Fargo – Season 3

Fargo Season 3

About

Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on Emmit Stussy and his slightly younger brother Ray (Ewan McGregor in dual roles).

Emmit, the “Parking Lot King of Minnesota,” is a handsome, self-made real estate mogul with a perfect family – a real American success story. His slightly younger brother Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Wilted from a lifetime of living in Emmit’s shadow, Ray is a balding, pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt – and he blames his brother.

The only bright spot in Ray’s life is the love of a not-so-good woman, Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), one of his parolees. Nikki has brains, beauty and a deep and abiding passion for competitive bridge. She decides to help Ray turn his fortunes around, by essentially stealing back his good karma. Unsurprisingly, things quickly get out of hand and petty theft leads to murder.

When the mayhem crosses county lines, Eden Valley Police Chief Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon), a newly divorced mother, is called upon to investigate. Normally steady and imperturbable, Gloria is shaken when the case takes an unexpectedly personal turn. Meanwhile, Emmit’s perfect life is upended when he receives an unwelcome business proposal from a mysterious loner and true capitalist, V.M. Vargas (David Thewlis), whose bosses plan to become business partners with “The Parking Lot King” whether Emmit likes it or not.

Cast

Ratings

IMDB 9,0/10

Audience Score 95%

Critics Consensus: Thanks in part to a memorable dual performance from Ewan McGregor, Fargo mostly maintains the sly wit and off-kilter sensibility it displayed in its first two seasons.

About the true story disclaimer

As with the original film, each episode begins with the superimposed text:

This is a true story. The events depicted took place in Minnesota in [year]. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.

To give you a short answer, it’s all complete fiction. Doing some research and reading the stories I tend to dislike the Coen brothers. Remember season 2? An interview:

“There are actually two little elements in the story that were based on actual incidents,” Joel Coen told HuffPost. “One of them is the fact that there was a guy, I believe in the ‘60s or ‘70s, who was gumming up serial numbers for cars and defrauding the General Motors Finance Corporation. There was no kidnapping. There was no murder. It was a guy defrauding the GM Finance Corporation at some point.”

Okay… so there was a guy scraping serial numbers for car chassis…… Why fool the audience every episode with the true story crap?

Big thumbs up for the makeup department

Ewan McGregor
as
 Emmit Stussy

 

 

 

Ewan McGregor
as
 Ray Stussy

 

Ewan McGregor in regular life

 

 

Trailer

Website

fxnetworks.com/shows/fargo

Release information

The third season premiered on April 19, 2017

Runtime

10 episodes of 50 minutes each.

Original Network

FX

Twin Peaks (2017) – The Hype is coming (to an end?)

Attention people, perhaps the best thing ever is coming to your tv tomorrow! I’m just kidding. Following the hype around Twin Peaks is interesting.

Starting with a confession, I’ve never seen an episode of Twin Peaks. I vaguely remember it being shown on tv somewhere in the 90’s. It was positive received back then and people still wrote very positive reviews in the mid ’00s.

If I’m not mistaken the series will premier today on the Showtime network. IMDB rating before the show has aired on public tv is: 9,9/10 (395 votes), popularity is sky-high, media attention is high.

Or this is the best show ever and critics and film industry people thought it was perfect or this is getting blown up in a way I’ve not seen many times before.

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Training Day TV Series (2017) – There will be no season 2

Training Day

While we knew this cancellation was coming, it’s still a sad subject to address. The Training Day TV show has been cancelled. There will be no season two of the CBS police drama.

Taking place years after the 2001 Denzel Washington feature film, the Training Day TV series stars Bill Paxton as Detective Frank Rourke and Justin Cornwell as Kyle Craig. The rest of the CBS cast includes Katrina Law, Drew Van Acker, Lex Scott Davis, Julie Benz, Christina Vidal, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

This cancellation was kind of certain with the untimely death of 61 year old Bill Paxton, on February 25th. He passed away at 61 years of age, due to complications following heart surgery. Deadline reports that season one production wrapped in December, which means all 13 episodes from the show’s first-season have already been shot before Bill Paxton died.

