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(Entertainment Weekly)   Fargo gets renewed for a second season, doncha know   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 56
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2014-07-21 02:27:49 PM  
I liked fargo, this could be interesting.
 
2014-07-21 03:56:46 PM  
Good, it's been sitting on my DVR.  These days I usually record new shows and wait to watch them until I know they've been renewed or not.

That takes up a lot of space on my DVR, but large chunks of space are usually added back pretty quick.
 
2014-07-21 03:56:49 PM  
But Billy Bob won't get "renewed."
 
2014-07-21 03:56:56 PM  
And for what? For a little bit of money. There's more to life than a little money, you know. Don'tcha know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day. Well. I just don't understand it.
 
2014-07-21 04:00:34 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Good, it's been sitting on my DVR.  These days I usually record new shows and wait to watch them until I know they've been renewed or not.

That takes up a lot of space on my DVR, but large chunks of space are usually added back pretty quick.


Season One was basically a self-contained story. Unless something has changed, next season will be a completely different story set in the same universe.

I think they even submitted to the Emmys as a mini-series instead of a drama.
 
2014-07-21 04:01:24 PM  
Cool.
I'm glad it will be a different story arc. Hopefully/maybe Souix Falls '79?
 
2014-07-21 04:10:03 PM  

FX renews 'Fargo,' 'Louie'


I smell crossover!
 
GBB
2014-07-21 04:11:50 PM  
I thought Fargo was initially ordered for 2 seasons....
 
2014-07-21 04:14:00 PM  
I liked Fargo a lot until

*SPOILERS*

the very end.  The snowmobile chase was so out of place with the rest of the season.  It made no sense.  It was almost like they said "hey, we want to go snowmobiling, but don't want to pay for it ourselves - let's put a scene in the show and everyone can take turns!"  I was so pissed afterwards.
 
2014-07-21 04:16:52 PM  

mrmyxolodian: Cool.
I'm glad it will be a different story arc. Hopefully/maybe Souix Falls '79?


It would have to be a story that takes place after '87 if the buried money is going to continue to be the thread that connects the Fargo universe together.  Unless, of course, that the money that Wade Gustafson used to pay the ransom in the movie originally was cash that was itself dug up, and that was abandoned as part of the events in Sioux Falls '79.
 
2014-07-21 04:20:50 PM  
It sounds like a whole new show...
Though...I'd be curious to see another story related to the movie.
This one tied in by the buried/found money.
Perhaps next season being the story of whoever was killed in the pay booth of the parking garage by Buscemi.
That'd be pretty random. Daughter or son loses Dad tragically to an unknown killer...or perhaps known, once they pulled his foot out of the chipper.
Perhaps the orphaned offspring is made a sympathetic character by their tragic loss...perhaps not, perhaps a criminal was born.
I dunno...
Just looking forward to it!
 
2014-07-21 04:21:53 PM  

The Singing Bush: I liked Fargo a lot until

*SPOILERS*

the very end.  The snowmobile chase was so out of place with the rest of the season.  It made no sense.  It was almost like they said "hey, we want to go snowmobiling, but don't want to pay for it ourselves - let's put a scene in the show and everyone can take turns!"  I was so pissed afterwards.


He was on the run one step ahead of the law. He was close to the border and ready to cross into Canada. I don't really understand why you would be mad.
 
2014-07-21 04:24:59 PM  

mrmyxolodian: The Singing Bush: I liked Fargo a lot until

*SPOILERS*

the very end.  The snowmobile chase was so out of place with the rest of the season.  It made no sense.  It was almost like they said "hey, we want to go snowmobiling, but don't want to pay for it ourselves - let's put a scene in the show and everyone can take turns!"  I was so pissed afterwards.

He was on the run one step ahead of the law. He was close to the border and ready to cross into Canada. I don't really understand why you would be mad.


SPOILERS

I agree. I thought it was in keeping with the show and with Lester's incompetence.

His means of death had even been foreshadowed.
 
2014-07-21 04:32:30 PM  

The Homer Tax: Season One was basically a self-contained story. Unless something has changed, next season will be a completely different story set in the same universe.


That's like From Dusk till Dawn the series finished the events in the movie. I suppose they could run into even more vampires.
 
2014-07-21 04:40:52 PM  

FarkingReading: mrmyxolodian: The Singing Bush: I liked Fargo a lot until

*SPOILERS*

the very end.  The snowmobile chase was so out of place with the rest of the season.  It made no sense.  It was almost like they said "hey, we want to go snowmobiling, but don't want to pay for it ourselves - let's put a scene in the show and everyone can take turns!"  I was so pissed afterwards.

He was on the run one step ahead of the law. He was close to the border and ready to cross into Canada. I don't really understand why you would be mad.

