where's the best place to jump in with Justified? I started season 1 and loved the Kentucky setting, but then it suddenly went into standard TV show hijinks with the small time criminal who sounded like he was from Jersey, and then the trip to LA to catch the dentist on the lam.
It seems like they were still working out some kinks and it just didn't hook me. When do they get back to Walton Goggins and his storylines instead of the small time criminal of the week that we got at the beginning? I'd love to give it another shot, and am looking for a good starting point since the first few episodes seemed kind of formulaic. Advice


First season every episode was self contained. Season 2 was when it started getting season long story archs with 2 and 3 being the most memorable.

If you don't enjoy the characters at least in season one then you may not like the show though. It's a western set in modern times and very character driven.
 
2014-03-20 05:30:17 PM

bikerbob59: There are black people in North Dakota??


No.
 
2014-03-20 05:42:55 PM
There's not enough of Freeman talking to make a good judgment.  Most of the rest sound a little heavy, but not laughably bad...my family all come from around Wausau, WI, and they don't sound far off from it.

/and yet they make fun of my barely-there Southern accent
 
2014-03-20 05:50:26 PM

alwaysjaded: If you don't enjoy the characters at least in season one then you may not like the show though. It's a western set in modern times and very character driven.


I liked the characters they established and the setting, but I just felt like some of that got lost in some of the episodic episodes in season one at the beginning. Chasing down the dentist in LA was the biggest offender and the one that made me pause an go elsewhere. I'm just wondering if that kind of thing ends at a certain point in season 1, and if there is a good place to jump in after they have exhausted those awkward stand alone "filler" episodes that sometimes crop up at the beginning of a series. I just didn't want to jump straight to season 2 and miss some important stuff towards the end of season 1.
 
2014-03-20 06:07:47 PM

Mad_Radhu: CptnSpldng: Ann Coulter's Diiick:

Mediocre Justified is still better than most other things touted as AMAZIN. I'm looking at you, Walking Dead.

It's still the one program I block out all other things for. I can accept that every season can't be season two.

Where's the best place to jump in with Justified? I started season 1 and loved the Kentucky setting, but then it suddenly went into standard TV show hijinks with the small time criminal who sounded like he was from Jersey, and then the trip to LA to catch the dentist on the lam.
It seems like they were still working out some kinks and it just didn't hook me. When do they get back to Walton Goggins and his storylines instead of the small time criminal of the week that we got at the beginning? I'd love to give it another shot, and am looking for a good starting point since the first few episodes seemed kind of formulaic. Advice


If season one doesn't grab you, ditch it totally (you can return at some point to fill out some characters) and go straight to the start of season two. Watch that from the beginning and you will see a much more cohesive show. To say nothing of why Margo Martindale richly deserved her Emmy.
 
2014-03-20 06:48:27 PM

Uncle Pooky: Klippoklondike: Robert1966: Dafaaa??? But wait: the Coens are involved. And Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Adam Goldberg, Colin Hanks, and --- Bob Odenkirk!!?? Um, okay. I'm in.

Yeah, the talent in this is too good to ignore.  Gonna have to check it out.

FX has earned a look from me at whatever new drama series they throw out, regardless of premise, actors, etc. They know what they're doing over there.


I would tend to agree, but I'm still sad and annoyed about The Riches being dead too soon.  I know it was the writer's strike, but still...
 
2014-03-20 06:53:39 PM
With Billy Bob being a killer and Goldberg drawing a gun, Fargo looks like has been more Elmore Leonard'ed up than Fargo'ed, which will make for a fine fill in while Justified is in the off season.
 
2014-03-20 06:59:22 PM

Mad_Radhu: alwaysjaded: If you don't enjoy the characters at least in season one then you may not like the show though. It's a western set in modern times and very character driven.

I liked the characters they established and the setting, but I just felt like some of that got lost in some of the episodic episodes in season one at the beginning. Chasing down the dentist in LA was the biggest offender and the one that made me pause an go elsewhere. I'm just wondering if that kind of thing ends at a certain point in season 1, and if there is a good place to jump in after they have exhausted those awkward stand alone "filler" episodes that sometimes crop up at the beginning of a series. I just didn't want to jump straight to season 2 and miss some important stuff towards the end of season 1.


Ummm, I think the last 3 episodes of season 1 centered around Boyd so try that. But CptnSpldng is right, you could just start season 2 and go back if you like it. I don't remember anything too important happening in one, all it really did was laid a groundwork for the various characters that flesh out better in Season 2.
 
2014-03-20 06:59:59 PM
Well, now we know what Saul's new identity is.
 
2014-03-20 07:13:40 PM

alwaysjaded: Mad_Radhu: alwaysjaded: If you don't enjoy the characters at least in season one then you may not like the show though. It's a western set in modern times and very character driven.

