Fargo – the hit black comedy-crime drama is back with its third season. Does it manage to thrill, laugh & entertain like the previous seasons? Read our review to find out!
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Carry Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis, Goran Bogdan, Michael Stuhlbarg
Created By: Noah Hawley
No of episodes:10
Genre: Black Comedy, Crime Drama
Original Network: FX
Indian Network: Netflix
Duration: 50 mins
In the year 2010 a probation officer Ray Stussy(Ewan McGregor) & his parolee girlfriend Nikki(Mary Elizabeth Winstead) hatch a plan to steal a prized stamp from his much successful parking lot king of Minnesota brother Emmit Stussy(also played by Ewan McGregor). He asks another of his parolees to scare his brother & steal the stamp. But thanks to his drunken state & a series of coincidences the parolee ends up killing a totally different individual. This sets of a series of events which culminates with collateral damage on both sides. As luck would have it the man who gets killed by the parolee is related to the police chief of the town – Gloria Burgle(Carrie Coon). She gets on to onvestigating the reason behind the murder, but faces opposition from a rigid boss. Emmit Stussy has a loyal business partner – Sy Feltz(Michael Stuhlbarg). But a loan from V.M Varga(David Thewlis) turns out to bee too expensive. Varga & his henchmen make life hell for all the characters directly & or indirectly. Who wins the war among the two brothers? Do Ray & Nikki get away with murder? Is Emmit able to save his business from Varga’s devious intentions? You will have to wait till the final episode to find out the answers to these questions.
The reason for the cult following of Fargo is its unique style of storytelling. The creators don’t deviate thankfully from their now famous brand of storytelling. The casting, direction & script as usual is superb. Ewan McGregor convincingly plays the double role of the two warring brothers. The makeup is very good. The haunting music of Fargo manages to give us goosebumps & the background score adds to the experience. The supporting cast especially David Thewlis as Varga is good. The last episode did live up to our expectations & left us pining for the next season of this cult crime drama. Fargo is easily one of the best shows on TV & Netflix currently.
Fans of the show are highly unlikely to be disappointed by this season. But this season doesn’t match up to the stature of the first season starring Billy Bob Thornton. That is a very tough act to follow.
We highly recommend this show to all netflix users. Start from the first season & binge on all the episodes if you haven’t already!
Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)
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