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Fargo 4/29/14

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by betts4, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Deputy what? deputy police officer? In local law enforcement, "deputy" is a designation used by sheriff's depts, not the police. The only time a police dept would have someone with a deputy title would be deputy chief or deputy commissioner or some other higher ranking position.

    Why is a patrol officer investigating multiple murders?

    And where is the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in all of this? Crimes like these and even many lesser crimes are NEVER left to local yokels to investigate.

    I don't know if I can watch any more of this ridiculous nonsense
     
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Don't let reality get in the way of a good story :) If I stopped watching half the shows that screw up NY area stuff, I'd probably have an almost full DVR.

    The Good Wife is my favorite drama on broadcast TV, but everytime they show a street scene that is so obviously NY I cringe.
     
  3. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Seriously? You ARE kidding....right?
     
  4. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Uhm, no.
     
  5. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    As Steveknj said, it's just a story...entertainment...teevee...
     
  6. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Hard to believe that you've never stopped watching a tv show because you didn't like it.
     
  7. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    But that's not what you said...you went on and on about "...this ridiculous nonsense".

    Most, if not all, shows include "ridiculous nonsense". That's part of what makes it television. And, as Steveknj alluded to, we'd hardly be watching anything if that was the criterion for not watching.
     
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I do get that things CAN take you out of the story for some people. Not being from Minnesota I can't relate to the things scandia is seeing. Perhaps it's SO over the top that it becomes annoying. That said, I can get past most of that stuff if the story around it is compelling, which I find Fargo. I've always found a lot of aspect about how NJ is portrayed in The Sopranos as over the top and stereotypical. But dayum, those stories were interesting!!! If I let all that stuff get to me, I would have missed out on something I enjoyed.

    Scandia, If you don't like it that's fine. We all have stuff we don't enjoy. I guess what we are saying is that if those are the reasons you don't like it, maybe just let them go and enjoy the story and forget it takes place in Minnesota. Much of what is going on could have been set in any small town in the US and tweaked for that setting. 99.9% of us watching could care less which police force has jurisdiction. The point of it is that the lady officer just won't let go of it, not that she shouldn't even be investigating it in the first place.
     
  9. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I'm sorry that you were confused and thought that I was enjoying what I called ridiculous nonsense. I think most people understood me to mean that I didn't like it, but I'll try to be more clear in the future.

    and I'm still trying to figure out why you think saying (in essence) - sure you think it's crap , but its just a story, entertainment, tv so keep watching it - has any actual merit or makes any sense at all.
     
  10. markp99

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    I suppose similar to the movies I've seen with painfully butchered Boston accents. I'd probably opt for turning off Fargo for such a flagrant foul. :)
     
  11. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Gosh, when you put it that way...
    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    I could care less that it's in Minnesota...it could be in Alberta or the Ukraine for all I care. I find the show's structure to be fascinating and unlike most everything else on TV right now.
     
  13. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Oh I certainly understood that you don't like it....it's just that when someone drones on and on about "ridiculous nonsense" they could be talking about almost any show these days :D
     
  14. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    well it IS in Alberta :D
     
  15. AeneaGames

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    Good thing she works for a sheriff's dept. then, huh?

    She's not supposed to, but she just does even when the new Sheriff told her not to.

    You got me there, didn't even know such a thing existed.

    Although looking at their website it says this:
    Death Investigations - The BCA provides investigative assistance in death investigations upon request by a local law enforcement agency. This service is requested most frequently by agencies without the resources to conduct an investigation of this scale.

    So if the local Sheriff doesn't see the need to request their help they won't be there.

    Funny though is that they have a regional office in Bemidji.

    This sounds a little strong though, but apparently it's just not your thing.
     
  16. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    :rolleyes:
    Deputy sheriffs wouldn't have shoulder patches that say POLICE (see markp99's pic) and the guy in charge is the Sheriff not the Chief and it certainly doesn't say "CHIEF OF POLICE" on his office door
    [​IMG]

    and the Sheriff's dept does not use cars with the word "POLICE" printed on the side.
    [​IMG]

    so I don't get why you think it's so clear that she works for the sheriff's dept.
     
  17. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    No one here works in law enforcement.

    It's fictional.

    Go yell at some birds.
     
  18. capriz

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    I dug the callback to the movie when BBT throws in a 'Go Bearsss'
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

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    Now you're just being silly.

    It says right at the beginning this is a true story.

    Sheesh, can't you read?!?
     
  20. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    :rolleyes:
     

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