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Fargo: Season 2 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Season two of Fargo retains all the elements that made the series an award-winning hit, successfully delivering another stellar saga powered by fascinating characters, cheeky cynicism, and just a touch of the absurd.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2015
Air date: Oct 19, 2015
Air date: Oct 26, 2015
Air date: Nov 2, 2015
Air date: Nov 9, 2015
Air date: Nov 16, 2015
Air date: Nov 23, 2015
Air date: Nov 30, 2015
Air date: Dec 7, 2015
Air date: Dec 14, 2015

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The all new "true crime" case in Fargo's latest chapter takes you back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota. "Lou Solverson" (Patrick Wilson), a young State Police Officer recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang, a major mob syndicate and a small town beautician "Peggy Blumquist"(Kirsten Dunst) along with her husband "Ed" (Jesse Plemons), the local butcher's assistant. Helping Lou piece things together is his father-in-law, "Sheriff … More

Genre: Drama
Network: FX
Premiere Date: Oct 12, 2015
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Cast

Kirsten Dunst
as Peggy Blomquist
Patrick Wilson
as Lou Solverson
Kieran Culkin
as Rye Gerhardt
Ted Danson
as Hank Larsson
Jeffrey Donovan
as Dodd Gerhardt
Brad Garrett
as Joe Bulo
Zahn McClarnon
as Hanzee Dent
Jean Smart
as Floyd Gerhardt
Angus Sampson
as Bear Gerhardt
Nick Offerman
as Karl Weathers
Brad Mann
as Gale Kitchen
Jesse Plemons
as Ed Blomquist
Bokeem Woodbine
as Mike Milligan
Cristin Milioti
as Betsy Solverson
Rachel Keller
as Simone Gerhardt
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Critic Reviews for Fargo: Season 2

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (28)

Fargo 2.0 promises to be every bit as fun, surprising and thought-provoking as the original.

June 14, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Sydney Morning Herald

It's weird and wonderful and elegantly done. Expect lots of snow, blood and great dark humour.

April 26, 2017 | Full Review…
Stuff.co.nz

The fingerprints of writer Noah Hawley and director Randall Einhorn​, who worked on the first season, are all over this, and that could explain the smoother transition from season one to season two.

October 4, 2016 | Full Review…
Sydney Morning Herald

What is most surprising about Season 2 is that it's somehow even better.

June 8, 2016 | Full Review…
Flavorwire

It's the rarest of feats that the second season of a brilliant television show outdoes the first, but Noah Hawley's Fargo has done just that.

June 6, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…
PopMatters

Excruciating, shocking and hilarious, it sends mixed messages to the stomach muscles; I'm tensing and squirming and properly belly-laughing, all at the same time.

October 23, 2015 | Full Review…
Guardian

Audience Reviews for Fargo: Season 2

Brilliantly conceived and executed, Fargo season two proves to be a near redefinition of the capability of television, building on its first season and transporting us to a ten episode arc very in-keeping of the ground broken by the feature film for which it takes its? name. Executively produced by the Cohen brothers, one can feel their fingerprints all over this season. The humor is at time irreverent, at other times cold and colored with intelligent cynicism. It works as a drama, a dark comedy, and on many more levels of theme ranging from the corporatizing of the criminal justice system, nihilism, futility, and the inescapable power of unintended consequences. The dialogue is rich, the acting stunning, and the flow impeccable. A cross between Fargo and No Country for Old Men, and a rich collaboration of talent.

A must see.

5/5 Stars

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer

½

Fargo season 2 was more violent than ever, the story was engaging and the characters were fun. The changes in narrative can be a bit annoying but it was incredibly fun to watch.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

If you?re familiar with the Coen Bros. (The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, and of course, Fargo), then you?ll likely be familiar with this spin-off series of their popular film. As producers of the series, they are telling similarly sinister, dryly humorous stories of vengeance and murder in the two seasons Fargo has run, the first featuring a sadistic Billy Bob Thornton and the second featuring the gorgeously ferocious Kirsten Dunst. Fargo is a sharply funny and chilling, emotionally even physically at times because of the ever-present snow in the series. Both season are unforgettable.

DA Zapata
DA Zapata

Super Reviewer

½

Sean Thomas
Sean Thomas

Super Reviewer

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