Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.


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Series cast summary:
Allison Tolman ...  Molly Solverson 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Billy Bob Thornton ...  Lorne Malvo / ... 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Colin Hanks ...  Gus Grimly 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Martin Freeman ...  Lester Nygaard / ... 11 episodes, 2014-2015
Russell Harvard ...  Mr. Wrench 11 episodes, 2014-2017
Bokeem Woodbine ...  Mike Milligan 11 episodes, 2015-2020
Brad Mann ...  Gale Kitchen 11 episodes, 2015-2020
Kirsten Dunst ...  Peggy Blumquist 10 episodes, 2015
Ewan McGregor ...  Emmit Stussy / ... 10 episodes, 2017
Chris Rock ...  Loy Cannon 10 episodes, 2020
Patrick Wilson ...  Lou Solverson 10 episodes, 2015
Carrie Coon ...  Gloria Burgle 10 episodes, 2017
Jessie Buckley ...  Oraetta Mayflower 10 episodes, 2020
Jesse Plemons ...  Ed Blumquist 10 episodes, 2015
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ...  Nikki Swango 10 episodes, 2017
Jason Schwartzman ...  Josto Fadda 10 episodes, 2020
David Thewlis ...  V.M. Varga / ... 10 episodes, 2017
Ted Danson ...  Hank Larsson 10 episodes, 2015
Emyri Crutchfield ...  Ethelrida Pearl Smutny 10 episodes, 2020
James Vincent Meredith ...  Opal Rackley 10 episodes, 2020
Jean Smart ...  Floyd Gerhardt 9 episodes, 2015
Bob Odenkirk ...  Bill Oswalt 9 episodes, 2014
Keith Carradine ...  Lou Solverson 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Cristin Milioti ...  Betsy Solverson 9 episodes, 2015
Anji White ...  Dibrell Smutny 9 episodes, 2020
Joey King ...  Greta Grimly 9 episodes, 2014-2015
Jeremie Harris ...  Leon Bittle 9 episodes, 2020
Matthew Elam ...  Lemuel Cannon 9 episodes, 2020
Francesco Acquaroli ...  Ebal Violante 9 episodes, 2020
Zahn McClarnon ...  Hanzee Dent 9 episodes, 2015
Angus Sampson ...  Bear Gerhardt 9 episodes, 2015
Rodney L Jones III ...  Satchel Cannon 9 episodes, 2020
Jack Huston ...  Odis Weff 9 episodes, 2020
Salvatore Esposito ...  Gaetano Fadda 9 episodes, 2020
Michael Stuhlbarg ...  Sy Feltz 8 episodes, 2017
Andrew Bird ...  Thurman Smutny 8 episodes, 2020
Corey Hendrix Corey Hendrix ...  Omie Sparkman 9 episodes, 2020
Andy Yu ...  Meemo 8 episodes, 2017
Gaetano Bruno ...  Constant Calamita 9 episodes, 2020
Karen Aldridge ...  Zelmare Roulette 8 episodes, 2020
Em Haine ...  Noreen Vanderslice 8 episodes, 2015
Will Clinger ...  Snowman 8 episodes, 2020
Ben Whishaw ...  Rabbi Milligan 8 episodes, 2020
Jeffrey Donovan ...  Dodd Gerhardt 7 episodes, 2015
Olivia Sandoval ...  Winnie Lopez 7 episodes, 2017
Rachel Keller ...  Simone Gerhardt 7 episodes, 2015
Graham Verchere ...  Nathan Burgle 7 episodes, 2017
Timothy Olyphant ...  Dick 'Deafy' Wickware 9 episodes, 2020
Kelsey Asbille ...  Swanee Capps 8 episodes, 2020
Raven Stewart Raven Stewart ...  Molly Solverson 7 episodes, 2015
J. Nicole Brooks J. Nicole Brooks ...  Buel Cannon 7 episodes, 2020
Jameson Braccioforte ...  Zero Fadda 7 episodes, 2020
Sean Fortunato ...  Antoon Dumini 7 episodes, 2020
Goran Bogdan ...  Yuri Gurka 6 episodes, 2017
Joshua Close ...  Chaz Nygaard 6 episodes, 2014
Mark Forward ...  Donny Mashman 6 episodes, 2017
Gary Valentine ...  Deputy Knudsen 6 episodes, 2014
Michael Hogan ...  Otto Gerhardt 6 episodes, 2015
Stephen Spencer ...  Dr. David Harvard 6 episodes, 2020
Glynn Turman ...  Doctor Senator 7 episodes, 2020
Hannah Love Jones ...  Florine Cannon 6 episodes, 2020
Nadia Simms ...  Pessimindle Cannon 6 episodes, 2020
Wilma Pelly ...  Native American Housekeeper 6 episodes, 2015
Nick Di Brizzi Jr. ...  Paolo Endrizzi 5 episodes, 2020
Shea Whigham ...  Moe Dammick 5 episodes, 2017
Adam Goldberg ...  Mr. Numbers 5 episodes, 2014
Glenn Howerton ...  Don Chumph 5 episodes, 2014
Brad Garrett ...  Joe Bulo 5 episodes, 2015
Nick Offerman ...  Karl Weathers 5 episodes, 2015
Elizabeth Marvel ...  Constance Heck 5 episodes, 2015
Keir O'Donnell ...  Ben Schmidt 5 episodes, 2015
Tom Musgrave ...  Bo Munk 5 episodes, 2014
Barry Flatman ...  Wally Semenchko 5 episodes, 2014
Rachel Blanchard ...  Kitty Nygaard 5 episodes, 2014
Susan Park ...  Linda Park 5 episodes, 2014
Oliver Platt ...  Stavros Milos 5 episodes, 2014
Zina Lee ...  Madeline 5 episodes, 2017
Allan Dobrescu ...  Charlie Gerhardt 5 episodes, 2015
Dan Beirne ...  Sonny Greer 5 episodes, 2015
Todd Mann ...  Wayne Kitchen 5 episodes, 2015