Network viewer ratings have not been good for this show. Even if we hadn’t lost the talented Mr. Paxton far too soon, CBS was unlikely to renew Training Day for season two. The IMDB episode ratings started 7.0 for the first episode but then climbed to a 8.5 during mid-season and kept this high towards the finale. Shows again that it is very important to catch the viewer’s attention in the first and maybe second episode if the shows is gonna be successful.


Even with the unplanned series ending (I think) it still has a decent story ending and the show is not that bad as some anonymous internet heroes rate it…

Fargo – the third installment of Fargo

A new season of Fargo has started. Fargo was one of the early shows which begins with a new cast and story every season, something we’ve seen a lot more in the recent two years and this season will be baked by the same recipes. It promises to be a good season as it has received highly positive reviews from critics and the audience rating so far is also very high.

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Deadwood Revival For Big Screen? – Script ‘Has Been Delivered to HBO,’ Says Ian McShane

Deadwood is a show set in the late 1800 revolving around the characters of the town Deadwood. The 2004 series was shown for 3 seasons on HBO and gained a large following. It’s ranked in the IMDB top 100 series for a long time and won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor and was nominated for Best Television Series – Drama.

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Better Call Saul – Season 3 starting tonight

The third season of “Better Call Saul” is here. Season 3 comes closer to the world of Walter White with the reintroduction of Los Pollos Hermanos proprietor/cartel-killer Gustavo Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito.

Giancarlo Esposito in Breaking Bad (2008)

While the show has very good ratings and critics love it, I didn’t feel te same fibe yet as with Breaking Bad.

A season 3 premiere with some extra footage was shown to a select group of critics and most of them are pretty positive about the new season. Lets hope it picks up the pace just a little bit and more things happen during an episode. The keyword for season 3 is: Consequences

AMC has released a new teaser featuring Gus. In the video, dressed in his signature crisp yellow shirt and black tie, Gus introduces a 10-week online seminar and explains proper employee behavior at Los Pollos Hermanos. “Each and every day we serve our customers exceptional food with impeccable service,” says Gus in the video. But, as “Breaking Bad” fans know, the restaurant chain also runs as a money-laundering business and drug-smuggling operation.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Lets keep an eye on this one

This movie might be a good one, I’ve just seen the trailer and liked it. The trailer gives you the reason of the plot. They have the guts to mention the police vs black people problem and dare to curse on film.

About

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

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Prison Break: Sequel – just 3 weeks away

Prison Break is back and ready for its biggest escape yet.

About

In the new event series Prison Break, original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein are reunited for an all-new adventure spanning the globe and featuring the signature thrills and cliffhangers that were hallmarks of the original series when it aired on FOX from 2005-2009.

In the new series, filmed on location in Morocco, clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may be alive. Lincoln and SARA reunite to engineer the  biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, Sucre, T-Bag and C-Note are pulled back into the action.

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Quarry – A new Cinemax series for Americans.

Quarry

Critics Consensus: Quarry‘s distinctive setting and intriguing characters are just enough to offset a bleak narrative that struggles to make consistently compelling use of its assets.

ABOUT

‘Quarry’ is the story of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of killing and corruption that spans the length of the Mississippi River. The one-hour drama stars Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Peter Mullan, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Damon Herriman. Based on the novels of Max Allan Collins, the show will be directed and executive produced by Greg Yaitanes, along with executive producer Steve Golin. Created and executive produced by Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller.

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Shades of Blue – Season 2 starting

Shades of Blue

The second season of NBC’s Shades of Blue is starting this week. While the series might not be known to the large audience and has not received the highest ratings I still enjoyed it.

Don’t be alarmed by the casting of Jennifer Lopez, after the first episode I still didn’t recognise her and her acting has improved since Anaconda 😉

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