SPOILERS

I agree. I thought it was in keeping with the show and with Lester's incompetence.

His means of death had even been foreshadowed.


I'd agree. The end of the show fit perfectly with everything before and even could be a considered a little call-back to the movie when William H. Macy is trying to flee the law as well. Neither one got very far. Overall I was very satisfed with the ending.
 
2014-07-21 04:51:09 PM  

mrmyxolodian: The Singing Bush: I liked Fargo a lot until

*SPOILERS*

the very end.  The snowmobile chase was so out of place with the rest of the season.  It made no sense.  It was almost like they said "hey, we want to go snowmobiling, but don't want to pay for it ourselves - let's put a scene in the show and everyone can take turns!"  I was so pissed afterwards.

He was on the run one step ahead of the law. He was close to the border and ready to cross into Canada. I don't really understand why you would be mad.


It was a pretty lame ending.

Without Billy Bob and Martin, they had better find two really great actors to fill their shoes.
 
2014-07-21 04:59:31 PM  
I hope the next season follows up with Mr. Wrench. I was upset that he didn't make it into the finale.
 
2014-07-21 04:59:35 PM  

mrmyxolodian: The Singing Bush: I liked Fargo a lot until

*SPOILERS*

the very end.  The snowmobile chase was so out of place with the rest of the season.  It made no sense.  It was almost like they said "hey, we want to go snowmobiling, but don't want to pay for it ourselves - let's put a scene in the show and everyone can take turns!"  I was so pissed afterwards.

He was on the run one step ahead of the law. He was close to the border and ready to cross into Canada. I don't really understand why you would be mad.


Because a snowmobile chasebdid not fit with the tone of the 9 hours and 50 minutes I had already watched. It seemed really forced and out of place Just really disappointing.
 
2014-07-21 05:00:46 PM  
They need to get Allison Tolman on another series. She was great.
 
2014-07-21 05:01:59 PM  

The Singing Bush: Because a snowmobile chasebdid not fit with the tone of the 9 hours and 50 minutes I had already watched. It seemed really forced and out of place Just really disappointing.


How long was that chase? About 30 seconds if even that? It was hardly some epic action scene, especially since Lester could barely drive his.
 
2014-07-21 05:07:18 PM  

JerseyTim: They need to get Allison Tolman on another series. She was great.


I also enjoyed her performance. Like Frances McDormand, she played the smartest girl in the room well, while also making the character of Molly very much her own.
 
2014-07-21 05:20:59 PM  
maybe steve buscemi will be available for the next season of Fargo. glad to hear it's coming back, I enjoyed it.
 
2014-07-21 05:30:33 PM  

The Singing Bush: mrmyxolodian: The Singing Bush: I liked Fargo a lot until

*SPOILERS*

the very end.  The snowmobile chase was so out of place with the rest of the season.  It made no sense.  It was almost like they said "hey, we want to go snowmobiling, but don't want to pay for it ourselves - let's put a scene in the show and everyone can take turns!"  I was so pissed afterwards.

He was on the run one step ahead of the law. He was close to the border and ready to cross into Canada. I don't really understand why you would be mad.

Because a snowmobile chasebdid not fit with the tone of the 9 hours and 50 minutes I had already watched. It seemed really forced and out of place Just really disappointing.


It wasn't the ending so it seems weird to obsess over it.  The scene after was the ending.
 
2014-07-21 05:31:23 PM  
I wonder what Mike Yanagita thinks of this news.
 
2014-07-21 05:36:44 PM  
I've said it before and I'll say it again...


"Incident in 1979" or GTFO.
 
2014-07-21 05:43:28 PM  
This pleases me immensely.

Fargo was by far the best drama I've seen on TV this year. I'm a little sad to hear we won't be able to see the next installment hit until late 2015 at the earliest, but if the writing is just as good as what I've already seen, I'm okay with that.

I think the people behind Fargo weren't really anticipating the show to get a renewal because it always came off as a mini series to me.

I don't think they'll have any issues casting good actors for the next season considering how critically acclaimed this one was.
 
2014-07-21 05:50:05 PM  
Perhaps they can mash up "Fargo" and "The Bridge" with lots of intrigue along the Canadian border, eh? Have a nice p'lice officer with, ya know, a bit of an emotional wavelength thing.  Dey could have lots a mysterious folks who all of 'em got a secret, ya?  Won't have much call for Spanish subtitles, though, I suppose.


/Just my way a thinkin'.
 
2014-07-21 05:51:47 PM  

Confabulat: The Singing Bush: Because a snowmobile chasebdid not fit with the tone of the 9 hours and 50 minutes I had already watched. It seemed really forced and out of place Just really disappointing.

How long was that chase? About 30 seconds if even that? It was hardly some epic action scene, especially since Lester could barely drive his.


