Tuesday, July 5, 2016
FARGO (THE TELEVISION SERIES)
It’s nice to see a show that you have to engage with to actually enjoy. It’s a show that rewards patience. You must watch it from the beginning to truly understand fully and get the most out of.
Best to watch in bulk. As week to week feels like an interruption, even if the episodes individually are constant but come across as their own poetic soliloquies. That you either figure out or hope the next week will help make clearer.
It’s never an easy be going for the seasons. As like a puzzle it builds around the edges and as it goes along you finally start to see the whole picture, but allows you to still be shocked.
By the end you have been taken down a dark road. Where innocence is not rewarded in fact it is treated as a weakness, but by the end there is a light.
The show portrays the rot that some times lies underneath traditional values and pokes at the darkness in the hearts of people. Sometimes it aims to go over your head but grounds itself in time to be understandable and universal.
Plenty of tense moments as well as surprises. Double crosses and dark humor. As well as each season seeming to take on an existential crisis and tackle a philosophical landscape and meaning.
This season all were good but Bokeem Woodbine makes the biggest impression as his character is ruthless, Intelligent and likeable. Also Zach McClaron as the Native American assassin Hanzee Dent makes his mark as a scary character you find yourself scared of but fascinated by, kind of like Javier Bardem in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. You are appalled at his actions but amazed as people keep underestimating him. While all he seeks is to be looked upon as an American and with respect that rarely is what he gets and more fuels his actions. Nick Offerman is also fun as the know it all heavily drinking lawyer. Who at first seems more like a narrator for the tale before becoming immersed in the action.