The all new "true crime" case of Fargo's new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson, recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson. The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes Karl Weathers, the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist. Joe Bulo, the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe's bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is Mike Milligan. Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling - but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by ... Written by FX Networks

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Billy Bob Thornton and Stephen J. Root have both appeared in films by the Coen brothers: The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). Colin Hanks's father, Tom Hanks, appeared in The Ladykillers (2004). Adam Goldberg and Tom Hanks appeared together in Saving Private Ryan (1998), which also featured Harve Presnell, who had appeared in the original Fargo (1996). Ted Danson from Season 2 also appeared in Saving Private Ryan. See more »


When Mrs. Nygaard lifts her soup spoon, it's in her left hand; when she lowers it, it's moved to the right. See more »


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Outstanding! Must watch. (Update: Not till the end)
15 December 2015 | by Slim4Shady2See all my reviews

Six months ago I finished watching Breaking Bad and I really think that's the best thing I've ever watched and I always felt it is nonpareil in terms of excitement. From then on I couldn't forget it, I missed it. I started watching several shows later, but nothing came close to BB. I went on a search for such exciting crime dramas and then I saw few people on reddit talk about Narcos and Fargo (most of them) to experience something similar. At first, I googled them and decided to watch Narcos as Google knowledge graph mentions Fargo as a comedy series. So, yeah Narcos was enthralling, but didn't really feel 10/10 especially with too much Spanish. Then I decided to give a try on Fargo and boy oh boy! It's simply sensational.

Season 1: The first episode itself left me exuberant. This Martin Freeman guy, right from the day I saw him as Bilbao Baggins, everything he does impresses me and in Fargo there's nothing less. And the others were excellent too, especially Billy Bob Throtton, that man is really one hell of an actor. He is an assassin, every scene of him is jaw dropping with some chills. All in all, Season 1 of Fargo was really the one I was waiting for these whole 6 months and I didn't want to end this beautiful experience, so I immediately decided to watch Season 2.

Season 2: Everyone who watched season 1 will have some idea about how season 2 will go on. It opened off very well and the first episode here too ends dramatically. The next 2 episodes were slow-paced and I thought this might turn out like True Detective Season 2 as it couldn't really recreate the magic of the first season (just my opinion). So, right when I thought it's sinking, it just gets better and better from episode 4. There won't be a moment you could take your eyes off till the last minute of the season finale. I'm glad they renewed it for the next season and I really can't wait for that.

The music utilized over the two seasons is absolutely mind blowing, the way it relates to each and every scenario is just spectacular. Along with this awesome music, the outstanding piece of poetry depicts the ongoing lives of the people in Fargo. The direction part is really masterful and you can clearly see that in the second season". It has few flaws but if you're just looking for some real piece of art then Fargo is a must watch.

Update: Ok, it's sad to say that this amazing show went downhill later. Season 3 for me was 7/10 but at least very Fargoish but Season 4 is pathetic and should be ignored.

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