I'd really appreciate it if you would stop liking what I don't like.
 
2014-07-21 06:03:31 PM  
Darn tootin.
 
2014-07-21 06:10:41 PM  
Great news. Hope they film it here (Calgary) and surroundings again.
 
2014-07-21 06:14:44 PM  
I was pretty let down by Louie this season especially after last season's phenomenal Tonight Show arc. There were a few good episodes, i.e. fat girl, but it was mostly all miss.
 
2014-07-21 06:17:17 PM  

johnnyboog: I was pretty let down by Louie this season especially after last season's phenomenal Tonight Show arc. There were a few good episodes, i.e. fat girl, but it was mostly all miss.


Yeah. Also it's too bad Legit got canceled right when it was getting good.
 
2014-07-21 06:22:10 PM  

The Singing Bush: Confabulat: The Singing Bush: Because a snowmobile chasebdid not fit with the tone of the 9 hours and 50 minutes I had already watched. It seemed really forced and out of place Just really disappointing.

How long was that chase? About 30 seconds if even that? It was hardly some epic action scene, especially since Lester could barely drive his.

I'd really appreciate it if you would stop liking what I don't like.


Hilarious display of humility. Good on you.
 
2014-07-21 07:19:26 PM  

gingerjet: The Singing Bush: mrmyxolodian: The Singing Bush: I liked Fargo a lot until

*SPOILERS*

the very end.  The snowmobile chase was so out of place with the rest of the season.  It made no sense.  It was almost like they said "hey, we want to go snowmobiling, but don't want to pay for it ourselves - let's put a scene in the show and everyone can take turns!"  I was so pissed afterwards.

He was on the run one step ahead of the law. He was close to the border and ready to cross into Canada. I don't really understand why you would be mad.

Because a snowmobile chasebdid not fit with the tone of the 9 hours and 50 minutes I had already watched. It seemed really forced and out of place Just really disappointing.

It wasn't the ending so it seems weird to obsess over it.  The scene after was the ending.


Yeah I thought it was a fitting and darkly humorous ending to Lester's story. It's just a futile and pathetic chase. Reminded me of  when William H. Macy is caught trying to crawl out of the motel window in the movie. It also serves to tie everything back to the desolation of the setting.

Also, wasn't there a snowmobile chase earlier in the series too?
 
2014-07-21 08:32:11 PM  
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Only if it focuses on more shenanigans by this guy......
 
2014-07-21 08:58:27 PM  

mcreadyblue: Without Billy Bob and Martin, they had better find two really great actors to fill their shoes.


I don't know how they could rope in Martin, but Billy Bob could easily star in a side story about one of his other alter-egos.

The 1 year gap in the original series could provide plenty of material imho.


I have to say, though... I don't like the idea.  The series was concieved as self-contained.  Martin Freeman starred in the original British series of The Office, which is also self contained and incredibly short compared to the drawn-out American version.

Fargo 2.  Electric boogaloo.
 
2014-07-21 09:00:23 PM  

Lex A. Preau: Perhaps they can mash up "Fargo" and "The Bridge" with lots of intrigue along the Canadian border, eh? Have a nice p'lice officer with, ya know, a bit of an emotional wavelength thing.  Dey could have lots a mysterious folks who all of 'em got a secret, ya?  Won't have much call for Spanish subtitles, though, I suppose.


/Just my way a thinkin'.


Hey, they could always delve into the seedy underbelly of Montreal if you want subtitles.
 
2014-07-21 09:12:35 PM  

johnnyboog: I was pretty let down by Louie this season especially after last season's phenomenal Tonight Show arc. There were a few good episodes, i.e. fat girl, but it was mostly all miss.


Since my link got denied I'll put it here.

FX renews Louie for a season 5 - get ready for seven self-indulgent unfunny episodes everyone will call brilliant.

Last season of Louie convinced me that Louis CK believes the press he gets.
 
2014-07-21 09:42:44 PM  

llort dam eht: johnnyboog: I was pretty let down by Louie this season especially after last season's phenomenal Tonight Show arc. There were a few good episodes, i.e. fat girl, but it was mostly all miss.

Since my link got denied I'll put it here.

FX renews Louie for a season 5 - get ready for seven self-indulgent unfunny episodes everyone will call brilliant.

Last season of Louie convinced me that Louis CK believes the press he gets.


I find Louie has 1 really funny joke per episode. The rest of the show is blah...
 
2014-07-21 09:46:37 PM  

llort dam eht: FX renews Louie for a season 5 - get ready for seven self-indulgent unfunny episodes everyone will call brilliant.


A dysfunctional comedian in the big city put upon by life? That's never farking been done before!
 
