Fargo 1 Season 2014

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Season 1
(141) IMDb 9.1/10
Available in HD

1. The Crocodile's Dilemma

A rootless, manipulative man meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.

Starring:
Adam Goldberg,Allison Tolman
Runtime:
1 hour, 9 minutes

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The Crocodile's Dilemma

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama
Starring Adam Goldberg, Allison Tolman
Supporting actors Billy Bob Thornton, Bob Odenkirk, Colin Hanks
Season year 2014
Network FOX
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

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Astonishing TV production, script, acting, design, photography. Positively Shakespearian in its feel, very Coen-brothers in tone, quite unique it the presence of Billy Bob Thornton. Alison Tolman and Colin Hanks produce a couple of classic TV cops that you root for insanely. The panning shot of Gus driving his police car in episode 9 that turns into.... well, I don't want to give it away but all three times I've seen it, the scene (photography, music, Colin Hanks) has taken my breath away with its narrative audacity and sheer sense of potential redemption, time passing, hope/fear/joy..... my TV moment of 2014!
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52 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Billy on 26 Jun. 2014
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If you missed this series when it aired on TV, take my advice and buy it now. The tone and pacing of the film is simply glorious and unlike anything I've seen before, aside, of course, from the Coen brothers many films.

The performances are all marvellous - there isn't a duff one in there - but the standout for me is Martin Freeman. I'm neither a fan of Sherlock or the Hobbit films, so he is best known to me as mild-mannered Tim from The Office, and If like me, this is all you know him from, put your preconceptions behind and prepare to be blown away.

This series is as close to perfection as I think any television drama can get. Utterly addictive and impossible to tear yourself away from. Simply put, Fargo is the greatest television series I've seen in the last decade.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Alan Jones TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 6 Sept. 2014
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Welcome to the Coen brothers universe of cold, snowy, big sky Minnesota where there be dragons and the humour is dark.

In the small town of Bemidji, a couple of unfortunate events result in two strangers striking up a conversation in a hospital waiting room. Lester Nygaard, a browbeaten wimp of a man trapped in an unhappy marriage and Lorne Malvo, a softly spoken killing machine. Malvo, played brilliantly by scene stealing Billy Bob Thornton, is evil incarnate with his dead eyes, shark smile and manipulative Jedi ways. Lester, played by Martin Freeman with a large slice of Jack Lemmon, is an unlikeable insurance salesman mocked by his wife and barely tolerated by his successful younger brother. Malvo acts as a catalyst to Lester's suppressed anger and by the end of the first episode Lester has chosen to join the dark side.

Initially it appears that Malvo and Lester have both separately escaped justice, especially with the chief of police's unwillingness to conduct anything approaching a competent rigorous investigation. However, Allison Tolman's down to earth pragmatic Deputy Molly Solverson has unresolved questions and with Lieutenant Columbo-like nagging persistence slowly begins her search for the truth. The arrival of two henchmen (Gerry Adams and Glen Campbell lookalikes) also seeking answers signpost mob connections. The body count grows with each episode as this brilliant, intelligent and audacious series reaches its conclusion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 20 April 2014
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We live in a universe of doubters, and a series remake of a beloved film , just can't be as good as the original. True, in some sense, except the series 'Fargo' is not the same as the film. We have Minnesota, the accents that we love to copy, the cold, cold, snowy weather, and I read it was filmed in Calgary at -20 degrees at times.

The first episode has Lester Nygaard, played by Martin Freeman of Watson's Sherlock fame, and he is superb, being henpecked by his wife. We meet the up and coming policewoman, Deputy Molly Solverson, played by Allison Tolman. Bob Odenkirk from 'Breaking Bad', plays a skittish, not so smart deputy. I didn't recognize him until I read the list of characters. Colin Hanks, plays a policeman, who runs into Malvo and after listening to him speak, decides to let him go. Billy Bob Thornton, plays Lorne Malvo, a pure delight as a very intelligent hit man, who seems to have insight into everyone's lives. He acts before he is asked.

The atmosphere and the environment seem like 'Fargo'. The frozen breath, the crisp snow and the weird humour we expect. Not laugh out loud funny, but deep down, ah ha's! The episode moves along at a good pace, several murders before our eyes, and the one most unexpected is the best. Smart writing, excellent acting, good music, everything to love. Lester and Malvo seem to hit it off, and will they or won't they?

Highly Recommended. prisrob 04-20-14
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By deltak on 13 Feb. 2015
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Nice to be able to give a positive review after recently reviewing a series of 'over-hyped' dire movies - Birdman springs to mind.
I loved Fargo the film and think this TV series is at least as good, maybe better than the film, as it slows the pace down and you get to understand the characters more.
Billy Bob Thornton is mesmerising as the 'hit man' and Allison Tolman as the plodding,underrated police officer grows into the part. Also a nice performance from Bob Odenkirk as the bumbling Chief of Police - totally different from his role in Breaking Bad as the crooked lawyer Saul Goodman.
Best of all is the character played by Martin Freeman as the hapless Lester Nygaard who stumbles from one crisis to another. The whole series is laced with plenty of action, twists and turns and a good dollop of 'black humour.
The film claims to be factual - I wonder if this is true.
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