Fargo Review: Kinda Fuzzy

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There's just something about Fargo.

It has an intriguing charm to it that just engrosses the viewer in this unique world of frozen tundra. While it's visually engaging, it's the individual characters' idiosyncrasies that have me hooked.

Any one of the characters would stick out on another show, but here they all just fit in together nicely.

Fargo Season 1 Episode 2 introduced two new fellows: Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench. They work for "Fargo" a.k.a. the criminal syndicate that Sam Hess was working with before his murder.

These weren't just a pair of stereotypical meathead mob men that came to Bemidji. Mr. Wrench is deaf, which added to their mystery and allure.

Molly's become my favorite character over the first two episodes. She's kind-hearted, smart, dedicated, and perseverance. Thorne was right before he was killed, Molly should have been the next Chief. Bill is just not up to the job. He's short-sighted and oblivious to what's right in front of him.

Every time Molly continued questioning Lester I cheered inside for her. She wasn't going to stop. Even though, Bill has taken her off the case, she won't stop. She doesn't have it in her to give up on her gut feeling. Though, Bill did have a good suggestion to call around to neighboring areas to find out if they came across a suspicious man with a cut on his head.

That would be a good way to bring the cases in Bemidji and Duluth together. The show should have at least one good romance, right? Wouldn't Molly and Gus be perfect for each other? They are two of the good-hearted people around and both have similar moral codes and dedication to their jobs.

I'm not quite sure what to make of Gus' neighbor and her seductive disrobing. It was a test and one he passed ... for now. She may end up being a temptation too great even for the honorable Gus. I hope not. I really dig the idea of Molly and Gus getting closer whether professionally, personally, or intimately.

At some point, Lester's going to break. I've been impressed with his ability to keep his cool. He held strong to his "fuzzy" defense. Before he met Lorne, there's no way he would be as calm about what happened as he is. He's also proved to be a bit smarter than he let on. He hid the hammer! And, his attempt to cover up talking about "Hess" with a comment about a "mess" ... pretty smooth move.

Perhaps, he took care of his clothes too, which would help hold up his fake story. If he doesn't slip up and reveal the truth first, he will either lose it while staying with his critical brother or the wound will end up costing him. The deterioration of Lester is coming and it's going to be a wild ride.

Lorne left Bemidji to clean up four murders for which he was directly or indirectly responsible. Now in Duluth, he's working a blackmail case, which involves an annoying soon-to-be-divorced couple and a trainer. We didn't get to see him in action much yet on the case. It will be quite telling how he handles it.

How will he use his powers of manipulation to bring about his style of justice against the people involved? He could even act against the Grocery King if it suits his purpose. If he's not careful, he'll bring down the law on himself and risk being connected to the happenings he left behind in Bemidji.

Over the first two episodes, the events in Bemidji have been established and are under investigation, while the perpetrator moved on to Duluth. How long before it's all connected to Lorne? Molly may not know he specifically exists, but she's on the path of finding him. It's going to be a fun and crazy journey to the end.

What was the funniest moment?


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love lorne. definitely my fav character. he is the kind of guy who has no fear of anything and he does not take crap from anyone. I whole heartedly agree with what molly's father said to her about how she is exposed to savagery and how being a witness to these events can change a person so that it becomes much harder to see the good in the world. and its ironic how this show is based on actual events and the violence portrayed is of a nature that we as a society have all become accustomed to because it constantly happens in our own backyard where people are murdered, etc. and in a way it does get hard to draw a line of what is acceptable to watch and what is not acceptable to watch because if you turn on the news or read a newspaper you are faced with the reality of what goes on in the world, however I feel that when you watch a movie or a show on tv it should be purely for entertainment value, a means to escape our cruel reality for a bit, which is why we don't always need to be reminded about how violent our world is when all we want to do is be reminded that there is still good left in this world.

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Fargo Season 1 Episode 2 Quotes

Postal Worker: This is highly irregular.
Lorne: No. Highly irregular is the time I found a human foot in a toaster oven. This is just odd.

I keep asking myself. Who could have done a thing like this?