2014-07-21 10:42:37 PM  
Fargo was brilliant. This season of Louie was utter garbage. I loved him and went to several of his live performances. I kind of hate him now.
 
2014-07-21 10:58:31 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Fargo was brilliant. This season of Louie was utter garbage. I loved him and went to several of his live performances. I kind of hate him now.


I kind of feel like he's going down the Woody Allen "I can't just be funny anymore" route.

At least he hasn't made a stinkbomb like "Interiors" yet, though.  Holy hell was that awful.  Bergman should have kicked Allen's ass for such a clumsy ripoff
 
2014-07-22 12:30:04 AM  
It is going to be Sioux Falls in 1979:

Fargo's   executive producer and writer Noah Hawley announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Monday.
"If you were paying attention in Season 1, we made a lot of references to Sioux falls," Hawley said. "That was deliberate." He went on to confirm that  Fargo's next "10-hour movie" will pre-date the original film, with the bulk of the story set in Laverne, Minnesota.
And yes, it will indeed involve a young Lou Solverson. Young Lou is "a 33-year-old man recently back from Vietnam," Hawley said. He noted that we'll also meet Molly's mother, who was not a character in Season 1, and we "may learn what happened to her."
 
2014-07-22 12:56:45 AM  

Confabulat: It is going to be Sioux Falls in 1979:

Fargo's   executive producer and writer Noah Hawley announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Monday.
"If you were paying attention in Season 1, we made a lot of references to Sioux falls," Hawley said. "That was deliberate." He went on to confirm that  Fargo's next "10-hour movie" will pre-date the original film, with the bulk of the story set in Laverne, Minnesota.
And yes, it will indeed involve a young Lou Solverson. Young Lou is "a 33-year-old man recently back from Vietnam," Hawley said. He noted that we'll also meet Molly's mother, who was not a character in Season 1, and we "may learn what happened to her."


F***in' right! Young Lou!
 
2014-07-22 01:42:38 AM  
FarkingReading:

I agree. I thought it was in keeping with the show and with Lester's incompetence.

His means of death had even been foreshadowed.



Holy crap...you're right. I never made that connection until you just wrote that, and I thought I paid pretty close attention.

Since we're talking nuance and subtlety now, what's your take on the broken washing machine? Any symbolism there, or just a simple plot device?
 
2014-07-22 06:44:21 AM  
Aces!
 
2014-07-22 10:46:46 AM  

The Singing Bush: I liked Fargo a lot until

*SPOILERS*

the very end.  The snowmobile chase was so out of place with the rest of the season.  It made no sense.  It was almost like they said "hey, we want to go snowmobiling, but don't want to pay for it ourselves - let's put a scene in the show and everyone can take turns!"  I was so pissed afterwards.


Lester was throwing the other glove out of the train, not sure how people missed that lesion.
 
2014-07-22 11:28:17 AM  

The Homer Tax: JolobinSmokin: Good, it's been sitting on my DVR.  These days I usually record new shows and wait to watch them until I know they've been renewed or not.

That takes up a lot of space on my DVR, but large chunks of space are usually added back pretty quick.

Season One was basically a self-contained story. Unless something has changed, next season will be a completely different story set in the same universe.

I think they even submitted to the Emmys as a mini-series instead of a drama.


back at the beginning of the season, i read that the concept would be just that...a mini-series type run, with any possible additional seasons based in the same universe but with different characters/storyline

i thoroughly enjoyed this season! my only hope is that they can run a similarly awesome plotline next season with similarly awesome actors! it'll be difficult to match or top billy bob, that's for sure
 
2014-07-22 11:41:42 AM  

Confabulat: It is going to be Sioux Falls in 1979:

Fargo's   executive producer and writer Noah Hawley announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Monday.
"If you were paying attention in Season 1, we made a lot of references to Sioux falls," Hawley said. "That was deliberate." He went on to confirm that  Fargo's next "10-hour movie" will pre-date the original film, with the bulk of the story set in Laverne, Minnesota.
And yes, it will indeed involve a young Lou Solverson. Young Lou is "a 33-year-old man recently back from Vietnam," Hawley said. He noted that we'll also meet Molly's mother, who was not a character in Season 1, and we "may learn what happened to her."


awesome! wonder who will portray young lou?

also, meant to add in my prior comment...hard to find similarly awesome actors like billy bob AND martin. i'd never seen anything with martin before fargo (yeah yeah, i know...nope haven't watched the hobbit movies, nor the british office, nor anything else with him). couple of weeks ago i watched the worlds end, and it was funny seeing him and hearing his real accent
 
2014-07-22 11:42:55 AM  

Uncle Pooky: F***in' right! Young Lou!


Who has the balls to play young Keith Carradine? That's a casting call only a few could pull off.
 
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