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‘Fargo’ Review: How Good Manners Cause Major Trouble In Every Season of Noah Hawley’s Minnesota Mystery

7 hours ago | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 2, “The Principle of Restricted Choice.”]

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Let’s look at that title: “The Principle of Restricted Choice” refers to what happens in the game of bridge every time a card is played. When you play a particular card, that act decreases the probability you hold anything equivalent to it. In other words, your first card is likely your best, and the odds of improving after you make your first move are less and less as the game continues.

That’s bad news for our card players, Ray Stussey (Ewan McGregor) and Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). While the title could refer back to their original plan of stealing the stamp, its lesson in Episode 2 applies to what Nikki did when Plan A didn’t go so well. When she couldn’t find the stamp, she took the donkey photo as a “fuck you” to Ray and gave a decidedly more emphatic message back. That »

- Ben Travers

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‘Fargo’ Review: How Good Manners Cause Major Trouble In Every Season of Noah Hawley’s Minnesota Mystery

7 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: The review below contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, Episode 2, “The Principle of Restricted Choice.”]

Immediate Reaction

Let’s look at that title: “The Principle of Restricted Choice” refers to what happens in the game of bridge every time a card is played. When you play a particular card, that act decreases the probability you hold anything equivalent to it. In other words, your first card is likely your best, and the odds of improving after you make your first move are less and less as the game continues.

That’s bad news for our card players, Ray Stussey (Ewan McGregor) and Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). While the title could refer back to their original plan of stealing the stamp, its lesson in Episode 2 applies to what Nikki did when Plan A didn’t go so well. When she couldn’t find the stamp, she took the donkey photo as a “fuck you” to Ray and gave a decidedly more emphatic message back. That »

- Ben Travers

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1970s-style throwback trailer for Wonder Woman

25 April 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Wonder Woman is still a few months away from release, but that isn’t stopping fans from getting creative as we now have a trailer for the film inspired from the original 1970s television series. The trailer features footage from both the upcoming blockbuster and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set to the classic theme. Check it out here…

See Also: Wonder Woman director on what she’d like to see in the sequel

Unfortunately, the original Amazon Princess Lynda Carter revealed last year that she is not set to cameo in the new film, although it’s possible things could have changed since then.

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, »

- Robert Kojder

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‘Fargo’ Season 3 Premiere Outpaces Season 2 in Delayed Viewing

24 April 2017 1:31 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The “Fargo” Season 3 premiere on April 19 saw enough lift in Live-3 to put it a notch above Season 2 in total viewers.

According to Nielsen data, the Season 3 premiere grew to 3 million total viewers over three days, putting it 8% above Season 2’s opener (2.78 million). In the key adults 18-49 demographic, Season 3 was down 2% percent compared to Season 2. The most recent lift was good enough to elevate “Fargo” to the number five show of the night in the demo.

In the live-same day ratings, Season 3 was down from Season 2. This season’s opener drew 1.4 million viewers and a 0.4 rating. Season 2 opened to 1.6 million and a 0.5 rating, for a decline of  12.5% in total viewers and 20% in the demo season-to-season. While the series has never been a ratings juggernaut, it has been a critical darling and a consistent awards winner. To date, the series has been nominated for three Golden Globes, winning one, and 36 Emmy Awards, of »

- Joe Otterson

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Wonder Woman director on what she’d like to see in the sequel

23 April 2017 3:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In less than six weeks, Wonder Woman will make her solo big screen debut as Warner Bros. unleashes the next chapter of the DC Extended Universe. The film is tracking a solid $80 million plus domestic opening, and it seems that Patty Jenkins is now turning her eye towards a sequel, with the director talking to The Toronto Sun about what she’d like to see in the Amazon Princess’ second solo outing.

“I’m excited for her to come to America and become the Wonder Woman we are all familiar with from having grown up around her as an American superhero,” said Jenkins. “I’d like to bring her a little farther along into the future and have a fun, exciting storyline that is its own thing. Wonder Woman 1 is so much about her becoming the person she is. I can’t wait to spring forward with who she is »

- Gary Collinson

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Diana becomes a hero in Wonder Woman concept art

21 April 2017 2:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With exactly six weeks to go until the release of Wonder Woman, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled a new piece of concept art from the Dceu solo movie featuring a pivotal scene, where Diana first reveals her iconic Wonder Woman costume as she strides out into No Man’s Land amid the trenches of World War I. Take a look here…

See Also: Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins on working within the established DC Extended Universe

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

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- Gary Collinson

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Fargo: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four on FX?

