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FARGO: Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons on Peggy and Ed’s Complicated Relationship

October 19, 2015 by  
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Peggy and Ed did a bad, bad thing in FARGO’s second season premiere.

After Peggy (played by Kirsten Dunst) accidentally hit Rye Gerhardt — who had just gone on a murder spree — with her car. And after she dragged Rye’s body home (and tried to ignore what happened), Peggy’s husband, Ed (played by Jesse Plemons), was forced to finish the job to protect them.

Outside of that, Peggy and Ed’s relationship was a bit rocky to begin with. On the show’s Calgary set, Dunst and Plemons shared some insight into their characters and that relationship… Read more

FARGO: Patrick Wilson on Taking Liberties with Lou, the Solverson’s Family Troubles

October 12, 2015 by  
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FARGO’s second installment is telling a unique story to what the first year of the show told, but there is one throughline: Lou Solverson, who will be played this season by Patrick Wilson. (An older version of Lou was portrayed by Keith Carradine in the first season.)

But because the events of this season impact who Lou was when viewers met him in season 1, Wilson explained the creative team thought it would be best for him to not completely emulate what Carradine had done.)

“I love Keith’s performance, but then in talking to [FARGO creator] Noah [Hawley], you also want to take your liberties where it’s a different Lou at this point,” Wilson said on the show’s Calgary set. “A lot of the events that happen in this season are what he refers to [in FARGO season 1], shaping, probably, who he is. So that gave me a little freedom to not sit there and feel like I had to mimic every character thing he had.”

Check out more from Wilson, including teases about the family issues Lou is dealing with in FARGO’s second season…

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Ted Danson on FARGO Season 2: ‘All Hell is Breaking Loose’

October 12, 2015 by  
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Ted Danson has become one of the busiest men on TV, as he appeared in the CSI series finale TV movie, moved over to the crime drama’s latest spinoff, CSI: CYBER, and has a starring role on FX’s FARGO.

“Now, for something completely different, which is what an actor loves; [FARGO] was very different than CSI,” Danson said on FARGO’s Calgary set this spring, before he made the transition from CSI to CSI: CYBER. “The writing is just scrumptious. It’s a great part, a great group of people.”

Danson acknowledged he had his own doubts about adapting the 1996 FARGO film into a TV series before he watched the Noah Hawley created series.

“I watched the first season, and was like, ‘Wow,'” he recalled. “What I thought was going to be, ‘Why do a TV show when you have the movie?’ was swept away after about 20 minutes. This is why you do it — there’s more to be told, and it’s delicious and wonderful.”

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FARGO Season 2 Trailer

July 21, 2015 by  
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The first full-length FARGO season 2 trailer is here!

It’s 1979 in Sioux Falls, and season 2 is diving into the incident that was referenced by Lou Solverson (who was played by Keith Carradine) in season 1.

Lou will be portrayed by Patrick Wilson in this limited series, and he’s joined by fellow FARGO newbies Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Ted Danson, Nick Offerman, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Donovan, Kieran Culkin, and Nick Offerman.

Check out the season 2 trailer now… Read more

FARGO: Noah Hawley on the FX Drama’s Peabody Win

April 17, 2015 by  
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The FX drama FARGO added to its already-impressive award total this week as it was honored by 74th annual Peabody Awards as one of the top programs of the year.

“It was a total surprise,” FARGO creator Noah Hawley shared on the set of the show’s second year. “It was humbling, the amount of recognition we’ve received…It’s getting harder to make something timeless. The idea of not just a flash-in-the-pan, zeitgeist moment, some kind of cultural impact that you feel when people look back at this year, this decade, you feel you made some impact. You look at those 100 best movie list and it’s CITIZEN KANE and THE GODFATHER, and you wonder if those movies were being made today, would they be at the top of the list? We have so much material coming at us all the time; the idea we could cut through was meaningful.”

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Marisa’s Top 14 Shows of 2014

December 24, 2014 by  
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It was another great year for television, and to celebrate that, I made my list of the top shows in 2014.

As per usual, my annual disclaimer: I literally can’t watch every show, and so some shows that probably should be here (like TRANSPARENT) didn’t make the cut because I couldn’t catch up in time. (But on the bright side, I caught up on every show I name-checked last year as not being caught up on.)

So, these are my top shows of the year…

Marisa's Top 14 Shows of 2014

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And have you seen Sarah and Kelly’s lists, too? Check out Sarah’s top shows and top episodes, as well as Kelly’s top shows and top episodes.

What was your favorite show this year?
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FX Renews FARGO

July 21, 2014 by  
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FARGO will return for a second season, FX announced during its Television Critics Association press tour day.

According to FX, the return of FARGO will “feature an all-new cast of characters, a new time period and a new ‘true crime’ story that will unfold over the course of 10 episodes.”

“We could not be more proud of Fargo,” said John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks & FX Productions in a statement. “Noah’s audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations – the most for a single program in our history. Fargo was nothing short of breathtaking and we look forward to the next installment.”

Are you excited for more FARGO?

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Fargo | 10pm on FX

June 17, 2014 by  
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Molly takes the lead, while Gus pursues a hunch. Lester manipulates a situation, and Malvo finds a new target. Written by Noah Hawley; directed by Matt Shakman.

2014 TCA Awards Nominations Announced

May 27, 2014 by  
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The Television Critics Association has announced the nominations for the 30th Annual TCA Awards, and there is a lot of good television represented here. (Full disclosure: I’m a part of TCA.)

Check out which shows and performers got nominations…

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In Case You Missed It…SLEEPY HOLLOW, THE FOLLOWING, BONES, and More!

January 26, 2014 by  
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FX Sets FARGO Premiere Date

January 14, 2014 by  
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FX will debut FARGO, their new limited series based on the film, on Tuesday, April 15th at 10 PM.

Here’s what FX has to say about their take on the show…

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