Fargo (2014– )
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The Crocodile's Dilemma 

A rootless, manipulative man meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Solverson
Bill Oswalt
Lou Solverson
Gina Hess
Chaz Nygaard (as Josh Close)
Greta Grimly (voice)
Vern Thurman
Bruce Gold
Pearl Nygaard
Bo Munk
Ida Thurman
Kitty Nygaard


A rootless, manipulative man meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller



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Release Date:

15 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) drives into the strip joint, there is a wood chipper clearly featured. An obvious nod to the film Fargo (1996). See more »


At the motel, Malvo moves the phone from the bedside table to the desk before placing the call. When he does so, he clearly disconnects the cord (phone to wall) which slides off the desk before he dials. See more »


Sam Hess: Lester... Niggered.
Lester Nygaard: Now, come on, Sam. It, it's Nygaard. Just like in highschool.
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References Rachael Ray (2006) See more »


Fargo End Theme
Written by Jeff Russo
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Heck, this is fantastic!
16 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

When I heard about a TV series based on the spectacular 1996 Coen- brothers flick, Fargo, I laughed it off. Thinking how a series would grab hold of such a movie and rehash it without setting off blunder bells everywhere. I was wrong.

This TV series has got me hooked. It has captured the essence of the original movie and has modified it so that it isn't stale viewing. The storyline is also quite different and yet very engrossing. The series also spotlessly translates the vernacular and life of Minnesota on the screen.

However, what really struck me about this series is the cast. Martin Freeman does a brilliant job playing a timid salesman, struggling to attain some respectability in his life. Thornton is excellent as a calculating serial killer who seems to have his own moral compass. I liked every scene that Thronton was a part of; the chilling aura he exudes is quite palpable. Tolman also had quite a lot to offer to the role of the affable Molly Solverson whose lack of confidence belies a brilliant mind at work.

Additionally, from what I heard in this episode, I can safely say that the music of this series will be impeccable.

Finally, good job Noah Hawley and FXX for bringing such excellence to TV. I was almost sorry when another great anthology, True Detective, ended (at least Season 1) a while back. Thankfully, now I can look forward to some more awesome min-series TV.

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