20 April 2017 8:31 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchIs it time for the wood chipper? Has the Fargo TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on FX? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Fargo season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?    What's This TV Show About?An FX crime drama anthology, Fargo stars Ewan McGregor (in a dual role), with Carrie Coon, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Thewlis, Goran Bogdan, Andy Yu, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jim Gaffigan, and Scoot McNairy. Taking place in 2010, the story follows the sibling rivalry between Emmit (McGregor) the “Parking Lot King of Minnesota,” and his younger brother Ray Stussy (McGregor), a pot-bellied parole officer. Although Emmit sees himself as an American success story, Ray is more of a cautionary tale.Read »

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Fargo: Season Three Ratings

20 April 2017 8:16 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The second season of the Fargo TV show (in 2015!) fell even further in the ratings, yet it still managed to score a season three renewal. Will the numbers improve in season three or will they bottom out? Will Fargo be cancelled or renewed for season four on FX? Stay tuned.An FX crime drama anthology series, the third season of Fargo stars Ewan McGregor (in a dual role), with Carrie Coon, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Thewlis, Goran Bogdan, Andy Yu, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Taking place in 2010, the story follows the sibling rivalry between Emmit (McGregor) the "Parking Lot King of Minnesota," and his younger brother Ray Stussy (McGregor), a pot-bellied parole officer. Although Emmit sees himself as an American success story, Ray is more of a cautionary tale.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Fargo': A Guide to the Show's Coen Brothers' References

20 April 2017 6:48 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There's a moment early in the new season premiere of the FX crime drama Fargo when a parole officer recalls how he met his fiancée, a slick hustler named Nikki Swango (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead). As the episode flashes back to Nikki at a police station, getting booked and photographed, fans of filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen might experience some deja vu. The situation, the way it's shot, and even the way the crook gets yanked around by the authorities – it's all right out of the Coens' 1987 comedy Raising Arizona. »

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Fargo Season 3 Episode 1 Review – ‘The Law of Vacant Places’

20 April 2017 3:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Shaun Munro reviews the first episode of Fargo season 3…

The painful 16-month wait since Fargo‘s second season concluded is finally over, and while not returning to screens with quite the same surging electricity of the two prior premieres, “The Law of Vacant Places” is nevertheless a rock solid introduction to Minnesota’s latest batch of loveable low-lives.

The season may be set in 2010, but it opens in East Berlin some 22 years earlier, as a case of mistaken identity results in a beleaguered citizen being told by an officer of the law, “We are not here to tell stories.” It’s a marvelously sharp way to externalise the “this is a true story…the names have been changed” mantra that opens every episode, and couldn’t feel much more different from how previous seasons kicked off.

The subsequent switch to 2010, however, invites a great deal more familiarity. Ewan McGregor pulls »

- Shaun Munro

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'Fargo' Season Premiere Recap: The Stamp Act

19 April 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Quick question: At any given point during the first five minutes of Fargo's Season Three premiere – "The Law of Vacant Places" – did anybody else worry that FX was accidentally airing the wrong show?

After a trippy opening shot looks like a leftover from Noah Hawley's other FX runaway-hit show Legion, we're dropped into East Berlin circa 1988, for a scene that could easily be an outtake from The Americans (albeit with more deadpan comedy and less espionage). For a little while, we're about as far from Minnesota as we can get. »

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‘Fargo’ Review: Why the Season 3 Premiere Feels Familiar, But Foretells Big Changes

19 April 2017 8:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

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And the game is afoot! Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon) is our Sherlock Holmes, Maurice LeFay (Scoot McNairy) is the middleman, and Ray Stussy (Ewan McGregor) is Moriarty — or is Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) our Moriarty? Maybe they’re both the big bads. Or perhaps they’re glorified middlemen providing a buffer between Burgle and Ray’s twin brother, Emmit. That would make the mysterious V.M. Varga (David Thewlis) the ultimate evildoer, and boy does that sound right.

No matter how it shakes out, the 90-minute “Fargo” premiere did an expedient job setting up one helluva mystery. The dots seem fairly linear at this point, as we just traced above, but Noah Hawley showed how complicated things can get with just a few mistakes. If Maurice didn’t lose Emmit’s address, there might not have been a mystery at all. He could’ve stolen the stamp, »

- Ben Travers

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‘Fargo’ Review: Why the Season 3 Premiere Feels Familiar, But Foretells Big Changes

19 April 2017 8:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Immediate Reaction

And the game is afoot! Gloria Burgle (Carrie Coon) is our Sherlock Holmes, Maurice LeFay (Scoot McNairy) is the middleman, and Ray Stussy (Ewan McGregor) is Moriarty — or is Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) our Moriarty? Maybe they’re both the big bads. Or perhaps they’re glorified middlemen providing a buffer between Burgle and Ray’s twin brother, Emmit. That would make the mysterious V.M. Varga (David Thewlis) the ultimate evildoer, and boy does that sound right.

No matter how it shakes out, the 90-minute “Fargo” premiere did an expedient job setting up one helluva mystery. The dots seem fairly linear at this point, as we just traced above, but Noah Hawley showed how complicated things can get with just a few mistakes. If Maurice didn’t lose Emmit’s address, there might not have been a mystery at all. He could’ve stolen the stamp, »

- Ben Travers

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Fargo Premiere Recap: 'I Won't Lie, It Didn't Go Smooth' — Grade It!

19 April 2017 8:26 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Zip those parkas up tight, folks: FX’s crime anthology Fargo is back for another season of Midwestern murder and mayhem… all served very well chilled.

