Fargo is back at it again with what many believe is the last season to this subtly (and sometimes not so subtly) interconnected American black comedy-crime drama anthology series. If you're a fan of the first two seasons and are surprised at the lack of hype the current season is getting, don't be frightened. Hype isn't always a perfect judge for TV show quality, and it isn't in this case either.
Like its predecessors, Fargo's 3rd instalment takes place in the desolate, mundane and snowy landscape of Minnesota, USA. Also like its predecessors, this season features the theme of unsuspecting civilians with their Minnesota accents having their normal lives spiral out of control at the inclusion of circumstances and characters that are both dark and comedic.
The story starts with the rivalry of two brothers, Emmit and Ray Stussy, both played by everyone's favourite meme-able Jedi, Ewan McGregor. Ray, an unsuccessful balding middle-aged parole officer, blames his luck on his millionaire business mogul elder brother, and with his parolee-turned-lover Nikki (Mary Elizabeth Winstead aka Ramona Flowers), they plot to take vengeance.
On the other hand, Emmit is stuck with the sinister and mysterious villain of the show, V. M. Varga (David Thewlis aka Professor Remus Lupin) who so very smoothly starts taking over Emmit's parking lot business with gentlemanly threats and a signature pair of hitmen. One thing leads to many other, and there's just utter chaos, confusion and blood on snow.
You'd think that what made Fargo so unique - the theme and tone - would get boring once repeated for the second time. But when an all-star cast competes with each other to present the audience with their individual best performances, and the crew behind the camera does such a marvellous job with cinematography, editing, sound and direction you'll just keep wanting more.
What makes Fargo so perfect however, in my opinion, is its pace. I've seen so many of my friends start watching the show, like the premise, lose patience at the slow plot progression and go watch a Marvel or DC show instead. But that initial slow pace is a detrimental part of the Fargo storylines; the pace symbolises the normal lives, the world that we are familiar with. It makes us delve deeper and relate. So when the world comes crashing from all end, the effect is natural yet terrifyingly moving.
If you still haven't visited the world of Fargo, don't wait.
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