Fargo Season 5

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The first two episodes dropped this week on FX/Hulu. Jon Hamm and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in the fifth season of the series.
 

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I have the season recording on DVR (so that I can fast-forward through all the FX commercials). I saw and liked the first episode and have the second one ready to watch. Juno Temple is an interesting and versatile actress.
 

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Real nice return to form this season after lackluster and listless Seasons 3 and 4.
 

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I haven't watched any of the previous seasons. Started this one and we're thoroughly enjoying it.
 

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Good to hear. After the last 2 seasons I had been holding off on it until a saw someone say something like this.
it's pretty good. a little more heavy-handed with some of the Coen Bros references, but Juno Temple, Jennifer Jason Leigh and especially Hamm are giving great performances.
 

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it's pretty good. a little more heavy-handed with some of the Coen Bros references, but Juno Temple, Jennifer Jason Leigh and especially Hamm are giving great performances.
I've watched the first 2 episodes now and it's so much better than the last couple seasons. It has that nice Coen brothers quirkiness to it and the story is unfolding nicely so far. Keeley's actions (Juno is always going to be Keeley to me now ;)) are starting to make sense and come together after looking more like shell shock in e1.

My only complaint is that it's trying a little too hard to be the movie. I think this fits with the heavy-handed comment. Hopefully that settles down a little bit. This season is feeling more like a S1 than a S5 due to it. That's had me wondering if they did a bit of a hard reset on the show and this is basically S1 of the show's 2nd act.
 

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I've watched the first 2 episodes now and it's so much better than the last couple seasons. It has that nice Coen brothers quirkiness to it and the story is unfolding nicely so far. Keeley's actions (Juno is always going to be Keeley to me now ;)) are starting to make sense and come together after looking more like shell shock in e1.

My only complaint is that it's trying a little too hard to be the movie. I think this fits with the heavy-handed comment. Hopefully that settles down a little bit. This season is feeling more like a S1 than a S5 due to it. That's had me wondering if they did a bit of a hard reset on the show and this is basically S1 of the show's 2nd act.
I think the allusions to all the Coen Bros movies is a little more heavy handed than previous seasons, but don’t worry. Story’s goes somewhere else entirely.
 

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This has been a really good season. That last episode was a bit rough to watch though.
 

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Yeah there was a lot that happened...do you mean the content specifically was "rough"?
yeah, probably bad choice of words since it's a little bit of a pun and I didn't mean it that way. Just that it was hard to watch. Mainly that one scene in the shed hit me a bit.
 

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yeah, probably bad choice of words since it's a little bit of a pun and I didn't mean it that way. Just that it was hard to watch. Mainly that one scene in the shed hit me a bit.

I hear ya. That was a jaw on the floor scene for me. That was a real tough watch.
 

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5 minutes into the new episode and this is a certain political parties wet dream.
 

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The YMCA needle-drop just as Hamm’s cavalry of merry-men showed up was one of the funniest/most savage jokes ever.

And son of bitch… ending on Whipping Post. Damnit… I’ve always wanted to end something I’ve written with a Whipping Post needle-drop and Hawley killed that dream! Oh well, at least it was used perfectly.
 
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The YMCA needle-drop just as Hamm’s cavalry of merry-men showed up was one of the funniest/most savage jokes ever.

And son of bitch… ending on Whipping Post. Damnit… I’ve always wanted to end something I’ve written with a Whipping Post needle-drop and Hawley killed that dream! Oh well, at least it was used perfectly.

That was a damn good episode.
 
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