We meet Season 3’s central duo — brothers Ray and Emmit Stussy, both played by Ewan McGregor — at a lavish party for Ray and his wife Stella’s 25th wedding anniversary. Emmit is like the Don Corleone of Minnesota: a dashing, ultra-successful real estate tycoon ducking out of his own party to take closed-door business meetings. Ray, on the other hand, is a balding, paunchy parole officer who’s forced to humble himself and ask »

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‘Fargo’ Year 3: Why Star Ewan McGregor Refused to Watch the Show Until Now, and Other Set Visit Reveals

19 April 2017 9:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ewan McGregor isn’t exactly sure what defines “Fargo” as both a series and as a concept. He’s just sure that something about the way it has captured both the original Coen Brothers film’s spirit, as well as its own unique ethos, is rooted in the writing of creator Noah Hawley.

“His writing is so… ‘Fargo,'” McGregor said on the set of the FX limited series, which was nearing the end of production in Calgary last month. “I don’t know how he’s managed it. It’s not just the accent. It’s the rhythm of the speech, it’s the black humor of the violence.”

He trailed off. “Whatever Noah does, he understands what makes it ‘Fargo’-y, and so that’s what it feels like. So when you say the lines right it feels right, like ‘Fargo’ should.”

Read More: ‘Fargo’ Review: Season 3 Remains a Masterful Midwestern Drama, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Fargo’ Year 3: Why Star Ewan McGregor Refused to Watch the Show Until Now, and Other Set Visit Reveals

19 April 2017 9:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ewan McGregor isn’t exactly sure what defines “Fargo” as both a series and as a concept. He’s just sure that something about the way it has captured both the original Coen Brothers film’s spirit, as well as its own unique ethos, is rooted in the writing of creator Noah Hawley.

“His writing is so… ‘Fargo,'” McGregor said on the set of the FX limited series, which was nearing the end of production in Calgary last month. “I don’t know how he’s managed it. It’s not just the accent. It’s the rhythm of the speech, it’s the black humor of the violence.”

He trailed off. “Whatever Noah does, he understands what makes it ‘Fargo’-y, and so that’s what it feels like. So when you say the lines right it feels right, like ‘Fargo’ should.”

Read More: ‘Fargo’ Review: Season 3 Remains a Masterful Midwestern Drama, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Allow Ewan McGregor to Introduce You to Fargo Season 3

19 April 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Fargo makes its triumphant return to FX tonight, and this time, Ewan McGregor is pulling double duty.  McGregor is playing two brothers who aren't twins and who, in fact, couldn't look more different. Their differences, as it turns out, are at the center of this new season, which also stars Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Jim Gaffigan.  We talked to McGregor at FX's All-Star Upfront event earlier this month, and he explained that this season is based on a relatively simple backstory that will undoubtedly become complicated in the way every Fargo story does. "The basic premise of the story is there are two brothers whose father passed away »

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Exclusive: Ewan McGregor Reveals the Challenges of Playing 'Two Very Different People' on 'Fargo'

18 April 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ewan McGregor has his work cut out for him on Fargo.

The actor, who plays two characters in the third season of the acclaimed FX series -- brothers (though not twins) Ray and Emmit Stussy -- opened up to Et at the FX TCA Upfronts earlier this month about the challenges that come with bringing two fully developed people to life.

Exclusive: Carrie Coon Talks Unexpected ‘Leftovers’ Finale and Joining ‘Fargo’ Season 3

"The biggest challenge for me is that I'm playing two characters, the 46-year-old actor told Et. "Creating two people, two very different people, being believable as both of them, is my biggest challenge."

During the season, the two brothers often have to interact, but that doesn't mean the actor is talking to himself.

McGregor told reporters on a recent conference call that the secret to him playing two characters involves not one, but two stand-ins.

"That's important," McGregor noted, stressing the value »

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‘Fargo’ Season 3 is Totally Cuckoo

18 April 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The first couple episodes start off a sillier crime story.

Mistaken identity is not as prominent in the Coen Brothers filmography as you’d expect. Outside of the mix up in The Big Lebowski, this specific kind of comedy of errors can’t be found. But it has seeped into Noah Hawley’s Fargo series, which continues to check off Coens tropes as it pays tribute to their movies, quite comfortably. Yet still maybe not as we’d presume. The new season focuses on a set of lookalike brothers, but they’re not, as Shakespeare would have it, confused for each other. Instead, like in Lebowski, it’s a name that sets this caper in motion.

Following a prologue set in East Germany in 1988 involving its own tragic misidentification, Season 3 jumps to central Minnesota, this time in the year 2010, as Ray Stussy (Ewan McGregor) attempts to settle an old inheritance dispute with his much more successful brother »

- Christopher Campbell

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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of April 17, 2017

17 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch it. This week, “Fargo” launches its third season, while Bill Nye “The Science Guy” returns to TV with a new Netflix series.

“Fargo,” FX, Thursday, 10 p.m.

The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series returns for its third season. This time around, Ewan McGregor will pull double duty as twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. Ray is constantly living in his more successful brother’s shadow and is looking to settle the score. This season also stars Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and David Thewlis.

Bill Nye Saves the World,” Netflix, Friday

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” returns to television with this brand new Netflix talk show series. In »

- Joe Otterson

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