Fargo: Season One [3 Discs] [Blu-ray]

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  • Release Date: 10/14/2014
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (444 out of 447)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman and Noah Hawley (on select episodes)
  • This is a True Story
  • Greetings from Bemidji
  • Shades of Green
  • Deleted scenes



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Show for Fans of Suspense and Dark Humor

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    Brother22
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    Fargo is loosely based on the 1996 Coen brothers film of the same name and is actually shown to be linked to the film through an event shown early in the season. However, the film is not required viewing for the series (though I'd definitely recommend seeing the film, anyway, because it's fantastic). The show does a great job of capturing the tone of the movie, which is a mix between intricately-plotted suspense and (often absurd) gallows humor. Billy Bob Thornton is menacing and unsettling as Lorne Malvo, a chameleonic agent of chaos who does wretched things seemingly just to see what will happen. Martin Freeman strikes a perfect balance as Lester Nygaard, in that you'll catch yourself grudgingly rooting for him one instant and then hoping that he'll get his comeuppance the next. Relative newcomer Allison Tolman shines as Deputy Molly Solverson, a competent investigator harried by nitwits in her department's upper echelon. The supporting cast--featuring such names as Colin Hanks, Oliver Platt, Key & Peele, and Bob Odenkirk--all turn in equally wonderful performances. The narrative is a twisting labyrinth of situations and relationships that go from bad to worse, usually at the behest of Thornton's character. The show manages to inject its quirky sense of humor into tense scenes, providing moments of levity before ratcheting up the suspense further or flooring the audience with shocking brutality (and the violence on this show is brutal in some instances). In all, this series is a must-own for Coen fans (who probably already bought it or watched it on FX) and fans of suspenseful stories where events spiral out of control for everyone involved. If you're into dark, dramatic stories with a side of well-written humor (this show could easily be compared to Breaking Bad), you'll probably find a lot to like here, too.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fargo comes to TV

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    Daryl
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    Anyone who liked the movie Fargo from the Coen Brothers will be delighted to watch the TV adaptation of the film. The Tv show of Fargo is loaded with stars such as Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, and Oliver Platt. The movie and Tv show of Fargo are considered dark comedy. Some people don't really like dark comedy, some people love it. It all depends on your sense of humour. To me, dark comedy is like wine, you usually got to acquire a taste for it. Most of the time, you're either gonna love dark comedy or you're gonna hate it, there's no in-between. I highly recommend this to anyone that liked the movie Fargo or for anyone who likes dark comedy. Also, I read they renewed this show for an additional season, which'll be sort of a prequel season. There's not many TV shows that feel like a whole movie by the time you reach the end of the season, this is one of them. The Coen brothers successfully brought their movie Fargo to TV and it's really good.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent series (mini-series really)

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    bobinator
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    Excellent mini-series (which is what season 1 really is). Ties in at one point with the movie (which makes it qualify as a sort of sequel to the film). Remember the money buried in the snow by one of the kidnappers in the original film (and how he couldn't find it again later)? Well, now we know what happened to all that cash. Tommy Lee Jones is absolutely mesmerizing as the hired assassin passing through town who becomes embroiled in the life of (and a murder committed by) a local. What a dangerously scary guy Jones plays. Deserving of the Emmy he received. The other leads are also absolutely superb. What a truly fine production this program is. It is a series I will watch again many times. Simply had to own it!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Perfect Season of Television

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    When I first heard of this show, I wasn't really excited about it at all. The film is what I consider one of the greatest movies of all time, and I thought a remake of it in a different medium would be extremely unlikely to work for me. But Noah Hawley captured the brilliance of the Coen's perfectly, creating an epic masterpiece equal to the film. Every actor is brilliant in their role, every story is fascinating, and every moment is filled with incredible comedy, tragedy, introspection, tension, or violence. As per Hawley's and the Coen's style, sometimes all of these things occur at once.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Awesome Repeat Binge Fest

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    Harold
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    First of all, I really like the Fargo stocking hat included in the "Collector's Edition." I wear it all the time. I really hate spoilers so all I'll say about it is that I grew up in Upper Great Plains and during this time, there were all sorts of peculiar events happening including what the locals later called the Ollie North Express (a DC-3 landed south of Selby, South Dakota, loaded with tons of pot, the police arrested the pilot, the plane disappeared). Oh yeah, the rumors of Satanic Worship by community and political leaders south of Bismarck, ND including virgin sacrifice...

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Series

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    BenSkywalker
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    When I watched this show during it's original broadcast on FX I liked it a lot, but I didn't love it. Now that I can watch three episodes in a single sitting, and don't have to wait a week between episodes, I have come to appreciate the show even more. Some of the episodes are a bit slower than others and I think that killed some of the shows momentum in the original broadcast. But now that I can watch it at my own pace I can appreciate the slower episodes for what they are. The series is incredibly well acted and written, and I don't feel like there is a single line of dialogue wasted. Even better than the movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An excellent start to an Excellent show

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    cerebus76
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    Given the expectations that come along with trying to equal or surpass a Coen Brothers classic, Noah Hawley had a lot to live up to. I'm glad to say that this show absolutely nails the look, sound, and feel of the Fargo film and gives us an entirely new story set in the same world. The acting from Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, and newcomer Allison Tolman is all top notch, and the story that plays out over the 10 episodes of season 1 never has a dull moment or wastes your time with anything less than excellence. Highly recommend this instant classic of television.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fargo, the TV show delivers!

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    pellboy
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    Excellent show. Connects to the film that came before it, but stands on its own merits and quickly establishes itself as a must-watch tv show. Like the Coen Brothers Oscar-winning film, this show deftly mixes comedy with drama for a unique viewing experience. The acting is superb, with Martin Freeman, sort of filling the hapless role that William Macy played in the movie. Billy Bob Thornton, however, steals the show with a tour de force turn as the show's primary villain. The suspense builds with every frame when he is on the screen. Worth watching for his performance alone.

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