Tonight is the night. Fargo, as a series. At the very least, should be, er, interesting.
The TV vision of Fargo has the blessing of the Coen Brothers and they got a producer credit, but that’s all. This series is all on Noah Hawley (Bones, The Unusuals, My Generation & 4 novels), good or bad.
This TV adaptation of the macabre comedy isn’t taking any chances with the cast.
Allison Tolman is the female police officer with Colin Hanks as her love interest (for want of a better term). The rest of the cast is similarly stacked: Oliver Platt, Keith Carradine, Shawn Doyle, Glenn Howerton, Adam Goldberg (let me guess, he plays someone funny and mildly psychotic), Keegan-Michael Key, Kate Walsh, Jordan Peele, Russell Harvard, etc.
If fans can get past the differences and I’m assuming there will be a few, Fargo could be entertaining in its latest incarnation.
It depends where they go with it.
If they try to make it fluffier they will lose the fans who loved it’s gruesome and eccentric gift.
If they try to make it even darker, jumping on the bandwagon, as though violence is a given, or it’s too polished then yer dern tootin’ fans will recoil.
It’s a fine, snowy line to walk. There will be some who will never accept this version of their beloved classic.
I’m going to watch it with an open mind, you betcha.