I liked the characters they established and the setting, but I just felt like some of that got lost in some of the episodic episodes in season one at the beginning. Chasing down the dentist in LA was the biggest offender and the one that made me pause an go elsewhere. I'm just wondering if that kind of thing ends at a certain point in season 1, and if there is a good place to jump in after they have exhausted those awkward stand alone "filler" episodes that sometimes crop up at the beginning of a series. I just didn't want to jump straight to season 2 and miss some important stuff towards the end of season 1.

Ummm, I think the last 3 episodes of season 1 centered around Boyd so try that. But CptnSpldng is right, you could just start season 2 and go back if you like it. I don't remember anything too important happening in one, all it really did was laid a groundwork for the various characters that flesh out better in Season 2.


Watch it all, imo. The end of season 1 has some awesome moments, ( Boyd at the church gives me goosebumps) and season 2 is just incredible.
 
2014-03-20 07:20:38 PM
To be fair I must add that the hills of eastern Kentucky are where I trace my bloodline. ( fans will get that) Season 2 is full of characters that could be my kin, and there are numerous Crowes buried along side my family members.
 
Skr
2014-03-20 08:22:33 PM
Well his little bit at the end of the trailer sounded more Irish than Scandinavian import.
Pretty impressed with the list of people involved with this project.
 
2014-03-20 08:40:27 PM

cantsleep: To be fair I must add that the hills of eastern Kentucky are where I trace my bloodline. ( fans will get that) Season 2 is full of characters that could be my kin, and there are numerous Crowes buried along side my family members.


I'm the same way, with my family coming from the hollers of western North Carolina, so I was really pumped for a southern rural town crime story when I started watching. I think that's why the LA episode annoyed me so much, because I wanted to get back to Kentucky. It was a good enough episode, it just was not the rural noir that I was expecting.

Thanks for all of the advice everyone!
 
2014-03-20 08:43:29 PM

GungFu: Orgasmatron138: GungFu: Oh dear.

If only Freeman stops doing that constant schtick he does - the pausing, the tilting and little jerking movements with his head, the confused look - he might be a good actor.

Disappointed now, as he can't seem to stop doing it, whatever role he plays.

Really? He wasn't doing it in World's End.


Really? You're shiatting me, right? It's all ever does. In everything. Proof:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a496937/the-worlds-end-simon -p egg-martin-freeman-in-new-clips.html


I didn't see the affectation you're describing in the scene that you've linked, but what you describe is common for many actors. Especially British actors. Hugh Grant does it a lot too. It's OK not to like it. It's OK not to like Martin Freeman, too. I would agree his range is kind of limited, although I've only seen him in three movies and in those his roles have all been kind of the same character (Watson, Bilbo, whatever he was in World's End) -- the quiet, somewhat unwilling "straight guy" around which madness happens.
 
2014-03-20 08:46:22 PM

exparrot: bikerbob59: There are black people in North Dakota??

Occasianally


What you did there I see it
 
2014-03-20 08:56:17 PM

StopLurkListen: GungFu: Orgasmatron138: GungFu: Oh dear.

If only Freeman stops doing that constant schtick he does - the pausing, the tilting and little jerking movements with his head, the confused look - he might be a good actor.

Disappointed now, as he can't seem to stop doing it, whatever role he plays.

Really? He wasn't doing it in World's End.


Really? You're shiatting me, right? It's all ever does. In everything. Proof:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/movies/news/a496937/the-worlds-end-simon -p egg-martin-freeman-in-new-clips.html

I didn't see the affectation you're describing in the scene that you've linked, but what you describe is common for many actors. Especially British actors. Hugh Grant does it a lot too. It's OK not to like it. It's OK not to like Martin Freeman, too. I would agree his range is kind of limited, although I've only seen him in three movies and in those his roles have all been kind of the same character (Watson, Bilbo, whatever he was in World's End) -- the quiet, somewhat unwilling "straight guy" around which madness happens.


I suggest you watch The Office, Love Actually, Sherlock...actually anything he's in. Affable actor but very limited in range. If it wasn't for the other actors in Fargo, I would not even think baout watching Bilbo trying to be an American with the Freeman Schtick.
 
2014-03-20 09:17:16 PM
Come on, the LA episode of Justified was great. Alan farking Ruck, man! Come on!
 
2014-03-20 11:57:37 PM
I come back to the thread only to find a discussion about the merits of Justified?

There is no farking discussion about the merits of Justified. It is great when it is good, and perfect when it is great.

/Yes, Season 5 is not going to go down as being on par with 2 or 3. And yes, the lack of Tim Gutterson is a problem.
 
2014-03-21 04:03:32 AM

tallguywithglasseson: Really looking forward to this.
Some of the accents sound a little butchered, like they're doing impressions of the accents from the movie.
Still, can't wait.



I grew up in Minnesota and I'm still forced to go back occasionally. Those accents sounded less exaggerated than the ones in the movie from what I saw. I was iffy on this show until seeing that trailer, now I can't wait. That is a whole lot of talent.
 
2014-03-21 05:46:54 AM
Did you hear about the al-Qaeda terrorist that settled in Minnesota? His name was Yassir Yabetcha.
 
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