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Fargo: Season 1 (2014)




Critic Consensus: Based on the film of the same name in atmosphere, style and location only, Fargo presents more quirky characters and a new storyline that is expertly executed with dark humor and odd twists.


Air date: Apr 15, 2014
Air date: Apr 22, 2014
Air date: Apr 29, 2014
Air date: May 6, 2014
Air date: May 13, 2014
Air date: May 20, 2014
Air date: May 27, 2014
Air date: Jun 3, 2014
Air date: Jun 10, 2014
Air date: Jun 17, 2014

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A drifter named Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) brings trouble to small-town Minnesota and influences insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) into murder. Meanwhile, a pair of local police officers are trying to piece together a series of murders which they believe is connected to Malvo and Nygaard.

Genre: Drama
Network: FX
Premiere Date: Apr 15, 2014
Executive Producers: , , , ,
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Billy Bob Thornton
as Lorne Malvo
Martin Freeman
as Lester Nygaard
Colin Hanks
as Gus Grimly
Bob Odenkirk
as Deputy Bill Oswalt
Adam Goldberg
as Mr. Numbers
Russell Harvard
as Mr. Wrench
Allison Tolman
as Molly Solverson
Glenn Howerton
as Don Chumph
Joey King
as Greta Grimly
Joshua Close
as Chazz Nygaard
Kate Walsh
as Gina Hess
Oliver Platt
as Stavros Milos
Peter Breitmayer
as Lieutenant Schmidt
Rachel Blanchard
as Kitty Nygaard
Tom Musgrave
as Bo Munk
Keith Carradine
as Lou Solverson
Shawn Doyle
as Vern Thurman
Julie Ann Emery
as Idea Thurman
Barry Flatman
as Wally Semenchko
Kelly Holden-Bashar
as Pearl Nygaard
Rachel Keller
as Simone Gerhardt
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Critic Reviews for Fargo: Season 1

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (27)

Let it all boil and stay in on Sundays for the next two months. It'll be worth it. Treat yourself to a little bit of Minnesota nice.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

It may start like Coens fan-fiction, but Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley quickly proves he has moves of his own.

November 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Empire Magazine

It's a perfect joy, and it's a good while since I set my digibox thing to "record whole series", but this promises phenomenally much.

April 28, 2014 | Full Review…
Observer (UK)

The show may (inevitably) lack the somber beauty of the Coens' meticulous compositions, but it nonetheless makes for good-looking, borderline-cinematic television.

April 28, 2014 | Full Review…
The Atlantic
Top Critic

The new Fargo... seemed to be brimming with characters and stories all its own.

April 21, 2014 | Full Review…
Independent (UK)

What could have been a disaster, enraging Fargo aficionados, is a respectful homage, and should quench a thirst they had half forgotten they have.

April 21, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fargo: Season 1


The Coen brothers adapt their Academy Award winning film Fargo into a black comedy?crime drama television series. In Season one a mild mannered insurance agent named Lester Nygaard murders his wife after a chance meeting with a hitman who's on his way to a job, but before long both the police and the mob are on their trails. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, and Colin Hanks, the series features an impressive cast. And the show does an extraordinary job at capturing the tone and spirit of the original film, and includes a number of homages and callbacks. The writing is also quite good, particularly the dialog, which has a real Coen brothers flare to it. Incredibly smart and full of thrills, Fargo proves to be a worthy successor to the film and delivers an extraordinary first season.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Slick, clever and violent, Fargo is a creative modern fable set in the universe of the film of the same name. It features a talented cast portraying the quirky characters as the characters try to unfold the mystery of a murder gone wrong.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

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