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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mr.unnatural, Aug 11, 2016.
i agree with @Steveknj , it looks awesome, and has great potential - i can hardly wait!
Well none of the seasons, or even the movie ostensibly took place in Fargo ND. There was always some connection TO Fargo, but the movie for instance took place in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The first two season took place in a small town in Minnesota. The connection was always something about mob figures coming from Fargo or something like that.
You mean like the movie, which was set in the Twin Cities?
Or Season 1, which was set in Bemidji?
Or Season 2, which was set in Luverne?
Or Season 3, which was set in St. Cloud?
(Looks like Season 4 is set in Kansas City.)
Well, that's kinda my point: the movie had a connection to the look and feel (of the area--ND/MN), which is part of what gave it such an appeal; not seeing that in this preview (apart from 2 uses of the trademark Fargo accent).
The Twin Cities are about as Fargoesque as, well, Kansas City. Speaking as a life-long Twin Cities resident, I can assure you that Fargo might as well be on another planet. If they can instill the "look and feel" of Fargo into a movie set in the Twin Cities, or in a TV series set in a Twin Cities exurb (St. Cloud), then I'm sure they'll have a way to do the same for Kansas City. (And Fargo, which I've passed through, is a pretty big city in and of itself; nothing like the "Fargo" of popular imagination inspired by the movie.)
(I also suspect the residents of Bemidji and Luverne would object to being lumped in with Fargo, but I can't speak to that from personal experience...)
Fargo in this context isn't a place. It's a state of mind. I'd love to see a season of Fargo set in LA or New York City! They could have a TON of fun with that!
Excuse me but, and speaking as someone who grew up in the Twin Cities, I can assure you that if Fargo is another planet, Kansas City is another universe. And my Twin Cities friends from the farmlands in central/northern Minnesota certainly brought a "Fargo feel" and sensibility with them, complete with the accent.
My only point was, from the clip and apart from a couple of instances, I didn't see (in your own words) the Fargo "state of mind" that was so (endearing) in the movie. I can accept that the franchise now will use any connection to Fargo as a justification for having a new season and location in the "Fargo" franchise--I suspect 2 years from now we'll have a "Fargo" season set in Phoenix/Arizona, where some Minnesotans at least used to Winter in. And then perhaps, a season in L.A., where many people have moved to. Egads, it's CBS NCI all over again.
And hey, maybe the new season will work and prove me wrong, and actually have a "Fargo" sensibility to it. Just not seeing that in the preview--it could just as easily be called, "Kansas City."
That's what the Judge said, too...
New Amsterdam renewed for 3 more seasons.
I liked the 1st season, this season not so much.
Agreed. Colorful stories are all over the USA.
And the farther you get from the Upper Midwest, the more room there is to explore the cultural distances involved.
Kansas City is only the beginning! Ten years from now, I want to see a season of Fargo set in Tokyo!
(Speaking of which, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, about a Japanese woman who is obsessed with Fargo the movie, loses touch with reality, and travels to Minnesota to find the lost ransom money.)
And Journeyman. I still can't forgive them for that.
[rant] Then call it "Tokyo," dang it! [/rant] (Ranting done.)
Now this sounds more "Fargo"-related than the Kansas City "Fargo" franchise. And pretty interesting. Based on a true story or at least urban legend (unless I'm being punked)?
This Is a True Story (2003).
I'm pretty sure you're being punked. It was a true story in the same sense Fargo was a true story.
Is this the "real" true story?
For many years I thought the movie was based on a true story solely because of the wood chipper scene.
The preview I saw (the one posted earlier in this thread or another) had that Fargo feel to it. It's really always been a crime story about eccentric characters, set in the snow to give it that upper Midwest feel. I thought that preview showed that. But in reality, the show is more of an homage to the Coen Bros. as much as about Fargo and not all Coen Bros movies took place in the Upper Midwest. Fargo, arguably is the most famous of all the Coen Bros. movies so this is more a series in the style of Fargo than having to be set there. At least that's my take.
I think the series is OK, but like most medical dramas, after awhile they become the same old thing with a different set of characters. I'm still watching, but I'm getting bored with it to some extent.
Is that streaming anywhere (free?). That just sounds crazy enough that I might like it!
It's not on Amazon Prime or Netflix...